[Note] Another blog

When Nikki and I met a few years ago, and after starting to dig through Paris’s secrets and discovering what’s going on outside the périphérique, we soon started a blog, which we called “Brussels Beijing Paris”, after the cities we were from and the one we met and live in. We wanted to relate our “great adventures in the beautiful Paris region”.

Somehow, without us knowing, this blog set the base for the birth of TheWaysBeyond.

We were just talking about our lives and our picks, the places we went and the people we met. The tone was quite laid-back and we didn’t have any specific objective with that blog. We had no idea whether anyone was reading it or not, and somewhat, we didn’t care – most important: we were having fun.

Here, at the first expo of « The Anonymous Project » in Paris

Little by little, we started to grow the idea that we could actually do something with our knowledge and acquaintances in and around Paris, as more and more friends, and friends of friends, were asking us for advice to better know the city and the region. And then, you know the rest of the story.

Today, with this blog page on our website, we would like to reopen these years of the youth of our relationship, and just share with you some bits of our lives, but also some content as we like to do it on our Instagram account.

We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!


[Portrait] Kiki de Montparnasse

[Portrait] Kiki de Montparnasse

🧜🏻‍♀️💋 Personnage incontournable d’un quartier tout aussi incontournable, Kiki de Montparnasse (1901-1953) reste dans les mémoires comme « la Reine de Montparnasse ». Tour à tour modèle, muse et amante d’artistes célèbres, mais aussi chanteuse, danseuse, gérante de cabaret, peintre et actrice, Kiki incarnait une certaine idée du Paris libre et insouciant que l’expression « […]

[Portrait] Dalida

[Portrait] Dalida

🧚‍♀️🎙 Figure emblématique de la chanson française, Dalida (1933-1987) a commencé sa carrière en Égypte, où elle fut notamment Miss Égypte en 1954. A partir de la même année, elle s’installe en France et démarre une carrière extrêmement riche, avec un répertoire de plus de 700 chansons, interprétées en plusieurs langues, dont les plus connues […]

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