I came across a write-up on this Bastille Day tradition in and around Paris. I’ve frequently thought about visiting Paris again, perhaps even for Bastille Day; this is the best reason I can think of to put that city on my travel calendar for mid-July. Looking at the website, I wonder if there is a ‘hunk’ requirement to become a fireman in Paris – or perhaps only the really gorgeous ones are out front during the festivities. Either way, my goal would be to score at least one kiss. There are worse travel goals to have, oui?
Header photo – Amsterdam harbor on the IJ looking east past the cruise port / Border photo – Stuðlaberg, columnar basalt, Iceland
“Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli