I have always heard stories about Montmartre and wanted to visit, so we decided to head there for dinner. Chris checked out some restaurants on Time Out, and found one named La Renaissance. According to Time Out’s review, it had been used as the location for filming for Inglorious Basterds. They also rated it 5 stars. We thought this sounded great, so booked a table.
Unfortunately, the review was a bit off. The reviewer was correct in that the dishes were cheap and large portions, however the food was nothing to write home about and our waiter was laughably unfriendly. We can’t complain too much as it was fairly cheap. I think if we hadn’t read such a glowing review beforehand, and saw the ‘5 stars’ rating, then we probably wouldn’t have thought too much about what was a very large meal, albeit low quality.
After dinner we walked up into the more romantic part of Montmartre, where the streets are paved with cobblestones and the houses sit on steep hills. The streets ascend rapidly, and after walking up many sets of stairs we reached the top of the hill, where the Sacre Coeur church is perched on top.
About 100km west of Christchurch, in Canterbury New Zealand is a scenic reserve called Castle Hill. This is home to incredible rock formations; a great spot for rock climbing and bouldering and the set for blockbuster movies such as The Lord of the Rings and Narnia.
A few km’s north of this is a cave complex called Cave Stream. This is where Ash and I decided to start our next adventure. Equipped with some warm gears, sturdy shoes, head-torches and my good mate Dave, we were ready to tackle the cave head on. Cave Stream has taken lives in the past and if the waters are running high, it is not something to be taken lightly. Continue reading Cave Stream, Canterbury, New Zealand→
This article particularly got on my nerves as I am constantly dealing with people who talk behind my back and accuse me of being on performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) – something which I have never taken and never will. I am actually vehemently opposed to them, but that’s a separate story.
In the article, they name and shame well-known Crossfit champions as being on steroids, without a single shred of actual evidence. I felt this blatant defamation was wrong and you can read my full response to their article here: