Walking Challenge – Paris

Following my other challenges I decided to do another city; Paris. Although I have not been to Paris (I have been to France) I thought it would be nice to go on a virtual walk about the city with Pacer.

The walk was 60km in total which took me virtually through many parts of Paris I would like to visit if I ever get the chance to go, and I could follow the virtual tour. It is a mad idea that I walk 60km in the UK and my journey is then virtually mapped through the streets of Paris, step by step with city views all the way care of Google Earth.

The Route

  • Starting Point – Palace of Versailles
  • River Seine
  • Bois de Boulogne
  • La Défense
  • Arc de Triomphe & Champs Elysees
  • Grand Palais
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Lourve Museum
  • Palais Garnier
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Pompidou Centre
  • Place de la Bastille
  • Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Panthéon
  • Luxembourg Palace
  • Les Invalides
  • Eiffel Tower – End Point

Next is The Inca Trail, only 33km, so a short journey, but an interesting place that I would love to visit on day, that is when I win the lottery.

Until next time…

Terrorist Attacks

Again France is dealing with the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 13th November 2015.  It is shocking that these things go on, and for all their closed doors, France still managed to get attacked.

The mass media covered it fully, with footage showing on all news channels and across social media.  However, there was little or no coverage of the people killed in attacks Beirut.  These people matter just as much as the people of Paris, so why is there no mention of their deaths.  Ali Awad was just 14, and one of the first victims, he along with 39 others and the three bombers died, but this is ignored.  Today the New York Times published an article, but it seems a little to late.

It is a sad week for humanity.