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Lyon Lights Festival – Fête des lumières

4 Dec

Although there are other festivals of this kind around the world, the Festival of Lights in Berlin or the Diwali Festival in India,  the Lyon one is probably the most representative. Its origins come from as far as the 16th century and it celebrates the day when Virgin Mary spared the town from plague. Candles were lit up for that occasion and candles are lit up now everywhere at people’s windowsills all over town together with the fireworks launched from the top of Fourvière Hill by the municipality.

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Ferrara Balloons Festival

17 Sep

The reason I like balloons so much is because they sum up a couple of things I really love:  colours, wind and cartoons. Colours, I love them all: red, yellow, green, purple, just name it, and I usually wear them depending on the mood I’m in. As for the wind, there is nothing better than a sunny windy day on my skin and through my hair, not the winter chilly one of course, but all the other seasons work fine for me. I don’t get that much wind where I live so when it happens it always makes my day. As for cartoons Continue reading

Biertan or simply where I come from

26 Jun

I’ve decided to start my posts about Romania, my home country, with a post about Biertan, a small Romanian village in the Sibiu county.

If you google it a little bit you’ll find out that it’s one of the most important Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania (Birthalm, as the Saxons would call it), that it has been listed among the Unesco World Heritage sites and Continue reading

Fete du citron aka Lemon Festival in Menton

6 Apr

The spring is yet to come, these are the last days of the winter carnival but boy the oranges and lemons do look and smell so juicy and summery! And if you’re lucky, like we’ve been, to celebrate the festival in a sunny day, then despite the crowd, you’ll really enjoy yourself! And I guess it’s easy to be  lucky with the weather on Cote d’Azur even at the beginning of March!

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