Archive for February, 2013

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Shopping Expedition in London

Posted on 28. Feb, 2013 by .

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Seems like an easy question at first, right? When Visit Britain asked me to participate in this contest, I, quite frankly, had no idea where to start. We want you to tell us about your perfect shopping trip to the city of London. Where would you go? What would you buy? Does PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE [...]

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Musée du Louvre: When The Museum Itself Is a Work of Art

Posted on 25. Feb, 2013 by .

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Forget Venus de Milo. Forget the Winged Victory. Hell, forget Mona Lisa. The real star here is the museum. Well, duh? I hear you. What I mean is the actual museum. The pavilions, the moldings, the ceilings, the statues on the outside walls. The abundant use of gold and intricate carving, in an all-around architectural exuberance that only Kings [...]

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Haga, Gothenburg’s Coolest Neighborhood

Posted on 20. Feb, 2013 by .

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It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Scandinavia in general, and Sweden in particular. Consequently, I was very much looking forward to discovering the country’s up and coming hip city, Goteborg. And after a morning cruise in the archipelago, it could hardly get better, right? Well, surprisingly,  it did. It’s fair to say [...]

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Living like a Londoner with Citybase Apartments - Canary Wharf

Posted on 19. Feb, 2013 by .

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When I visited London last November, I found myself in a difficult situation that made me both desperate for the comfort of home, and angry at amateurs of this world - my accommodation, which had been arranged for months, had been cancelled, just a few hours before I was supposed to check in. I had [...]

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The Cologne Love Bridge - in Photos

Posted on 18. Feb, 2013 by .

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Cheesy, or awfully romantic? I can’t seem to pick a side. These love tokens are spreading throughout Europe like padlocks are going out of style, from Paris to Florence and, halfway in between, in Cologne. Regardless of one’s opinion on the matter though, objectively, it’s a pretty freaking impressive sight. 40,000 padlocks in all their technicolor glory, [...]

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Living like a Londoner with Citybase Apartments - Kensington

Posted on 16. Feb, 2013 by .

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Bfsdjfsd Citybase Apartments London: The Location View Larger Map The apartment building was ideally located on the busy Cromwell Road,  only a short walk away from Gloucester Road tube station (handy Circle and District lines) and a handful of bus stops, too. Such proximity to the action also means accessible amenities like grocery stores, pharmacies, [...]

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Where to Stay in London: Apex City of London Hotel

Posted on 14. Feb, 2013 by .

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When I was in London last fall for a travel conference in Canary Wharf, I knew transportation would be a challenge. Anyone who has ever changed lines in the Tube will tell you as much. But surprisingly, thanks to a perfectly located hotel, I was able to travel swiftly to my seminars every morning. And for [...]

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#WeGoSolo: Happily Married, and Traveling Solo

Posted on 13. Feb, 2013 by .

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There’s been quite the uproar within the travel community over the past week, due to the tragic death of an American solo female traveler in Turkey, and the surprisingly harsh comments people expressed about her choice to travel solo. “Women should not travel alone, ever.” “Her husband was irresponsible to allow her to leave for [...]

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An afternoon at the Canterbury Cathedral - In Photos

Posted on 08. Feb, 2013 by .

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Canterbury is quite the evocative city in the Anglo-Saxon word. Not only is it one of the prettiest towns of southern England, it also happens to be the seat of the Church of England, and therefore the Anglican Communion around the world. It’s also one of the oldest Christian structures in all of England. Not [...]

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London Bridge Hotel

Where to stay in London: London Bridge Hotel

Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by .

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I’ve stayed in many hotels and apartments in all my visits to London, but I think I found a new favorite. How could I not, when a perfect location, comfortable rooms, personalized attentions and an impeccable service are among the things one can enjoy at London Bridge Hotel? (A small glitch with my trusted camera [...]

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Windmills, Windmills Everywhere!

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by .

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Well hello there, Dutch icon. Nice to finally see you. Quite frankly, it doesn’t really get more scenic and picturesque than this in the Netherlands. Kinderdijk (pronounced kin-der-dike - you’re welcome). It starts with a relatively calm boat ride through the maze of canals/rivers outside Rotterdam and then, bam, the largest concentration of windmills in [...]

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Beautiful Berlin in Winter - In Photos

Posted on 01. Feb, 2013 by .

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When one thinks of winter in Germany, one of the first things to come to mind is, naturally, the Christmas Markets. What’s not to like? Warm glühwein, delicious guilt-free treats, festive decor and music, and endless shopping possibilities. But coming from a Nordic country myself, I was glad I got to experience Berlin under (and, [...]

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