Jumping in Europe

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Jumping in Queensferry

South Queensferry, uk

Let's go on a boat trip! We're taking the Maid of the Forth sightseeing cruise, departing from South Queensferry on the Firth of Forth bank. The boat is...

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Jumping in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, uk

Today we take the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh. After checking out, we get an Uber to get to the station. We're early, so we make a stop at the Victoria...

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Jumping in Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne, uk

After a good night in sleep in the ferry, we dock in the morning at 09:30, as planned. We spend quite a bit of time in line for immigration. A young Brit...

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Jumping in IJmuiden on DFDS ferry

IJmuiden, netherlands

We're in the Netherlands for just a couple of days. Enough time for J. to attend some work meetings and model test basin simulations at Marin in Wageningen...

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Jumping in Crest

Crest, france

This year, for our European vacation, we managed to see both sides of the family, French and Dutch, in France! First, we spent a week camping in Le Couspeau...

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Jumping in Formentera

Formentera, Las Palmas, spain

Today is sailing day! We booked a full excursion on a sailboat that will go from Beso Beach in Ibiza to Formentera. It costs us 185 euros per pax. We take a...

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Jumping in Castricum aan Zee

Castricum aan Zee, netherlands

The day before, we were at the wedding pre-dinner of J.'s friend in Nootdorp. So that morning, we woke up a bit slow and spacey. We checked out of the Hilton...

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Jumping in Split

Split, croatia

After visiting Dubrovnik and the Elafiti islands, we spent a few days in Hvar, where the weather wasn't great. This is maybe the reason why I forgot to jump...

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Jumping in the Elafiti Islands

Koločep, croatia

The half-marathon is over, we had some well deserved rest and today, we're sailing! At 10 am, we meet with Serjan and Loran on the pontoon opposite our hotel...

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Jumping in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, croatia

After departing from Ancona the day before on the Marko Polo ferry, we woke up at 6:15 am after someone knocked on our stateroom. We had arrived in Split,...

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Jumping in Ancona

Ancona, italy

We woke up at 6:30 am to pack and check out from our hotel in Roma. At 8 am, we were on our way to Termini Station. It was 3 km away, and we decided we could...

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Jumping at Trajan's Market

Rome, italy

After more than two years in Mauritius due to various COVID restrictions, we were finally able to fly back to Europe. We decided to make this grand and take...

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Wedding Jump!

Cruis, france

On a fine day in the summer of 2018, it finally happened – we got married! It was a great day indeed, with most of our friends and family from France, the...

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Jumping in Scotland

Cairngorms National Park, uk

I can't believe it took so long for the UK to be added to the list of countries for jumping! In late 2017, we took advantage of J.'s work trip to Aberdeen...

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Jumping in Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog, netherlands

Winter in the Netherlands is full of long, dark, and rainy days that sometimes last until mid-spring. But when the sun comes out, it reveals stunning...

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Jumping in Budapest

Budapest, hungary

A little weekend away from the Netherlands, exploring Budapest. We enjoyed the crisp, cold air and chunks of ice floating around in the Danube. But most of...

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Jumping in Gdańsk

Gdańsk, poland

We now live in Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. Groningen is quite a remote place, all things considered. It has a tiny airport with only a couple...

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Jumping in Nice

Place Massena, Nice, france

Nice, on the French Côte d'Azur, was our home for 18 months. In early 2016, we learned that J.'s mission in Monaco would end in July, and we would then...

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Jumping on the shore of Álftavatn Lake

Álftavatn Lake, iceland

We had booked the most amazing villa for New Year with some friends in Iceland. The villa was secluded on the shore of Álftavatn Lake, one hour from...

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Jumping in Geysir

Geysir, iceland

Happy New Year! Some friends and we rented an amazing Airbnb by a lake in Iceland to celebrate the New Year. It was one of the most memorable New Year...

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Jumping in Chania

Chania, Crete, greece

As part of a cruise from Barcelona to Dubai, we made a stop in Crete and visited the city of Chania (Χανίων). We first made our way around the harbor and...

