Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape

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A great escape in Paris after a long day roaming about the streets and sights is Harry’s New York Bar. Just a short two blocks from Kongo’s hotel at 5 Rue Daunou, Harry’s Bar was beyond the bucket list.  It was more like a “gotta do spot” on the pilgrimage list. 

Harry’s Bar is made famous by such regulars as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, Rita Hayworth, Jack Dempsey, and George Gershwin who reportedly penned An American in Paris  over martinis in a corner booth at the bar.

Kongo raised his own glass, a perfect martini, to the memories of the illustrious monkeys who used to grace this neat place.  Stop by Harry’s the next time you’re in Paris and tell them the monkey sent you. It’s a great escape.  See more great escapes here.

Kongo relaxes with a few (several actually) martinis at Harry's Bar.
Kongo relaxes with a few (several actually) martinis at Harry’s Bar.

Travel safe.  Have fun.


  1. Wow, I haven’t been there. The second time I was in Paris, I actually stayed quite close by. I’ve been to the unrelated Harry’s Bar in Venice. I had a friend who used to do a literary pub crawl in New York City. She told me about it when she came into town once and we met for drinks at Pete’s Tavern near where I used to live.

    Damn, gotta get out of town soon and go someplace interesting.


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