Archive for August, 2011

Experiencing the Alpine Lifestyle in the Oetz Valley

Posted on 30. Aug, 2011 by .

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My recent trip to the Oetz Valley, as part of a blog trip for the Travel Bloggers Unite conference, was a complete change of my usual scenery: dramatic landscape, crisp breeze, and mostly the new alpine lifestyle concept promoted by the Bergland Hotel in Sölden. Basically, the idea is to offer holidaymakers a taste of [...]

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Picture Perfect in Strasbourg, France

Posted on 29. Aug, 2011 by .

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There are few places like this in the word. Places that remain untouched, perfectly preserved, very postcard-ish. Well, Strasbourg is one of these places, and I was lucky enough to visit during my Alsace roadtrip. Most of the buildings in the Petite France neighborhood date as far back as the 15th century, making for a [...]

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Daytrip at the London Zoo, a Photo Essay

Posted on 24. Aug, 2011 by .

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After seeing how popular my last postcard was, I decided that a  London Zoo photo essay would be quite appropriate. And who doesn’t love a photo essay? I’m sure many of you won’t even bother to read the actual text and just stroll through the pictures… am I right? Located right in the heart of Regent’s [...]

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Quick Getaway to Prague, Take 2

Posted on 22. Aug, 2011 by .

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I’ve wanted to return to Prague for a long time. I felt I wasn’t quite done with it last time I visited, so I was glad to have more time on my hands on this trip (more time is a slight exaggeration - I only had 48 hours to be exact, as opposed to 24 in the [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: London Zoo

Posted on 15. Aug, 2011 by .

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This week’s installment brings us to the entertaining London Zoo. Located right in the heart of Regent’s Park in Camden and opened in 1828, it’s actually the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It features over 720 species spread over 36 acres, as well as many interesting exhibits. It’s one of the few attractions of London that [...]

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24 hours in Geneva

Posted on 12. Aug, 2011 by .

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Planning 24 hours in Geneva is actually fairly easy - Switzerland’s second city is quite on the small side and is only a few minutes away from the beautiful Annecy, which makes for a perfect daytrip. Let’s see what I had planned for the day. First stop: Palais des Nations Built in 1929 to host [...]

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Vichy, the French capital of relaxation

Posted on 10. Aug, 2011 by .

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Vichy spas are, to say the least, abundant.Very few cities in the world can boast being a spa capital - and luckily for me, Vichy is one of them. Located in the beautiful Auvergne region, it is easily reachable by train from Paris, Clermont-Ferrand and Lyon, which only makes it even easier to add to [...]

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