Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

Banská Bystrica is a city in central Slovakia located on the Hron River in a long and wide valley encircled by the mountain chains of the Low Tatras, the Veľká Fatra, and the Kremnica Mountains. This is also where Outbreak Europe Summer edition is held (Bboy jam). The town isn’t big, literally one high street, two malls and a waterpark. But worth a visit because it’s really pretty!

Accom: Kuria Hotel. Blown away by how cool the building was! Felt like I was living in a different age. They have done really well to preserve the historic buildings across the city

Here are some photos from the event. The first two days took place near the water park and the final day at Urban Spot for Rep your country. And of course photos of the town.

 

 

Paris, France

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Here is my recommended itinerary:

Tip: All the main sites are very walkable because there are always things to see along the way! So don’t be stuck in their chaotic underground system, just walk everywhere.

Day 1:

  1. Notre-Dam and Pont Neuf where you can see a few locks on the bridge which you can cross to get to the other side for the LourveIMG_20171208_180257_315
  2. The Lourve for its unique pyramid structure and of course, the Mona Lisa inside. Free entry for students btw. Might as well visit the Jardin Des Tuileries and the Ferris Wheel
  3. Stop by Pont Alexander III for its beautiful bridge and shot of the Eiffel from afarIMG_20171209_140720_422
  4. Carry on to the Champs-eleysee and walk its entire length
  5. Reach the Arc De Triomphe IMG_20171209_212850_787
  6. Walk to the Eiffel tower, its surroundings for photos from all angles, and the best view from Trocadero

Day 2:

  1. Moulin Rouge
  2. Sacre-Coeur 20171209_102809
  3. Opera20171210_0954491.jpg
  4. Galeries Lafayette, particularly beautiful during Christmas because of its decorations

Food:

My favourite snack: Definitey try Maxim’s crepe snack

My favourite macaroon brand: Pierre Herme

My favourite bakery – Le Grenier a Pain. Make sure you get their baguettes and croissants ( in between Sacre Coeur and Moulin Rouge)