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Strasbourg Christmas market: five centuries of tradition and paganism!

Strasbourg Christmas market: five centuries of tradition and paganism!

Before I moved to Strasbourg, I had already heard about its Christmas market. Yet, I never had the chance to visit the town, be it over Christmas or during any other time of the year, until two months ago. As Winter was coming, so were […]

Europe’s biking capitals: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Strasbourg

Europe’s biking capitals: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Strasbourg

Europe’s biking capitals: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Strasbourg – Bike tours, how to rent a bike, & a couple historical/fun facts on how they became the bicycle capitals of the world Before I moved to Strasbourg, I was told many things: that it was “very cute”, “a […]

Shanghai Tianzifang: Economic Reforms & The Artsy Bubble

Shanghai Tianzifang: Economic Reforms & The Artsy Bubble

Tianzifang, Shanghai, China. I visited the Tianzifang Quarter for the first time in Septembre 2013, together with a very good friend of mine, as it was a “requirement” for our Chinese Society class. (Photos here)

The Heritage Path: wrecking-ball renovation and progressive museum-ification

The Heritage Path: wrecking-ball renovation and progressive museum-ification

Lijiang, China. (Photos here) On Thursday, January 23, 2014, as the sun started to slide down and hide behind the mountains, we arrived in Lijiang. Lijiang is an old water town, with hundreds of small canals and bridges, which is the reason why it is […]