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Non classé Travel

Photo Journal Entry #2

Having lived in Paris and having been brainwashed by the North that it’s better than the South, I haven’t really thought of a reason to visit Marseille. I imagined it to be like a normal French city just closer to the sea. I was wrong. If anything, this more-Tuscan-than-French cathedral is already an illustration of […]

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Non classé Travel

Frozen Series – 6. Chamonix

I know this would have been more interesting if I’d talk about skiing but we weren’t ski-ready when we went here and we were only on a day trip from Geneva. But I must say, I didn’t know I would say this about France, but next to Geneva, this is quite a budget destination. And […]

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Museums

Night at the Museum

Maybe Ben Stiller has to shoot the next museum night in Paris. With the gigantic labyrinth that is the Louvre, he has plenty of space for his epic chases plus a collection of famous artworks to be brought to life. I have been staying here in the city of love for 2 years now so […]

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Museums Travel

Musée de l’Orangerie, The Right Kind of High

Before I came to France, I only had the slightest idea of who Monet and Cezanne were. Probably an art connoisseur is cringing the moment he comes across this page but yes, for an average person it’s definitely not common knowledge. Looking at their paintings though makes you feel a bit nostalgic. For sure, you saw […]

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Non classé

My 5 Best Trips of 2016

The year 2016 was a bit of a hurdle but along the way sprung some amazing moments, too. There are usually two ways to end the year. One is to whine and curse at how crazy the world has been and the other, keeping the tragedies of the year in mind as well as all […]

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Museums Travel

Le Beau Marais

Le Marais – one of those Parisian Quarters that exude a unique aura. Small cafés and art galleries are tucked in narrow alleys bordered by threadbare apartment blocks that seem to lean or wobble. Fashion-forward Parisians sporting clothes pulled straight out from the runway enjoy a deep conversation in sexy accents in between puffs of […]

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Travel

It’s Not Always Gray in Normandy

It’s been a while since my last post. I had a lazy but spectacular summer in Sweden and had gotten completely detached from my usual routines. Now I shall start to make up for lost time. It’s not Sweden for today, I will let it fizzle for a while otherwise it will be just a […]

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Festivals Travel

La Fête Nationale in Paris

It’s that time of the year again where all roads lead to the Eiffel Tower. Throughout the year, there is no party as extravagant as the 14th of July in Paris. The event commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison, a significant event in the French Revolution (hence the nickname “Bastille Day” although you might […]

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Travel

An Escape to Montmartre

Of the Parisian districts, nothing exudes more character than Montmartre. Far from the extravagance of the lofty Seine bank arrondisements, the sloping, vine-embraced streets of Montmartre still kept some of its rustic, rural charm. It is a quite a lovely oasis enclosed inside a busy crowded metropolis like Paris. Of course, there is a stark contrast between the […]

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Castles Festivals Travel

Five Best Trips of 2015

First of all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Now that 2015 is almost over, I can’t help but recount my best trips this year. Amidst all the tragedies that happened, this is probably the only way I can cheer up for all that has been. But before I bawl and make this post even […]