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Discovering London with the Thames Clippers

Discovering London with the Thames Clippers

Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by .

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Tired of walking in London but still thirsty for discovery? I might just have the perfect solution for you! When TakeTwo Books kindly offered me one of their books, I was ecstatic to find out I could use one of their offers to ride the famous Thames Clippers. I’ve always wanted to but somehow never managed to [...]

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Travel Report: Daytrip at Ile-de-Ré

Travel Report: Daytrip at Ile-de-Ré

Posted on 10. Jun, 2011 by .

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When I planned my trip for La Rochelle, I made sure to keep some time for the lovely Ile-de-Ré, which I only heard great things about. The peaceful island is linked to La Rochelle by a pretty impressive 3 kilometers long bridge, which costs 9 euros to cross (but trust me, I have no words [...]

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Travel Report: Long week-end in La Rochelle

Travel Report: Long week-end in La Rochelle

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by .

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While there are many things I would happily whine about in France (customer service being high on the list), holidays are certainly not one of them. When a holiday falls on a Thursday, instead of just switching it to Friday, they do what they call “faire le pont” (make a bridge) and give both days [...]

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The Worst and Best of my Backpacking Trip

The Worst and Best of my Backpacking Trip

Posted on 30. May, 2011 by .

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Today, I realized it has been two years since my backpacking trip through Europe is over - I came home on May 30th of 2009. Hard to believe it’s so far behind me! But now that I am on a new journey, I decided to celebrate this sort-of anniversary by sharing a few facts about [...]

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Visiting the Plateau de Gergovie in Auvergne

Visiting the Plateau de Gergovie in Auvergne

Posted on 25. May, 2011 by .

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After going cherry picking in the early afternoon, my friends and I headed to the countryside for the remainder of the day. Not too far from Clermont-Ferrand stands the Plateau de Gergovie, which, according to Wikipedia, is the place where Vercingétorix defeated the army of Jules Cesar in 52 b.c. Nice, eh? Although we looked [...]

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My First Official Week-End in France

My First Official Week-End in France

Posted on 16. May, 2011 by .

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After a frantic week mostly spent packing, moving, crying and sleeping on my couch in Montreal, I finally made it to the airport on Friday afternoon, ready for my 7PM flight. Or at least, that’s what I thought. While I was checking in, I learned that my flight was delayed to 9PM. Oh well, I [...]

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