Archive for 'Photo Posts'

Panoramas of Iceland - a Photo Essay

Posted on 22. Jan, 2015 by .

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I’m a firm believer that a picture really is worth a thousand words (and this is coming from an exceedingly talkative person - honestly, sometimes I have trouble just shutting the hell up). Over the years, I’ve published a lot of photo essays on this space, and they consistently are the most popular posts - even […]

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German Christmas Markets

The Best German Christmas Markets - in Photos

Posted on 26. Nov, 2014 by .

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Few European traditions are more iconic than the famous Christmas Markets in Germany – often imitated, but never duplicated. Created in Dresden in the 15th century as a gathering place and local market, the markets served a practical purpose first and foremost: present-shopping for loved ones and family, all while encouraging artisans and their craft. […]

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Kensington, London

The 7 Most Colourful Places in London

Posted on 05. May, 2014 by .

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Even though the British capital gets a bad reputation in terms of weather – permanent grey cloud, anyone? – it doesn’t mean it’s all bad. Few things are more enjoyable than a sunny day in London! But since these are so few and far between, there are, luckily, other ways to get your daily dose […]

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Beautiful Villages in France

The Best of Alsace - in Photos

Posted on 21. Apr, 2014 by .

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Few places in the world can boast holding such authenticity, history, mixed influences and all-around gorgeousness. Alsace is one of those – the mysterious region north-east of France that was the subject of many fights between Germany and France throughout the centuries, hence its diverse heritage. Between the quaint villages, the scenery, the castles and […]

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The Medieval City of Rouen - In Photos

Posted on 26. Mar, 2014 by .

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I really wasn’t expecting much from Rouen, to be honest. My time in the city served more as a pit stop between my home in Auvergne and the long-awaited coast of Normandy, with very little time left for exploration. I wanted to get to the beach, stat. I was oh so obliviously unaware of the […]

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Esslingen Christmas Market

Esslingen Christmas Market - In Photos

Posted on 25. Nov, 2013 by .

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One of the things I was adamant about my German Christmas markets tour last year was to set foot in a picturesque village — I didn’t really care where it was, just as long as it was historical, photogenic and delightful. I wanted the tourist postcard on a silver plate. I wanted the Disneyland of […]

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A Grand Tour of the Isle of Skye

Posted on 15. Oct, 2013 by .

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Being the Britophile that I am, needless to say exploring the depths of Scotland was always a dream of mine (whether or not Scotland actually belongs in Great Britain is a story for another time). So there I was, embarking on the Highland Fling, which is a 5-day tour of the main sights of Scotland. […]

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fall in scandinavia

Fall in Scandinavia - In Photos

Posted on 06. Sep, 2013 by .

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I’ve mentioned this before - there are few things in life I hate most than hot weather. I would much rather move to northern Europe than tropical islands given the option. Feeling the crisp air brush against my cheeks while I venture on yet another leisurely  stroll is one of my favorite things, ever, perhaps […]

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When All You Need Is A Holiday - Photos Of Sunsets From Tenerife

Posted on 24. Jun, 2013 by .

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You wouldn’t believe the comments I get from people I encounter in my travels, or even friends and family members. A surprisingly large amount of people don’t understand the concept of being a travel writer or blogger. “So, you’re on vacation like, all the time, right?” “I’m so jealous of your life!” “Your parents must […]

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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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photos of sainte-chapelle

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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europe without a visa

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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love bridge cologne

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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canterbury cathedral photos

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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berlin in winter

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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