Category Archives: 09. France

Made me want a bike

Day 143: Country-hopping

Paris, France – Bruges, Belgium – Amsterdam, Netherlands Slow commuting day. It’s my last leg on the BusAbout. I didn’t do much; didn’t climb no sand dunes or see any Monalisas. The only thing to brag about today is: “I had breakfast in France, lunch […]

Ascending the pyramid

Day 142: Masses Against the Classes

Paris, France I had lunch with Alexis at a burger joint. No wonder the French is known for their culinary art. Even their burgers are better looking than American’s. Alexis ate his burger with fork and knife while I grabbed mine with my bare hands […]

Autumn in Paris

Day 141: Autumn in Paris

Paris, France It’s Storm’s last day in Paris before he’s heading to Utrecth in the Netherlands. We figured it might be best to try to hit up as many touristy landmarks as possible today. Paris in autumn is gorgeous. The gloomy sky didn’t bother me […]


Day 140: Écoutez! Répétez!

Beauvais – Paris, France Onto Paris! As soon as Storm and I got to our Couchsurfing host, Jing’s place in Paris, we’re out again to check out Montmartre the northern part of Paris. It so happened that there’s an annual wine festival in Montmartre. The […]

Ryan Air!

Day 139: Who the Hell is Ryan?

Marrakesh, Morocco – Beauvais, France Hoorah! We’re flying back out to Europe today. Storm and I spent the whole morning putting our haggling techniques to use. We got some mad haggle-tekkers now. I managed to get the vendors to argue amongst themselves, and ended up […]


Day 112: Ola!!!

Nice – Avignon, France – Barcelona – Sant Boi, Spain I didn’t really “see” Avignon. However, I was physically there for 45 mins, so here: Upon arriving in Barcelona, I took a half hour metro ride to the suburb to a town called Sant Boi. […]

Last view of Switzerland

Day 111: Slipping Away

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland – Lake Como, Italy – Nice, France Honestly, I don’t remember much of the day. I was dozing off most of my time on the full-day bus trip. Lake Como seemed like a nice place to stop in on next time around. Why? […]

Last view of Monaco from the bus

Day 108: Yodle Lay Hee Ho!

Nice, France – Milan, Italy – Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland A full day of travelling on the bus. Didn’t stop for long in Milan but was able to catch a quick glimpse of the AC Milan’s football field. Was told there’s not much in Milan but the […]

Monte Carlo Casino

Day 107: Casino Royale

Nice, France – Monte Carlo, Monaco – Nice, France Monaco was not as daunting and exclusive as I had expected it to be. Imagine, a country with 33,000 citizens. Only way to become one is to be extremely loaded. And even so, it’s not guaranteed. […]

Neptune Plage

Day 106: Neptune Plage

Nice, France The French riviera was made famous by Coco Chanel. She vacationed here in the 1920’s and went back to Paris with a tan and it was the first time people thought tan was fresh. By 1950’s, this area became the vacation destination for […]

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Day 105: Lean on Me

Florence – Pisa, Italy – Nice, France The Pisa tower! Quite a fun stop-over. Reached Nice late afternoon and went out to dinner with a bunch of people from the hostel.