Paris, France
So, 35
Independent Journalist and Translator
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I took a leap of faith and quitted my full time job as a journalist back in 2015, coming here for a different way of life. Now I still work as a journalist and translator, just with a more flexible schedule.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

I wish you love, Five String Serenade, Home, Quite, Lonesome town, The End of the World

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Breaking Bad, Bojack Horseman, That 70s Show, Fringe, Black Mirror

Name some spots in Paris that are good for a Tinder date.

Père Lachaise, walk along the Seine, Le Perchoir Rooftop

Who’s your hero and where in Paris would you take them out for a serious hang?

Tina Fey, probably will take her to an improv comedy club!

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Various private sales in town, so many of them!!!

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Champs Élysées

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Join writer group and write for fun!

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Paris and where did you get it?

I am Chinese! Nothing in French cuisine is too daring.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Paris that you particularly like?

Pink Mamma, their cocktails are delicious and always have great ambiance

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Paris? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

La Réserve Paris, but I stayed there for free. Does it make me a bad person? It goes way beyond one's expectation, with sweet treated and signature scented products and candles. I felt so pampered.

What restaurant in Paris looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Le Bougnat, but thanks to my Cool Cousin, I am enough confidence to give it a try!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Paris? Which one do you like?

Big Mamma at Pink Mamma, very fresh and fruity with right amount of alcohol.

Where would you take your partner in Paris if you wanted to really pamper them?

Pages, one Micheline Star restaurant, lunch is great!

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Crispy fish skin, so great for noodles or just eat alone.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Paris?

Angelina

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Paris?

Parc Monceau

What are the Paris spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Sacré Cœur.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Paris. How do you spend it?

I will spend it on my roof top, just looking at cityscape of Paris

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

South east asia, where sea life is abundance. I love diving.

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Anthony Jacques