Cafe Marly at the Louvre in Paris

Cafe Marly at the Louvre in Paris
Relax with a glass of wine at Cafe Marly overlooking the pyramid entrance to the Louvre.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Europe's Best Walks (ebook)

Open Road Publishing has released a new ebook "Europe's Best Walks." The book includes detailed walking tours with color maps and photos of Madrid, Barcelona, Provence, Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin (by Andy Herbach). Additional walks are included in London and Rome (by other Open Road authors). Here's the link to the Kindle version:

Best cities in the world for students.

Berlin has been named one of the best cities for students. Berlin ranked eighth in the world because of its low cost of living. A high number of courses offered by the city’s universities are taught in English. In 2011, 13,500 of the 84,000 students in Berlin were from abroad. On average, students were found to be paying thousands less per year in comparison to students in other top ten cities. Here are the other (more expensive) cities for students:

The study was conducted by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British education services specialist.

Paris cinemas: La Pagode

On the Left Bank, you'll find one of the most interesting cinemas in Europe. La Pagode is a Japanese-style building surrounded by an oriental garden. In 1895, the director of the large department store Bon Marche' had this structure built for his wife. In 1931, it was converted into a cinema. The ornate Japanese room is a great place to take in a film. info: 7th arrondissement, 57b rue Babylone.