Tag: France

November 26, 2017 / 4 Months abroad in France

Toulouse surprised me with its organic and local eateries, as well as the beautiful Garonne river banks and the unique differing specialty coffee shops. Read about my first experience here and discover where to find an açai bowl, French farmers beer, a late afternoon lunch, local ceramics, and little, organic bulk stores!

November 7, 2017 / Bordeaux & West Coast

Each and every of Bordeaux’s specialty coffee shops deserves its own article . . . However a post for each would be too much, so this one literal post combines the whole guide in one. Read about Bordelaise roasteries, where I had my favorite breakfasts and matcha lattes, the best spots to laptop-work, what coffee shop fine-dining looks like and much more …

October 24, 2017 / 4 Months abroad in France

The specialty coffee shops in Bordeaux are what made me fall in love with the town. They are personal and keep the french culture, whilst staying a modern third wave coffee shop. Plus they can make some really good matcha, beetroot and pumpkin spice latte 😉

October 10, 2017 / 4 Months abroad in France

My first experience wwoofing in France, gave me a great insight into this culture. On Ferme d’Olivet I milked goats by hand, prepared traditional multi-course lunches, got insight into a vineyard, participated in folk festivals and visited neighbouring towns by biking through the beautiful country side.

September 19, 2017 / 4 Months abroad in France

Staying at the Vegan Surf Camp for three and a half weeks was a perfect time-out of normal life: yoga every morning, porridge with miso-tahini, surfing or siesta-ing at the beach, daily changing dinner buffets, movie nights a trip to San Sebastian …

June 17, 2017 / Bordeaux & West Coast

Bordeaux is the French town of wine… but I was more interested in the avo-toasts, matcha and coconut lattes, vegan gluten-free fudgy chocolate cookies and organic ice cream parlors across from cathedrals and churches on plazas, merged by narrow stoned alleyways and beautiful copper lamps . . . and I’m keeping myself short.  Plus wild beaches, spectacular sanddunes and the coasts of oyster farmings are just an hours train ride away.

April 8, 2016 / France

This year we tested a French ski resort after many years of Swiss skiing (Saas-Fee in the Valais and Zuoz, a five-lift idyll in the Engadin), which never disappointed.  Our standards were high and didn’t get fulfilled immediately – but by the end we were enthusiastic about almost every part of this ski area and hope to be back next year again!

April 7, 2016 / France
March 20, 2016 / France