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Dali’s Beautiful Strange Mind

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by .

When you enter someone’s home and the first thing you see is a stuffed white bear wearing necklaces, you know it’s a strange place. That was indeed my first thought when I entered Salvador Dali house museum in Cadaqués. Taxidermy is a very important concept in Dali’s idea of home decor. There are several stuffed birds [...]

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Best Macarons in Paris: Ladurée or Pierre Hermé?

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by .

In my book, any excuse is a good excuse for a sweet indulgence. And macarons are no exception, especially in the City of Lights. But when you want to have the best macarons in Paris, where do you go? With so many choices it’s hard to pick just one - but most guidebooks and locals [...]

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Clermont-Ferrand’s Famous Film Festival

Posted on 01. Feb, 2012 by .

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When I learned that I moving to Clermont-Ferrand, one of the first things I checked is the cultural scene - I love myself a good festival! I was pleasantly surprised to learn that every January, the city is host to the most important short film festival in the world, Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. The festival is [...]

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The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by .

As a child who grew up surrounded with 60s music and Beatles fans, it was only natural that the main reason why I wanted to visit Liverpool was to experience the famous Beatles Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool. I had a whole day planned out to explore Liverpool, but then my train got delayed and I ended up [...]

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tapas crawl in granada

Tapas Crawl, or Getting Drunk in Granada

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by .

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Granada is well known for its tapas scene. Free tapas scene, to be exact! Every time you go to a bar and order a drink, a tapas will be brought to your table for free. Pretty cool concept, right? As my friend used to say: “For 10 euros, you can get totally drunk and sated“. [...]

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Why You Should Visit the Guinness Storehouse Even If You Hate Guinness

Posted on 06. Jan, 2012 by .

When I planned my trip to Dublin, I had a few things in mind that I wanted to explore. The colorful doors of Merrion Square. The Ha’Penny Bridge. St.Stephen’s Green. All that drill. Visiting the Guinness Storehouse, however, was way down on my list of priorities. You see, I am not a big fan of beer [...]

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Stonehenge: Ancient Rocks, Motorways and Velvet Ropes

Posted on 04. Jan, 2012 by .

Visiting Stonehenge is a bit of a mandatory step when visiting the UK for the first time. With such a mystique, intricate history, it attracts more than 800,000 visitors per year, some of which with high expectations. Those people will definitely be disappointed. Early morning at Stonehenge Stonehenge itself isn’t bad - the sheer fact that these rocks were [...]

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I Tried It: Jamie Oliver’s Italian Restaurant in London

Posted on 21. Dec, 2011 by .

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I’m a sucker for everything Jamie Oliver. I love his accent, his attitude, his energy and obviously, his recipes. