Travel

Postcard from Antibes

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Antibes is one of my favorite neighboring towns to Nice: a glorious sandy beach, a foie gras sandwich shop, a row of amazing yachts to wander. Friends and I loved hopping on the train to spend a sunny afternoon strolling through town and then setting up for a suntanning session. The quiet cove doesn’t have […]

December 19, 2010 Continue reading…

Postcard from the streets of Lyon

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While Lyon isn’t as pretty as, say, the awe-inspiring architecture of Paris or the breathtaking vistas of the French Riviera, it does have a certain gritty charm to it. The street art is often simple, but more thought-provoking than most. A few of my favorites from the capital of the Rhône-Alpes:

December 4, 2010 Continue reading…

Postcard from Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is one of those perfectly picturesque cities: tree-lined canals, bicycle-lined cobblestone alleyways, old-style architecture. The skies may have been gray, but the cozy coffee shops provided the perfect escape.

November 28, 2010 Continue reading…

Lyon: more than just a place setting

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Not many countries can boast a gastronomic capital. But this is France, and food is never taken lightly. Lyon, an industrial city along the Rhone, is known best for its nurturing of haute cuisine and its pork-filled bouchons. While the restaurants are certainly the highlight of the city, Lyon has far more to offer than […]

November 23, 2010 Continue reading…

Postcard from Provence

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It’s all about who you know, right? I’m lucky enough to have family friends who live in the heart of the French countryside. Down a bumpy, unpaved road outside of a tiny town that boasts a church, a bakery and a few assorted cafes, they live in utter serenity. I spent a weekend wandering through […]

November 21, 2010 Continue reading…

Not always cheap, but Paris is always a good idea

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Paris is always a good idea. While that was Audrey Hepburn’s opinion, I’d have to say I agree. Paris is a city that captures the heart of Francophiles and Franco-wary alike, with its iconic architecture, world-famous gastronomy and unbelievably fashionable women. Despite its status as one of Europe’s most sophisticated capitals, it’s still possible to […]

November 18, 2010 Continue reading…

Postcard from Oxford

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I’m lucky enough to be friends with an Oxford University student, and thus was able to score not only a private tour of the town and university, but also get an inside look into student life at the first university in the English-speaking world. Needless to say, the beauty and history of the campus puts […]

November 14, 2010 Continue reading…