Blossoming In Paris Through The Parisian Life

Being in Paris gives you a vibe of being stunning. Whether you are in an alley or on the main road or the pavement there are people with a vibe of elegance in them. Several cafes and restaurants would let you increase your appetite. It is the feel of being amidst history and modern fashion.

There are mysterious unknown places to discover like the Underground tunnels Catacombs with the impressions of world war two that has bones and skeletons aesthetically placed and its told that it has about 6 to 7 million peoples bones that were killed during the French revolution and has a look of a cemetery. You would have to wait in a line unless you get a golden ticket booked previously on skip the line tickets section online. It costs about 40 US dollars but the place is worth visiting. This place is 20 meters below ground with a 14 degrees temperature It was build in the 12th century with lime stones and gives you a feeling of being in a mine we need to be there with a local TOUR guide.

If anyone has the curiosity of where to find the best baguettes French bread and pastries in town or want to see the Maison Kaiser the award winning bread maker who serves bread to the president. You need to walk around the streets of Paris with a list of best bakeries.

Le Grenier a Pain is one of the best bakeries in Paris and it has received several awards. There is a boulangerie in every corner of the city.

Traffic here is moderate but we might feel a little noisy and crowded sometimes. There would be scooters and cars crossing each other from the alley and roads even though there are lanes. Overall, it is quite safe to cross the lanes through signals. There would be an electric pole where you get the red and green button to push which is for pedestrians and vehicles to stop and wait at a periodic time there are cafes around the corner where you can sip your latte with baguette and watch the people go by. Like a cherry on top, you would find a free WI-Fi around every restaurant and sitting areas so there would be loads of communication and uploading of videos and pictures with your friends.

Chateau de Versailles has a fireworks show that was previously banned. Louis the 14th the king of France loved to be called the king of the Sun so the palace is filled with equipment that look like a sun and even the garden can give you glimpses of it.
Living in Paris can cost you a fortune. Many people opt for very small rooms unless you are a billionaire and want to spend your bucks. Try asking the French citizens who have lived here for several years for a moderate living place because a big room or an apartment can cost you almost 300 to 400 Euros. It all depends on the facility and area. The Champs Elysee is the most expensive area where a room can cost you 105 Euros with a separated kitchen and a big bedroom. SO choose wisely. Find a youth hostel or Airbnb through websites like couch surfing and book your place there on prior basis.
Paris has loads of food varieties but obviously It is rich, it is colorful, it is tasty and is made with the best of ingredients.

You will get loads in variety but the best is French onion soup with raisin bread, steak, seaweeds French fries and falafel. There is this item called Crepes and Croissant. It comes in varied varieties like chocolate to almond. Going to the Latin Quarter, you would find items ranging from seafood duck breast fries sausages ham bacon eggs and simply stunning vegetables. You can have a 3-course meal menu with either ten or sixteen Euros option is yours. You would have your choice of salad French fries and ham or sausage. (Only if you are a non-vegetarian) Not to forget the Baguette and cheese that goes together with a cup of coffee this place resembles a lot to the Indian street food area where we enjoy our spicy treats. Do not forget to try the Chocolate Fondue specially the egg bean with vanilla cream. You can learn the recipe from your hosts. Cheese is what will melt your mouth with its flavor ranging from Parmesan to Mozzarella.

Best Things To Do in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas or Vegas as it is commonly referred to, is an internationally renowned resort city, known for its 24 hours of boisterous lifestyle, entertainment, and nightlife. The City serves as the leading financial, commercial, and cultural center for Nevada. When you visit Las Vegas, here are the top 10 things you should do.

Wine Cellar & Tasting Room

This is by every means an iconic spot to kick off your vacation in Vegas. While it may be less glamorous than other locations on our list, it is definitely an elegant place to visit. It houses over 10,000 bottles of a wide variety of grape juice, literally enough to go round for both wine novices and oenophiles.

