Marseille may have been notorious with drugs, crime and insecurity but it's not necessary a blacklist city for travelers.
Want to know what makes Budapest one of a kind? Hop on a Christmas light tram -- the one decked in thousands of twinkle white lights that looked as if it were taken straight out of the fairy tale.
Granet museum is a must-see because it houses hundreds of works by François Granet, Paul Cézanne, Van Gogh, Picasso and other world's famous painters/sculptors.
Among dozens of Picasso's works on display, "La joie de Vivre" is one of the most iconic ones.
In my imagination, Cannes must be very fancy and glamorous -- you know, with the world's most prestigious film festival, the red carpets, the Hollywood stars and all that. The truth is that in the absence of celebrities, Cannes is just a peaceful and picturesque beach town. You can leisurely walk along the promenade without being disturbed by thousands of teens act crazily outside the Festival Palace or being stopped for security checks every street corner.
My vacation mode turned on when I arrived in Nice. No plans for the day. No stress about where to go next, when and how. Just a nice retreat to enjoy the rare sunshine of Europe's chilling winter before heading to the more northern parts.
When I watched the sunrise through my bed's glass window on Thursday morning, I could not believe I was already in France, my dreamland.