• Travel experiences

    Bienvenue à Paris

    A second time for me in Paris after 21 years, this time the goal is Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. This is our most spontaneous trip so far, we booked it only a week in advance.  So much is said and written about Paris. A lot of people are enchanted by it, I prefer New York. There are nice cobblestone streets, pretty views, and amazing museums, but it’s not my place.   Yes’s Food is king in Paris. There are 24-hour restaurants, even corner cafés serve decent meals. The presentation is impressive – art on a plate. A two or three-course meal is a convenient lunch option. …

  • Inspiration

    Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Arc de Triomphe: game of wind and light

    I knew we had to visit Paris and see L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped by  Christo and Jeanne-Claude when I first heard about the art project in 2019. Financed entirely with the artists’ personal funds, the 60-year-old dream finally comes true in September and lasts 16 days. It’s wrapped in 25, 000 square meters of recyclable polypropylene fabric. Dressed up in silver, during these two weeks the Arc de Triomphe sparks controversy. The online opinions of the masses are powerful: a garbage bag, a piece of sheet, useless, ugly, schizophrenic, meaningless, damaging to the environment, only snobs like it… But also ingenious, exciting, beautiful, and one of a kind. Christo himself…

  • Travel experiences

    Poland in the fall: Warsaw & Łódź

    Almost 2 years since we traveled, this is our first trip during COVID-19. The goal is a friend’s wedding in the Polish countryside.  Idyllic, romantic, and beautiful – the picture in my head of a wedding experience. The reality is that attending a wedding could be an adrenaline-rush activity. On the way, we visit Warsaw and Łódź. Warsaw Warsaw is clean and very walkable, the buildings are pleasant. The spacious streets are remarkable with the lack of joggers and inconsiderate electric scooter riders. Probably the most famous part of the Polish capital is the Old Town, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It’s also Warsaw’s oldest and most picturesque neighborhood. The…

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