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Jumping in Souda

Souda, Crete, greece

In 2015, J. and I got the cruise bug. Six months after a transatlantic onboard the biggest cruise ship in the world, we joined another 12-day cruise, this...

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Jumping in Málaga

Málaga, spain

After 11 days at sea and 4 days after jumping in the middle of the Atlantic, we reached our first (and only) port of call of this transatlantic: Málaga! This...

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Jumping in le Cap Ferrat

Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, france

Le Cap Ferrat is a small peninsula located between Nice and Monaco. The area was once the domain of King Leopold II of Belgium, and is now graced with a...

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Jumping for La Fête du Citron

Menton, france

On a cool day in February, we attended the famous Fête du Citron (a.k.a. the Lemon Festival) in Menton, located between Monaco and the Italian border. Well,...

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Jumping in Zermatt

Zermatt, switzerland

After spending Christmas with my family in Drôme, Judith and I spent a few days road tripping by train through Switzerland. From Crest in the Drôme, we...

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Jumping in Enschede for Easter

Enschede, netherlands

So, this is it. I finally finished my trip around the world in April 2014 after 10 months of non-stop travelling. It's good to leave, but it's always nice to...

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Jumping in Scheveningen

Scheveningen, netherlands

Last weekend, before starting the trip around the world! I was J.'s +1 for a wedding in Breda, south of the Netherlands. I hadn't been back in this country...

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Jumping in Front of the Acropolis

Athens, greece

France is a lovely country to live in, especially in May when the month is littered with bank holidays — isn't that great? Taking advantage of two...

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Jumping in Lorient Celebrating New Year 2013!

Lorient, france

The past two years, I had taken advantage of the Christmas and New Year break to go travel abroad and jump in funny places like the Sahara or above the...

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Jumping in Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary, czechia

I hadn't been to the Czech Republic since 2008, so I had never jumped in Czechia before! This time, we took advantage of an extended weekend to go to the...

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Jumping in Paris with Paulina

Paris, france

Paulina doesn't come to France often as she lives in Mexico. So when she does, we need to be proper tourists and visit some of the highlights of Paris. We...

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Jumping in Azores during Transatlantic

Ponta Delgada, portugal

The annual holiday had finally come. After the Trans-Siberian trip the previous year, this year's idea was to go west, avoiding the plane as much as...

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Home Jumping!

Paris, france

September had been a month without any particular travels, except for a few short work-related expeditions to London where I didn't get the chance to jump....

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Jumping in Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo, france

After visiting le Mont-Saint-Michel, it's time for sunny(*) Saint-Malo, a charming medieval coastal city where your addiction to crêpes (pancakes) and cider...

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Jumping at Le Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel, france

A short escape from Paris landed us in Brittany, where we visited the Presqu'île (or "almost-island") of Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Inside the Mont-Saint-Michel...

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Jumping in Belém

Belém, portugal

Jumping in Belém (Lisbon's neighborhood). Belém is mostly famous for its Pastéis de Belém (local version of the Pastéis de Nata), some delicious egg-based...

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Jumping at the National Palace of Pena

Sintra, portugal

Sintra is a small village outside Lisbon, facing the Atlantic, and is now part of UNESCO World Heritage. At the top of the hill lies the Pena National...

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Jumping in Lisbon

Lisbon, portugal

Portugal had been missing from my list for way too long, hence I was very much looking forward to spending four days in Lisbon. And it was truly wonderful!...

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Team Jumping in Frankfurt

Frankfurt, germany

This year, once again, we had the incredible opportunity to have all the people from my team, spread out over Europe, gather for a few days at a training...

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Is this Becoming a Tradition? Family Jumping for Easter!

Limans, france

This year again, the Easter long weekend was the perfect occasion for a family gathering in southern France. It was a tough weekend indeed, spending most of...

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Jumping in sunny Piran

Piran, slovenia

After the Alps, the sunny side of the Adriatic! Slovenia has a very small coastline. It is squeezed between the coasts of Italy and Croatia. Piran reminded...

