Thoughts on Paris Terrorist Attacks + Seizing Opportunities

Friday 13th November 2015 will permanently be remembered for one of the most damaging and well-executed co-ordinated terrorist attacks in recent history. 4 almost simultaneous incidents in Paris claimed the lives of 129 people and severely injured many more. It shocked the city, and a nation that was still recovering from 2 attacks in January earlier […]

Perpignan & Collioure. Winter Warmth in November.

Perpignan It’s the beginning of November and I hopped on a 1€ train from Montpellier to Perpignan. 2 cities within the Languedoc-Roussillon region separated by an hour and half train journey. I wanted a new place to wander around, gather my thoughts, and take some photos in an effort to see as much as possible before winter […]

A Weekend In Marseille – city of coves, lights, a basilica, and lots of McDonalds

I spent the past weekend in Marseille after taking advantage of a sale on train tickets. Arriving from Montpellier I instantly knew I was back in a big city. The best thing I did, however, was leave the city for the day and visit the beautiful Calanques (coves) to the south. Marseille at night is […]

3 Super Affordable Ways to Travel Languedoc-Roussillon

As I’ve been living in France for a while and always have an eye out for a good deal I thought I’d share 3 ways of getting around on a budget, specifically how to travel Languedoc-Roussillon. Even with offers on SNCF trains (the national operator) this is often a pricey mode of transport. 1€ Trains […]

A Sunday trip to Nîmes – a delight in Roman architecture

Nîmes is one of the most well preserved examples of Roman architecture outside Italy. Indeed, it is home to the most intact amphitheatre in the world, more so than the Colloseum in Rome itself. We drove from Montpellier (a 45 minute journey) for the day and saw some of the key sights without exerting too much energy. […]

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