Staycation in Paris

Rain in the middle of August? Yes, we had that couple weeks ago in some of the cities in the north of France. What could not get worst, it happened during the bank holiday of August 15th. I actually wanted to go to the beach that weekend, unfortunately the weather forecast was against us. Suddenly,…

Hidden beach town in Normandy

Summer has not end yet! Even I save my 2 weeks paid leaves for next year, it does not mean I will stay at home and not travelling. Well, this was actually back in July, I was still very sick after came back from my previous holiday in the southwest of France. Yet, I forced…

Zoo de la Palmyre

Hello again! I’m finally back from idling for nearly 2 months. Today, I would like to throw you some highlight from my quick summer vacation to the town called Les Mathes, in the southwest of France. After telling all my colleagues at work that I would spend a week in this town, everyone said that…

Why you should go to Enghien les Bains

Enghien-les-Bains is a little town located about 13,5 km away from Paris. Last month I randomly found a weekend getaway to this town via weekendesk. If you want to spend a  well to do around Paris, this town is a perfect destination. Here’s the reason why: The beautiful lake The lake of Enghien is the…

One day trip to Monet Garden

It’s spring time and it is a perfect time to go to Monet Garden in Giverny, France. One of the most beautiful garden in France – I believe. For those who doesn’t know Monet, he was a french painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting. Most of his paintings are landscape painting, nature, and French…

Throwback Thursday: Trip to Portugal

I travel to Portugal for the first time in June 2013, and it’s definitely one of cheapest travel destination in Europe – if not – the cheapest trip I’ve had in European countries. I’ve remembered that we paid only 50 € for return ticket from Lille to Porto using budget airlines, Ryan Air. Although the…

5 reasons to visit Mont Saint Michel

Today, I would like to write an article why you must include Mont Saint Michel in your travel bucket-list. This majestic abbey is located in northwestern France, Normandy and welcomes more than 2.5 million tourists per year (source: click here). I had a chance to have a quick visit last summer. And I wish that…

One day visit in Ghent

If you are planning a day trip to Belgium this weekend, Ghent is a must-visit port city located in Northwest Belgium. First time I visited this town when I was pursued my post-grad studies in Lille, France. My friend used to drive me here for a day out as it was only 1 hour drive…

Sunny winter in Deauville

Sun was finally up in Normandy last Saturday. I think almost every one in Normandy or we call them les normands went out that day. Well, that’s what we do when the sun comes out. It has been cloudy, cold and sometimes rainy since the beginning of 2019 until last Monday. The weather started to…

Things to do in Bordeaux

For my last New Years Eve holiday, I decided to go to Bordeaux. It wasn’t my first time coming to this city. But, my first visit was too short and it wasn’t enough. So, I made myself promise that one day, I would coming back there. I believe that many people know about Bordeaux as…