We took the metro to Montmartre, the 430 ft hill in Paris where many artists – some as famous as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh – had studios during the Belle Époque.
From up here the Sacré-Coeur overlooks the city. We climbed the stairs to visit the Roman Catholic church and enjoy the view. Continue reading “Montmartre”


Downtown Paris

Bonjour mesdames et messieurs!

When my friend from Texas visited me in Germany, we just HAD to take her to Paris. After all, it’s “only” a 7-hour-drive. Quite a long drive for us Europeans, I suppose. In Texas, these kinds of distances are pretty common though.

Anyways, we stayed in a small little hotel named Hotels de l’Avre. We had two rooms (4 people) for €59,00/night each but I think we got a little discount. For €10,00 more the breakfast was included. Not bad for Paris. Not bad at all. Especially because the hotel is located very centrally in downtown Paris, about a 15 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower.
More information and pictures can be taken from their website. Continue reading “Downtown Paris”

San Antonio

If you consider a trip to Texas, you just HAVE to see San Antonio. There are various reasons:

For starters, it’s the second largest city in Texas, located in the South between Texas’ capital Austin and the mexican border.
San Antonio is a charming city with spanish, mexican, anglo-american and german influences – yeppp, german!! (Exciting for me as a German girl) Continue reading “San Antonio”