Archive for 'Press Trips'

36 Hours in Gothenburg

Posted on 28. Apr, 2014 by .

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“Man, this is going to be amazing.” These were the first words I uttered when I finalized my grand Scandinavian train trip with Eurail, which had me spend considerable time in Sweden, the country I had been dreaming of visiting for years. With hindsight, I can honestly say that Gothenburg was, I think, the perfect introduction [...]

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Alternative Shopping in East Berlin

Posted on 14. Apr, 2014 by .

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Picture this: indie record shops, up and coming designers, eco-friendly labels, quirky trinkets and vintage treasures.  Worlds away from the high street brands and generic items, East Berlin – and Prenzlauer Berg in particular – will fulfil the needs of even the most hip shopper. The once battered and disregarded part of the capital morphed [...]

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Little Known Facts About Paris

Little Known Facts About Paris

Posted on 14. Jan, 2014 by .

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I am well aware that Paris travel articles are pretty much the least original thing a travel writer can publish. I have written quite a few myself, and in fact, I feel like there is very little left to say that hasn’t already been said when it comes to the City of Lights. But after [...]

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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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How To Spend 72 Hours In Oslo

Posted on 03. Jul, 2013 by .

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While the countryside of Norway gathers far more attention than the actual capital, I, for one, find this highly unfair. Mind you - I absolutely loved the fjords, and it’s still today one of my favorite travel experiences. But I genuinely think that Oslo shouldn’t be left out, and shouldn’t be a simple transit stop. [...]

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7 Easy Day Trips from Rotterdam

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by .

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One of the big advantages of traveling within the Netherlands, outside massive amounts of cheese and overall awesomeness, is the proximity to, well, everything. Because if you’ve looked at a European map, chances are you’ve either: Noticed how small the Netherlands are, or… That you just haven’t seen them at all (true story). It’s always [...]

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The Hidden And Haunted Tour of Edinburgh

Posted on 17. May, 2013 by .

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You know what they say, right? When in Rome… do as the Romans do. In Paris, go up the Eiffel Tower. In London, take a silly pose with Big Ben. In Pisa, hold the leaning tower. You get the gist. And in Edinburgh, the touristy thing to do, outside the obvious, is go on a [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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