Paris: the most romantic city on earth? Maybe – in my view there are few other contenders but Paris certainly has a lot going for it. Along with London its probably one of the most walkable cities in Europe: the whole central city is designed to walk, and you can always hop on the metro when you get tired of that. Or stop in a wonderful patisserie for a coffee or wine.
Paris also has some of the best luxury hotels in Europe. Names such as the Plaza Athenee or the Hotel le Bristol and well-known in certain circles. Even if you can’t afford a luxury Paris hotel you can always stop by a luxury Parisian hotel lobby and check out the scene: cocktails start at around the Euro20 mark.
Travel is a fantastic way to see new cultures and to push your comfort zone. For my money India still is the most amazing and exotic location you can find to travel in. A continent more than a country: incredibly diverse as it stretchs from the Himalayas to the Andaman Sea and the tropical southern states.
The British Raj did well in India: because India already had a strong sense of class which fitted in with the British Victorian ideals.
Whether you want to experience a top-end luxury destinationor travel as the locals do: which can still be very comfortable: India always has options, far more colourful and diverse than anywhere else on the planet. Check out my India travel tips