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The French Riviera

January 6, 2015

The French Riviera is a stretch of the Mediterranean coast between Cassis and the Italian border. It  may be renowned as the lap of luxury, but scratch a little deeper and there’s romance of a different kind. Even when I visited the French Riviera in winter, it was surprisingly sunny and the temperature was hoovering …
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Strasbourg at the crossroads of Europe

December 16, 2014

The historic French city of Strasbourg is a Unesco World Heritage site replete with ancient cultural and architectural wonders. I arrived in Strasbourg from across the German border and decided to visit this town before making my way back to Grenoble, where I was based. Located 500km east of Paris, Strasbourg is the capital of …
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lights festival in Lyon

December 14, 2014

In the mood of Christmas and because I’m bored of writing for my thesis, I’ve decided to write more articles about my travels in Europe last autumn/winter. Today we feature: Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. giant feris wheel lighted up for the lights festival in the city centre of Lyon in front of hotel …
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surfers from Nimes, France

August 5, 2014

I have discovered the great joy of hosting people. When I was in Europe, I did a lot of couchsurfing to save on accommodation and made many new friends who were able to show me their city from a local’s perspective. Coming back to Singapore, I wanted to pay it forward and continue to meet …
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The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

July 25, 2014

So I’ve visited 25 out of these 50 cities..I need to continue traveling more!!! With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it’s sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we’ve gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the …
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labcitoyen

July 19, 2014

J’ai 24 ans. J’ai fait des études de géographie à l’Université Nationale de Singapour (NUS). J’ai appris le français comme un troisième langage depuis 13 ans et j’aime beaucoup cette langue qui m’a donné des opportunités pour voyager en France et mieux comprendre la culture française.   J’étais à Paris pendant 10 jours (6-16 juillet …
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Tips for Nice

April 30, 2014

Nice (3-5 nights) to discover the French Riviera In Nice town itself: See: – Promenade des Anglais Nice’s four-mile sun-struck seafront promenade. – Vieux Nice Charming old city offering enjoyable atmosphere and a look at Nice’s French-Italian cultural blend. – Russian Cathedral Finest Orthodox church outside of Russia. For the region: For a true taste …
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Tips for Paris

April 29, 2014

FRANCE Paris (3-5 nights) See: Good place to see Eiffel Tower from afar – Trocadero station (along metro line 6 and 9). After walking to the base of the tower you can take Métro Bir-Hakeim (line 6) or RER Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel (C) to other places Arc de Triomphe — The Arc de Triomphe …
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European capital of culture Marseille

October 6, 2013

Marseille, European capital of culture for 2013 is the second largest city in France. It is located along the Mediterranean Sea, thus enjoying 300 days of sunshine every year.  Marseille had the feel of a melange of northern African and French culture. There are many immigrants from Spain and North Africa, which contribute to the …
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25h no sleep in paris

September 23, 2013

On my second day in Paris, we woke up at 6am to catch the sunrise at Trocadero, near the Eiffel Tower. Then we went to the weekend market to get some breakfast, but settled on some fresh strawberries in the end because they were quite cheap.  There was a belated national day celebration in paris, so all …
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Paris je t’aime

September 21, 2013

Paris is always the favourite city in my life. It is so romantic and a bustling metropolitan city which did not give in to mounting international peer pressure, it still remains its French essence. There are some things in this city that never change, from the dog poo to the haute couture fashion of Parisians. …
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hike up mont Veyrier

September 9, 2013

Today was a horrible day in Annecy in my opinion, due to the weather. I hiked up mont Veyrier that sophie recommended. However, the views were not that spectacular because it was a cloudy day. I had a bird’s eye view of lake annecy and the whole town. The hike up the mountain was a …
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beautiful Lake Annecy

September 8, 2013

My second trip away from Grenoble, I chose to go to Annecy which is near the Swiss border. It is 1h45min away from Grenoble. I really like the French railway system because the network is huge and one can easily plan a weekend trip to any regional destination. They even have monthly or annual passes …
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don in Lyon

September 7, 2013

Thinking back about Lyon, I think it is a really liveable and lovable city. The transportation system is efficient, with tram, metro, bus, funicular. There are many sights and activities to do in Lyon, because it is a much larger city than Grenoble. Lyon is situated at the confluence of two mighty rivers – the …
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Only Lyon

September 6, 2013

My first couchsurfing experience was superb I must say. At first I was quite worried because I emailed the person to confirm that I was coming but she did not reply. Also I did not have Internet nor a French number and had to depend on infrequent wifi, so it was quite hard to confirm …
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hike up the fort de la Bastille

September 4, 2013

I’m back from my morning hike up the mountain la Bastille. Surprisingly, climbing up the mountain offered me nice magnificent views of the city and I didn’t know Grenoble is so big. It hosted the Olympics in the 1968, that’s why the infrastructure in the city is so good because they had did planning for …
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euro tour 5 months!

September 3, 2013

Today is the day where my adventure begins, the start of my SEP for 5 months. I was really happy and touched to see so many different groups of friends come to the airport to send me off, Suwei, Mingshuan, Phamelia, Hianhuat, Miss Ng, Fadilah, Nic, cousin, gf, Dnd comm. My flight was at 11pm and I …
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