Tucked away within the Oxford Natural History Museum is the Pitt-Rivers museum, an astonishing collection of items from . The super eclectic mix (including displays of shrunken heads and 'Smoking and Other Stimulants') is a dream for any anthropologist. It feels more like meandering through the curiosities cabinet of a Victorian adventurer than visiting a formal museum, but that character makes this such a unique find. Though it's a shame that these items are far from their natural home, I appreciate the clearly sympathetic curation.
My favourite was the large totem pole from Canada; in 1936, local First Nations people debated whether or not to sell it. They settled on selling the totem pole in part - believe it or not, that giant totem pole was originally at least 5 sections taller!
Trudie and her friends stayed at our Saint Nicolas Des Champs apartment and we loved to hear about her experience. Here is what she said " The cheese, wine and champagne sessions on the terrace were a highlight -most evening that is where we would be! The views and ambience were a hit with all of us. It was everything we asked for and more. "