shyrl ponder

7 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | @shyrlponder | Keep up with shyrl ponder on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “shyrl ponder”

France's most beautiful villages - according to you

Following the publication of our guide to the 20 most beautiful villages in France, Telegraph Travel readers had plenty of their own suggestions...<p>This week's winner<p>A toast to Champagne<p>There is something sonorous about the names of the villages in the Champagne region. Who wouldn’t warm to places …

Open Every Day? Oh Mon Dieu! That Is a Revolution!

The French government has had enough of its workers not tolling on weekends, and so decided this week that the three most popular museums in the city will soon remain open every day. Be modern, be brave, be bold. In a country known for its ridiculously short work week of 35 hours, half closed on …

Secrets of a True Parisian: Part I

Paris is a snail -- no, literally, a snail. The shape of the city is clearly defined by its 20 districts (<i>arrondissements</i>). Numbered from one to 20, the metropolis unfolds from its center, with <i>le premier arrondissement</i> (1st), to its last tail bit, <i>le 20 ième arrondissement</i> (20th). The heart of the …

Do's and Don'ts According to Parisian Principles - Plus Other Little Things to Know so You Don't Make an Ass of Yourself. Part One.

<b>Wecome to Paris.</b><p>Chances are you will look like tourists. Americans in Paris often take their country with them in small but perceptible ways, sometimes laughable, sometimes quite embarrassing. Allow me to point out here a few things to help you navigate in a new city, and save you from sometimes …

How, When and Where to Shop for Bargains in Paris

Every time I return from Paris with a suitcase full of clothes and shoes, my friends marvel at how I can afford to shop in Paris. So let me tell you a few of my little secrets. I am not wealthy and I do not spend tons of money when shopping for my clothes. I manage to buy a year supply of …

I Love Fleas - No, Not That Kind, the Parisian Flea Markets!

Ok, yes, <i>les Puces</i> means the fleas. But how many fleas have you seen in flea markets? Most likely none. In Paris, going daily or weekly to the markets for fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, meat, flowers and all sorts of food is a ritual very cherished, as nothing beats the freshness of farmers' …