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Nejc Rodošek



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Back in France, ready for Lyon

It took around two hours to reach Lyon from Paris. Lyon is the third largest city in France. It is the capital of Rhone-Alpes region. It is known as a gastronomic and historical city with a vibrant cultural scene . Lyon is a popular centre for all ski and mount lovers, it’s totally worth spending few days exploring this wonderful and ancient city. This time I didn’t have to search for accommodation and I was glad that I had more money to spend on exploring this beautiful city. The streets here are lined up with cafes, food joints and souvenir shops. We had breakfast at her home, her mother made delicious Indian food. We then left to visit my roommate’s college. We went by metro and then took a bus to her college. We retuned back by evening and then planned to go to Parc de la tete. It is the biggest garden of the city. It has a zoo inside and it is so vast that it impossible to see the whole of garden at once. People were reading books and some were fishing. My friend suggested to rent one bicycle from outside the park, she already had one so we both rode the bicycles on the streets. It was such a pleasant evening. While returning we were so hungry and tired that we had dinner and immediately slept off. Next day we planned to go to Basilique de Fourviere. It was built in 19 th century and dedicated to Virgin Mary, who saved the city from a cholera epidemic back in 1823. The architecture is beautiful and the decor inside is amazing with stained glass windows. We took a cable car to reach to the top from where we could see whole of Lyon. The view was breath- taking. In the evening, we took a nice walk in the Vieux-Lyon district. It has got very narrow streets with restaurants, shopping stores, banks, theatres, etc. The traboules were really something very unique to this place. Actually they are fascinating and mysterious ground passage through building from one street to another. For lunch, we crossed the bridge to reach near Bellecour, where the restaurants are generally not tourist traps, less expensive, and better-tasting. There are also souvenir shops from where I bought some for my family and friends. We wandered there for few hours and then came back home. Next day I took a train back to Paris. Days passed and it was time to leave this beautiful place. It was a well spent time in Paris, Germany and Lyon. The new people I met, new culture, new language, overall it was a great experience. With a lot of memories and a promise that I am surely going to come back since there is a lot more to explore in Europe. I boarded my flight back to India and bade adieu to Europe.

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