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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 […]

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 […]

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 great city”, that “people were nice”, and that “I would love it”. Which is true.
However, no one ever told me that Strasbourg was a kind of ‘French-Amsterdam’, which is exactly what I thought when I first arrived in Strasbourg. Or that Strasbourg was the biking capital of France.

Yet, like in the Capital city of the Netherlands, several (ok maybe not as many) canals run through the city of Strasbourg. And what is more, there are bikes and bikers at every corner.

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Inspiration: Books that will take you places

Inspiration: Books that will take you places

Autumn has come, and so have the long, grey and cold afternoons. Holidays are needed. But if you cannot go away, or can’t wait any longer to escape those gloomy days, why not just open a book that will take you somewhere else? Here are […]

Sea, Salt & Sun: Holidays in Lavandou, South of France

Sea, Salt & Sun: Holidays in Lavandou, South of France

Vlog, August 2017

Excerpts from the adventures of 7 friends and a flamingo pool-float (Drake), spending their holidays in Lavandou, South of France.

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 […]

New York City in Spring – a vlog

New York City in Spring – a vlog

Vlog, April 2017 A chapter where I explore New York -mainly its parks- and make friend with several furry creatures. Tips and information for NYC Exploration: A list of different parks to explore, from the famous Central Park, to more quirky and quiet spots.  

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.

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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 […]