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Trying new Jumping styles in Bled

Bled, slovenia

I really had to think for a while before deciding to post this picture. But what the heck, my surroundings, the new spring season, and sunny weather might...

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Jumping in Ljubljana

Ljubljana, slovenia

First time in Ljubljana and Slovenia. We climbed the castle and its tower to get a view of the city and surroundings, an ideal place for a jumping picture....

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Jumping Around Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca, romania

Taking advantage of a very cheap Wizzair flight to Cluj-Napoca, I ended up spending a weekend in this small city in northern Romania along with Sylvain. I...

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Back to where it all began: jumping in Oslo and Happy New 2011!

Oslo, norway

On December 27, 2008, I was in Oslo and shot the first Jumping Picture of the series. Two years later, I'm back jumping there! During these two years: dozens...

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Jumping above the Arctic Circle for ending 2010

Brensholmen, norway

After Christmas, I flew to Norway with friends to chase the Northern Lights and ride dog sleds above the Arctic Circle. We chose Tromsø as our basecamp....

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Family Jumping for Christmas

Crest, france

I don't remember spending Christmas with so much snow and wind. It was so wild and freezing cold that we had no other choice but to jump everywhere to warm...

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Jumping at Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery, bulgaria

Quoting Wikipedia: "Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery (Рилски манастир) is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical...

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Jumping in Sofia

Sofia, bulgaria

Taking advantage of an extended weekend for All Saints Day, as well as an incredibly cheap flight ticket from Wizz Air, I decided to go and jump around...

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Jumping in Naushki, first Trans-Mongolian jump

Naushki, russia

Last moments in Russia! After 10 days of intense train-ing in Russia, we arrived at the end of this first journey and we were fully ready for Mongolia's...

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Jumping around lake Baïkal

Lake Baïkal, russia

Arriving at 6 am in Irkutsk, we started the day with a good old breakfast of coffee, sausages, schnitzel, and mashed potatoes. We then headed to the Baïkaler...

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Jumping in Ilanskiy

Ilanskiy, russia

Ever heard of Ilanskiy (Иланский)? Me neither before stopping there. It is a small town completely lost in Siberia, but there you'll find an old and gorgeous...

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Jumping in Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk, russia

A little lesson on Cyrillic. H = N B = V C = S И = I б = B P = R So... HOBOCИбИCK = Novosibirsk! Novosibirsk, the largest city in Siberia (and the third...

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Jumping in Barabinsk (a.k.a. train makes you zen)

Barabinsk, russia

Barabinsk is a small city for which Wikipedia says, "The most important economic sectors are the production of building materials, as well as metal and...

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Jumping in Perm

Perm, russia

Aboard the Trans-Siberian train, life is simple for four days: eat, sleep, read, talk, take the apero, eat, sleep, etc... That's a wonderful time where you...

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First Trans-Siberian jump!

Balezino, russia

After one night aboard the train Rossiya (linking Moscow to Vladivostok), we stopped for some time in Balezino. It was enough time to stretch our legs and...

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Jumping around the Red Square

Moscow, russia

Saint Basil's Cathedral (Храм Василия Блаженного) is probably one of the most emblematic monuments in Moscow. It sits on one side of Red Square. On the other...

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Jumping in the VDNKh park

Moscow, russia

The picture below was taken at VDNKh Park. This "Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy" (Выставка Достижений Народного Хозяйства - Vystavka...

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Night Jumping in Moscow

Moscow, russia

Taking jumping pictures at night is always a struggle as the low-light environment prevents you from taking sharp images. But being in Moscow, you feel...

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Just arrived and already jumping in Moscow

Moscow, russia

Just arrived in Moscow, we went to get registered. (Not only do you need a visa, but you also need to be registered when you arrive in Russia, stating where...

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Jumping in Minsk

Minsk, belarus

A few hours after crossing the Poland-Belarus border, at night, we made a quick stop in Minsk (Мінск). It was an opportunity to jump in front of the...

