Program 276: Midnight In Paris; Hidden Gardens of Paris; Richard Wiese: Born to Explore
Release Date: 02-11-2012
Rick speaks with Parisians who inspire travelers to explore their city, from its relaxing parks and public spaces to late night strolls and memorable dinners. Also, Richard Wiese, one of today's most adventurous scientist-explorers, shares how his passion for exploring the natural world has taken him on research projects to the North Pole and the hottest place on earth.
- Arnaud Servignat, tour guide based in Paris
- Paris-based New York Times correspondent Elaine Sciolino, author of "Le Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life"
- Adventure traveler and scientist Richard Wiese, host of the "Born To Explore" ABC-TV show, and author of "Born To Explore"
- Arnaud Servignat's personal website: www.french-guide.com
- The "Paris By Mouth" website has an English-language guide to many of the most popular bakeries in Paris, sorted by neighborhood, including the Gérard Mulot shops, which caller Ann mentions: http://parisbymouth.com/our-guide-to-paris-pastry-shops/
- Arnaud suggests the historic Left Bank restaurant Le Coupe-Chou and the Yachts de Paris for elegant dinner options: http://www.lecoupechou.com/ and http://www.yachtsdeparis.fr/
- Elaine Sciolino's article "Hidden Gardens of Paris" was published in 2008, and is archived at the New York Times website. It includes a slide show of some of the "quiet corners of Paris" that she mentions: http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/06/29/travel/29gardens.html
- Elaine recommends the Paris Walks website for ideas on walking tours of the city's parks: http://paris-walks.com/
- More of Elaine Sciolino's New York Times articles, filed from Paris: http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/s/elaine_sciolino/index.html
- Elaine Sciolino's website includes a link to the French-language version of "Le Seduction": http://www.elainesciolino.com/
- Richard Wiese has an impressive biography on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wiese
Program 220/276 Haiku Awards
Two girls help us out,
Language barriers overcome,
— Sue Tomlin, Mount Vernon, Illinois
Strolling Paris streets
Dream-like, minus the blisters
— Lise in Puyallup, Washington
Night train rocks gently
Cuddled in couchette's womb
good wine sips easy
Destination new unseen
Thoughts buzzing unslept
Lover close, eyes lit
Vacation is release
Far away the place.
— Crash Brown, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida