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The One Thing You Must Do in Bernay

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Countries, France | 0 comments

The One Thing You Must Do in Bernay

Summary: If you are fond of paintings and old collections, you should visit Bernay’s small museum. It is not the Louvre, of course, but it is still well stocked with very nice paintings, old furniture and some sculptures. As we are now in France, staying in Bernay (my home town), we thought it would be nice to write a few articles about the city—first, because we totally love it, and second, because we think the place is worth visiting. Our purpose is to share with you all that we like so much about Bernay, and hopefully inspire you to come and visit the town. This post is about the museum of Bernay. We had a very nice surprise while visiting the museum, when we found...

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Shop and Dine in Madrid

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Countries, Spain | 0 comments

Shop and Dine in Madrid

Summary: If you’re not fond of monuments and museums but plan to stay for a few days in Madrid, this post is for you! For shopping malls and restaurants, check out our list. 4 Shopping Malls You Don’t Want to Miss Here is a list of the different places you can shop in Madrid.   Las Rosas Village This is a very famous shopping mall where you will find all the popular brands. It is a little far from Madrid, but you can take a bus (625,628,or 629) from Moncloa Station in Madrid, and it takes around 40 minutes to get there. El Corte Ingles If you like Chanel, Hermes, Louis Vouitton and much more, this is your destination of choice. You can find several stores showing...

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Madrid in One Day, Top 10 Attractions and Sites

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Countries, Spain | 4 comments

Madrid in One Day, Top 10 Attractions and Sites

Summary: Are you in transit in Madrid for one day or a few hours? This post provides a program sample including a list of all the things you can do in a short time in Madrid (shopping, museums, food…). It will help you to spend an unforgettable day in the city. What to do in only one day in Madrid? One day is of course a very short time to fully enjoy the beautiful Spanish capital, but fortunately many monuments and places to visit are quite close to each other, and it is easy to move around with the metro and buses. Here is the program we suggest in order to see as much as possible in only one day, without wasting too much time in transportation. To avoid comings and...

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10 Things We Miss from South America

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Bolivia, Countries, Ecuador | 4 comments

10 Things We Miss from South America

Summary: What do we miss from South America? Here are 10 things we appreciated while traveling in Bolivia and Ecuador that we’re missing now—and a few things we’re not! One of the good things when you travel is that you don’t only enjoy the countries while you’re traveling around—you bring back memories, feelings, experiences, tastes and smells so that your travel keeps on living in your heart and in your mind. The result is that you miss the places you’ve been to and wish to return someday. Six months in South America—half a year! That’s enough time to set up a kind of daily routine and get used to the atmosphere and unique South American way of life. Now that we’re in...

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The Secret For an Authentic French Experience

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Countries, France | 6 comments

The Secret For an Authentic French Experience

Summary: Bernay is a place you should definitely visit if you love France and want to avoid other touristy places. This typical little Norman town is located only an hour and a half drive from Paris, and will transport you to the French atmosphere you’re looking for: old houses, monuments and a beautiful medieval abbey. This post will give you a good idea about the town—what you can see, do and eat, and why Bernay is so worth visiting. Each country has its own specificities. France’s worldwide reputation for its cheeses is of course not to be questioned, but thank God France is not only about cheese! Located in the middle of the “old continent,” the country also abounds...

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Introducing The Sail of Freedom of Rouen – l’Armada de la Liberté

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Countries, France | 0 comments

Introducing The Sail of Freedom of Rouen – l’Armada de la Liberté

Summary: What an event for boat lovers! The Sail of Freedom of Rouen (l’Armada de la Liberté) has taken place every five years since 1989 and gathers the most beautiful tall ships, warships and other sailing crafts of the world. The festival is one of the most important events in the nautical world. Here is an overview in photos of the festival, along with some information and advice to attract you for the next edition. We were lucky this year to attend the Armada de la Liberté 2013 of Rouen. We decided to go there on a Thursday. We woke up early to enjoy the day as much as possible. Though the weather was cold and rainy, we saw almost all the ships and spent a very...

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Mont Saint Michel, France Top Attractions

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Countries, France | 4 comments

Mont Saint Michel, France Top Attractions

Summary: The Mont Saint Michel is one of the most visited monuments in France, and is definitely worth seeing. What is the history of the Mont? Why is the place so unique? Here is a list of the activities, monuments, museums and gastronomic delights that you won’t want to miss, followed by some practical information and advice. France abounds in historical sites, monuments and churches—that’s the main reason people visit the country! This makes for a difficult choice when you have to plan your trip. So let’s make it easier for you. The very famous Mont Saint Michel is a must do—you won’t regret this stop. In one visit you will enjoy dramatic...

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Baños Travel Guide: the City of a Thousand Hostels

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 6 comments

Baños Travel Guide: the City of a Thousand Hostels

Summary: Baños is a good place to visit when you’re in Ecuador. This very small town in the middle of the mountains offers plenty of activities and sightseeing, so it is really difficult to become bored. After two months in the Galapagos Islands, we didn’t want to spend our last 20 days in the country in a city (though we knew that Cuenca and Quito are really worth seeing), so we decided to choose between Baños and Montanita. We finally chose Baños, as it was totally different than the Galapagos. Here is some information about this small town that you should definitely visit: Why visit Baños? Though some people say Baños is too touristy, it is also a very beautiful area...

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Tractor Pulling Contest in Bernay

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Countries, France | 0 comments

Tractor Pulling Contest in Bernay

Summary: Do you like motor sports and big trucks? Then this post is for you! The annual Tractor Pulling contest in Bernay takes place in the beginning of June, and we had the chance to be there this year to attend the event and share with you some photos of this amazing sport. We arrived to the stadium to attend the so-called Tractor Pulling contest. The sun was gently beating on our skins, giving us this nice warm feeling after a few cold and rainy days. We started to hear the roaring engines of these big tractors, followed by cheers from the audience while we were approaching the contest track. We were wearing our press and VIP badges, as we were invited to cover this...

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Taste Coffee as You Taste Wine in Baños

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Countries, Ecuador | 0 comments

Taste Coffee as You Taste Wine in Baños

Arte Cafe & Te Restaurant 12 de Noviembre 200 y Oriente- Baños. This is a special post about a very special place for people who love coffee and tea; people who enjoy quiet, romantic places and want a real break. What is so special about this place? Well, we were just walking around one day when we found a nice-looking coffee shop. What first attracted us were the “hammock chairs” hanging at the tables. So we thought we’d come here “someday” and enjoy a hammock while having a drink. “Someday” finally came, so we went to the coffee shop and found out that it was not just good looking, but also full of treasures and surprises! First, the music is really nice—you have...

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