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Being Touristy in Hue | Explore Vietnam

Being Touristy in Hue | Explore Vietnam

After some time in Hanoi I hopped on a plane to Hue, yes I took a plane because at that point I needed a break from night trains and long bus rides. The plane was maybe $30 with checked baggage and it would only take an hour rather than 4-6. I arrived and got a taxi to my hostel. It was in a good area but it was on the most touristy street I had ever seen. It was like…

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Chateau d’Amboise | Explore France

Chateau d’Amboise | Explore France

                      This is my last post on France for a while. The last time I was there was in 2013 and I had booked a tour for a week. I spent the previous two weeks in Belgium taking an interactive course on the European Parliament for my degree. I really wanted to experience France again and go to the coast, away from Paris. The tour brought us from Paris to…

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Chateau de Chenonceau | Explore France

Chateau de Chenonceau | Explore France

  Let me start by saying this will be a long post with a lot of pictures and more text than usually. So if you only have five minutes you may want to save this for later when you have more time. After St. Malo it was time to leave the beautiful Northern Atlantic coast and make our into the Loire Valley. While I enjoyed my time by the sea immensely, the Loire valley has a distinct beauty of its…

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An Ancient Palace In The Midst Of A City| Gyeongbokgung Palace | Explore Korea

An Ancient Palace In The Midst Of A City| Gyeongbokgung Palace | Explore Korea

                      Hello everyone! Well the weather is becoming colder now, and I am okay with that. I was very lucky to have warm, beautiful weather for the whole first month I was here and it is now time to get into the Autumn spirit. Back in September, I purchased a bunch of postcards to send out to friends and family. On many of these postcards was a picture of a…

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The Charming Town of Bayeux

The Charming Town of Bayeux

In the town of Bayeux, is where you can find the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the story of William the Conqueror who became the first King of England. You cannot take pictures of the Tapestry but it was amazing to see and since it was created in the 1000’s or 1100’s, it is so cool that it has survived this long. The last part of the tapestry is missing, but the detail is really neat to see.

Versailles Brings Out The Princess In Me| Explore France

Versailles Brings Out The Princess In Me| Explore France

Travelling to Versailles for the first time felt like a dream! It is so beautiful and walking through the halls with all of the gold, marble, tapestries, and artwork I felt like a Princess (one surrounded by a billion people pushing and shoving). Yes there are a lot of people who go to Versailles and it takes someone with patience to endure the endless amount of pushing from your fellow tourists but all in all it was worth it.

Walking My Way Through The Streets of Paris and Climbing Up The Eiffel Tower| Explore Paris

Walking My Way Through The Streets of Paris and Climbing Up The Eiffel Tower| Explore Paris

                If you are going to be traveling around a major city like Paris or London I recommend getting a Metro (Paris) or Oyster (London) Card. It is significantly cheaper and easy to use once you’ve been on it a couple of times. Another option is the hop on/hop off bus, which brings you around to all these places and when you want to you just get off and then catch the next bus when you…

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