Bucharest, Romania

I had  to go on a week-long study trip in Romania in 2015.  It was part of the international exchange programs between my French university and a Romanian one. Romania is starting to invest more in developing its industrial and manufacturing industries as it opens itself up internationally. Romania has long been overlooked as a tourist destination. However, over the last 3 years, the country is becoming a popular travel destination as the country develops itself as an industry leader and brand.

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Le Jardin du Luxembourg

The Jardin du Luxembourg was one of my favourite places to take a break from my studies and get some fresh air. The garden was nearby my home in the 15th arrondissement in Paris, and it was the ideal place to catch some warm sun while enjoying the pretty views. The garden is much quieter than the popular Tuileries Garden by the Louvre, and much smaller, but it was pretty little haven to escape and unwind.

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Reflections of a year in Paris

I spent just over a year living in Paris, France. I arrived at the end of 2014, and left just a little bit over a year in 2015. I was studying Fashion business management, and learning about the history of fashion in France and how to create different brands in different sectors.

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Lovely Lyon

Paris offers many delights that will never leave you bored, however if you decide to visit
France do try and make an effort to see more of it. Paris is but a fraction of the country, and there is so much more to see in the other smaller cities. The best thing is that no two cities are alike! Each have their own vibe and have something unique to offer.

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Spring & Cherry Blossoms in Paris

I’ve always seen such pretty pics with the Eiffel Tower in Paris amidst cherry blossoms! Since living in Asia, I have fallen in love with Spring and the blooming of the cherry blossoms every year.

Cherry blossoms are not native to Europe, so these carefully planted trees around Paris’ famous landmarks are a treasure to behold after a dull and dreary Winter. You can find them all over the city in parks and other popular places. So one warm sunny Spring day in Paris, I took a study break and headed off to the Eiffel Tower with my camera to capture these short-lived blossoms in bloom!

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Brussels, Belgium on a Big Budget

On a whim, me and two friends decided to do a weekend trip to Belgium! We were all on serious budgets, so we aimed for spending no more than 100 Euros! It was some post-Easter long weekend in Europe, so we decided to do a bit of traveling.

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A Holiday in Holland

My trip to the Netherlands is a nostalgic one. It was my first time ever traveling and flying on an aeroplane. So with some money saved up from the weekend job I’d had a student and my folks buying me my flight as a 21st birthday gift, I embarked on my first travel adventure to The Netherlands in 2006. This was 10 years ago and the exchange rate was a mere R8 to 1 Euro! Good times.

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France: Charming Nantes

Nantes is a small city in the West of France, and proved to be quite charming. Nantes formerly served as a trading post for the colonial days in France. It has a quiet a sad history as it also served as the main trading ports for slavery across the world.We had to go to Nantes on a quick study trip on local textile manufacturing for fashion and apparel.

Nantes is really modern in terms of its architecture in comparison to Paris. The city centre still retains its old world charm and tradition. Its also the place to go shopping. Note that goods are significantly cheaper than Paris, and there was a bigger selection of small Parisian boutiques a fairly good prices.

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