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Jumping on the Belarus Border

Brest, belarus

After 24 hours on the train, we arrived in Brest (Брэст) on the Poland-Belarus border (not to be mistaken with Brest in France uh!). Rails in Russia,...

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Paris-Shanghai Trip Begins: Jumping in Cologne

Cologne, germany

The first stop on our train trip to China was Cologne (Köln). We arrived via Thalys and had a 1-hour layover. It was enough time to go jump in front of the...

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Jumping in Howth

Howth, ireland

Howth is marketed as the "Irish Saint-Tropez". Well, I'll let you make up your mind judging by the weather in the picture below. At least we saw seals. Are...

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Jumping in Dublin

Dublin, ireland

Three days for an extended weekend in Ireland. A perfect way to prepare for the upcoming big Tran-Siberian train trip. A perfect way to learn how whisky is...

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Jumping with Marie in Front of Notre Dame

Paris, france

A tourist walk in Paris with Marie from Québec on a Saturday is the perfect occasion to jump! Marie & the little family have now also become an expert at...

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Jumping at Le Parc Astérix (again!)

Le Parc Astérix, france

One year after the first jump, it's time to go back to Le Parc Astérix for a ride on the Tonnerre de Zeus or the Goudurix. And indeed, we shall not leave an...

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Jumping at the Solidays Music Festival

Paris, france

On that day at Solidays, there were 160,000 music fans at the Hippodrome de Longchamp to hear Vanessa Paradis, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Jacques Higelin, Babylon...

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Team Jump in Potsdam

Potsdam, germany

It's not because we're on a business team meeting that we can't take some time for a team jump! (But damn, it's hard to make a nice team jumping picture...

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Jumping at Halle Train Station

Halle, germany

Taking a short train break on the way to Leipzig to jump at Halle train station. ]

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Jumping in Leipzig

Leipzig, germany

The next day, we took a train to spend the day in Leipzig, guided by Aga (our former Couchsurfing host in Berlin from 2007 and now a dear friend). It was a...

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Jumping in Berlin

Berlin, germany

Taking advantage of a business trip to arrive early on the weekend and wander the great city of Berlin. In front of the Brandenburg Gate: At the bottom of...

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Family Jump for Easter

Limans, france

I convinced the family (it wasn't hard!) to jump for the Easter gathering under the sun of Provence.

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Frog Jumping on the Alexandre III Bridge in Paris

Paris, france

As long as stupid jumps don't kill, I should be safe.

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Jumping in Brussels

Brussels, belgium

A weekend 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Paris, in Brussels, to eat some fries, have some beers and, guess what, jump indeed! The famous Atomium: This is...

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Celebrating New Year Jumping in a Castle

Červený Kameň Castle, slovakia

Okay, I don't recall the name of that castle and I'm also unsure about its location :-/ But the visit was very interesting (and the castle caves were HUGE!)....

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Jumping in Liptovský Mikuláš

Liptovský Mikuláš, slovakia

(I love those Slovak weird accents!) From Krakow, on our way to Bratislava, we stopped by the Liptovský Mikuláš area for some well-deserved thermal...

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Jumping in Front of Saint Eustache Church

Paris, france

Jumping a few meters away from my former apartment in Paris. This picture is the first jumping picture celebrating my latest DSLR, the wonderful Nikon D90.

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Jumping in Rome

Rome, italy

Ah, Rome - pizzas, pasta, Chianti... and jumps in front of the Colosseum!

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Jumping in Le Colorado Provençal

Rustrel, france

The area known as "Le Colorado Provençal" gets its name from the color similarities it shares with the "real" Colorado. In this area, you can find sand of...

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Jumping at the Moon Fall

Carniol, france

La Cascade de la Lune (the Moon Fall) is a small moon-shaped waterfall hidden somewhere around Carniol. During spring, it can be a bit tricky to get there...

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Jumping at the Top of Le Contadour Mountain

Le Contadour, france

Le Contadour is a small mountain in the southern French Alps that rises to 1413m, making it a perfect place for hiking and camping in the wild when nature...

