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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Chateau #1: Pierrefonds

I had never heard of the Chateau de Pierrefonds before I visited it. Adam`s fellow assistants had planned a trip and as I`m not one to turn down a trip to a French chateau, I was happy to tag along!

The chateau is a reconstructed medieval castle in the Picardie region of France- reconstructed because it was destroyed during the 17th century. Napoleon III undertook the restoration project in the 19th century, once France began to take steps to preserve her history and monuments. Today the castle is fully restored and classified as a national monument.

How to get there

To visit the castle, we took an SNCF train to CompiΓ¨gne. From the train station, we took a regional bus- Oise MobilitΓ©– line 27 for 2 euros to the town of Pierrefonds. You can look up the times here.

The chateau Continue reading