Eastern Europe

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Odessa the pearl of the Black Sea

I don’t really have good memories of Kiev, where I spent five days. The highlight of the trip was the day I spent in Chernobyl. It really blew me away, and just for this, I didn’t regret my trip to Kiev. Thus I was a little disheartened about my next trip, to Odessa. In Kiev, […]

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Therme Bucuresti in Bucharest

I have to admit… I discovered the Therme Bucuresti by accident. Actually I didn’t even know this place before going to Bucharest. I’ve been to Budapest before, and I spent an afternoon enjoying the Szechenyi baths there. They’re quite popular and I knew about the place. But I didn’t know we could also find thermal […]

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Visit of the Szechenyi baths in Budapest

It’s impossible to go to Budapest, and not test out at least one thermal bath. Before going to Budapest, I had of course checked what I could do in the city (even though I already knew Budapest), and if there’s one thing that makes this city’s reputation, it’s the thermal baths. They’re numerous in Budapest […]

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Beer spa in Prague

Having a beer bath, in a beer spa, who would have thought about it? Before starting my trip, I told myself I had to try new things, take advantage of different environments and attempt experiences I wouldn’t usually do back home in Paris. And truthfully speaking, I don’t know if I would have done it […]

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Wine tasting in Cricova, Moldova

Cricova? I didn’t know. I’m not gonna lie… I’m not a big wine lover, and it’s pretty much impossible for me to tell you if this wine good or not, if it’s a fruity one, if it’s a strong one… I have an occasional drink of wine, but truthfully speaking, wine is not what I’m […]

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Exploring South Bohemia in Czech Republic

This past summer, I had the opportunity to be invited by the Tourism Authority of South Bohemia and Czech Tourism in South Bohemia, with a few other bloggers. We had the chance to explore the region of South Bohemia in Czech Republic. And truthfully speaking, I had a great time there. Most travelers who decide to […]

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Is Eastern Europe safe for black people?

At first this article was supposed to be called “Is Eastern Europe safe?”. But slowly, this blog gets more and more readers (yesss! :D), and now I get messages on occasion from people I don’t know. Lately, the messages I got were among those lines “Hey! What you’re doing right now, that’s cool! It takes […]

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Visiting 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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Kiev cold capital of Ukraine

Just like in Moldova, my stay 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 my […]

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Orheiul Vechi in Moldova

Quick article about the afternoon I spent in Orheiul Vechi in Moldova. During the five days I spent in Moldova, I looked for what I could do in the country, not too far from Chisinau, the capital city, where I was staying. Since there wasn’t much to do in Chisinau… I already had the wine […]

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Discovering Chisinau in Moldova

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It didn’t start out well… As soon as I got off the bus, after a 6-hour ride from Bucharest to Chisinau, three young guys called me out from the opposite sidewalk. I just ignored them and kept walking. Not even two minutes later, four other guys in a car slowed down when they saw me. […]

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The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest

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The palace of the Parliament is a must see when you go to Bucharest. It’s the world’s second largest administrative building, after the Pentagon. It’s also the most expensive administrative building and the heaviest building in the world. And honestly, when you visit it, you understand why the palace of the parliament holds all this […]

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Bucharest a latin city in eastern europe

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Romanians don’t really have a good reputation in France, at least in Paris. Just to make sure for those who suck in geography, Bucharest is in Romania… Anyway, when we say “Romanian” in Paris, people think about those women with tanned complexion, baby in their arms, begging for money in the subway. Or those teens […]

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Belgrade the white city

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As soon as I arrived in Belgrade, the white city, on a Thursday evening, I decided to have a quick walk around my hostel to take the pulse of the city and the atmosphere over there, before starting to (re)discover Belgrade the day after. I can tell, I wasn’t disappointed. It was 11:30pm, and on […]

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Budapest the pearl of the Danube

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I still have in mind the words pronouced by a friend of mine a few days before my first trip in Budapest, back in 2010. He had been there several times already. “Budapest, it’s the world capital of X-rated movies. And when you take a walk in the evening there, especially during weekends, you understand […]

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Bratislava the small capital of Slovakia

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Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is only about 60 kilometers away (40 miles) from Vienna. Yeah, Vienna is completely on the east of Austria, and Bratislava completely on the west of Slovakia. Therefore, we have two European capital cities about one hour away from each other. I met some people in Vienna who leave early […]

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Prague just czech it out

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It’s been quite some time I haven’t been in Prague. Actually last time was in 2007. I was still a student at the time, we went there for three days, and we basically spent the weekend drinking. Didn’t go back there since then, however once I got there I realized I still had vivid memories […]

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