Archive for March, 2013

Kessler Esslingen

The Oldest Wine Cellar in Germany - Kessler

Posted on 29. Mar, 2013 by .

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Whenever someone thinks of sparkling wine, the Champagne region of France comes to mind. That’s a given. But as it turns out - I strongly dislike champagne. Needless to say that I was less than enthused by the idea of visiting a cellar. This is Germany, I thought, why would I choose to visit a cellar [...]

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My Travel Guilty Pleasures

Posted on 27. Mar, 2013 by .

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Whether you are a frequent traveler or a one-week-abroad-per-year kind of person, there’s no getting away from it. We are all human beings, each with our own quirks. Some adorable, some strange, some… plain embarrassing. You know what I’m talking about. Serial thief of toiletries or over-achiever at breakfast, I’m talking to you! We are all [...]

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Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Scenes from an Amsterdam Canal Cruise

Posted on 20. Mar, 2013 by .

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It hardly gets more touristy/iconic than this, right? While I usually prefer to tick off just a few landmarks and then discover the city’s cool neighborhoods, hopping on a canal cruise was of course never part of my master plan in Amsterdam. Not that there’s anything wrong with it - it’s just not something I [...]

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Free Things To Do In Paris

25 Odd, Touristy and Free Things To Do In Paris

Posted on 18. Mar, 2013 by .

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Travel is but one of the few expenses that will make you both richer and poorer at the same time. But what if I told you there was a way to avoid the monthly bank statement heart attack? Paris, unlike the rest of its equivalent counterparts, is actually fairly easy to visit on a tight budget, [...]

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best hostels in europe

Where To Stay in Berlin: Plus Hostel Berlin

Posted on 17. Mar, 2013 by .

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If you think that this is just another review of a European hostel, you are dead wrong. This hostel isn’t anything like the others. It will ruin hostel experiences for anyone because, well, it’s just too good, and few other hostels around the world can boast being equally cool, and luxurious. Yes, a luxurious hostel. [...]

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Photos of Flanders

The Best of Flanders - in Photos

Posted on 15. Mar, 2013 by .

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One of the regions I was looking forward to the most during my trip with Eurail.com was Flanders - I won’t go about 18 ways to say why. CHOCOLATE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, PEOPLE. I’m actually surprised I resisted the temptation until then! But what I found was not only the best chocolate of my [...]

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French flag, France Bucket list, itinerary

Things I’m Doing Wrong As An Expat In France

Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 by .

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Anniversaries, whatever the kind, are always a good time to sit back and reflect, reassess the choices we’ve made. What other purpose would they serve, other than be a perfect excuse to buy cake? And as my two year expaniversary (yes, I just made that up) in France approaches, I can’t help but look back [...]

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Flåm train

Boarding Norway’s Most Famous Train: the Flåm

Posted on 08. Mar, 2013 by .

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Can you name the most famous train rides in the world? The reverie-inducing, slightly unattainable, bucket-list worthy type? I bet the Trans-Siberian, the Orient-Express, and the Swiss glacier come to mind. And then, of course, the Flåm train. I honestly didn’t know how my week in this country could possibly get any better. But again, Norway [...]

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Yotel Gatwick Airport

Why You Should Stay at Yotel Gatwick Airport

Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by .

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While budget airlines are great on the budget - well, that’s about it. It really is just a question of money. Because who actually likes having a restless night sleep before getting to the airport at an ungodly hour? No one, that’s who. I don’t know about you, but the idea of having to get up [...]

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Bygdøy oslo

Museum Crawl on Oslo’s Bygdøy Island

Posted on 04. Mar, 2013 by .

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The idea of a museum-crawl isn’t necessarily what I have in mind when exploring a new city. I usually concentrate my time on the architectural highlights, culinary specialties of the chocolate type and perhaps a stroll in a scenic park if Mother Nature is kind enough on that day. Museums though? Not my thing. Even when I [...]

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