Archive for November, 2011

My Beautiful Auvergne, a Photo Essay

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by .

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After living in Auvergne for a few months (and learning more about the French culture), I have come to look back on the many little places I discovered during the sunny days of summer and fall. While the region is often overlooked by tourist, I can’t stress enough how worthwhile and amazing it is, and [...]

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Sunrise in Frankfurt, Germany

Posted on 28. Nov, 2011 by .

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Did anyone say missed opportunity? During my backpacking trip in 2009, I had planned on spending a day in Frankfurt and admiring its beautiful medieval town and markets. However, life had decided differently. After an exhausting night train ride from Prague, I arrived in Frankfurt in the early hours of morning, feeling kind of odd. [...]

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Yo! Sushi: The Most Fun You’ll Have Eating Sushi in London

Posted on 25. Nov, 2011 by .

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I remember walking past several Yo! Sushi branches when I used to live in London, and always found the concept to be really cool. In fact, not trying it out was one of my biggest regrets!  However, sushi is a delicacy I only recently discovered, and curse myself for not being brave enough to try [...]

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Driving Through Parc des Cévennes

Posted on 23. Nov, 2011 by .

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When it comes to outstanding natural sights (among other things), France is pretty high on the list of amazing places. Whether you opt for the dramatic Mediteranean coast or the volcanoes of Auvergne, there’s something for everyone, including Parc des Cévennes. It only became popular a few years ago after the construction of the A75 highway, [...]

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The Ups and Downs of Living in France

Posted on 21. Nov, 2011 by .

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While I did notice several French traits over the year, after living here for a few months I think I made up my mind about the country. Things are not always shiny, nor do they always suck - but living in France definitely requires some adjustments. What I Like About Living in France… The cheap [...]

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5 Reasons Why I Love Pret-A-Manger

Posted on 18. Nov, 2011 by .

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Pret-a-Manger is probably one of the best discoveries I made when I lived in London. Trying to deal with a busy travel schedule and a tiny budget, I often ended up in one of their 200+ locations in central London for a quick lunch. Not familiar with Pret-a-Manger’s concept? Let me explain it to you. [...]

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The Surprising Architecture of Lausanne, a Photo Essay

Posted on 16. Nov, 2011 by .

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When I decided to go on a Lake Leman roadtrip, I had no idea what to expect from Lausanne. I was super inspired by Katherina’s blog, but I decided to visit it with an open-mind and decide for myself what my impression was. Well, to be honest, I was completely blown away - I had [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Amsterdam, Holland

Posted on 14. Nov, 2011 by .

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Amsterdam has such a great vibe to it, to me it’s almost like a magnet. I even wrote a whole post about it! I’ve only been once, but I dream about the day I will go back (most likely next fall to enjoy the beautiful colors). Here’s a photo I took when I was there [...]

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Living Like a Londoner with Roomorama: My Experience

Posted on 11. Nov, 2011 by .

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A while ago, I had the chance to be offered two nights worth of accommodation in London in exchange of a Roomorama review on my blog. I was intrigued by the service and definitely interested in trying it out. I decided to take advantage of that offer during my recent trip to the capital and [...]

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Challenging My Willpower at the Chocolate Festival of Clermont-Ferrand

Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by .

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While Clermont-Ferrand is usually not very high on any traveler’s bucket list (unless you’re an avid trekker), living in the city is far from boring. There is always something going on, whether it’s the famous Short Film Festival or the Jazz en Tête festival. But the event that definitely got my attention a while ago is the Chocolate Festival [...]

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France’s Smartest Invention: le Café Gourmand

Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 by .

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Forget the Millau Viaduct. Hot-air balloons. Pétanque. Braille system. Those are all great French inventions and realizations, but if I set my priorities straight, what can possibly be better than a dessert tasting on demand? Café gourmand is, hands down, the smartest thing the French ever thought of. How does it work? The concept is fairly simple, [...]

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Exploring the Moorish Architecture at the Alhambra

Posted on 04. Nov, 2011 by .

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My last trip to Spain was absolutely not planned in advance. It was a total spur of the moment kind of vacation, due to a simple Facebook status change from two of my long lost friends. They had just moved to Granada! And since the February thick clouds over London had me longing for some [...]

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Yummy Alsatian Delicacies

Posted on 02. Nov, 2011 by .

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France is well known for its high culinary standards and variety - and Alsace food is no exception. Its history is tinted with both French and German heritage, creating a very rich mix of flavors, for the pleasure of our taste buds. Most meals out happen at the closest winstub (the Alsatian equivalent of British [...]

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