It was the first opening weekend of the ski slopes in the winter of 2007 in Chamrousse, alpine town in France southeastern. We were with friends at a local mountain when this peculiar scene surprised us. It seems this is how people take their dogs for walks in the Alps...
La Defense, the modern district of Paris. I’ve been there in 2009 and I was delighted with the contrast... the classic and romantic Paris from one side and the business one from the other and so close. The name is a tribute to the soldiers who fought for France in World War II. Today we would think that this name also could be to defend the money, because La Defense is the biggest financial center from Europe.
Go up on Eiffel Tower early in the morning is the best hour to avoid lines. Besides see the horizon, you should look at downward and watch the parisian’s routine at Champ de Mars. Choose a sunny day and get ready for the cold weather, if you go in the winter like me.
Leaving sunny and romantic France in the end of spring and arriving in rainy and cold Germany was a shock, since the beginning.