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Tips to discover Paris

Hello,

Last week I went to Paris with Vincent. Although this was my 3th time here, it again felt like an amazing experience. Why? Well take a look at these tips!

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1. Visit the flee market in père la chaise. Not only is père la chaise worth a visit, the market next to it too! They sell a lot of furniture but also cards,clothes and music.
2. Take a ‘jeuneday card for the public transport. Then you’ll have a day card for €3,75! With this card, you’re allowed to use every vorm of public transport.
3. Go to musée d’Orsay. This museum is located in Paris’ old central station and besides the amazing art it’s great for architecture.
4. Eat in the student area. The food is cheap and suprisingly good!
5. As a teen/young adult you can go to various museums with a large discount or for free! Just show them your identity card/passport.
6. When you want to eat nearby the Sacre Couer, then don’t just eat at the beginning. The restaurants are expensive, serve the same dishes, and aren’t cosy at all. If you walk a bit down, you’ll see better restaurants. They don’t all serve pizza as a main dish. We had a wonderful meal there.
7. Visit the Eiffle tower between 10.30-11.30 I don’t know why, but people told me that’s the best time to go. The lines aren’t that long at that time.
8. If you want to shop for souvenirs, don’t do that nearby the Eiffle tower but in Montmarte. There is a painters area there, where they sell awesome stuff. Better then plastic Eiffle towers.
9. Buy a plastic bottle of water and fill it up in the toilet. The tap water is great in France, so it’ll save you money buying new bottles all the time.
10. At 10 o’clock at night, the Eiffle tower starts to shimmer. It looks a bit like a Christmas tree. It’s not that amazing, but it’s fun to see and a lot of people aren’t aware of it.

I hope you guys can do something with my tips. Some really helped me out!
Enjoy Paris!

Love,

xx Jazzie

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Vegan on a budget

Hey!

Sometimes it can be pretty expensive to be a vegan. Here in Holland you always pay way more for a salad then for a sandwich. Why? I have NO IDEA. A salad seems like a healthier and better choice right? Well, people in Holland don’t think that way. But this is just a small example. When you become a vegan, or a fruitarian, you’ll find out sooner or later that fruit is expensive. It’s cheaper to buy 1 dollar burgers then to buy some berries or mangoes. It’s just something we have to accept in order to become healthier and to be the best versions of ourselves. But still, here are some budget tips.

1. I always try to buy my veggies and fruit at the market. Yes, it will take you some time but it’ll save you money. I recently bought 4 larges sugarcorns for €2.5 while they were €2.99 in the supermarket, for just 2 pieces of corn!!
2. Only buy organic if it’s really necessary. I wish I could buy it all organic but unfortunately that’s too expensive. That’s why I have organic tomatoes,but not organic spinach.
3. Try to buy fruits and veggies from your own country. I’m from Holland, so in the winter we produce a lot of kale. It’s really good for you, and really cheap!
4. Try to mix fresh vegetables with canned veggies. I love to make a white bean salad, but fresh white beans can cost you a lot of money. That’s why I use canned beans and mix them up with fresh veggies like lettuce and cucumber. It’s just as good.
5. Buy frozen fruit for your smoothies. I love strawberries, but they are expensive. That’s why I use frozen ones for in my smoothie. A whole package (200grams) cost me only €1.20! There are a lot of frozen fruits these days, so try to bring some variety in your smoothies.

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I hope you can use my tips. I have found them very effective.

Love,

xxx Jazzie