Archive for October, 2011

Postcard from Rome’s Subway, Italy

Posted on 31. Oct, 2011 by .

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I visited Rome a while ago, and was amazed at how the city is a museum in itself. Every street corner is an architectural and artistic surprise, and that was honestly my favorite part of the visit, even more so than the three thousand year history. But my biggest surprise came when I was in [...]

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Planning an Epic European Road Trip?

Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 by .

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Whether you are looking into French castle valleys, Italian wineries or a full-on eastern adventure, planning a European road trip requires a lot of preparation. While for some a car is simply a liability, I like to think of it as the key to discovery and freedom. Thus, I’ve been on a few road trips [...]

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Plenitude in the Austrian Alps - A Night at the Aqua Dome

Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by .

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Right after Travel Bloggers Unite in Innsbruck conference, we were treated to several blog trips in and around Tyrol region in the Austrian Alps. I was lucky to have scored in a place in the relaxation group, because let’s be honest, mountain biking didn’t sound like any fun to my out-of-shape ears. Instead I opted [...]

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Going All the Way Up the Mont Blanc - Highest Peak of the Alps!

Posted on 24. Oct, 2011 by .

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After completing my trip around Lake Leman and eyeing the Alps from afar for a few days, I decided to face the highest peak in Western Europe upclose, also known as the 4800 meters mountainous monster.  Yes folks, I was going up the Mont Blanc!  But first, I wanted to visit the small village located at the feet of the [...]

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World War II Sites in Europe – Key Locations

Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by .

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When most people think of Europe, they think of its long, agitated history. Kings and queens, wars and battles. It consequently doesn’t come as a surprise that the continent would be pretty high on any history buff’s bucket list. However, very few events gathered as much attention as World War II did, and still does, [...]

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Autumn In and Around the Alps, a Photo Essay

Posted on 19. Oct, 2011 by .

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Ahhh, autumn. It’s always been my favorite season of the year, way above spring flowers, summer drinks and in my case, snow shovel in winter. I don’t know if it’s the taste of apple crumble, the sounds of the leaves under my feet, the romantic afternoon light, the cozy scarves…  but mixed with the dramatic [...]

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5 Funniest Looking Guards in Europe

Posted on 12. Oct, 2011 by .

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Europe is a continent that’s defined with its traditions, whether it’s food, architecture or… guard outfits. While for some it’s only a uniform, for others it’s an attraction of its own. I’m kind of in the second group and always like to have a little laugh at the ridiculous garments these man wear for the [...]

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London for First Timers: The Essential Sights

Posted on 10. Oct, 2011 by .

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A famous person once said that it is not possible to get tired of London, because London offers everything one could want. That much is entirely true, but it can also be quite overwhelming for first timers. So make sure to come up with an effective itinerary so you can make the most out of [...]

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The Not-So-Shiny Side of Being a Consultant’s Wife

Posted on 07. Oct, 2011 by .

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Being a consultant wife - it has a nice ring to it, and it does sound very glamourous from the outside. International travel, fat paychecks, big-name corporations. In more than one way, it is very enjoyable. But sometimes, when I dare to look at the other side of the medal, I find myself longing for [...]

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My Favorite Museums in London

Posted on 05. Oct, 2011 by .

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Back in the days when I lived in London, I had two dilemmas: a lot of free time thanks to a non-traditional work schedule, but no funds to fill my schedule. I never was a museum person, but quickly I came to the realization that I didn’t have much of a choice if I wanted to spend [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Ile-de-Ré, France

Posted on 03. Oct, 2011 by .

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I visited La Rochelle and Ile-de-Ré earlier this year and even though I didn’t have high expectations, I was pleasantly surprised by both the laid-back attitude of the region and the luxuriant nature in and around the islands. This poppy field near the Abbaye des Châteliers ruins, on Ile-de-Ré, was simply too beautiful not to [...]

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