Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Hello lovely people,

Sorry, it's been a little while since I last wrote, I've been very very busy over here. Some of my biggest news recently is that I've now got my own radio show on my university's radio station, Insanity 103.2FM. You can tune in online and listen to me at 12-1pm on Tuesdays where I will be talking about travelling in different countries, each week somewhere different - so listen to 'Around the World in 80 Shows'!

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Therefore I'm going to attempt to write a blog post each week to tie in with each show, just to sum up everything I've talked about in each show, so if anyone is really listening they can find all the information I have here in one place, choosing to use it if they want!

This week I visited Paris, in reality, and on the show, therefore, apart from going on and on about the utter romance of Paris here are the few practicalities I talked about earlier on today.

Me in Paris - so misty you can't see the Eiffel Tower!

  • STA Paris Pass - £159 includes:
    • 2 nights in a hostel next to Gare du Nord
    • 2 day Paris Pass giving you free entry to over 60 places, free metro travel, guidebook, one day hop on/off bus pass, fast track to all places and a wine tasting experience (in English), and a 3.5-hour bike tour of some of the most famous attractions.
  • Personal Recommendations for places to stay:
    •  La Demeure  - a boutique hotel in the Latin Quater - approx £100pp
    • St Christopher's Hostel - Gare du Nord - £20 pp
  • Easiest way to get there: 
    • Eurostar - take advantages of their £26 sales
    • Flying into Charles de Gaulle or Paris Orly is sometimes cheaper and you can collect the air miles
  • Top Sights:
    • Notre Dame
    • Louvre
    • Sacre-Coeur
    • Musee d'Orsay
    • Centre Pompidou
    • Montmartre
    • Eiffel Tower
    • Jardin du Luxembourg
    • The Seine
    • Pont d'Arc
      • Check out Student Prices and 1st Sunday of each month many of these attractions are free.
      • Most museums aren't open on Mondays 
  • Where to Party:
    • La Fleche d'Or - a club in an abandoned railway station
    • Moulin Rouge dans Montmartre
  • What to watch to get you in the mood:
    • Chocolat (in English)
    • The Intouchables (in French)
If you need any help planning your trip to Paris give me a shout here!

Have a good week my loves!

Lots of Love, Kate xxx

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