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Provençal Paradis

Packing our bags and getting on a train we headed into the Provençal region of France. Our first stop was Marseille which I’d heard mixed things about. It is the third largest city in France and is also the French city with the largest number of North African immigrants which geographically makes sense because in Marseille […]

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Skiing in Tignes, France

The relief that overwhelmed my body when I saw the McCammons, close family friends of ours, waiting for me at Chambery train  station cannot easily be described. To be able to just breathe and be in the presence of people who know me, love me and are filled with positive energy was something I hadn’t […]

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Lyon, France

Arriving in a city with no map, no internet and just armed with a few screenshots from Google maps is not a fun experience. But for the most part I just need to be able to navigate myself blindly to the nearest tourist office where I can pick up a map and then find my […]

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Thonon-Les-Bains, France

I have been working very hard to earn extra hours in order to visit Amsterdam next week. So I hadn’t planned on having an outing this weekend. But things worked out a little differently and so I had Saturday afternoon off and knew I needed to have an outing. Having only an afternoon I decided […]

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Annecy, France

For my day off this week I decided to visit the quaint town of Annecy.  Being only an hour train ride away, it made for a perfect day trip. The weather here has been really pleasant for the past week and so the sun decided to continue blessing me with its presence. Annecy is a […]

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Snow men, sledding and ski de fond

Annemasse is a town nestled in between snow-topped mountains and so as the temperatures plummeted, it began to snow. Seeing snow fall for the first time was an experience beyond magical! I happily donned my snow boots and went out trudging through the powdery substance. It amazed me how I could see each beautiful snowflake, […]

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Paris: Louvre

After the 3 hour queue at Versaille I was having nothing of the sort for my trip to the Louvre. Being the first Sunday of the month entry is free to everyone and so I knew I would need to arrive early to beat the crowds. My plan worked because within 10 minutes I was […]

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Paris: The Eiffel Tower

Day three in Paris all revolved around the Eiffel Tower. When I woke up and looked outside, the sky was completely overcast and I thought to myself, ‘Seriously, the day that I plan to see the Eiffel Tower it is so overcast that I probably won’t even see it!’. I took the train and metro […]

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Paris: Montmartre

I had a bit of a sleepless night worrying about trying to do the trains and metro by myself to Montmartre. I think also just the prospect of going into Paris, working out transport and sight seeing all by myself was too daunting for me. But thankfully all went smoothly and I realised that I […]

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