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11 Places to Eat in Marseille

One of the most awesome things of all about the French city of Marseille is the fact that it contains such a massive mixture of cultures...and it naturally follows that a place that contains so many different cultures will also contain a whole load of different foods from these cultures. And food is quite clearly… Continue reading 11 Places to Eat in Marseille

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Where to go in Marseille…from the tourist hotspots to the completely obscure

The day before I arrived in Marseille, two buildings collapsed. The townhouses had been on the brink of tumbling down for years, but there's no real guidelines from the government here about what makes a structure 'liveable,' and it's estimated that around 40,000 of the city's residential buildings are unsafe or unfit to live in.… Continue reading Where to go in Marseille…from the tourist hotspots to the completely obscure

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The Magic of Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

From just about any spot in the French city of Marseille, it's possible to spot the silhouette of Notre-Dame de la Garde, sitting nobly on an extremely high limestone hill like a lighthouse that can see equally as far out across the sea as back inland to the spread-out city below and mountains of Provence… Continue reading The Magic of Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

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The Village of Saint-Émilion (Aka Wine Central Station, please mind the gap. Also, who needs a tour anyway)

The medieval village of Saint-Émilion is a tiny but world-renowned kind of a place, pals! Located in the Aquitaine region of South West France and a mere hop skip and a jump away from the wine capital city of the world, it was pretty much a given that as I was staying in Bordeaux anyway… Continue reading The Village of Saint-Émilion (Aka Wine Central Station, please mind the gap. Also, who needs a tour anyway)

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What to Do in Bordeaux

The beautiful city of Bordeaux, world famous producer of wines since roughly the 8th century, is perhaps one of the most elegant cities I've ever stayed in, second only to good old Paris. I ended up visiting it solo in July for the pure and simple fact that I typed my departure date from Gatwick… Continue reading What to Do in Bordeaux

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A Rather Late Round-Up of 2017

I'm a bit late to the party here pals given that we're almost one month into the new year, but at this particular moment in time I appear to be stuck in a hotel in Hamburg with not a whole lot to do; so what better way to fill the time than a casual reflection… Continue reading A Rather Late Round-Up of 2017

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The Beginners Guide to Versailles

The Château de Versailles is, let's face it, one of my most favourite places that I've ever visited. In my naivety I'd imagined that visiting it would be a bit like visiting a National Trust house back at home, and in a way it is...it is a rather large royal residence after all. But this… Continue reading The Beginners Guide to Versailles

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A Weekend in Paris (or, Baby’s First Hen Do) 

Once upon a time, six girls and two guys (ie, myself and five friends) decided it would be a ruddy marvellous idea to go on a hen weekend in Paris, in celebration of one of my bestest pals Chris. Amongst other things, we brought with us a picnic basket, a selection of decorations for our… Continue reading A Weekend in Paris (or, Baby’s First Hen Do)