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Things to do in Carcassonne: Visit the Medieval Cité de Carcassonne

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Home to the famous medieval citadel, a visit to the Southern French city of Carcassonne makes for the perfect weekend trip. Boasting 52 impressive towers with glinting slate roofs and 3 kilometres of grand concentric fortifications, the medieval cité is an astonishing sight to see. Although I would be happy to sit and gaze at the marvels of the Cité de Carcassonne architecture for hours, there are plenty of things to do in Carcassonne to keep you occupied for a…

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Couchsurfing in Europe: My Experiences of Couchsurfing in Europe

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I’ve already posted a full guide to Couchsurfing: how to set up your profile, how to find the best hosts, the best way to organise your requests and of course, tips on how to stay safe and have a great time during your stay. This time I’d like to share a few of my experiences Couchsurfing in Europe to show how varied, crazy and fun it can be. I’ve couchsurfed quite a few times in Europe and twice in India…

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Things to do in Foix: Visit the Magical Chateau de Foix

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One of my favourite things about France is that you’re always discovering beautiful new places that the majority of tourists have never heard of. While Paris remains one of the top tourist destinations in the world, the rest of France, especially small towns and rural villages, often go completely unnoticed. Even though I’m an avid traveller of France and spend hours researching the best unknown spots to visit in the country, I was completely taken aback when I was placed…

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First Time in Paris: 10 Top Things to do in Paris

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Paris is such a beautiful and huge city: there’s so much to see and do that it can be a little overwhelming deciding what to put on your itinerary and what to leave out. When searching online, you can find list upon list of the top 50, 75 or even 101 things to do in Paris. How do you know what you should really spend your precious days in the French capital? What’s really one of the top things to…

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7 Incredible Day Trips from Lyon

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Even though there are plenty of things to do in Lyon, it’s always nice to get out of the city for a couple of days and explore new places. Luckily, there are so many amazing destinations around Lyon that are easy to get to. Read on to find out my favourite day trips from Lyon. I’ve split this post into two sections: day trips from Lyon and weekend trips. This is because the last two destinations that I’ve suggested are…

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What to do in Marseille and Day Trips from Marseille

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Similarly to Lyon, Marseille is underrated as a French tourist destination. As the second-largest city in France after Paris, it can hardly be considered abandoned. However, it’s never talked about among travellers as a bucket list location in Europe. Personally, I think if you overlook Marseille on your French itinerary, you’ve definitely missed a trick. During my year-long study abroad experience, I ended up returning to Marseille THREE times. I love how the city gives off a feeling of eternal…

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Things to do in Lyon, France: Ultimate guide to Lyon

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Despite being the third-largest city in France, Lyon doesn’t usually feature on the majority of France travel itineraries. It is often overlooked in favour of the idyllic towns in the Alsace region, such as Strasbourg and Colmar, or the expensive, glitzy resorts of Cannes and St. Tropéz along the Côte d’Azur.  In fact, when I was accepted to study at Jean Moulin Université III in Lyon, I didn’t know a single thing about the city that would be my new…

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10 Top things to do in Oludeniz: Ultimate guide to Oludeniz and Fethiye

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Guide to the top things do to in Oludeniz, Turkey This post contains affiliate links. If you click one of them, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Oludeniz and the rest of the Turquoise Coast of Turkey (also known as the Turkish Riviera) are famous for their exquisite weather, stunning beaches and eclectic range of hotels. As a child, I visited this region of Turkey twice with my family. Despite enjoying my time at…

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2 Day Trips from Dublin: Visit Wicklow National Park and Howth Head

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This post contains affiliate links. If you click one of them, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. One of my favourite things to do when on a city break is to -ironically- break away from the city for one day -or two- and explore the surrounding areas of natural beauty. Whilst I do love exploring new cities and getting lost in their streets and their culture, I’m an outdoors girl at heart. Nothing makes…

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2 Days in Dublin: 9 Things to do in Dublin

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This post contains affiliate links. If you click one of them, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Dublin is one of those places that almost everybody wants to visit. There’s something about vibrant Irish hospitality, intimate Irish pubs and exquisite Irish landscapes that makes people crave being there. That was certainly the case for me. The significant history of the city is another reason that I’ve been so eager to visit Dublin. Having studied…

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