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A Wonderful 24 Hours In Rennes, France

There is something about the country of France that I can’t seem to shake; while Italy is home, the good and the bad, over time we find ourselves crossing the border to France I have this overall calm, it’s quite hard to explain. On one occasion of a friend’s weeding last year, Nico and I rented a Fiat 500 from the Paris Beauveau airport (not my favorite) and set off for a week of eating and drinking our way through Normandy and Brittany.…

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Behind the Lens: My Year Of Travel On Instagram

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”― Gustave Flaubert This influential French novelist who wrote the great Madame Bovary has a point. The more I see the world, I feel infinitely more humbled. Just walking through the Sunday walking market in Chiang Mai, it is as easy to get lost in the hundreds of people as it is to order a fresh coconut. Way too easy. And the more I hear ignorant…

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A Weekend In Provence: A Photo Diary

The air in Provence, is just a little cleaner, once you get there. As we drove through the 100 tunnels (or more) between Genoa and Nice, me gripping the sides of the seat as Nico confidently swerved with an air of a Frenchman who has become an Italian driver. We arrived safe and sound, after I said ‘can you drive a little slower’ about twenty times, probably a guy’s worst nightmare, seated next to a self-admitted backseat driver. Our first…

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An Unworldly Place on Planet Earth, Visiting Baie de Somme

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Last year Nico and I visited the Northern town of Lille for one of his close friend’s wedding and had an incredible time. It surprised me just how much we loved the colorful town, people, food and windy, romantic streets. To make this weekend a little more special, we decided to make the trip a long holiday and visit a relaxing holiday town, the area around Baie de Somme, in the Picardy region. Home to one of the most beautiful bays…

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A Wine Affair in the Languedoc

Winery in souther France | Girl in Florence

As if wine in France couldn’t be more amazing, the sudden surprise of finding a region that might be utterly unpronounceable to me so far, the  Languedoc-Roussillon, is a real delight. The reason I even know about this place is because it is the childhood summer destination of my boyfriend Nico who is originally from Castelnaudary. Every summer his family would make the short trip from Castelnaudary to Saint Cyprien for a month or two under the (not always that…

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The Allure of Collioure, France

why you should visit collioure france | girl in florence blog

If you handed me a map of France a year ago and asked me to find the town of Collioure, it probably would have taken more time than I care to admit. To save you all some time, Collioure is very close to the Spanish border in the 20 mile Côte Vermeille of the Languedoc-Roussillon coastline. While I have been to this coastline, nearby Saint Cyprien where my boyfriend’s grandparents have a summer apartment, this twinkling town is a very happy new find. Once the…

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