A Tribute to Paris - A November Weekend Treat

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A Tribute to Paris - A November Weekend Treat

Ah, Paris. The City of Light. A creative harbor filled with artistic expression and decadent delights. The first time I came to Paris, I was nearly 24 years old. It was long overdue at that point. Building up to my expectation of Paris, I imagined cafes, sipping wine and nibbling on cheese, sexy accents, artists, gardens, fashion, decor and rich culture in every corner.

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Why Menton Enchants the Artist Within - My Exploration of a Small French Riviera Town

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Why Menton Enchants the Artist Within - My Exploration of a Small French Riviera Town

Some of us are captivated by old-world beauty.  Perhaps it's the facades of Italian 19th-century buildings which still shine with gold, peach, lemon, orange, melon pink and earthy reds. Or the prominent town cathedral that sits on a lofty pinnacle overlooking the ethereal Mediterranean.  Or the ancient Roman/Greco footpaths that lead up to the mountains which tower over the village with an ever-constant blanket of thick clouds.  My heart isn't swayed by the riches of Monaco or the crowds of Nice. It stays with Menton, where the artist in me revived again.

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Volunteer on a Sunny Island in Greece. Nature/Conservationsists, Anyone?

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Volunteer on a Sunny Island in Greece. Nature/Conservationsists, Anyone?

WHILE VOLUNTEERING IN SAMOS ISLAND, GREECE,

OUR ONLY OPTION TO TRAVEL ON THE ISLAND: HITCH HIKE

 

Granted, there is an unreliable bus system or mountainous hills to risk biking on winding steep roads with no guard rails.  But if you want to bite the bullet, go with your friends and hitch hike with the locals. In most cases, the locals are friendly and not out to harm anybody. Samos, Greece is a very hospitable place, but always use your best judgement if you do it. Our driver was actually a local cop, with a young face.  He's only 19 years old! The fellow managed to get all 5 gals into a pick-up truck.  And off we go to Samos town, or in other words, Vathi. I think we made his day when his buddies were honking at us as we drove to the town center. 

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