The Strip

This is a 5-6 kilometer area, with a mix of hotels, concert venues, restaurants and stores all centered around the gambling glitz of Las Vegas. You can have a great time by hopping along the strip for one spot of attraction to another.

MGM Grand Casino

Enjoy the sights, sounds and thrills of this international fun center. It is the largest single hotel in the US. It has over 6000 rooms, outdoor pools, Garden area, Spa, Nightclubs, Shops and a 6.6 acre waterfall. You should visit this Grand casino.

The Stratosphere Tower

Care to free-fall? Then you should visit the stratosphere. It is the tallest building in Nevada, and it offers an opportunity of a controlled sky jump from 829 feet. But even if you too are scared of heights, you can still enjoy the thrills from watching others attempt this very exhilarating jump.

Neon Museum

With its ever-evolving nature, few things last for long in Las Vegas. The old neon signs of the bubbling city have been organized into this light paradise. You can be sure to have an amazing time wandering through this glowing museum that tells the famous story of Las Vegas.

Bellagio Hotel

Set in an Italian theme, the Bellagio Hotel is quite a spectacle. It happens to be the home to the fascinating Bellagio Fountains. It is also houses the wonderful Cirque du Soleil and 14 elegant restaurants. This place is worthy of a full vacation.

Bellagio Fountains

This is one of the best spectacles in Las Vegas. It is a water show on the background of the magnificent Bellagio Hotels. You can observe this priceless show for 30 minutes during the day and 15 minutes between 8pm and midnight.

Hoover Dam

If you enjoy structural masterpieces, then you should visit the Hoover Dam. It is over 80 years old, and the highest concrete dam in the United States and has several economic advantages, in addition to its historical significance for which it attracts over seven million visitors annually.

Red Rock National Conservation Area

The Red Rock Conversation area is one of the earth’s shattering wonders in Las Vegas. It is a great destination for hiking, sightseeing, and even geologic interest if you are an earth science enthusiast.

Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon

Want to experience a bird-eye-view to the wonders of earth’s geology, then take a flight along the Flightlinez Bootleg Canyon. You can’t get a better view of this breathtaking desert landscape.

Tracing Old Scottish School Records

In search of old school records from Scotland

I am searching for old school records (1840s-1860s) in order to find out which school my ancestors attended. I understand that it was not compulsory for parents to send their children to school until 1872 but surely there must be records somewhere in Scotland which references to the pupils.

My great grand parents are Robert Stewart who was born at Old Kilpatrick in Dumbartonshire in 1842 and Margaret Cochran(e) who was born at Helensburgh in 1834. Robert’s parents were William Stewart and Ann Livingston(e). William was a cooper by trade and taught the trade to Robert.

This is what I know about researching school records;

School Records

Finding out which school your ancestors attended will take a bit of research. This will need some map reading to find out which school was closest to where your ancestors lived.

The Education Act of 1872 required all children to attend school and it can be difficult to find school records prior to this date. However you may find log books, admission registers, or photographs which do exist somewhere. There are also teacher’s diaries which may be helpful, at least provide interesting reading.

Glasgow kept very good records as they were progressive school boards.

Scotland Street Museum has a good collection of information on a number of different schools.

A register of senior appointments and staff are available, and worth a look.

The teacher training college at Jordonhill has records which may be worth checking out if your ancestor was a teacher.

Tracing the name of a school master in the records would be comparatively easier than finding the names of the children. Parish school masters were nominated by the landowners and the minister of the parish. It was then up to the presbytery to make the final decision to ensure that the nominated person was qualified for the job. The Heritors Records is likely to contain the record of the appointment. This information can be found in the HR repertory,

Finding records of school pupils is difficult, however some may be noted in school log books and they had to be at least 13 years old. Such information would be held by the Scottish Record Office. Many records disappeared or were destroyed after schools closed. Some surviving registers are still kept by the schools themselves while others are held by authority archives. You can check out the Scottish Archive Network catalogue for your ancestor’s school.