48 hours in Reykjavik

Posted on 17. Sep, 2014 by .

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Reykjavik has become quite the poster city for all things Scandinavian in the past couple of years; fresh air, accessible nature, colorful cottages and plenty of coffee shops filled with cozy candles. Indeed, gone are the days where visitors simply drove through Reykjavik on their way to the West Fjords or simply to get a [...]

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Do’s and Dont’s of an Iceland Road Trip

Posted on 18. Aug, 2014 by .

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Let’s just start by stating the obvious: Iceland is amazing. Like, I-almost-didn’t-blink-for-a-week kind of amazing. But the rugged, raw beauty of the country is not something to simply marvel at; it is also something to take into consideration when planning a trip, for Iceland is a land of extreme conditions (you will notice that I [...]

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My Favourite Europe Travel Apps

Posted on 05. Aug, 2014 by .

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Anytime someone asks me “What’s the one thing you wouldn’t travel without?”, my answer inevitably is “My iPhone” — what I commonly refer to as my other half (and yes, I am married to an actual human being). Saying that I am obsessed with my phone isn’t an understatement, and I am seriously considering a [...]

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The Street Art of East London

Posted on 07. Jul, 2014 by .

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Street art is a bit like guacamole, or disco music: you either love it, or you hate it. I don’t know anyone who just feels moderately about street art. It seems that there are people who feel street art is nothing more than an elaborate form of graffiti, and there are others who view it [...]

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The Best of the Best of Paris

Posted on 27. May, 2014 by .

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The City of Lights has been the object of many, many dreams and reveries over the last century, and even though there are many other vibrant cities in the world to visit, few can boast having Paris’ glamour and joie de vivre. But a city that offers so many different options, and that’s been written [...]

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Kensington, London

The 7 Most Colourful Places in London

Posted on 05. May, 2014 by .

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Even though the British capital gets a bad reputation in terms of weather – permanent grey cloud, anyone? – it doesn’t mean it’s all bad. Few things are more enjoyable than a sunny day in London! But since these are so few and far between, there are, luckily, other ways to get your daily dose [...]

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36 Hours in Gothenburg

Posted on 28. Apr, 2014 by .

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“Man, this is going to be amazing.” These were the first words I uttered when I finalized my grand Scandinavian train trip with Eurail, which had me spend considerable time in Sweden, the country I had been dreaming of visiting for years. With hindsight, I can honestly say that Gothenburg was, I think, the perfect introduction [...]

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Beautiful Villages in France

The Best of Alsace – in Photos

Posted on 21. Apr, 2014 by .

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Few places in the world can boast holding such authenticity, history, mixed influences and all-around gorgeousness. Alsace is one of those – the mysterious region north-east of France that was the subject of many fights between Germany and France throughout the centuries, hence its diverse heritage. Between the quaint villages, the scenery, the castles and [...]

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Alternative Shopping in East Berlin

Posted on 14. Apr, 2014 by .

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Picture this: indie record shops, up and coming designers, eco-friendly labels, quirky trinkets and vintage treasures.  Worlds away from the high street brands and generic items, East Berlin – and Prenzlauer Berg in particular – will fulfil the needs of even the most hip shopper. The once battered and disregarded part of the capital morphed [...]

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My Europe Travel Packing List

Posted on 01. Apr, 2014 by .

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While it is very easy to imagine yourself jetting away to an exotic location, in reality, a stress-free, successful trip needs far more organization than just a few clicks. Especially in today’s world, where we carry more devices than we can count (not to mention the charger for each of these devices) and where going [...]

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How to Stay in Europe Without a Visa (Legally, of Course)

Posted on 31. Mar, 2014 by .

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So many of my friends and readers have asked me this question over the years: how have you managed to stay in Europe for so long? How hard is it to get a visa, or to travel from one country to another?  Jetting off to Europe, exploring every nook and corner of cities regularly pictured [...]

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The Medieval City of Rouen – In Photos

Posted on 26. Mar, 2014 by .

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I really wasn’t expecting much from Rouen, to be honest. My time in the city served more as a pit stop between my home in Auvergne and the long-awaited coast of Normandy, with very little time left for exploration. I wanted to get to the beach, stat. I was oh so obliviously unaware of the [...]

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