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

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

Posted on 25. Nov, 2011 by .

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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5 Reasons Why I Love Pret-A-Manger

Posted on 18. Nov, 2011 by .

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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Challenging My Willpower at the Chocolate Festival of Clermont-Ferrand

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 .

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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Yummy Alsatian Delicacies

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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Plenitude in the Austrian Alps – A Night at the Aqua Dome

Plenitude in the Austrian Alps - A Night at the Aqua Dome

Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by .

Right after Travel Bloggers Unite in Innsbruck conference, we were treated to several blog trips in and around Tyrol region in the Austrian Alps. I was lucky to have scored in a place in the relaxation group, because let’s be honest, mountain biking didn’t sound like any fun to my out-of-shape ears. Instead I opted [...]

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A Long Weekend in Paris On a Budget

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by .

Planning a weekend in Paris on a budget is not simple task, and I had to face it a few weeks ago. My fiancé and I had to visit the Canadian embassy for paperwork and we didn’t want to spend a fortune on a trip we hadn’t even considered taking. Fed up with hostels but [...]

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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

The Worst and Best of my Backpacking Trip

Posted on 30. May, 2011 by .

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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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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Not For Tourists: Paris Best Kept Secrets

Not For Tourists: Paris Best Kept Secrets

Posted on 07. Feb, 2011 by .

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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The Unsuspected Charm of Krakow

The Unsuspected Charm of Krakow

Posted on 13. Dec, 2010 by .

I’ve always been a World War II buff. I’m completely fascinated by the propaganda methods, the stories that almost seem unreal, and the major events. Europe is undoubtedly the best place to explore the WWII legacy and Krakow only seemed like a natural stopover. After checking into my hostel (Gardenhouse Hostel, 5 Floriańska St) I [...]

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Not Just Fries and Mayonnaise in Brussels

Not Just Fries and Mayonnaise in Brussels

Posted on 18. Sep, 2010 by .

We visited Brussels in early May of 2009. It was the first leg of our backpacking trip and we were all very excited, to say the least. The rather early Eurostar ride from London St Pancras was smooth and complemented with mustard fields along the way. Our excitation kept us from sleeping for the whole ride, [...]

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Top 5 Ways to Eat for Cheap

Top 5 Ways to Eat for Cheap

Posted on 15. Aug, 2010 by .

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There are many ways to bring down the costs of a trip, other than lowering the number of stars of your hotel (and miss out on  luxurious hot water and clean sheets). One of these ways is to plan the meals more effectively, although it has nothing to do with a  concrete schedule. Here are [...]

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Typical Pub Meal in London… How Much Does it Cost?

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by .

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There are many ways to experience London on the cheap note and one of these ways is to eat several of your meals in pubs (for the benefit of the trip, please don’t check on your cholesterol). Here’s how much you can expect to pay in a typical London pub. Beer/cider: Anywhere from £2 to [...]

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