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Visit to la piscine museum in Roubaix

As I was visiting Lille, I often heard about an unmissable, a place I had to see called la piscine (the swimming pool in French). “What, you’re telling I have to go to a swimming pool!? But… Why? What’s so special about this swimming pool?” Then someone explained that it’s not a swimming pool, but […]

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Things to do in Lille

Visiting Lille wasn’t my first priority on my list of places to visit. I’m actually wondering why. Lille is only one hour away by train from Paris (where I live) and less than three hours away by car. Moreover, Lille is located between Paris, Brussels, London, and Amsterdam so it’s easy to get there. You […]

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3 days in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is one of the most visited cities in Europe. I honestly understand why! Although there’s 800000 inhabitants living there, the city is enjoyable. Amsterdam is also the cultural capital of the Netherlands. Indeed, there are dozens of museums in the city, some of them being cultural, others quirky. Oh […]

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efteling

Visit to Efteling theme park

I spent a day at Efteling theme park. Wait what!? You don’t know Efteling!? This theme park, surrounded by the forest, is located in Kaatsheuvel, not far from the border with Belgium. Eftelins is about 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Rotterdam and 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Amsterdam. Efteling is known to everyone […]

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Things to do in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam. When visiting the Netherlands, a lot of people ignore Rotterdam, and just go to Amsterdam. That’s a huge mistake! Rotterdam is a wonderful city, and you have to go visit Rotterdam if you’re in the Netherlands. My visit to Rotterdam was full of surprises, […]

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Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral

Things to do in Yerevan

“So… You’re French?” “Yes” “Why are you coming here, in Armenia?” “For tourism” “You come from France and you want to visit… Armenia!!!???“ “Huh… Yeah I want to visit Yerevan” “All right… Oh I get it, you come here to visit friends who live in Yerevan right?” “No no, I’m traveling by myself… I know […]

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Things to do in Batumi

I didn’t plan to go to Batumi. The original plan was to go to Caucasus, starting with Georgia and its capital, Tbilisi. And from there go straight to Armenia. But I had been hearing about all the things to do in Batumi, how great the city was. “Are you going to Georgia? Go to Batumi!” […]

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cathedrale tbilissi voyager seul

What to do in Tbilisi

Aaaah… It feels so damn good to not be stared at like a circus freak! I’m definitely not in Ukraine anymore! Here in Tbilisi, people clearly don’t give a fuck, they just go about their business. Some people stare at me (it’s normal!) but that’s it. Some teens ask for a high five, but nothing […]

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tchernobyl prypiat

Visit to Chernobyl

Pripyat, does that sound familiar to you? I’m not sure… What about Chernobyl? Yes, now I think you know what I’m talking about. Pripyat is the city where occured the Chernobyl disaster, in April 1986. Even though it’s very hard to say exactly how it impacted the population (in Ukraine and overseas), the Chernobyl disaster […]

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3 days in Kiev

Just like in Moldova, my 3 days in Kiev didn’t start out well. The customs officers are used to see in front of them hundreds of passengers. They quickly watch each passport, stamp them, “Next!” and so forth… 30 seconds maximum per passenger. Then comes my turn… The customs officer literally stays 15 minutes with […]

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Visit to la piscine museum in Roubaix

la piscine museum roubaix

As I was visiting Lille, I often heard about an unmissable, a place I had to see called la piscine (the swimming pool in French). “What, you’re telling I have to go to a swimming pool!? But… Why? What’s so special about this swimming pool?” Then someone explained that it’s not a swimming pool, but […]

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Things to do in Lille

grand'place lille

Visiting Lille wasn’t my first priority on my list of places to visit. I’m actually wondering why. Lille is only one hour away by train from Paris (where I live) and less than three hours away by car. Moreover, Lille is located between Paris, Brussels, London, and Amsterdam so it’s easy to get there. You […]

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3 days in Amsterdam

amsterdam

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is one of the most visited cities in Europe. I honestly understand why! Although there’s 800000 inhabitants living there, the city is enjoyable. Amsterdam is also the cultural capital of the Netherlands. Indeed, there are dozens of museums in the city, some of them being cultural, others quirky. Oh […]

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Visit to Efteling theme park

efteling

I spent a day at Efteling theme park. Wait what!? You don’t know Efteling!? This theme park, surrounded by the forest, is located in Kaatsheuvel, not far from the border with Belgium. Eftelins is about 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Rotterdam and 100 kilometers (62 miles) south of Amsterdam. Efteling is known to everyone […]

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Things to do in Rotterdam

cube houses rotterdam

Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands after Amsterdam. When visiting the Netherlands, a lot of people ignore Rotterdam, and just go to Amsterdam. That’s a huge mistake! Rotterdam is a wonderful city, and you have to go visit Rotterdam if you’re in the Netherlands. My visit to Rotterdam was full of surprises, […]

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Things to do in Yerevan

Saint Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral

“So… You’re French?” “Yes” “Why are you coming here, in Armenia?” “For tourism” “You come from France and you want to visit… Armenia!!!???“ “Huh… Yeah I want to visit Yerevan” “All right… Oh I get it, you come here to visit friends who live in Yerevan right?” “No no, I’m traveling by myself… I know […]

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Things to do in Batumi

plage batoumi chance de voyager

I didn’t plan to go to Batumi. The original plan was to go to Caucasus, starting with Georgia and its capital, Tbilisi. And from there go straight to Armenia. But I had been hearing about all the things to do in Batumi, how great the city was. “Are you going to Georgia? Go to Batumi!” […]

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What to do in Tbilisi

cathedrale tbilissi voyager seul

Aaaah… It feels so damn good to not be stared at like a circus freak! I’m definitely not in Ukraine anymore! Here in Tbilisi, people clearly don’t give a fuck, they just go about their business. Some people stare at me (it’s normal!) but that’s it. Some teens ask for a high five, but nothing […]

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Visit to Chernobyl

tchernobyl prypiat

Pripyat, does that sound familiar to you? I’m not sure… What about Chernobyl? Yes, now I think you know what I’m talking about. Pripyat is the city where occured the Chernobyl disaster, in April 1986. Even though it’s very hard to say exactly how it impacted the population (in Ukraine and overseas), the Chernobyl disaster […]

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3 days in Kiev

cathedrale sainte sophie kiev refus entree aeroport

Just like in Moldova, my 3 days in Kiev didn’t start out well. The customs officers are used to see in front of them hundreds of passengers. They quickly watch each passport, stamp them, “Next!” and so forth… 30 seconds maximum per passenger. Then comes my turn… The customs officer literally stays 15 minutes with […]

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