The for-the-first-time-in-all-of-human-history Monster Bloggers’ Meet-up and Tweet-up was held in Paris yesterday. A good time was had by all!
Convened at Chez Lili et Marcel, a café-restaurant located on the quai d’Austerlitz across the river from the Ministry of Finance, twelve Anglophone bloggers and tweeps came together to exchange stories and talk about this and that.
The following is a recap of some of the things that we discussed:
Robyn Blaber of A Canadian in Paris recounted the travails he endured to obtain a visitor’s visa from the French authorities so that he could move to Paris. With that agony behind him, his next challenge is to find an apartment to settle into. Lots of luck, Robyn!
Karin Bates-Snyder of An Alien Parisienne told the group that she began blogging about Paris to document her gluten-free life here and to get out and see more of the city.
Laura Collier of Context Travel stated that she came to Paris to study for a Master’s degree and talked of her interest in sustainable travel.
Jenny Sundel of Jesus Year Project told me that she decided to move to Paris in the 33rd year of her life. She doesn’t seem to have regretted this decision!
And we, Tom Reeves and Monique Y. Wells of Paris Insights and Entrée to Black Paris, talked about our “Paris Was a Woman” walk, which we will soon offer to the general public, and the soon-to-be-published abridged edition of our book Paris Insights – An Anthology.
Others in attendance were:
Sion Dayson: Paris Imperfect
Richard Nahem: Eye Prefer Paris
Ann-Marie Nolan: Like Home in Paris
Elinor Browne: Like Home in Paris
Joshua Smith: The Controversial Manual
Jenny Sundel: Jesus Year Project
Nikki Bailey: Yahoo Travel
Yetunde Oshodi of Feels Like Home in Paris has already reserved Sunday, June 19th as the date of a tweet-up to be held at the Cook’n with Class cooking school in Montmartre.
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