October 2010

Sometimes, I wish I were there

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It hits me when I see a couple playing with a puppy in a park, or when I spot an advertisement for an adorable apartment. I get a tinge when I’m wandering through home design stores and spot an awesome kitchen gadget or gorgeous bed linen. Sometimes it comes when I pick up a fabulous […]

October 15, 2010 Continue reading…

Where to grab a drink in Nice

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There is no shortage of places to grab a drink in Nice. Old Town is full of restaurants, cafés and bars to sip some wine, chug a beer or splurge on a cocktail. Nice doesn’t have a huge club scene, but many of the bars offer live music on a daily or weekly basis. Be […]

October 13, 2010 Continue reading…

Here’s an alert: life is dangerous, so live it

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The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert last week for all U.S. citizens traveling in Europe. As soon as I heard about it, I was shocked–mostly by the giant waste of time and energy by the government and media in issuing and promoting this alert. The alert is remarkably vague. Basically, there’s a possibility […]

October 11, 2010 Continue reading…

Postcard: Bicycles around Europe

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My favorite photos of two-wheeled, environmentally-friendly transportation around Europe. Sunny day in the park in Stockholm

October 10, 2010 Continue reading…

Admitting defeat in the challenge of the cornet

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That’s it: I’m waving my white paper napkin in surrender. The Challenge of the Cornet has gotten the best of me. Eating ice cream every day is harder than you think, especially when oozing chocolat fondant and succulent fig tarts are fighting for that coveted position of my dessert. However, even if I was defeated […]

October 8, 2010 Continue reading…

The best tastes of Nice for a budget foodie

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Any trip to France isn’t complete without a veritable culinary experience, preferably complete with wine and dessert. While Paris and Lyon have their share of Michelin-starred restaurants and world-famous patisseries, Nice is the perfect destination for the budget foodie.

October 5, 2010 Continue reading…

One last postcard from Nice

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I still can’t believe that I’m wrapping up my last week in Nice. I’ve decided to spend my last month traveling—but not through the less-touristed parts of France, as originally planned. I’ll save the wine tasting and oyster slurping for when I have a travel companion. Instead, I’ll be boarding a plane on Friday to […]

October 3, 2010 Continue reading…