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Traveler Beware: Three Common Tourist Schemes in Paris

Luxembourg Gardens-alvaradofrazier.comParis is not only elegant architecture, museums, handsome men and cafe crèmes. There are also the realistic problems that occur in most large cities.I debated about posting on the subject of crime, because I don't want to deter anyone from visiting this wonderful city.But the wise maxim,"forearmed is forewarned," is important to remember.France is a… Continue reading Traveler Beware: Three Common Tourist Schemes in Paris

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Two Latinas in Paris

Eiffel-alvaradofrazier.comMy friend, Amada and I are currently in Paris. We have been in France for 19 days enjoying the food, wine, and sites. Recently, we lived in an apartment in the 11thArrondissement, across the boulevard from Pere Lachaise Cemetery-resting place of Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrison among other famous names. We chose to move… Continue reading Two Latinas in Paris

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Best Last Minute Accommodations in Paris

The adventure in a vacation destination often begins before one steps on the plane. The word really is what it means : An unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.Reading travel guides, researching the metro, sites to see, planning day trips are the positive side of the "adventure" definition. It's my favorite thing to do.This… Continue reading Best Last Minute Accommodations in Paris

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12 Ways to Prepare for Emergencies when Traveling

Although I've been blessed to be able to travel to France for a month I have been lacking in adequate preparation. How serendipitous, for me, that the Traveling Latina placed this on her blog the other day. In my travels, and through trial and error, I became well acquainted with seven of these 10 items. I'm debating on "Emergency Cab… Continue reading 12 Ways to Prepare for Emergencies when Traveling