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Eating London’s Delicious East End

Posted on 07. Nov, 2014 by .

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You guys know me. One look at this blog and three things immediately come to mind: I love food. I love walking (thank heavens, otherwise I would easily weight 972 pounds by now). And I love London (duh - as evidenced by the abundance of London posts on this wee blog). Combine these three things […]

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My Guide to Royal and Lavish Kensington in London

Posted on 23. Oct, 2014 by .

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Fact: 100% of tourists visiting London will eventually set foot in affluent Kensington. Indeed, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chealsea is always high up on every one’s London bucket list, for the simple reason that it is home to an impressive amount of London’s most famous attractions: Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Notting Hill, incredibly photogenic […]

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72 hours in Glasgow

72 hours in Glasgow

Posted on 15. Oct, 2014 by .

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Glasgow was always an elusive one to me. I have been all over Scotland in the past couple of years over half a dozen of trips, , from the Isle of Skye to Edinburgh — and yet, I had never managed to make it west to Glasgow. Was I not destined to go, I wondered? It wasn’t for […]

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The Street Art of East London

Posted on 07. Jul, 2014 by .

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Street art is a bit like guacamole, or disco music: you either love it, or you hate it. I don’t know anyone who just feels moderately about street art. It seems that there are people who feel street art is nothing more than an elaborate form of graffiti, and there are others who view it […]

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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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Afternoon Tea With a View at Shangri-La London

Posted on 28. Apr, 2014 by .

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As most of you guys know already I think of myself as a bit of a Britophile; few things make me more happy than the prospect of a UK getaway, whether I fly to Glasgow, the Isle of Skye, the Cotswolds or my beloved London. Part of being a Britophile include a profound appreciation of pub […]

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War in the Scottish Highlands

Tragedy in the Scottish Highlands

Posted on 13. Feb, 2014 by .

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“We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.” - William Wallace (the actual one, not Mel Gibson’s), right  before the Battle of Stirling Bridge on September 11th, 1297. I […]

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Moving To London: What You Need To Know

Posted on 03. Jan, 2014 by .

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Moving to London was something I always wanted to do, ever since I was a little girl. The reasons why still remain unclear today, even after I accomplished that dream, but one thing is true: the full year I spent planning 10 months in London was the absolute worst year of my life for the […]

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Not Afternoon Tea at the oxo tower

Not Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower

Posted on 22. Oct, 2013 by .

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I always said that I must have been a princess in another life. While my budget doesn’t always allow for it, I’m a rather big fan of all things epicurean, like fine dining, quality wines, English haute couture and first-class plane tickets. It doesn’t come as a big surprise then that my friend Kirsten and I […]

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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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My Favorite Pubs in London

Posted on 10. Sep, 2013 by .

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While helping a friend plan her London trip a few days ago (yes, I have become that go-to person in all things travel among my circle of friends. I guess it means I’m a good source of information?), I realized that I had yet to create a list of my favorite pubs in London, a […]

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Living Like a Local: GoWithOh London

Posted on 26. Jun, 2013 by .

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Accommodation in London can be quite a puzzle to solve - between all the incredible locations and neighborhoods, luxury or budget opportunities and everything else, picking the right option can become quite the nightmare. Luckily, a new trend emerged on the market over the last few years: short-term vacation rentals. Live like a Londoner for […]

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Where to Stay in Brighton: Kipps Backpackers

Posted on 23. Jun, 2013 by .

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Kipps Backpackers in Brighton is the ultimate backpacking hostel — inexpensive beds, basic amenities, good location close to the sea and the bars of North Laine. In my opinion, a great place to crash for a night or two (but perhaps not much longer). Kipps Backpackers Brighton: The Location View Larger Map   The hostel is […]

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Traveling From London to Edinburgh? Take The Train. Seriously.

Posted on 28. May, 2013 by .

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I like to believe that there is a time and place for everything. A time for being rushed, and a time for taking things at a leisurely pace. A time for a get-to-the-goddamned-point mood, and another for contemplation. And after years of traveling around Europe, I tend to prefer the epicurean journeys to the expeditive cheap […]

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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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