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Largest demonstration in the history of Paris Despite the recent devastating assault on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, a few days earlier, daily life in Paris seemed to go on as usual. However, on the 11. January, we did take part in one of the largest demonstration in the history of Paris where over 2 million people gathered on the streets in Paris along with 40 world leaders to endorse freedom of speech and press using the slogan “I am Charlie”. We have never seen so many people gathered in one place. All the major streets close to Republique Square were filled with people. The crowd was clapping, singing and girls were wearing pencils in their hair to represent the newspaper. Many waved the flag of France, cheered, and sang the national anthem. Standing on the streets of Paris today was really special. The whole city was filled with a strange atmosphere. People were caring, smiling to each other and being polite but also morning for those who lost their life. [blockquote]”Paris is the capital of the world today” -French leader Francois Hollande [/blockquote] Throughout the day the streets of the city where filled with police cars, soldiers and loud sirens. For […]

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After saying goodbye to Iceland, our first destination was Paris, which we were both visiting for the first time. It is easy to say it is one of our favourite cities in Europe. This is truly a city for lovers, on every corner you will find romantic restaurants and cute café’s where the tables are definitely not meant for more then two. It was quite common to see couples “french” kissing in public, a sight rarely seen in our home country. We really enjoyed that liberal feel. In Paris we stayed with Kiddi, a good friend of Andri’s , who’s finishing his PhD in physics in Paris. Kiddi is on of the nicest and welcoming guys you’ll meet. Kiddi showed us the main sights, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame, and the lovely Montmarte neighbourhood. We often used rental bikes to cross distances, a cheap and an easy choice to see the city. You can find self service bike station all across the city. The rental bikes If travelling on a budget we recommend a visit to the local supermarket instead of the pricy restaurants. This is one of the priciest cities in Europe. A normal price for a cappuccino is […]

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