Archive for January, 2012

photos of london

I Love London, a Photo Essay

Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by .

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To say that I love London is a slight understatement, and definitely not a secret.  Throughout the last 4 years, I lived in the city for 10 months and visited 4 times, and took a massive amount of pictures of everything I liked about the city. The incoherent architecture. The quirky shops. The green spaces. The [...]

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The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by .

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As a child who grew up surrounded with 60s music and Beatles fans, it was only natural that the main reason why I wanted to visit Liverpool was to experience the famous Beatles Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool. I had a whole day planned out to explore Liverpool, but then my train got delayed and I ended up [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Somewhere Over Paris

Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by .

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I just got back to my French home earlier this week, and even though it’s never easy to leave Montreal, I’m quite happy to be back. So many exciting things are coming up in the next few months, including an amazing press trip in Catalonia, a PR trip to London and much more! So in [...]

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I’m a Crazy Cat Lady

Posted on 18. Jan, 2012 by .

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Hello, my name is Marie and I’m a crazy cat lady. I don’t speak about it very often, but for me, one of the hardest part of traveling is being away from pets. I’ve always been surrounded with cats and dogs ever since I was born, and leaving them behind is never easy. So I [...]

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Wintry Cotswolds, a Photo Essay

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by .

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The Cotswolds are probably what represents the English countryside at its best. Green rolling hills. Stone-built houses. Historical villages. Warm, welcoming people. Stately homes. Luxuriant gardens. Got the picture alright? Yes, the Cotswolds are a little English paradise and I absolutely loved my visit there. The Royalist Hotel, in Stow-on-the-Wold, is apparently the oldest inn [...]

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Best Cupcakes in London: The Rundown

Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by .

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If you know me at all, you know I’m a sucker for everything sugary. Ice cream. Candy. Cake. Nougat. Bring it on! So when I’m in London, the mother of all foodie cities, I know I’m in for a treat. Especially cupcakes wise. There are hundreds of cupcake shops scattered around the city, some good, some not [...]

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Quick Guide on Getting Married in France

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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Serious and informative post warning! You have met your perfect match and plan on getting married in France? While it seems like a tortuous and awfully long process, thanks to the reputation of French bureaucracy, it is really not that bad if you take a minute to gather everything. Let’s take a closer look. Where [...]

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Why You Should Visit the Guinness Storehouse Even If You Hate Guinness

Posted on 06. Jan, 2012 by .

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When I planned my first trip to Ireland,  I had a few things in mind that I wanted to explore, especially in Dublin. The colorful doors of Merrion Square. The Ha’Penny Bridge. St.Stephen’s Green. All that drill. Visiting the Guinness Storehouse, however, was way down on my list of priorities. You see, I am not a big [...]

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daytrips from london

Stonehenge: Ancient Rocks, Motorways and Velvet Ropes

Posted on 04. Jan, 2012 by .

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Visiting Stonehenge is a bit of a mandatory step when visiting the UK for the first time. With such a mystique, intricate history, it attracts more than 800,000 visitors per year, some of which with high expectations. Those people will definitely be disappointed. Early morning at Stonehenge Stonehenge itself isn’t bad - the sheer fact that these rocks were [...]

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snow in london

Snowy London, a Photo Essay

Posted on 02. Jan, 2012 by .

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When I was in London, two years ago, something unusual happened. The city shut down. People retreated to their warm, cozy living rooms. Public transportation stopped operating. Shops closed for a few days. Snow was slowly taking over London, paralyzing its core. And so I did just what any Canadian would do. I took a walk in [...]

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