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3 Daytrips from Annecy

Posted on 01. Sep, 2011 by .

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While Annecy is certainly a must if you are visiting the Haute-Savoie region, it is however small enough to be wrapped in a day - but that doesn’t mean you should move on to another place just yet. Annecy offers many interesting possible daytrips destinations reachable in less than an hour’s drive, three of which I [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: London Zoo

Posted on 15. Aug, 2011 by .

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This week’s installment brings us to the entertaining London Zoo. Located right in the heart of Regent’s Park in Camden and opened in 1828, it’s actually the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It features over 720 species spread over 36 acres, as well as many interesting exhibits. It’s one of the few attractions of London that [...]

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24 hours in Geneva

Posted on 12. Aug, 2011 by .

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Planning 24 hours in Geneva is actually fairly easy - Switzerland’s second city is quite on the small side and is only a few minutes away from the beautiful Annecy, which makes for a perfect daytrip. Let’s see what I had planned for the day. First stop: Palais des Nations Built in 1929 to host [...]

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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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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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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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