Étiquette : Tourism

Five-day road-trip in Corsica

Five-day road-trip in Corsica

It was during our Summer holidays that my friends and I decided to go on a road-trip in Corsica. None of us had seen the island before, but we had family who had been there, and said very good things about L’Ile de Beauté (the […]

Where to Wander? Five great parks in NYC

Where to Wander? Five great parks in NYC

Amongst the many things I love about New York are its parks.

Wherever you are -especially in Manhattan, there is a park, big or small, nearby. They are great places to rest when you are touring the city, they are nice meeting point to hang out with friends, and nice bubbles to go to when you want to escape from the city life and get lost in your dreams and thoughts. The City counts over « 1,700 parks and recreation facilities »[1], each of them having its own vibe. This blogpost lists my five favorites: some of them are very well-known, such as Central Park, some are more private, and one opens only once a month or so.

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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.

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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 also known as Dayan, the big inker, in Chinese language. The town is located in Lijiang County, a rural district located in the north of Yunnan province, where it is surrounded by tall mountain chains. As a consequence of a massive investment in infrastructures, it is now possible to arrive by bus, but also by train and plane to Lijiang.

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