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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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]