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8 Reasons Why Lyon Is Way Cooler Than Paris

Hey guys! Headed to France on your next big Europe trip? Want to see some beautiful sights? Eat some amazing French food? Get lost down some romantic Medieval alleyways? Basically […]

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Paris Isn’t For Lovers, Paris Is For Friends

Sadly even the sixth time was not a charm last May when I spent four nights in the most overrated city in the world. Paris fans, you might just want […]

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How to Spend a Day in Grenoble, France

Three hours from Paris and an hour and a half from Lyon is the dynamic city of Grenoble – rhymes with Chernobyl, though I can assure you, the two look […]

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A Little European Christmas Fauxtography

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Blonde Gypsy! Given that the next several days are pretty much considered a dead zone for blogging, I am putting my Balkan posts […]

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This Week on SHABL: HighLIGHTS of Fête des lumières in Lyon, France

This week on Stop Having a Boring Life… Hello, hello SHABL! Hope this post finds you warm and well wherever you are. I’ve got a real treat for you today […]

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The Bronx & The Hives in Lyon, France

One of my favorite spectacles during Fête des lumières had nothing to do with the 70+ fancy light installations scattered throughout Lyon last week. No, it was actually found at […]

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The Blonde Gypsy is Headed to the Rhône-Alpes!

Woah, woah, woah..where did November go?! I swear it was just yesterday that I landed in Skopje, but no, it has actually been over three weeks! Time flies when you […]

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Things To Do in Monaco (Poor But Sexy Edition)

Monaco is a peculiar little principality on the Mediterranean that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting on three separate occasions. Twice I went in on day trips from France and […]

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Epic Cognac: Visit to the Courvoisier Chateau in Jarnac

I had such a grand time in Jarnac at the Courvoisier Chateau that it warrants its own blog post rather than for me to clump it together with something else. […]

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Epic Cognac: Visit to Poitiers & Angoulême

In early September I announced that I was going to Poitou Charentes and I am finally ready to unveil the first half of this #epic trip which took me to […]

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On My European To Do List…Corsica

What do LCD Soundsystem, Sébastien Tellier, Azari & III, The Rapture, and Friendly Fires all have in common? They’ve all been to the French island of Corsica and I haven’t. […]

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The Blonde Gypsy is Headed to Cognac!

I’ve been dying to make this announcement for several weeks now but things have been preeeetty busy for me. Since I am literally about to walk out the door though […]