Archive for February, 2012

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Wine Tasting in the Pyrenees

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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One of my favorite activities when traveling, like most travelers, is tasting the local foods and drinks. Having already been treated to a fabulous 10 course fancy dinner, I was really excited to have a traditional, family lunch and wine tasting at one of Cadaques winery, the Mas Perafita vineyard, in the beautiful setting of Cap [...]

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Dali’s Beautiful Strange Mind

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by .

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When you enter someone’s home and the first thing you see is a stuffed white bear wearing necklaces, you know it’s a strange place. That was indeed my first thought when I entered Salvador Dali house museum in Cadaqués. Taxidermy is a very important concept in Dali’s idea of home decor. There are several stuffed birds [...]

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That Time I Had a 10 Course Dinner

Posted on 24. Feb, 2012 by .

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One of the many reasons to visit Spain, outside the dramatic scenery and friendly locals, is the concept of tapas. Tapas are all about sharing - plates of finger-food are usually served in the middle of the table, and enjoyed with drinks and friends. The concept has spread all around Spain and beyond, but every [...]

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Beautiful, Colorful, Romantic Girona

Posted on 22. Feb, 2012 by .

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Very little people actually know much about Catalonia, except for Barcelona. Independence? Costa Brava? Wineries? What? I was one of these people. And after spending 5 days in the region, I am somewhat ashamed of the very little knowledge I had before, and kind of sad that I didn’t visit before… because in case you didn’t [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Cadaques, Spain

Posted on 20. Feb, 2012 by .

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I consider myself a very lucky travel blogger - I do work very hard to achieve these things, but going on a press trip in Spain, courtesy of Charming Villas Catalonia, is simply amazing. This is one of the villas we stayed in during our trip. Sa Vista Villa is an amazing property located right [...]

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Why I’m in Love With Annecy

Posted on 17. Feb, 2012 by .

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If you are looking for the perfect provincial getaway during your France holiday, visiting Annecy might be just the perfect thing to do. I’ve fallen in love with the place and visited it three times in 4 months! So what it is about Annecy, you ask? Because it’s got amazing architecture. Because it’s in a [...]

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The Four Seasons of Hyde Park

Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by .

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There are very little things that I love more than strolling in London’s Hyde Park. Not only is it in my favorite city in the world (although there are some things to beware), but it also happens to be a very pretty park, so big and calm that it makes it actually hard to believe [...]

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Best Macarons in Paris: Ladurée or Pierre Hermé?

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by .

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In my book, any excuse is a good excuse for a sweet indulgence. And macarons are no exception, especially in the City of Lights. But when you want to have the best macarons in Paris, where do you go? With so many choices it’s hard to pick just one - but most guidebooks and locals [...]

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Paris, You’ve Grown on Me

Posted on 10. Feb, 2012 by .

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Remember how I used to say that I didn’t like Paris? That London was so much better? Well, I have to be honest here - Paris has made quite an impression on me the last two times I went. And in a good way! Who would’ve thought? It seems like all the things I didn’t [...]

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Paris Coolest Design Hotel: The Seven

Posted on 08. Feb, 2012 by .

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During my visit to (absolutely freezing) Paris this weekend, I was lucky enough to have booked my accommodation at the newest, coolest, prettiest boutique hotel in the famous 5th arrondissement: Hotel Seven Paris. While some might think the hotel isn’t in a good location, I thought exactly the opposite. It’s located a short walk from [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Clermont-Ferrand, France

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 by .

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With the slightly freezing weather Europe is going through right now comes the usual joys of winter: snow, ice, windchill, wet socks and teeth clatter. And Auvergne is no exception! There has been snow in Clermont-Ferrand for about a week now, and the Canadian in me could not be more thrilled (although I wish I [...]

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My Hyde Park Mishap

Posted on 03. Feb, 2012 by .

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I’ll remember this day forever, and for many reasons. Not only had I just spent a lovely morning exploring the market on the iconic Portobello Road, I also happened to get the surprise of my life in the form of an engagement ring in Hyde Park. This day couldn’t get any better, right? No. It [...]

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Clermont-Ferrand’s Famous Film Festival

Posted on 01. Feb, 2012 by .

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When I learned that I moving to Clermont-Ferrand, one of the first things I checked is the cultural scene - I love myself a good festival! I was pleasantly surprised to learn that every January, the city is host to the most important short film festival in the world, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. The festival is [...]

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