Ile de Ré, an Ideal Daytrip from La Rochelle

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 [...]

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A 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, holidays are certainly not one of them - they get over 10 public holidays per year (plus the mandatory 5 weeks of vacation), which pretty much makes the North-American workaholic in me go on a travel frenzy… Ideal for a long weekend in [...]

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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

Posted on 25. May, 2011 by .

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On a fairly hot spring day, my friends and I decided to escape the city and head to the countryside. Luckily for us, not too far utside Clermont-Ferrand stands the Plateau de Gergovie, which is the place where Vercingétorix (say that 10 times fast) defeated the army of Jules Cesar in 52 b.c. Impressive, eh? [...]

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France: The Bucket List

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by .

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Now that I have recently moved to France, I have had the time to go through my guidebook and pretty much highlight everything remotely cute and write notes in every section. Not that it would not be great to write down everything I want to visit, but for your sake, I summed it up and [...]

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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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Moving to France: It’s Happening Right Now!

Posted on 12. May, 2011 by .

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If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you probably know that a couple of months ago, I decided to follow my fiancé and move to France in the spring. Well, spring has sprung in Montreal… and I’m leaving tomorrow night!   I’ve sublet my apartment, stored my boxes (thanks to my mother-in-law, my dad, my [...]

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Watching the Royal Wedding Live in an English Pub

Posted on 29. Apr, 2011 by .

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5:15 The lovely Anne picks me up and gets us to where the party was at in Montreal this morning, the Burgundy Lion. I can feel the excitement grow as we get closer to the pub - maybe it’s the festive tiaras we were wearing. Or our bodies reaction to being up so early! 5:25 [...]

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Long Distance Relationships - How Do You Work It Out?

Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 by .

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What’s up with relationship advice on a travel blog, you ask? The two subjects are not as far apart as they may seem. Let me tell you a story first. On a freezing February morning,  an innocent email flipped my life around.  “It’s on. I’m leaving Saturday. Talk to you later”.  My fiancé was crossing [...]

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Eurotrip Tips goes to… Europe!

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by .

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So you guys wondered what had happened to this blog, eh? I had to keep my project a surprise for many reasons but now I can finally reveal the reason of overall inactivity around here. Eurotrip Tips is moving to France! Striped shirts, baguettes, croissants au chocolat and wine, the whole deal. Oh and did [...]

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Paris la nuit

Posted on 13. Feb, 2011 by .

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Even though my visit to Paris wasn’t too fortunate, I have to be honest here: it’s a pretty damn beautiful city. This video shares its most beautiful spots at night and gives a whole new perspective on the sights we all know very well. Enjoy! Une nuit Parisienne (Paris by night) from manemos on Vimeo.

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What The Hell is the United Kingdom?

Posted on 08. Feb, 2011 by .

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Be honest. You know you’ve asked yourself that question too. If you can manage to understand the fast-paced (and humorous) tone of the narrator, you probably now are an expert on the subject. Being a Britophile myself I already knew all this, but I agree it can be quite confusing for the non-initiated - even [...]

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Not For Tourists: Paris Best Kept Secrets

Posted on 07. Feb, 2011 by .

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Paris is full of great places, but also full of not so great ones. Here’s a little map of my handpicked personal favorites, along with a few recommendations from local friends. Have fun exploring! Afficher Paris Little Places sur une carte plus grande Clickie on the dots to learn more about where to go after [...]

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My Favourite Travel Photos

Posted on 02. Feb, 2011 by .

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I’ve been going through my travel photos pretty often lately. Winter blues? Wanderlust? Nostalgia? All of the above are accurate. Instead of writing another long post on why I hate travel bloggers, I decided to share my favourite photos from my own collection and spread the love. While most of these pictures aren’t perfect on [...]

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Recommended Reading: Walking in London by AA Travel

Posted on 06. Jan, 2011 by .

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Title: Walking in London Editor: AA Travel Appreciation: 4/5 Buy it: Amazon I received this book as a gift from by boyfriend as we were in dire need of free activities back when we lived in London. We only had a few weeks left there, but still, we managed to complete some of the walks [...]

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