TRAVELS WITH NINA

is the online portfolio and journal of Australian travel writer Nina Karnikowski.

PARIS JE T’AIME: VIDEO

PARIS JE T’AIME: VIDEO

  “Being a Parisian is not about being born in Paris. It is about being reborn there.” This quote (attributed to French actor Sacha Guitry) launched the opening of the Paris cultural season at the stunning Palais Garnier a fortnight ago. And it’s absolutely true that there are few places on earth where you feel as inspired, and awakened creatively, as […]

TAKING IT SLOW IN PARIS

TAKING IT SLOW IN PARIS

I find taking it slow when I travel really hard. I’m usually the kind of traveller who, in an effort to make sure I’m maximising my time in a foreign destination, tries to fit in everything it has to offer – every activity, every sight, every restaurant – before the sun has set on day […]

AMOUR IN PARIS

AMOUR IN PARIS

One night in Paris with my love. Just one, before he flew off to the other side of the world. I wouldn’t see him again for a month. Where we’d spend our one night needed no discussion. Hotel Amour, that sexy designer nook in hip South Pigalle inspired by Japanese love hotels and filled with ridiculously good-looking BoBo’s (bourgeoise bohemians), was the obvious choice. […]