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Au Revoir Texas - 'Til I See You Again

All good things must come to an end. This is the end of my Texas adventures. When you will read this article, I will have arrived back in my home in France.

My internship was a great opportunity for me to discover Texas, which is a very beautiful place. When we evoke “Texas”, many people think “Cow-Boys”, “Barbecue” and “Country”. I heard country music and ate barbecue. I remember my first country bar in Katy, it was very funny. I was quite lost. The dress code was surprising as a lot of people wore a hat and boots. The atmosphere was very convivial and different compared to my French bars. I spent a very nice evening, and it was a great experience.

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I also agree that BBQ is typical in Texas. The BBQ I ate was so good. Once again, the ambiance is very warm throughout Texas. In fact, when you go into a barbecue place, it is not just a restaurant. It is more like a very special place to eat some good meats and with a lot of decorations on the walls, for example, deer heads.

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However, during my four months in Texas, unfortunately, I didn’t see any "Cow-Boys". It is maybe just a legend. I don’t know.

Texas has so many others things. For example, Austin, which is the Capital of this state, is a lovely city. Indeed, it is a mix between city and countryside. For example, it is impressive to see deer everywhere in the landscape.

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In downtown, there are a lot of things to do like a visit to the Capitol, the Bullock Texas State History Museum, or even kayaking on Lady Bird Lake.

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Austin has also several naturals spots to go swimming, which is really nice when the temperature is too hot. A few I visited are Barton Springs Pool, Deep Eddy Pool and Bull Creek. All these places were different, each unique in their own way and all were very nice and pleasant.

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Another good thing about Austin is the music. Austin is well known as the "Music Capital of the World". They are music groups in every bar, which is so cool. I had the chance to attend to a live concert taping of Shakey Graves at Austin City Limits, which is the longest running music series in American television history.

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Sunrise in Austin

I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed an early morning walk in Austin. The sunrise was very pretty and started my mornings off so nicely.

In Austin, there is a great diversity of restaurants featuring many types of food. I was lucky to try food from around the world - some BBQ, Mexican, French, Italian, Steakhouse, Vietnamese and Thaï.

Here a list of some of my favorites:



Bufalina Pizza




Elizabeth Street Café


Kin & Comfort (Thaï Food)

Licha's Cantina

The food truck Veracruz for tacos, and

Easy Tiger , a very original place, as it is a bakery and a beer garden. They also have some ping-pong tables!

Austin is a good place to spend time. My Texas adventures were great. And I met so many good and very nice people. Austin holds a special place in my heart, and I look forward to coming back to Texas in the future. Hope you enjoy some of my pictures in the gallery below.

  • Greetings from Austin
  • Black Barbecue Lockhart
  • Sunrise in Austin
  • the Bullock Texas State History Museum
  • Natural spot in Austin
  • Graffiti Park in Austin
  • Sunset in Austin
  • Austin by night