Archive for March, 2012

10 Little Known Facts About the UK

Posted on 28. Mar, 2012 by .

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After living in the UK for a year in 2009, and visiting countless times since, I’ve come to notice a couple of quirky things that make the UK, well, the UK. I would not have it any other way and this is absolutely not a critical post - just a series of observations I made [...]

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Traditional English Afternoon Tea at Radisson Blu

Posted on 21. Mar, 2012 by .

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One of the items in my ever-growing bucket list was to have a taste of the famous English afternoon tea for myself. Even after living in London for a year and visiting several times, I never actually got the opportunity to try it. So needless to say that when Radisson Blu Hotels offered me a [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Quirky and Funny Shoreditch, London

Posted on 19. Mar, 2012 by .

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One of main reasons why I love London, is because of its eclecticism. Nothing is alike, everything is different and yet harmonious. Even though my absolute favorite neighborhood is Camden, I have come to discover the beautifully strange Shoreditch, next to Liverpool Street Station. The area has undergone major revitalization in the past few years and has now [...]

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A Wax Figures and Peacocks Day at Warwick Castle

Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by .

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When Grayline invited me on their Oxford, Stratford and Warwick tour, I knew I was in for a treat. I was especially looking forward to Warwick Castle, who has the reputation of being one of the best castles in the UK. I couldn’t wait to find out if it was true! The first part of [...]

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Walking Along the Thames, a Photo Essay

Posted on 14. Mar, 2012 by .

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While some people think that London isn’t a walkable city, I like to think the opposite. I do love a bus ride here and there, but I truly feel most comfortable on my own two feet, my earphones blasting Arctic Monkeys and my camera always ready to snap.  And during my last trip to London, [...]

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Where to Stay in London: Tune Hotels

Posted on 13. Mar, 2012 by .

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During my recent stay in London, I had the chance  to be invited by Tune Hotels, a hotel chain that recently opened two locations in London: one in Westminster, and another near Liverpool Street. While both are an ideal base for visitors, I stayed at the latter, and absolutely loved it! Tune Hotels have an innovative [...]

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Catalonia’s Messiest Culinary Tradition : Calçotada

Posted on 12. Mar, 2012 by .

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All I knew about Calçotada is that it was a Catalan tradition, and that it was messy. Very messy. And indeed, it was! But that’s the whole fun of it – if you don’t want to get your hands and face dirty, there’s no point in doing it. You have to let your inhibitions go [...]

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M’encanta Catalunya, a Photo Essay

Posted on 10. Mar, 2012 by .

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To wrap up this series of posts on my trip to Catalonia, I decided to stop talking and let the pictures do their work. No words could possibly describe the state of bliss I was in at the time, and the wonderful souvenirs I will forever cherish. Without further ado, here are is a few [...]

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Exploring the Medieval Village of Besalu

Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by .

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After staying overnight in Cadaques, I was pretty sure this Catalonia trip could not get any better. I mean, luxury villas, Mediterranean Sea and Dali? But that was before we were taken to Besalu, a small village located further inland. I hadn’t read much about it before and therefore had no expectations, but to say [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Banyoles, Spain

Posted on 05. Mar, 2012 by .

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On the first day of my press trip in Catalonia, we immediately checked in the villa we would stay in for the night - which was amazing! A 18th century rustic house in the middle of a small forest right outside of Girona. It’s one of the biggest house I’ve ever visited. But after visiting [...]

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Cadaqués : Views, Villas and Vines

Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by .

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During my trip to Catalonia, I have had the chance to visit several lovely places, from bigger cities like Girona to traditional fisherman villages, like Cadaqués. I was absolutely blown away by this absolutely adorable place – let me show you why. The villa As part of my press trip with Charming Villas Catalonia, I [...]

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