Archive for November, 2012

Must-Do Experiences in France

Tips for visiting the Mont Saint-Michel

Posted on 28. Nov, 2012 by .

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I already wrote about how the Mont Saint-Michel was usually the kind of place you dream about, or read about - but never actually set foot there. But one of the advantage of being an expat in France is how easy it is to drive to the other side of the country, i.e. Normandy, during [...]

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Delft, the quintessential Dutch village

Posted on 23. Nov, 2012 by .

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When you think of the Netherlands, and Holland in particular, what pops to your mind? Canals, cobblestone streets, bicycles, cheese and gabled roofs? This is exactly what you’ll get in Delft. All these ingredients together make the ultimate Dutch village, the one we imagine, the one we read about and the one we want to [...]

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Enchanted by Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens

Posted on 21. Nov, 2012 by .

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“Enchanted” is quite the understatement of the year, in this case. For a North American, Halloween is a big thing. Think decorations all over town, eerie music playing, dressed up kids as well as grown-ups everywhere in sight. Not unlike Christmas, if you do Halloween, you either go big or go home. But in Europe, [...]

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The Chateau d’If, France - In Photos

Posted on 19. Nov, 2012 by .

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If there’s one thing you must do in Marseille, it’s to get out of Marseille. I wasn’t a big fan of the city: I would consider staying in Marseille only to explore villages and islands around it - not the actual city! One of the best ways to escape the city is to hop on a [...]

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World Travel Market for First-Timers - A Few Tips

Posted on 16. Nov, 2012 by .

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Attention! If you’re not a travel blogger, this may not be of interest to you. Perhaps I can interest you in beautiful photos or cute animals, instead? *** I recently attended the travel conference World Travel Market, held every early November in London (not that I ever need a reason to visit my favorite city). [...]

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Where to stay in Gothenburg: Hotel Flora

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by .

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My recent stay in Gothenburg was very, very lovely - in large part due to the amazing hotel I was at: Hotel Flora. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at! Hotel Flora Gothenburg: The Location View Larger Map The hotel is located just off the main shopping streets, tucked away from the hustle, [...]

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The majestic, monumental, magnificent Mont Saint-Michel

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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To me, the Mont-Saint-Michel was the kind of place that you read about in history books, that you see on television. You know, the kind of place you hear so much about but somehow seem unattainable, if only in dreams?  But since I’m such a big fan of roadtrips, I decided that the annual French [...]

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Flåm

Why you should stay overnight in Flåm

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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“You’re staying in Flåm…for the night?“, he said, unsure of himself, question marks in his eyes - mirroring my own. “Yes, that’s what my itinerary says“, I replied, also a bit skeptical. After all, Flåm is famous for one thing, and one thing only - its train. There isn’t a TimeOut for Flåm, nor is there a guidebook, [...]

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Where to stay in Hamburg: Generator Hostel

Posted on 13. Nov, 2012 by .

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During my Eurail.com stint across Northern Europe, I had pretty much everything planned to the mili-second. What I hadn’t planned? A  mean ass cold. So when I was on my way to Amsterdam from Copenhagen, and I had to switch trains in Hamburg, I knew my body couldn’t take any more for the day. So [...]

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14 things I hate about travel

Posted on 12. Nov, 2012 by .

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While traveling is an incredibly amazing thing to do as a whole, like anything in life, it also has its odd flaws. Nothing is perfect, right? And I happen to be the type of person who likes things to go my way, according to my - sometimes mysterious - set of rules. I like certain [...]

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My favorite tapas in Barcelona

Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by .

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Now that’s the kind of research I like to do. For your benefit, of course! There are very few things in life that I enjoy more than eating. And it’s just because I’m too much of a glutton and that I always end up eating my meal before I had the chance to take a photo [...]

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The Millau Viaduct, France - In Photos

Posted on 05. Nov, 2012 by .

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Pretty impressive, right? The Millau Viaduct is not just any impressive bridge - it’s the highest one in the world, standing proud at 270 meters, with the highest mast at 343 meters. Meaning that it’s even taller than the Eiffel Tower! Crossing the mighty Tarn river, it was completed in just over three years at [...]

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Where to stay in Oslo: Thon Panorama Hotel

Posted on 02. Nov, 2012 by .

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The Thon Panorama Hotel in Oslo is definitely a great pick if you plan to stay in Norway‘s capital for a few days. Let’s see why. Thon Panorama Hotel - The Location View Larger Map As you can see, the hotel is ideally located in the center of Oslo - a few minutes walk from the [...]

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Where to stay in Rotterdam: Suite Hotel Pincoffs

Posted on 01. Nov, 2012 by .

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During my recent stay in Rotterdam, I wasn’t very lucky when it came to my accommodation - three nights, three different places. Not exactly my idea of a relaxing weekend getaway. But the minute I entered the Suite Hotel Pincoffs, all worries and frustrations were forgotten. Warm greetings, a fresh decor and a welcoming atmosphere [...]

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