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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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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Musée du Louvre: When The Museum Itself Is a Work of Art

Posted on 25. Feb, 2013 by .

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Forget Venus de Milo. Forget the Winged Victory. Hell, forget Mona Lisa. The real star here is the museum. Well, duh? I hear you. What I mean is the actual museum. The pavilions, the moldings, the ceilings, the statues on the outside walls. The abundant use of gold and intricate carving, in an all-around architectural exuberance that only Kings [...]

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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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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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#WeGoSolo: Happily Married, and Traveling Solo

Posted on 13. Feb, 2013 by .

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There’s been quite the uproar within the travel community over the past week, due to the tragic death of an American solo female traveler in Turkey, and the surprisingly harsh comments people expressed about her choice to travel solo. “Women should not travel alone, ever.” “Her husband was irresponsible to allow her to leave for [...]

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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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Windmills, Windmills Everywhere!

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by .

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Well hello there, Dutch icon. Nice to finally see you. Quite frankly, it doesn’t really get more scenic and picturesque than this in the Netherlands. Kinderdijk (pronounced kin-der-dike - you’re welcome). It starts with a relatively calm boat ride through the maze of canals/rivers outside Rotterdam and then, bam, the largest concentration of windmills in [...]

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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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Beautiful Antwerp, Belgium - In Photos

Posted on 28. Jan, 2013 by .

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One of the stops I was most excited about during my grand Eurail.com tour across Northern Europe was Flanders - and of course, I wasn’t disappointed. Antwerp was the first stop on my itinerary through the region, and it set the bar really high for Bruges and Ghent. It’s a cosmopolitan, lively city - in [...]

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My Favorite Things To Do In Stockholm

Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by .

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There’s no going around it, I’m afraid - no matter how much I try to hide it, I’m a sucker for all things Swedish. Ikea. H&M. Alexander Skarsgard. Icona Pop. The Hives. And so on. So you can imagine my excitement when I finally got to Stockholm during my Eurail.com stint across Scandinavia. I. was. [...]

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The gorgeous Normandy cliffs in Étretat

Posted on 21. Jan, 2013 by .

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You know those gorgeous cliffs in Northern France everyone raves about? The ones I added on my bucket list ages ago but never had the courage to drive all the way up there to actually see them? Well, this summer, I did just that. I drove to Normandy, and finally saw these wonders of nature, [...]

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Hofbräuhaus

Posted on 18. Jan, 2013 by .

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As you may know already, I’m not a big fan of beer in general - I much prefer my rosé in the evening. Or anytime it’s 5 o’clock somewhere… So it may come as surprising news that one of the things that I was looking forward to the most during my time in Germany was [...]

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J’aime la Provence, a photo essay

Posted on 16. Jan, 2013 by .

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I think I may have found a new favorite place in France, guys. It’s Provence. How original, right? I’m only the 450,204th person in the world to say that. But after visiting the vast majority of the country, I can honestly say that Provence has something special about it, that just makes you want to [...]

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13 Other Interesting Facts About France

Posted on 11. Jan, 2013 by .

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You guys remember my controversial “10 Little Known Facts About France“? It had quite a few people talking. To this day, it’s still one of my most popular posts every month, even though I wrote it over a year ago. Since then, I’ve traveled all around Europe, yes, but I also spent a fair amount [...]

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