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How to get a taxi in Paris

In Paris, we have around 16,500 taxis. So one would *assume* they would would be easy to hail. Right? Well, here’s a secret… Paris’ taxis usually DON’T stop when hailed. Why? It has to do with bureaucracy, bien sûr! Read more

Marseille, je t’aime

I fell in love with Marseille about a minute after I stepped out of the Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles. The “gare” (train station), perched atop a hill, looks down on the old city. From there you can see not only a large part of the city but also the protectress of the city, Notre Dame de la Garde basilica—a Neo-Byzantine church situated at the highest natural point in Marseille.

Marseille is a short 3 hour “bullet” ride from Paris Read more