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3 Short Tips to Enjoy Florence

One thing about Florence: FLOCK OF TOURISTS! In big cities like Paris or Berlin, you will definitely encounter throngs of them, oh wait, I belong to the crowd… throngs of us, I mean. But normally the crowds are just along the famous sites which are more often far apart so you have a huge space […]

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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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Travel

Zurich, So Rich!

Switzerland’s largest and arguably most expensive city could be a tough stop for budget travelers. However, you don’t necessarily have to break the bank to enjoy several panoramic views of the cities from its various elevated parks and roof decks. For example, you can join the students at the terrace of the ETH library for […]

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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

Bern, It’s Cool In Here!

Switzerland’s capital city has a small elevated historical center on a peninsula carved by the Aare River.  Particularly tall bridges cross the river from all sides of the city center promising spectacular views of descending cliff-side houses and accompanying greenery. What I love about this city is that it still keeps a countryside vibe with […]

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Travel

Holy Bologna

In some parts of the English-speaking world, Bologna rhymes with pony and is used to soften cuss words blurted out in surprise. I don’t know how it had gotten there but they certainly do not rhyme in Bologna. Keeping up to its sausage and pasta sauce namesake, the city is all shades of red orange. […]

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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 […]