6 months: 8 countries, 14 cities

My post-grad plan, my redo of study abroad and my year of teaching English in France is over! What an experience, what a trip.

1.ICELAND

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Cities I visited: Reykjavik

Landmarks I visited: Viking World Museum, Blue Lagoon

2.FRANCE

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Cities I visited: Lyon, Bourg-en-Bresse, Paris, Amiens, Grenoble, Annecy

Towns I visited: Oyonnax, Bellignat, Charix, Apremont, Samognat, Creil, Montataire, Nogent-sur-Oise, Pierrefonds, Versailles, Beauvais, Perouges, Villefranche-sur-Saone, Nantua Continue reading

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A day in Beauvais

Before my Toussaint holidays, the most I knew of Beauvais was the budget airport. I had flown into and out of Paris-Beauvais on Ryanair a couple times during my study abroad year, and so passed through this charming town, but no further.

When I was researching fun day trips to take from the Paris region, Beauvais kept popping up. Located in the région of Picardy and the capitol of the Oise départment, Beauvais is about an hour train ride from Paris.  Beavais`claim to fame is the St Peter Cathedral, known as the tallest cathedral in all of France.  I was shocked too! For some reason I had always assumed that Notre Dame in Paris was the tallest French cathedral in France, which is far from the case.  Even the Amiens cathedral is larger than Notre Dame.

Once we arrived in Beauvais, we knew we wanted to check out the famous cathedral, but beyond that didn`t have much of an itinerary.  The whole town was surprisingly beautiful. Continue reading