Archive for April, 2013

the view from the shard

The View From The Shard - in Photos

Posted on 26. Apr, 2013 by .

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The Shard has been the subject of mixed opinions ever since its construction was approved: too high, too shiny, too much, too pointy. Others said it would revitalize the area, and bring in loads of visitors (and consequently muchos pesos). So when I was invited to visit The View from The Shard, needless I was [...]

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Where to stay in Paris: Hotel Le Five

Posted on 25. Apr, 2013 by .

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Upon my most recent visit to Paris I was lucky enough to be invited by Hotel Le Five to experience one of their famous “scintillating canopy” rooms, I didn’t hesitate for long. My experience with the Elegancia Group had always been outstanding, and I couldn’t wait to find out if this hotel would top the [...]

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16 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Posted on 19. Apr, 2013 by .

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I had a bit of a surprise the other day. Right after my interview with Andi was published, my Facebook page was flooded with questions. Who exactly am I? How did I end up in France, of all places, doing this travel blogging thing? As it turns out, you guys want to know more about me, apparently. [...]

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Is Cassis the best village in France?

Posted on 15. Apr, 2013 by .

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If I were to ask the following question “What makes a village irresistible?”, what would be your answer? Chances are, it would include good food, friendly locals, a beautiful setting and a little je ne sais quoi about the atmosphere.  What more could you want? And as it turns out, when I decided to visit [...]

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moving to stockholm

Stockholm, The City That Won’t Let You In

Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by .

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I was really looking forward to visiting Stockholm. It’s one of the cities I always idealized, imagined to be a certain way and predicted I would fall in love with, and never want to leave. And while this isn’t entirely different from the reality of my visit, it’s also not exactly the truth. Stockholm blew [...]

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5 Things You Should Know About Budget Airlines in Europe

Posted on 08. Apr, 2013 by .

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a few months, you know how I feel about budget airlines in Europe: I love them (well, most of them), and I wouldn’t travel any other way. I flew countless times with low-cost airlines from every corner of Europe - Edinburgh, Barcelona, Berlin and more - and while [...]

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The Sainte-Chapelle of Paris - in Photos

Posted on 01. Apr, 2013 by .

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The Sainte-Chapelle had been a long standing item on my Paris to-do list, but for some reason, I’d never got around to it. I had deemed Notre-Dame and Sacré-Coeur more worthy of my attention - the former for its free entry, and the latter for the views. It wasn’t until my most recent trip to [...]

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