A bicycle world trip in Paris

23 November of 2011 by

If you think of really cosmopolitan cities in the world, London or New York might come to your mind first. The Big Apple alone has over 100 countries represented in his various ethnic enclaves. And London is said to be the only place in the world where every single country has a restaurant serving its specialties.

  • Video Ruben
  • Text Alex
  • Soundtrack of the report
  • Paris
  • Taxi Girl

We happened to live in Paris which might not be the most cosmopolitan city but has still a lot to more offer than most of people expect regarding ethnic neighborhoods. Growing up in the city of lights has definitely made us more curious of the world because of all the foreign nationalities we encountered there.

Ruben came up with a great concept to show this diversity in a video, mixing his love for fixie bikes and deep knowledge of Parisian ethnic communities. He was joined in this adventure by our friends Julot Bandit and Sacha for the very first Hejorama ride in Paris. Equipped with Gopros and Looxcies, our elite rider team left from the Place de l’Europe and headed first to Little India near La Chapelle in the 18th district. Dodging cars and buses, they arrived at Little Tunis near our office in the 11th to taste some delicious pastries. Then, they made their way to the Jewish district of the 4th before arriving to the main Chinatown of Paris in the 13th. One more stop in Little Tokyo for a well deserved dinner of bento boxes and beers before the final destination of “Africa Town” and it’s famous hairdressers in the 10th.

Travel around the world with this fantastic video and maybe you will want to discover all these areas yourself during your next trip in Paris.

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  1. Totally love the video! Great idea and great realisation. I like that it shows a very authentic side of Paris, and an original way to discover the city :)

  2. FYI, makguli (the drink they bought at the Japanese supermarket) is actually Korean. The Japanese don’t drink it at all, I don’t believe. In any case, just a little clarification :)

    Also wish the vid had finished off a bit cheekier by going somewhere stereotypically French, but that’s just me!

  3. @LP: You’re right! the Makkoli is a Korean drink and the Supermarket where we bought it was a Korean supermarket called “K-MART”.

    Actually Japanese are really found of this drink, and when I was in Korea It was sometimes hard to find some because there is to much exportation to Japan!!!!

    We bought this drink because we just wanted to sip some of it ;)

  4. @R.: to find japanese and korean supermarket just head to “Sainte Anne” street and you will find several ones! You can also have a walk around and you will find plenty of them…enjoy!

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