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Jumping in Forcalquier

Forcalquier, france

Forcalquier is my hometown! It's a great little city known for its wonderful goat cheeses, olive oil, and pastis. It also has the ultimate BEST crêperie...

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Jumping in Vienna

Vienna, austria

Vienna and Bratislava are the two closest capital cities in the world. We couldn't miss that! Vienna is a very nice city. You can jump in front of the Opera...

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Jumping on the Danube

Somewhere on the Danube, austria

Bratislava and Vienna are only 60 km away, which makes them the closest capitals in the world. The Danube River flows through both cities. I highly recommend...

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Jumping in Devín Castle

Hrad Devín, slovakia

This is Slovakiaaaaaaaaaaa (famous quote, almost). Fred and Tyna (our wonderful Couchsurfing host) were also having some good energy that day!

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Jumping in Bratislava

Bratislava, slovakia

A few days in Slovakia. Great country, great people, great food... awesome language! :-) On that exact day, we arrived in Bratislava, SkyEurope, the airline...

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Jumping at Rock en Seine Music Festival

Saint-Cloud, france

Rock en Seine! Three days of pure rock craziness with the climax being The Offspring and Prodigy concerts.

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Jumping at Le Parc Astérix

Le Parc Astérix, france

A day at Le Parc Astérix... still jumping. I strongly recommend the two main attractions, "Le Tonnerre de Zeus" and "Le Goudurix", for a high-thrill experience!

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Jumping in Hendaye

Hendaye, france

Following the "sentier de grande randonnée" that goes down to Spain.

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Jumping in Bidart

Bidart, france

Jumping with Sylvain on a beach in Bidart, near Saint-Jean-de-Luz after a tough day at la Feria de Bayonne! I love that picture 😊

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Early Jump in Biarritz

Biarritz, france

Jumping at 8 am on Biarritz beach after a night spent on a "Party Train". French railways have had the "great" idea of running standard TGV high-speed trains...

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Jumping Around Notre Dame de Paris

Paris, france

Jumping with Eva and Sylvain around Notre Dame de Paris during June 21st, the day of La Fête de la Musique!

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Jumping in Barcelona

Barcelona, spain

After a "busy" week "working hard" at a community meeting in Barcelona and Sitges, there is nothing better than a little weekend in Barcelona to relax. And...

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Falling in Jávea

Jávea, spain

The idea was indeed to jump, but the result was rather... unexpected! :-)

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Jumping in Moraira

Moraira, spain

A few kilometers from Javea is Moraira! I love the picture below.

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Jumping in Valencia

Valencia, spain

Why am I always out of sync with the others?? Okay, let's do one without me. Now, that's better!

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Knee Sprain in Crest-Volland

Crest-Volland, france

Yay, a weekend skiing in the Alps! Yay, another reason for jumping! Yay, how I love a good raclette! Nay... I ended up the weekend with a knee sprain... Boo...

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Jumping in Sevilla

Sevilla, spain

A few hours before taking the plane back to Paris, a little walk in Seville, and a sun-worshipping incantation.

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Jumping in Punta Umbría

Punta Umbría, spain

Aviva's most famous Strawberry Spring Festival was held in Andalucía, Spain. The best couchsurfing guests stayed at her place. It was only March, but the sun...

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Jumping in Frankfurt

Frankfurt, germany

Me wants, this Euro is miiiiiiiine! In front of the European Central Bank.

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Jumping in Place de la Concorde

Paris, france

Jumping with Arnaud in front of the Obelisk at Place de la Concorde in Paris during a beautiful day in February.

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New Year is Coming, Let's Jump!

Juigné-sur-Sarthe, france

On a farm lost near Juigné-sur-Sarthe in France. Happy New Year 2009 and Happy Jumping!

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Jumping in Bergen

Bergen, norway

We took the train from Oslo to Bergen, a town on the west coast of Norway and on the Atlantic Ocean. The 6-hour-long train journey through the mountains was...

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First jump: Oslo!

Oslo, norway

My very first jump in freezing-cold Oslo! The light (when there was light) was quite amazing as the sun was staying low on the horizon for a long time.

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