Archive for July, 2012

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Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland - In Photos

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by .

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As I mentioned before, Ireland is notorious for its unpredictable weather. It is highly recommend that you carry, at all times, the following items: wool socks, sunscreen, sunglasses and a scarf. You just never know. And sadly, Mother Nature’s time of the month decided to strike just when I was scheduled to visit the perilous [...]

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Cantal, the best place you’ve never heard of?

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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People love Paris. People love the Riviera. People love the castles. But do people know about Cantal? Didn’t think so. Cantal is one of Auvergne‘s four departments. Each one of them is quite different from the others, and Cantal is all about the outdoors: mountains, volcanoes, hiking, chestnut hunting and al fresco dining. I myself knew [...]

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The faces of Ireland - In Photos

Posted on 19. Jul, 2012 by .

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Ireland is notorious for a lot of things. But what intrigued me the most what its inhabitants - either of the human or fluffy kind. People often say that traveling is all about the locals we meet on the way, and the unique experiences we share with them. True? I think so. And since I’m [...]

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Portobello Beach, Edinburgh - In Photos

Posted on 16. Jul, 2012 by .

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My trip to Edinburgh was nothing like I had expected. I had vivid memories of my trip back there in 2008, and I was psyched to be going back. I wanted to see everything again, work on the most amazing photo opportunities and really immerse myself in Scottish life even for a few days. That’s [...]

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Where to stay in Edinburgh: Apex Hotel Waterloo Place

Posted on 12. Jul, 2012 by .

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After spending two weeks in hostels across Ireland and the UK, I was more than ready for the high class treatment. Despite many hostels being really cool, there’s nothing quite like having a huge bubble bath and watching telly in bed after a long day of sightseeing. And that’s exactly what Apex Hotel Waterloo Place [...]

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Where to stay in Edinburgh: Smart City Hostel

Posted on 11. Jul, 2012 by .

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I was kind of in trouble when I decided I wanted to go to Edinburgh. For some reason I phased out on the whole “high season” and “Queen’s Jubilee” events and planned my visit without booking my accommodation. And then there was nothing left for yours truly. I am a greedy travel blogger, and I [...]

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How to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris like a local

Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 by .

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If you have the opportunity to celebrate Bastille Day with the Parisians, it’s one not to be missed. What’s not to like? Striped shirts, fireworks, al fresco wine until the wee hours? The French may not be as patriotic as Uncle Sam but July 14th is THE day of the year where they let loose, [...]

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Rediscovering Prague - In Photos

Posted on 07. Jul, 2012 by .

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I’ve been lucky enough to visit Prague twice in my life. The first visit barely qualifies as such since I was only there for a few hours, but the second one gave me ample time to revisit my favorite places and discover new ones. I’ve been in a travel whirlwind ever since I got back, [...]

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Where to stay in Dublin: Generator Hostel Dublin

Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by .

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A hostel? Really? Trust me, I was surprised too. I’m not the biggest fans of hostels, and 20 bed dorms and flips flips in the shower, but I am definitely a fan of the Generator Hostel Dublin. But when Hostelworld offered to sponsor the first night of my trip in Ireland, I gave it a second [...]

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The art of drinking Guinness

Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by .

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Most of you probably know that drinking Guinness really isn’t my favorite sport. I’ll take a sip, work my face in unflattering and disgusted grimaces, hear my friends shoo and tell me I’m a filthy pagan, and put the pint back on the table. That’s just how it is. I hate Guinness. But it’s not [...]

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Dover, England - In Photos

Posted on 02. Jul, 2012 by .

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Dover was one of the most important items on my bucket list. For some reason, I was always really, really drawn to it. Something about those majestic white cliffs intrigued me. And while I didn’t get the chance to see them when I lived in the UK, I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse a few [...]

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