Street Food Festival in Prague

Prague Street Food Festival | whyroamtravel.com

This past Sunday, Prague held its 3rd edition of the Street Food Festival.  It was held at Vystaviste Trade Grounds, right next to the lovely Stromovka park. It was a really fun event to attend.  It was great to be among so many locals, try the different foods from so many local food vendors, and get a taste of the Czech culture (both literally and figuratively).

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Ancient Roman Ruins in Paris – Arènes de Lutèce

Arenes de Lutece: Ancient Roman Ruins in Paris | WhyRoamTravel.com

When ancient Roman ruins are mentioned, you probably think of Rome, Italy, and the Colosseum. But did you know Paris is also home to a Roman arena?

Arènes de Lutèce dates backs to the 1st century AD. It can be found in Paris’ Latin Quarter in the fifth arrondissement. But chances are, unless you’re looking for it, you’ll probably pass right by it.

Sounds crazy right? How could you NOT notice a large, old arena? Well, the main entrance is off Rue Monge, and it looks just like many other apartment courtyard entrances throughout the city.

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Dancing Along the Seine in Paris

Dancing Along the Seine in Paris | WhyRoamTravel.com

Well, it happened. I fell in love.

I fell in love with Paris.

Shhh, don’t tell Italy.

Sure Paris is the City of Love and Lights. It has the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Musuem, wonderful gardens to relax in, baguettes and culinary delights around every corner, along with many, many other things to seduce you. Those have all been fun and great to flirt with, but dancing along the Seine won me over at first sight.

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Le Tour de France

Le Tour de France in Paris | WhyRoamTravel.com

I was fortunate to be in Paris for the finale of Le Tour de France.  For those of you not familiar with the Tour de France, it is a bicycle race that has been held annually since 1903, and primarily takes place in France.  The race goes on for three weeks and finishes in Paris.

I got to watch and take part in the finale festivities, and really had a blast.  The afternoon began with a sponsor parade.  Different sponsors of the race decorated cars and floats and had a fun time promoting their products to the crowd as they rode along.  A short while after the sponsor parade, it was time for the racers to pass through on their way to the Champs-Élysées, the famous avenue in Paris, where they crossed the finish line.  After the first stage of cyclists passed through, France’s aviation team put on a show with a colorful flyover.

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