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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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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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The Rebirth of Berlin

The Rebirth of Berlin

Posted on 19. Jan, 2011 by .

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I can’t believe a whole year has gone by since I was in Berlin. It seems to me like it was just yesterday. One year ago, I was cramped under my 70L backpack, probably looking for my way around, most likely tired and hungry - but having the best time of my life. Some of [...]

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The Unsuspected Charm of Krakow

The Unsuspected Charm of Krakow

Posted on 13. Dec, 2010 by .

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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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