Tags archives: france

Restaurants we like: L'épicerie in Lyon

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Since Lyon is known as the food capital of France, any restaurant within its borders has high expectations to live up to. It doesn’t come as a surprise than many establishments boast extravagant menus with a minimum of three courses, including lyonnaise specialties such as French onion soup, quenelles (special dumplings, often served in crayfish sauce), and [...]

10 Great Surf Spots along the Atlantic Coast

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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 [...]

HI Matic - hotel for a new generation

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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 t[...]

ABC guide to coffee in France

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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 puz[...]

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