Heading home!!

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Now I am writing this post in Doha while waiting for my flight to Beijing. I just left Europe 10 hours ago. I don’t really feel too much leaving Europe but getting more and more exciting for going back to Beijing. It has been 11 months.

So my journey continues but in my beloved hometown Beijing from now on. I have about 6 weeks in Beijing for summer vacation. Can’t wait for the food and family and friends and everything!!

A Weekend in Athens

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I remember a few things about Athens and Greece in general. Firstly, hot!! It was already very hot when we traveled there. I can’t even imagined what I would be like in August. Though AC is provided in restaurants and some places, but it is not strong enough. I was still sweating. So Greece is so grease indeed.  Continue reading

Busy Weekend Around Geneva

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My study abroad program is actually based in Geneva, but for the past few weekends, I have constantly traveled away from Geneva. I barely walked around Geneva even though I have been here for over 6 weeks. I decided to take a break and chill out in this past weekend. Initially I thought stay at home and probably study for a bit can be relaxing, but I ended up going out the whole weekend.

Our university took us to Art Basel, one of the biggest art fair in the world. The field trip took the whole day Friday. We traveled to Basel, which was a nearly 3-hour train ride one way. The art fair was indeed mind opening. I have been to a lot of museums but never art fair. New experience, great experience.  Continue reading

A weekend in Paris: Baigner dans le coeur de Paris

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This time, I went on the journey to Paris by myself. I needed time to be alone and I wanted to see my friends in Paris badly.

Approaching Paris on the flight, I was getting more and more exciting. Paris is for sure one of the greatest city in the world and I am a huge fan of the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Being able to see the great city and experience what Landon saw was absolutely amazing to me, let alone two friends that I haven’t seen for so long awaits me there.  Continue reading

A weekend up in the mountain: Interlaken & Jungfraujoch

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We went into the mountainous area of Switzerland. The view high up at the top of Europe was breathtaking. The scenery of the lakes was my favorite of all the places I went in these past few weekends.

Right when we arrived at Interlake Ost station, we directly chose to go up to the top of Europe, Jungfraujoch. The train up is pretty slow, but the view outside just completely attracts you, so you don’t really feel it is very slow. It was cloudy and slightly raining the day we went. Even so, the view was still breathtaking. I am so jealously of the local people who can live with the view day by day.

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A weekend in France: Travel Tips

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1.Prepare adequate cash with you. A lot of places do not take credit card. Street artists and some restaurants did not, even my hostel did not. I took out some cash there. My bank charges me transaction fee and currency exchange fee.

2.Always have a debit card. Just in case you will need to withdraw cash, debit card is way better than credit card.

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A night in Monaco: post-F1 & party

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The sun came out at almost sunset. The city is just a huge party. The last train we took back to Nice was full of drunkards. Besides drunk people or people getting drunk in the city, the next obvious features are that the harbor is full of huge yachts and service trunk for F-1 is packing to leave the city. What a scene from Monte Carlo and the track!!

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A weekend in France: Nice and Èze part

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We arrived at Nice pretty late but we decided to walk around anyway. Our hostel is very close to the train station and only 15 minutes walk to the beach. The premenade next to the beach is full of restaurants and bars. Crowds gathered because there was a football game. Everybody was cheered up in the cool and nice weather. Street artists was selling hand-made jewelry. Most of them was very pretty. It was hard to hold back the impulsion of buying something.

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A weekend in France: Lyon part

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I was so lucky and so unlucky this past weekend in France. My friend and I run into some interesting exhibition and the annual Monaco Formula 1. The most lucky part of this is that we didn’t even know these two things were there. We were also very unlucky because we missed two of our connecting trains.
We stopped at Lyon first. There were a lot to see, to explore in the Vieux Ville. We walked for more than 15km every day we were there. The weather was very nice and sunny, but a bit hot at noon or to stand in the sunlight.

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One day in Lausanne

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Lausanne is about 45 minutes train ride from Geneva. It’s a perfect day trip destination. The city is famous for a lot of things: Olympic Capital, wine-growing region, Higher Education, art and etc. I was only able to glance into this amazing city in the one-day trip.

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