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Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees

IMG_7203 (1)Arc the Triomph is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. The monument honours those who died in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic war.

From Arc de Triomphe you can shop (or window-shop if you prefer) at the nice shops at Champs-Elysees.

IMG_7196IMG_7195The French designer Louis Vuitton has a big house in Champs-Elysees, so have some of the other designer-brands, but you can also find high-street shops like H&M and Massimo Dutti in the street. You will find most of the more exclusive brands in a side-road of Champs-Elysees, The Av. Montaigne.

IMG_7211You should not walk past the macaron-master Laduree without buying a macaron or two. You can take them home, as a souvenire or present, or you can simply eat them at the “tea-room” in the shop, or do both…


Villa Majorelle, Nancy

IMG_6494Three weeks ago I was in Morocco. Unfortunately I didn’t go to Jardin Majorelle, but I saw beautiful pictures from the garden and regrettet I didn’t go by my own. At that time I knew I was going to Nancy, but I didn’t know there were a connection between Jardin Majorelle and Nancy.

Yesterday, while the men went by train to Metz, I decided to do some Nancy-sightseeing on my own. I remembered that our host here had told me to take a walk to “a house with Art Nouveau style”. I found the house, Villa Majorelle, marked it on my iPhone-map, and started to walk.

It was only 2,5 km. but for me, with my small disabilities, it was longer than I am used to walk, so I was kind of  disappointed when I found the house and it was closed! I was not the only tourist who wanted to see the house yesterday, but I was the only one who took pictures through a hole in the closed gate!

I was also the only one who climbed up on a, to be honest, I am not sure what it was, but it was a “plastic-thing” and I was a little bit afraid it wouldn’t hold me (as I didn’t know what it was…). Well, at least I got a better shot of the entrance than the others!


The two last photoes was taken from the other side of the street.


IMG_6492The connection between this house and the garden in Marrakech is that the owner of the garden i Marrakech was the son of Louis Majorelle, who built, owned and lived in this house.

Villa Majorelle was built in 1901-1902 and was the first Art-Nouveau building in Nancy. For more information about the building read here.

Bergen, *my* city!

This is Bryggen, one of the most famous tourist-attractions in Bergen.

This is Bryggen, one of the most famous tourist-attractions in Bergen.

First of all I want to say a warm welcome to all my new, international followers! Because of you I thought I wanted to introduce my own city, Bergen. I usually never do “touristic- things” in Bergen, but I will try to do it during the summer-time.

Unfortunately I have never stayed at any hotel in Bergen and not sure if I ever will do, but if any hotel (or restaurant) want me to review them, please contact me!

The best time to visit Bergen is during the spring- or summertime. Bergen is famous for being the most rainy city on the planet (close to, at least), but in May, June, July or August you can be lucky to see the big, yellow ball in the sky! It’s said that Bergen is the most beautiful city in the world, when the sun is shining, and I think I have to agree.

Bergen has mountains, a lot, in fact 7 mountains very close. This is the reason why it’s raining. However, if you like to hike/walk in the mountains (no matter if it’s raining or not) you should come and visit Bergen. 2 of the mountains can also be reached for this who don’t like to walk!

We have Floeybanen – a funicular that will take you to… yes, you are right.. Floeyen. From there you can take walks in the mountains or you can just have a view over the city. There is a cafe, a souvenir-shop and a restaurant on the top. I have had a conference-dinner at the restaurant, and it was great. This was before I got all my allergies, so I don’t know how they handle people with allergies. What I know is that both the funicular and the area on the top is made for wheel-chair users. (It has been tested!)

If you want to get higher up, you can take the cable-car Ulriksbanen. You have to take a bus from the city-center, but if you like cable-cars you should do it! I have done it once, many, many years ago, but don’t like height, so you will not get a further review from me about the cable-car.  🙂

For more about Bergen, stay tuned!