Archive for December, 2012

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New Year’s Eve Parties on the Algarve

Posted on 31. Dec, 2012 by .

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The long coast of the Algarve is packed with history and atmosphere - and its New Year’s Eve parties are just fun and exciting as it gets. From Faro to Lagos to Sagres, the entire coast is alive with firework displays, while bars and restaurants stay open very late into the night. Revellers in Lagos can watch the [...]

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My 2013 Bucket List

Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by .

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2012 was, as you know, a very busy year. I’ve been all around Europe, made great new friends and ate my weight in chocolate - and while I’m thankful for all these opportunities, I’m very much looking forward staying put in 2013, writing about the places I’ve seen, and setting my career forward to the [...]

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2012 in 12 photos

Posted on 21. Dec, 2012 by .

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I don’t know about you, but in my case, 2012 was definitely the year of travel. How fitting for a travel blogger, you say. I just thought that if the end of the world really did happened in December, then dammit I ought to at least see as much of it as possible. And I [...]

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Where to stay in Stockholm: Hotel Stureplan

Posted on 20. Dec, 2012 by .

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While I may have preferred budget accommodation during my Scandinavia stint (after all, the region is expensive enough as it is), I did treat myself to a luxury hotel in the heart of Stockholm’s most prestigious neighborhood: the Hotel Stureplan. Hotel Stureplan: The Location View Larger Map The Hotel is located close to Östermalmstorg T-bana, making it [...]

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Cruise in the Norway fjords? Check!

Posted on 19. Dec, 2012 by .

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2012 was a year of firsts. And bucket list items. And the biggest one of all? Finally going on a cruise in the Norway fjords. This is, admittedly,  most amazing thing I have ever done, bar none. An early start at the Bergen train station to what seemingly was the middle of nowhere, and from [...]

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Dresden Christmas Market - In Photos

Posted on 17. Dec, 2012 by .

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You know the feeling you have when you feel like you’ve entered Christmas heaven, and suddenly everything in the world is a little better? This is exactly what the Dresden Christmas market feels like. Christmassy goodness, delicious smells assaulting your nose from every direction, the warmth of a glüwhein cup in your hands, and a giddy [...]

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Where to stay in Berlin: Hotel Concorde Berlin

Posted on 14. Dec, 2012 by .

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Few things sound better to my ears than a luxurious 5* hotel in the heart of West Berlin. Add to that a raging snowstorm and freezing fingers, and I’m more than sold. Suffice to say that my experience at Hotel Concorde Berlin was more than positive, if only for the warm (and dry!) shelter it offered [...]

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Where to stay in Stockholm: Hotel Hornsgatan

Posted on 11. Dec, 2012 by .

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During my recent trip in Scandinavia, I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Stockholm, the Swedish capital and the all-around coolest place in the world (both figuratively and literally). I also wanted to stay in quality, clean accommodation, but that would also fit my restricted budget. And that’s exactly what I found [...]

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Chasing the comic strips in Brussels

Posted on 07. Dec, 2012 by .

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There is no such thing as going to Brussels without a good dose of fries, chocolate, and most importantly, comic strips. That’s what I’ve been told. If it were just me, I would’ve changed the order. I’ll let you guess which one comes first for me! But indeed, I thought that going on a self-guided [...]

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Where to stay in Stockholm: City Hostel

Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by .

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During my recent stint in Scandinavia with Eurail.com, I wanted to stick to budget accommodation, as I found the cost of traveling there expensive enough as it was (as in $9 for a bottle of juice). Cue the City Hostel in Stockholm. City Hostel Stockholm: The Location View Larger Map The hostel is located on [...]

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The Gothenburg Archipelago, Sweden - In Photos

Posted on 03. Dec, 2012 by .

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Sometimes, when you travel, it doesn’t take much to build wonderful souvenirs. And on that day, all I needed was a short cruise, bright sunshine and the brisk Swedish air beating me around the face softly brushing against my cheeks. It. Was. Perfect. Also, there was a sled dog on board. And you know how I [...]

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