Mariana Serpa Medeiros

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Paris: A view from the backstreets

Paris is certainly not short on tourist attractions: whether it’s braving the queues at the Eiffel Tower or at the Louvre, it’s not easy to go to …

LIFE Behind the Picture: Children at a Puppet Show, Paris, 1963

Children watch the story of "Saint George and the Dragon" at an outdoor puppet theater in Paris, 1963.<br>Alfred Eisenstaedt—TIme & Life Pictures/Getty …

THE BURGER TRUCK LE CAMION QUI FUME – Howdy, Meg here.

Burger Trucks, and other trucks, took Paris by storm last year (or maybe before? I don’t remember exactly when). I think they are fantastic. I’ll …

Pyramide du Louvre - City Daily Photo Theme Day: triangles

Pyramide du Louvre<p>The first day of the month is Theme Day for the City Daily Photo community, and the theme for April is "triangles." In Paris there …

Parc des Buttes Chaumont VIII

Parc des Buttes Chaumont<p>Temple of Sybil<p>Although the Temple of Sybil may not appear so high on the cliff,<p>it is indeed a hike and a suspension bridge …

16 Questions You Should Never Ask In Paris

Ahh, to visit Paris in springtime.<p>Before you head to that refined, sophisticated land of cheese and Champagne, it's crucial to make sure you won't embarrass yourself. If you know what's good for you, you will NOT ask those feisty frogs any of the following questions:<p><b>1. Where is Note-er-dayme?</b> For …

Know why Louvre is the world's most popular museum

<b>Paris:</b> Located in the heart of this metro, on the right bank of river Seine, the Louvre stands as one of the largest and most famous museums in the …

paris in bloom

As you've heard from myself (and possibly others), Paris has been enjoying the most beautiful spring thus far. Dare I say there's been more sun and …

Picture Perfect: A Tale of Paris in the Spring

Take a walk through Paris in the Spring and you’ll feel like you’re strolling through a never-ending garden. The once-bare trees lining the Seine are …

Video: The Eiffel Tower turns 125

It was only supposed to stand for 20 years but on Monday 31 March the most famous Paris landmark, the Eiffel Tower, celebrates its 125th birthday.<p>It was on this day in the year 1889 that the tower welcomed its first visitors and, despite early objections by some Paris residents, it has since become …

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In a Land Not So Far

Although the Temple of Sybil, in the Buttes Chaumont, may not appear all that high on the cliff, it is indeed a hike and a suspension bridge away. …

International Pillow Fight Day + Literary Flash Mob

Looking for something original to do this weekend?<p>Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5 is International Pillow Fight Day. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a …

Paulownias en fleurs - Avenue de Laumière

Paulownia trees<p>In an explosion of color,<p>the view of Avenue de Laumière is obstructed<p>by the mass of Paulownia trees<p>lining the street from Métro …

A literary journey in Paris -- a Portlander's search for English-language bookstores

By Karen Pate<p>Book lovers strolling Paris’ Left Bank will find plenty to whet their appetites for words. Bouquinistes sell books and magazines from …

Weekend in Paris | What is it actually like?

They say that New York is the city that never sleeps, but I beg to differ; Paris can definitely give it a run for its money. These past few weeks …

Bagatelle park

I promised I would tell you where the Belvedere I posted 2 days ago is... Well here is the answer (even though someone already mentioned it in the …

Point Zero, A Marker Showing the Geographic Center of Paris Were All Distances in France Were Traditionally Measured

In this short video, Tom Scott talks about Point Zero (Kilometer Zero) in front of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, a marker showing the geographic …

Edible Saint-Germain

Unless you’re on an all-chocolate diet, this can be a frustrating food neighborhood. Prices are high and quality is sometimes questionable. But with …

Paris Love Locks : Photo Essay

The Paris love-locks… I know, I know. We have all discussed, photographed and blogged the death out of these little objects… They have a turbulent …

In search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, two new signals buoy hope

In a sea of uncertainty, two bits of good news emerged Wednesday.<p>Searchers picked up fresh signals that officials hope came from locator beacons attached to the so-called black boxes in the tail of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared more than a month ago while carrying 239 people from …

The adventure playground of the Azores

The remote Portuguese archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves – with jewel-coloured lakes to kayak, misty laurel forests to hike and sparkling lava tubes to explore.<p>Asking someone to find the Azores on a map would probably have drawn a blank look a decade ago when the remote …

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