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Enchanted by Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens

Posted on 21. Nov, 2012 by .

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“Enchanted” is quite the understatement of the year, indeed. For a North American, Halloween is a big thing. Think decorations all over town, eerie music playing, dressed up kids and grown-ups everywhere in sight. Not unlike Christmas, if you do Halloween, you either go big or go home. But in Europe, Halloween is about just [...]

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Following Gaudi’s Trail in Barcelona

Posted on 03. Oct, 2012 by .

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Going on a Gaudi quest in Barcelona isn’t very hard. It would actually be hard NOT to. Because he is, quite simply, everywhere. The most iconic landmarks of Barcelona are signed by Gaudi, and they also happen to be the most popular. For a good reason - they’re quite spectacular. I always say that touristy [...]

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Three days in Edinburgh

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by .

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I fell in love with Edinburgh three years ago, on my first visit. I think that when you fall in love with a place when it’s incredibly wet, when it blends in all the different shades of gray, when it’s at its most unwelcoming, it’s probably going to be a long lasting love story. If [...]

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What to do in Cantal: My Personal Favorites

Posted on 07. Sep, 2012 by .

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During my four days in Cantal, I’ve had the chance to experience all sorts of great things. Massages, great food, cute B&Bs, splendid scenery and more. Here’s a map that lists what to do in Cantal, in my humble opinion. And that’s only a handful - there are in fact so many things to do [...]

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A weekend in Cantal, a photo essay

Posted on 05. Sep, 2012 by .

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To wrap up this series on my press trip in Cantal, I couldn’t think of a better solution than a photo essay. Not because I don’t have anything to say about Cantal. I do. In fact I always have something to say, about pretty much everything. Ask my husband! But somehow I feel like no words [...]

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How to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris like a local

Posted on 10. Jul, 2012 by .

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If you have the opportunity to celebrate Bastille Day with the Parisians, it’s one not to be missed. What’s not to like? Striped shirts, fireworks, al fresco wine until the wee hours? The French may not be as patriotic as Uncle Sam but July 14th is THE day of the year where they let loose, [...]

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The art of drinking Guinness

Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by .

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Most of you probably know that drinking Guinness really isn’t my favorite sport. I’ll take a sip, work my face in unflattering and disgusted grimaces, hear my friends shoo and tell me I’m a filthy pagan, and put the pint back on the table. That’s just how it is. I hate Guinness. But it’s not [...]

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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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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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Exploring Tours, the Loire Valley Capital

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by .

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Tours was only supposed to be a dinner and a nap, initially. A brief stopover on my way to explore more gorgeous Loire Valley Castles. But as I made my way into the city after visiting Azay-le-Rideau, I quickly realized that despite putting all my resources in planning a realistic and interesting roadtrip focused on [...]

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What to do in Auvergne: Vulcania

Posted on 16. Apr, 2012 by .

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Very few people know that there are volcanoes in France. Volcanoes, not volcano, because it’s actually a chain of 48 different cones and domes. The chain is about 40 kilometers long, and is located right in the heart of the country. The reason why you’ve never heard of them? They’re dormant, and have been since [...]

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A Handpicked Selection of London’s Best Places

Posted on 06. Apr, 2012 by .

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During my first weeks in London, one of the things I found hard to deal with was the overwhelming choice I had to make every day. Do I pick this tea place, or this one? This curryhouse, or this one? This garden pub, or the one across the city? While a wide array of choice [...]

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Channeling Harry Potter at Oxford’s Christ Church College

Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by .

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As a rather UK-obsessed person (shocking, I know - you had no idea, right!), it’s only normal that this level of obsession also covers iconic British things, such as tea, Arctic Monkeys, Kate Middleton, Colin Firth, Union Jacks and such. Oh and Harry Potter. Especially Harry Potter! The carefully constructed world of the young wizard takes [...]

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Traditional English Afternoon Tea at Radisson Blu

Posted on 21. Mar, 2012 by .

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One of the items in my ever-growing bucket list was to have a taste of the famous English afternoon tea for myself. Even after living in London for a year and visiting several times, I never actually got the opportunity to try it. So needless to say that when Radisson Blu Hotels offered me a [...]

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A Wax Figures and Peacocks Day at Warwick Castle

Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by .

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When Grayline invited me on their Oxford, Stratford and Warwick tour, I knew I was in for a treat. I was especially looking forward to Warwick Castle, who has the reputation of being one of the best castles in the UK. I couldn’t wait to find out if it was true! The first part of [...]

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