Chocolate Paris Bike Tour
The poor New York Times travel section: In an age where practically every travel story is about how to save money and do things the cheapskate way, the paper has to struggle to find new ways to highlight its indulgent destinations of choice.
The Times sometimes catches heat for some of it's "budget" suggestions, but one recent idea was quite clever: A tour of Paris' high-end chocolatiers, via the just-about-free Velib bike sharing system.
While the Times reporter hits an impressive number of chocolate shops in a short period of time--and probably burns off a decent percentage of the calories gained--we're a little skeptical of any itinerary that involves chocolate, biking, chocolate, biking and more chocolate. While it's definitely a wallet-friendly take on high-end sweets, it also sounds like a recipe for a tres upset stomach.
· Le Tour du Chocolat [NYT]
· Bon Anniversaire, Velib! [Jaunted]
· Refereeing the Travel Media: Arthur Frommer Escalating His Attacks on the NYT [Jaunted]
[Photo: Rui Ornelas]