Archive | July, 2014

Tattoos still stigmatized in France

By Travis Gumphrey:  Tattooing in France is still looked down upon by many people, which is in stark contrast to American views. Tattooing has existed for thousands of years and continues to be a part of society. The culture around the art form grows in some places but dwindles in others.  

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Hostel living offers community for adventure-seeking travelers

By Jessie Tremmel:  Littered cigarette butts are swept into the gutter, beer and other beverages are toted into the bar and travelers laden with multiple backpacks are welcomed into the air-conditioned lobby. At Villa Saint Exupéry, approximately 50 employees work to make the hostel as comfortable as possible. In Nice, France, there are numerous options […]

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The international language of yoga behind the story

By Nathan Ejuwa:  Take a look behind the story as Lindsay Gavin discovers yoga in Nice, France.    

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The international language of yoga

By Lindsay Gavin:  The air was cool and my nerves were high. Walking through the congested streets of Paris, headphones on and chin raised I tried to look confident as my eyes frantically scanned the street signs behind my sunglasses. On a whim, I had decided to take a yoga class alone, in Paris, with […]

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Niçoise or not: How the French spot a tourist

By Amy Hahn:  Perched under a pergola on the Promenade des Anglais, two locals are playing their favorite game: guess the tourist. Tourists carrying maps and cameras are too easy for Hugo and his wife Valerie, who have lived in Nice for 11 years. From their resting place next to the sea, the pair prefer […]

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Cheese restaurant supports local and organic products

By Geraldine Tong:  In a small alleyway in Old Nice, tucked away from the major thoroughfare, there is a rustic French restaurant called Le Bistro du Fromager. The first thing you see when walking into the restaurant is a small room. There is an open kitchen with two chefs in there. Along one of the […]

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French long lunches are becoming more American

By Travis Gumphrey:  At noon along the side streets of Nice, France, shops begin closing up. The doors are locked and the closed signs go up. They’ll open again in a few hours, but for now it’s time for the lunch break. The patios at cafés and brasseries fill up with people enjoying their time […]

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Pietra helps beer fight for survival in the land of wine and champagne

By Craig Anderson:  Looking out at the blue waters of the Mediterranean, the sound of waves lightly crashing over rocks, and just as the southern France heat gets to be just too much, it feels like the perfect time to reach over and grab a nice cool glass of…beer? In the land of wine and […]

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Behind the story of Craig Anderson on the search for beers of France

By Nathan Ejuwa:  A look behind the story as reporter Craig Anderson makes his way around Nice, France searching for the perfect beer.

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French cuisine falling victim to commercialism

By Chelsea Nash: While meandering the streets of Nice, I popped into a small café and ordered a “croque monsieur,” a French version of a grilled cheese sandwich, but typically made with rich, melted cheese, fresh bread, succulent ham, and oozing with melted cheese on top. In this instance, I watched in shock as the owner […]

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