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Leeds Castle, the prettiest castle in England?

Posted on 27. Jun, 2012 by .

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If you stop thinking for a minute, and try to picture an English castle, what does it look like? A noble property, surrounded by a moat and only accessible by a drawbridge, with imposing stone towers and lavish gardens, perhaps? Because that’s exactly what the Leeds Castle looks like. A picture perfect portrait! I was [...]

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So, you want to be a travel blogger?

Posted on 25. Jun, 2012 by .

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It took me a while to write this post. Not only because it’s an incredibly complicated subject, but also because it made me wonder if I was a good enough blogger to write a post about being a travel blogger. Am I credible? Am I knowledgeable? When somebody as talented and professional like Kate McCulley [...]

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Who knew Ireland was so… Irish?

Posted on 22. Jun, 2012 by .

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It seems like Ireland’s reputation follows her everywhere, and even precedes her most of the time. As they say, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”, and that applies to Ireland as well. Let’s see what are the most commons Ireland clichés, and what I have noticed about them. After spending a week in the country with Shamrocker [...]

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I Hate Ryanair - Or Why I Will Never Ever Fly With Them Again

Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by .

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I hate Ryanair. Completely, irreversibly, utterly, wholly hate them. There is traveling on a budget. And there is having just a little bit of self-respect. And Ryanair just hit rock bottom. I have decided that regardless of how much of a budget I am on, I will never give a penny to this company ever again. [...]

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Rainy St. Paul’s, London - In Photos

Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by .

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To continue in the same tone of my most recent, and quite personal post, I decided to kick this week off by posting a shot from a late-night ride in a London double decker. And why, but of course it was raining! It is London in the summer that we are talking about. What else [...]

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Tears for London

Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by .

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September 11th, 2008. Despite emotional goodbyes, a rather turbulent flight across the Atlantic and a costly phone call home to tell my mom I was still alive, it only took a few seconds for the feeling to set in. I hadn’t even left Heathrow and I already felt at home. Cue May 30th, 2009.  I [...]

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A walk down Portobello Road Market, a photo essay

Posted on 14. Jun, 2012 by .

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Popular with the tourists and locals alike, Portobello Road Market is a bit of an institution in London. Held every Saturday, rain or shine, it holds everything from vintage jewelry to quirky memorabilia and cheesy London souvenirs. No matter what you are looking for, you are guaranteed to find it at Portobello Road Market. Once [...]

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A Weekend in London on a Budget

Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by .

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As a city filled with some of the most exorbitant properties of the world, just like Paris, it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. London is, normally, a very expensive city to live and travel in. But there is hope for you, my frugal friends, and those who do not care to throw money [...]

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The Funky Gaudi House in Barcelona

Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by .

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Often regarded as one of the funkiest yet amazingly well-designed properties in the world, the Dali House in Barcelona never fails to impress. If you must pay a tribute to Gaudi, the Casa Batlo is the absolute best choice, if you ask me - La Pedrera isn’t as elaborate, the Parc Guell is constantly filled [...]

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A Lucky Golden Hour in Gibraltar

Posted on 08. Jun, 2012 by .

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Gibraltar is a pretty special place, for so many reasons. First of all, it’s only a few hundred meters from Andalusian Spain, but it’s a British territory. Second of all, the border is actually on the airport’s tarmac. And third of all, and perhaps most importantly, security is very, very loose. We drove into the [...]

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The Colors of Granada, a Photo Essay

Posted on 06. Jun, 2012 by .

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After a few months under the permanent British grey cloud, the thing that you need the most is definitely color. Warm, earth colors. Vitamin D. A tan! And what better than southern Spain to provide that? It doesn’t get more colorful and sunny than Andalusia, I thought. And I was right! One of the things [...]

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The Love Locks of Paris - In Photos

Posted on 04. Jun, 2012 by .

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As I travel throughout Europe’s corners, one thing I started to notice is how popular the “love locks” have gotten. Nobody really knows for sure where -or why- the tradition started, but no one can deny how popular they have gotten over the last decade or so. Venice. Cologne. Florence. Paris. London. It seems that [...]

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Who am I kidding? I ♥ Paris.

Posted on 01. Jun, 2012 by .

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“Took you long enough!” That’s what my friends (and everyone I know, basically) told me when Paris and I had an understanding, and I finally came around. 4 years after my first infamously disastrous visit, and 5 trips later, including one where I did warm up to the city a little bit, I have finally [...]

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Hanging out by the Eiffel Tower at night

Posted on 30. May, 2012 by .

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  Sometimes, travel is all about the simplest things. Maybe even the touristy ones. Because really, it doesn’t get more touristy than the Eiffel Tower at night. But still - it’s the kind of thing you have to see at least once in your lifetime, if not several times after that. If so many people [...]

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The Heights of Paris, a Photo Essay

Posted on 28. May, 2012 by .

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If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know that I have sort of a love/hate relationship with Paris. While my first three visits were pretty much disasters, the last two were a lot better, and even made me admit what everybody else knew already: Paris is a pretty awesome place. I decided [...]

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