Dinan, a medieval town in France

Have you ever visited a real-life fairytale town? Ever wondered while watching those Disney films, if these towns do exist? I know I did, not only once. But each time I watch these movies. These Disney movies and fairytale stories had played a big role in my childhood days. I grew up with these movies. So when I went for a road trip to Europe with my friends, I found out that these fairytale towns do exist in real life. And one of these towns is Dinan, a Medieval town located in Brittany, Northwest France. During planning our road trip, I went through our route. Saw the laid out route on a google map and one by one checked out the towns for our stopovers, and the towns will be passing by. One by one I searched about these towns and unexpectedly discovered a hidden gem in each one of them. With this post, we will focus on the Old town of Dinan. When I searched about Dinan,  a bunch of photos pop-up. A photo of half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets, just like we usually saw in Disney films. I instantly fall in love with the town. Right there and then, I contact my friends and insist that we add Dinan to our stopover. I just can't let this opportunity to see a real-life fairytale town to pass. DINAN WALKING TOUR GUIDE Here are some spots in Dinan you should check-out on your next visit. 1| Tour Ste-Catherine To get a magnificent view of the town's viaduct and port, climb up to the top of a 16-m high tower. It'll be tiring, but the view from above is all worth it.   2| Saint Catherine Chapel A few walks away from Tour Ste-Catherine lies Saint Catherine Chapel.   3| Tour de I'Horloge The entire town of Dinan can be viewed from…

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Food Festival in the Netherlands

It was the start of summer when I visited Amsterdam. I guess I was lucky to have visited the place that time of the year. There were lots of festivals happening at that time. There was the opening of the famous Keukenhof Garden and my most favorite--- food festival.   I have never been to a food festival before. The Festival Trek in Nijmegen, Netherlands was my first. Although I always go out to try every street food from all the country I visit, a food festival has its own appeal.   In the Netherlands, when spring comes, it signals the start of a food feast, and it'll last until the end of summer. It's quite safe to assume that people in Netherlands love food. So, here's 2 food festival that happens yearly.   Festival TREK food festival   This food festival is composed of numbers of food trucks that trek around the Netherlands to fill city parks with tasty meals, live music, theatre, and overflowing talents & creativity. I'm glad I had the chance to experience it. I was overwhelmed by all the food truck I saw. I remember I insist to my friends to come to this Festival Trek, which is just a few minutes drive from their place. And I'm glad I insist it to them. It was such a great experience. If you want to check the schedule for Trek Festival, visit their official website here Festival TREK.   Rolling Kitchen   Here's another food festival happening during the holiday weekend around Ascension day in Amsterdam. A dozen Food-mobile come together in the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam to create one big outdoor restaurant. There will be music, lots of amazing food and extremely fun experience. I wish I had the chance to visit it, but I did not. I guess I…

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20 Photos of Rochers de Naye to inspire you

Rochers de Naye is part of the Swiss Alps that has an amazing view of Lake Geneva. If you love landscape photography, this mountain is a perfect spot for you. Every where you look will left you breathless of its beauty. Having said that here are 20 photos of Rochers de Naye that will inspire you to travel.In case you're interested in going to this beautiful mountain, I have blog about our hike here>--> 'Hiking Rochers de Naye in Switzerland' Thanks for checking this out! Til next Adventure! 

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Hiking Rochers de Naye in Switzerland

Hiking is one of my favorite outdoor adventures. I started hiking when I was just in college. Since the day a friend invited me on a day hike, I've fallen in love with the outdoors. Never did I thought, one of my dreams of hiking a swiss alps mountain would come true during our 10-day Europe road trip. I was happy when I found out that Switzerland is on our list. Even more ecstatic when I learned that we have set aside one day for hiking Rochers de Naye, a mountain of the Swiss Alps overlooking Lake Geneva.   How to get there Rochers de Naye has an altitude of 2,042 meters above sea level. It is located near Montreux, Switzerland. There are two ways of reaching the summit of Rochers de Naye. One is the easiest but most expensive, the other is cheaper but need more of your energy. You can either jump into a train from Montreux station and pay 70CHF or just park your car in Veytaux and take a 1 to 2-hour hike to the peak. Since we are on a budget for this trip, we opt for the cheaper option-- hiking. Click here to see the route on Google Map.   Accommodation near Rochers de Naye It was the start of summer in Switzerland when we hiked Rochers de Naye. The weather was warm with a slight cool breeze. We stayed in one of the cabins in Bella Tola campsite located in Susten, Switzerland. It was an hour drive to Vaud, where our jump-off point for the hike is located.  I was glad my friends had booked our accommodation at Bella Tola campsite because the place was perfect. Bella Tola is situated in the Susten mountain with a great view of Swiss Alps nearby.  …

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Paris DIY walking tour

If you only have 1 day in Paris, what would you do?  I know a lot of people have been dreaming to visit the city of love, which include me. When institution I worked with sent me to Amsterdam to attend a conference, I extend my trip and planned a 10-day Europe road trip with my friends. Our first on the list was the Paris DIY Walking Tour. In our 10-day road trip around Europe, we only have one day to explore Paris, and I'm not sure how we're going to make it work. My friend who has recently visited the city said to me that you need 4 days to explore Paris. 3 days at most. But my friends who are living in the Netherlands assured me that a day would be enough. So I trusted what they said. Besides, they sure know better since they are living right next to France. Here's 10 places to see on your Paris walking tour:   1 | Hotel de Ville Here's my Paris DIY walking tour! We start off from Hotel de Ville, a striking 19th-century City Hall building with a wide area in front where you can witness random people show off their skills in dancing, singing, etc.   2| Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris Then we walked our way to the famous Notredame. We crossed the bridge of Pont d'Arcole to reach Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, an iconic gothic church with a literary link. We wanted to go inside, but the queue was very long, and we don't have all day for that. So we move on with our walking tour. We crossed a couple of bridges, the Petit Pont and Pont Saint-Michel, and snap a few photos.   3 | Palais de Justice de Paris & Tour de l'Horloge du Palais de…

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