#alienadventures: you know you’re in Paris when…(observation 3: luxe mcdonalds)

Only in Paris would your local McDonald’s come with a sensible (and sensitively laid out) al fresco eating area. Not only are the McCafe’s in Paris hyper chic, but they ensure you get the brasserie eating experience even when chomping on a Big Mac and chips – or, as they would say – Grand Mac … Continue reading

French lessons at a Buddhist temple

The reason I call this blog “Alien Adventures” is that – besides my rather odd provenance: gay, Chinese, fashionista who grows up in the Calvinistic hot-spot of Pretoria during the dark days of apartheid – I seem to continually find myself in similarly odd situations. It just happens and I’ve stopped questioning why? On a … Continue reading