This magnificent restaurant in Paris should be saved for a special occasion. Luxuriously decorated in an Opera Garnier style , Le Train Bleu (blue train) is a gourmet French Brasserie that serves traditional French cuisine in a historical location inside the Gare de Lyon.

The restaurant, a historical monument, takes it's name from the 1920's "First Class" night train that shuttled wealthy French and British Passengers on it's famous blue leather seats to the French Riviera. The original "blue train" was featured also in the Agatha Christy movie "The Mystery of the Train Blue". Today this luxury train no longer exists, it was sadly replaced by airplane rides and faster trains like the RER.

Le Train Blue is an expensive restaurant, but don't let this dissuade you from paying it a visit. Even if you only go (to look) or for lunch or for a coffee and a dessert, make an effort to visit. It's a must. Once inside the Le Train Blue, you will be transported to a bygone golden era of train travel as you stare in amazement at all the gilded painted ceilings and at the larger that life depictions of scenes from the south of France - scenes from areas that the old trains would service from the Gare du Lyon.

For more information on the Le Train Bleu restaurant, please click on the following link.

Le Train Blue
Gare De Lyon
75012 Paris

Reservations : 01-4343-0906

Photos, courtesy of Le Train Bleu website


London: Free sights! from Budget Travel


This summer, we have to be prepared for Volcano eruptions and flight interruptions! Will the gods be on our side during our next trip to Europe? Hard to predict, so in case you get stuck in London and you don't want to spend more of your hard earned cash in daily activities, here's a handy list of some FREE sights in London published by Budget Travel! London: Looking for a silver lining? Free sights! - This Just In - Budget Travel

Can you think of any other cheap or free sights in London?


Free and Cheap Alternatives to Expensive Hotel Wi-Fi


Ok, I admit it, I'm not the most techno-savvy traveler around but I'm all for reducing the high costs of hotel Wi-Fi while traveling abroad. With some hotel's charging around 10 to 20 Euros or more per day! for Internet access, let's face it, we need all the help we can get. So take a minute to look at Gadling's easy suggestions to reduce your costs of hotel Internet access and let us know what you think.

To read the list of suggestions, please visit Gadling's website at www.gadling.com or click on the following link - Five free and cheap alternatives to expensive hotel Wi-Fi | Gadling.com

ps- In addition to the Gadling suggestions, I also recommend the free Skype iPhone application that can be downloaded from iTunes from the Application button on your iPhone. Once you download it, you can make free calls directly from your iPhone when you're in any free Wi-Fi zone in the world.

Do you have any technical suggestions for making cheap phone calls or for accessing the Web? if you do, please leave a comment or write to us at postcards@me.com and pass this information on!

10 Annoying Things you Might not Realize you're Doing on the Airplane


This is too funny and right on. A list of the 10 most annoying things "you might not realize you're doing on the airplane" published by Gadling, a popular air travel information website.

Some of the obvious ones, like get out of the aisle when people are boarding, or pull your shade down when it's light outside are listed with some other ones you will want to read.

To see the full list, please go to Gadling's website (www.gadling.com) or click on the following link.
10 annoying things you might not realize you're doing on the airplane | Gadling.com

Can you think of any more "annoying things" we can add to this list? leave your comments and pass it on!

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