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WANDERLUST; Street art in Paris

Posted in europe, france, travel with tags , , , , on August 2, 2011 by Chloe Partikas

For the first half of our week in Paris mum and I rented this apartment through airbnb in Belleville.

I really liked the area because it was multicultural – I could get baklava at any time of the day or night – but mum wanted to be somewhere more elegant, ie. somewhere that conformed to the stereotype of how Paris is in most people’s minds.  So we struck up a deal; half of the week in grungey Belleville, the other half of the week in the posh Hotel Baltimore in the 16th arrondissement.

Here is the view of a quiet Parisian street out of our apartment window.

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Posted in europe, portugal, travel with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2011 by Chloe Partikas

Life slowed down once I arrived in Portugal.

It was a warm humid night and riding through the city in a taxi confirmed that I’d reached the chilled out part of my holiday. I had been away from home for nine weeks but arriving in Lisbon meant it was time to properly unwind and gear up for the European summer.

The Portuguese are kind and relaxed with a very witty sense of humour.

I explored Lisbon on the first day with two South Africans I’d made friends with at breakfast.

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WANDERLUST; Berlin by foot

Posted in europe, germany, travel with tags , , , , on May 8, 2011 by Chloe Partikas

I visited Berlin in 2008 and fell in love. The purpose of my visit to Berlin this time was to pretend I am a local, and to have a few weeks experiencing what it’s like to live there…but I did sneak in a few walking tours too.

The tour that I really enjoyed is the newBerlin alternative tour, which discusses Berlin since 1989. After the wall fell there were a lot of vacant buildings that people squatted in. The low cost of living in Berlin attracted many artists, musicians and creatives, which has resulted in the eclectic city that you can experieence today.

The tour begins at Tacheles, which is a five story building in Mitte. It was a former squat which has now turned into an artists colony. You can wander through the levels and see the artists creating pieces and also purchase unique items.

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Microbo, Milan.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 18, 2009 by Chloe Partikas

"Don’t do to other’s what you don’t want done to you…. Peace, love, share and evolve."

– Microbo, Milan.