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  • A taste of Southern Europe : Porto

    27 octobre 2014

    CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE IT FULLY - Panoramic view of Porto from the Monastery Serra do Pilar As I have stated before, being European is pretty awesome when you love travelling. Going from one country to the other is extremely easily done - no passport...

  • 5 Cultural Divergences made Awkward

    07 septembre 2014

    With all the travelling around I have done in the past 7 years, I don't think I am too mistaken if I say that I adapt pretty well. Wether it is to the weather, the noise, the people, the culture, the language I usually try my best to blend in. But sometimes,...

  • Celebrating Summer in Music

    22 juin 2014

    It's been a few weeks now since I last updated here, and I don't quite know where to start this post today. It's been pretty busy and I really have no idea where June has gone! Colleagues from work have started talking about luggage-packing and that kind...

  • The art of planning ahead

    09 mars 2015

    I love planning trips, holidays, weekends away. I have a thing for travel. I don't know how/when it came to be so engrained in me, but I can't seem to be able to stop myself from wandering from one airline website to the other, one travel blog to the...

  • September already ?!

    31 août 2014

    I feel like August has begun a long time ago, but at the same time I can't believe we're at the end of it. Tomorrow, students here in France are going back to school. The summer holidays are officially over. Only thing is, I haven't had a single break...

  • 45 hours in London

    22 novembre 2014

    It has been established before (and I don't think that anyone who knows me can dispute the fact) but I'm in love with London. I actually think that my heart is shaped like London - Thames River, Shard and all. Much like Dumbledore's scar on his knee is...

  • American Tours Festival

    07 juillet 2014

    Although it's been happening for 8 years, last weekend was my first time at the American Tours Festival (Tours being the name of the Loire Valley city in which it is taking place). Country music, bikes, tattoos, line dance, racing cars, rodeo, replica...

  • 8 of May 1945 was only yesterday.

    08 mai 2014

    70 years ago on this day next year, the Second World War ended. My maternal grandfather, born in 1935, was only 4 when the war was declared in France. He didn't consciously lived through the hell this time was at the beginning. Being 10 by the end of...

  • Times the sky said 'Hello'

    16 juillet 2014

    I don't know how it happens, but somehow I always end up photographing the sky. Most of the time (I think, anyway) it's to put a time frame on things I see and want to immortalise. And the rest of the time, it's simply because the sky is too beautiful...

  • A week ago ..

    10 avril 2014

    I'm French, but I've had the opportunity to live in London (UK) a few times over the last 7 years. At first, I was your typical tourist: always wandering around Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Sq., Leicester Sq., Big Ben and that was pretty much it. But...

  • Let's settle this : Bunny or bells ?

    24 avril 2014

    So, last weekend was Easter . Although we're not regular churchgoers (more like atheists, really) in my family, we make it a point to celebrate. Actually, it's mainly because it's a national day off which always is on a Monday as it is Lundi de Pâques,...

  • A taste of Western Europe : Zadar

    27 octobre 2014

    CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE IT FULLY : View of Preko (front), islet of Ugljian (middle), Zadar and Velebit Mountains (back) In October, I FINALLY had my summer break. I have been back for just over a month now and I miss the magnificent paradise that...

  • Counting down to capital S-summer

    01 juin 2014

    I can't decide if I'm a city or country girl. I've lived in both, in France and abroad. I love being in a city and having everything I could possibly want on my doorstep but I also enjoy the quiet and tranquility of the countryside very much. I'm super...

  • A travelling bucketlist : The Northern Lights

    11 mars 2015

    Five years ago, my best friend told me about a book she had read. The story, in a few words, was about a girl whose life was going to be cut short because of a fatal illness and who made a list of things she wanted to do before she died. Together, we...

  • Paris & a candle mishap.

    12 mai 2014

    I think I have a thing for quirkiness. I mean, remember this article? I talked about London, a recent trip there and a 'Quirky London list' I made to see the city differently as I have lived there for almost 2 years. Well, a couple weeks ago, I went to...

  • Destination 'coup de ♥' : Çinque Taere, Italy

    09 avril 2015

    With April has started what I think is safe to call the BEST TIME OF THE YEAR. April literally brings a new season (Hello, spring!), long sunny days - so far -, sunset after 8.30pm thanks to the time change, and more relax and carefree spirits in most...

  • Around the world in a few lines

    29 mai 2014

    I have spent a crazy amount of time travelling these past few weeks. I went to London in early April, then to Paris twice in the following weeks, and to Lille a week and a half ago. I think it's one of the best thing I absolutely love about Europe: just...

  • Chédigny Roses Festival : Touraine Gem

    01 juin 2015

    CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE IT FULLY - The town's oldest rose bush planted in 1874 Every year during the last weekend of May, the little countryside town of Chédigny on the Loire Valley (France), organises the 'Festival des Roses' dedicated, as the name...

  • Destination 'coup de ♥' : Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan

    21 avril 2015

    In recent years, I have been thinking about travelling to Russia. Although I am not a big fan of its head of state, it is a beautiful country and Moscow's Red Square and its Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed is, I feel, one of those places one has to see...

  • Iceland Excursion : The Golden Circle

    01 mai 2015

    View of Reykjavik city from the top of the Hallgrímskirkja Church In the days leading to a trip, I always get restless. I check, check and triple-check everything I planned to see and do, that I have the plane tickets printed out, Visa at the ready when...

  • More than Paris : Oléron, Charente-Maritime

    31 mai 2015

    CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE IT FULLY One of the things I dislike the most about travelling, travellers and being a traveller is that we sometimes go to what is obvious and forget what is around. Let's take France as an example. So many people base their...

  • Christmassy Little Paris

    15 décembre 2014

    I may have lived in England, but I never really took to the tea-craze. I am actually pretty picky about my tea. For example, I can only drink mint/peppermint tea. Any other and it makes me feel like I'm drinking some bad, quite insipid fruit juice. Blurgh....

  • Dinner at mine, 8pm ?

    12 avril 2014

    Last night, my parents and in-laws met for the first time. We were hosting. For this very special occasion, needless to say that we - as we French say - "avons mis les petits plats dans les grands". Which means that we tried to make a great spread. It...

  • Les petits jardins

    02 juillet 2014

    Somewhere between a road, a river and a train track, there is a little bit of heaven. It cannot be described as fancy although not everyone can be seen there. It is not private nor is it completely open to the public. It belongs to the city but also to...

  • Je suis Charlie.

    08 janvier 2015

    There were meant to be other articles coming up onto the blog. They were meant to be light-hearted, a little witty and full of pictures that would make you want to be on perpetual holiday. But my country, my beautiful France is hurting, and so am I. I...

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