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I have been waiting all summer long for this moment: sandy beaches,  green sparkling waves, sunshine and hot surfer guys. And finally all those day dreams became true. My friend Leo, who I once met at a surfcamp two years before, invited me out on a roadtrip along the Atlantic Coast. Equipped with a VW camper van, canned food, lots of sun cream and our surf gear we started our …

[ Written by guest | 31 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

When our friends, the wonderful photographer and model Bonnie Strange and her boyfriend, actor and musician Wilson Gonzalez, told us they were going to Paris for a few days, but were still in need of a good place to stay, we told them about Wimdu.com, a platform that provides private rooms and apartment rentals. They picked a place they liked, Bonnie took lots of photos of it and of their …

[ Written by guest | 9 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

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Have you ever arrived somewhere and been so utterly disappointed with what was waiting for you; dirty streets, unwelcoming locals, terrible weather and rude waiters? Sometime a city just doesn’t live up to your expectations but no need to fear, there is now a medical condition related to this destination disappointment; introducing Paris Syndrome or Syndrome de Paris
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Paris Syndrome occurs when an experience in a new city becomes too stressful …

[ Written by guest | 5 Aug 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

You love traveling? Maybe even staying in one place for a bit longer than just a few days in order to feel the atmosphere?  You adore shopping at the supermarket around the corner, bargaining at the local market and flirting with this cute bartender working at your new favorite café? There is just one problem: Communication. Speaking the local language facilitates a lot of things, from …

[ Written by guest | 16 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]

Every time I’m in Paris I seem to find myself on Pont des Arts (the bridge linking the Left bank to the Louvre museum) for one reason – I’m a horrible romantic!
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For the past few years the bridge has been a sort of living museum to love from around the world. Lovers engrave their names on a padlock, attach it to the railings on the bridge, kiss then throw the …

[ Written by guest | 23 May 2011 | 4 Comments | ]

As I was roaming the World Wide Web today I came across something I felt was the answer to all my prayers, so naturally I wanted to share it with you. Imagine you could take what you love about hostels and combine it with what you love about hotels – then maybe you would wake up at the new HI Matic Hotel in Paris.

First things first.
During my recent trip through …

[ Written by Katja | 14 May 2011 | One Comment | ]

Having lived in France on and off for a few years I have come to realise that the coffee you choose (whilst enjoying the sun on one of thousands terraced café’s watching designer clad women and their tiny pooches stroll by) says a lot about you. When I first arrived, ordering in a café was a stressful affair never quite knowing what to ask for and always puzzled as why …

[ Written by guest | 16 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

Dear Aix-en-Provence,
I’ve recently realised something and quite honestly I don’t know what to do as I’ve never been in this situation before! You see, Aix-en-Provence, I’m hopelessly in love with you!

I love you because you’re effortlessly stylish and beautiful. The architecture, the people, the atmosphere, you seem to have it all. With 300 plus days of sunshine you help fight those winter blues and I can spend endless hours sat …

[ Written by guest | 23 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

When I say the South of France, I bet you instantly think of sunning yourself on a yacht in Cannes, Nice or St Tropez. Well I say it’s nice if you can afford it! But you don’t have to have a budget as big a super yacht to experience life in the South of France; you just have to be savvy about where to stay!
La Ciotat and the neighbouring towns …

[ Written by guest | 20 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]

The thing about Paris is that it never gets old. Or older. Or younger. Somehow, in Paris time stands still. That’s part of what makes it so special. The streets are filled with life, food and smells and on every corner there is a photo waiting to be taken. When you go to Paris and really see it, you’ll know why it’s called the city of love. And the beauty …

[ Written by Katja | 18 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
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