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Travel Tips: How to avoid pickpockets in Paris

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Ah Paris. This city is, perhaps, every cosmopolitan traveler’s dream. With its amazing architecture and sights, scrumptious cuisine, and romantic scenes, who wouldn’t want to spend a day sipping latte at one of those al fresco cafes while watching people go about their ways?

Then again, one of the many reasons tourists are rethinking twice of visiting this great capital is petty crime. Pick pocketing and snatching to be exact. With the huge number of people visiting spots like the Louvre and Eiffel Tower on a daily basis, many tourists have experienced having their purses snatched.

Travel Tips Paris

However, like many famous tourist spots in the world, petty crimes like pick pocketing and purse-snatching shouldn’t hinder you from seeing the great capitals of the world. An avid traveler would know how to arm himself with basic know-hows to make travel and adventure both fun and safe.

Paris holiday: Modern marvels you must see

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Paris offers a lot for travelers and if you already covered the basics of Paris, then it is time to go for the younger and newer face of the city.

Palais de Tokyo

Enter the hallways of this modern art museum and you should prepare your eyes for amazing artworks ranging from whimsical, bizarre, and the surreal. The terrace offers a great view of the Eiffel Tower while you enjoy a night of good food, drinks, and some music.

Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou in Paris houses Europe’s biggest collection of modern art which includes works of Picasso and Matisse. The Pompidou is among the most popular museums in Paris because aside from its art collection the structure o the building itself is fascinating. It is an inside-out structure designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano back in the 1970s. Aside from the museum of modern art, Centre Pompidou is also home to a public library and a research center for acoustics and music.

Top new wine bars in Paris

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If you are heading to Paris any time soon, you will be in time to enjoy some of the newest bistros and wine bars in the City of Lights. These new destinations in Paris serve nice wines and sloe have short menus of food items to go well with your great serving of wine.

The hybrid wine bars have been popping in different corners of Paris as young chefs dare to explore and experiment with the concept of new flavors and small plates. They change their menus very often and maintain a friendly and lively, casual atmosphere. The wines are all organic or unsulfured plus they come friendly to any traveler’s wallet. Some glasses of wine plus a few small plates of good food will set you back tops around 40 euros. Here are some of the newest wine bars that you can try when you travel to Paris soon:

Paris travel: Go around the city in Tuk-Tuk taxis?

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You have several options when going around the City of Lights. They have the usual public transport plus the greener options– electric cars. Another Paris transport option has arrived though, the Tuk-Tuk Taxis that you commonly see in countries in Southeast Asia. A fleet of Tuk-Tuk taxis can now be used by locals and tourists for free.

One businessman brought 20 Tuk-Tuk taxis in Paris and you can hop into them from one hundred fifty spots around Paris. The company just started the service and you can avail of the service throughout the week.

It is too early to tell if the Tuk-Tuk will hit it big time in Paris but they are definitely worth a try especially they will not cost you a penny. The ride has some advertisements on the side to generate some income and the drivers will offer you some drinks and snacks during the trip. The operator is also trying to improve the ride to protect the passengers from rain.