Category Travels

Holiday essentials

… Ce soir, je fais mes bagages. Deux semaines de vacances loin de Londres pour tenter de bronzer et profiter de la France. Bordeaux, Biarritz et quelque part au milieu. Les billets sont imprimés depuis trois semaines et seront sûrement oubliés le jour J mais, aujourd’hui, un autre problème m’importe : le contenu de ma valise à roulettes aux mensurations parfaites pour easyJet. « Je préfère emporter trop de tenues pour

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Jardin des Tuileries

Just to be clear: I’m not back in Paris for good. I just popped in there for two days before starting work to check how beautiful the city is when you no longer live there.  Homesick, me? Mmh. Between meeting friends and family, I used my tourist spare time to walk in the Jardin des Tuileries on a Saturday morning (which, trust me, DOES NOT happen to actual Parisians) with my

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Thursday walk

  Walking around and taking photos remains one of my favourite hobbies ever. That, and watching the entire series of Sex and the city from season 1 to 6. My days are pretty filled up as you can see. Some of you might be surprised by the absence of rain and strong presence of sunrays here. Well, hear the big news : it’s not always raining in London! Actually, I have

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Leather pants

  When I decided to move to England, I first thought my daily life would be filled with tea times and biscuits. But after a week accross the sea, I realised cupcakes would be a big part of it too. In one week time, I have already established my headquarters in this too-English-to-be-true Primrose bakery. The waitress doesn’t know my name yet, but I can assure you she will by

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Twilight blur

.. Finally settled down in London! After a week of flat viewings in dodgy neighbourhoods, I found the perle rare in Columbia road (Those of you who know the area also know its lovely (yet crowded) flower market). Though it is literally impossible to walk faster than 2meters/min through its stalls, the place is one of my favourites in the city so far. After an hour spent bargaining roses, tulips and

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Berlin stories

  It was my first time in Berlin and boy how I loved it. This city is so different from the ones I’ve visited before it was a true change of scenery, only two hours away from Paris (well, when Easyjet decides to land on time). The streets (and the city in general) are so huge we were walking minimum two hours per day. And even if I’m not what you would

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Countryside getaway

  There’s no need to go very far when you want to escape from Paris and its « friendly » atmosphere. A few hours by train and here I go, finding gorgeous landscapes, breathing something else than polluted air and feeling like a member of the Little House on the Prairie‘s cast. With a shorter skirt. And better balance than Carrie Ingalls when running in a field. After such a resting weekend, it is time to head back

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Morocco, mon amour

  When I planned my road trip in Morocco, I didn’t think four little days out of Paris could seem like weeks on another planet. I didn’t think I would crash my car into a metal fence either but that’s a different story (no one got hurt, if you’re wondering). During these four little days in the South East of the country, we (I travelled with an amazing group of

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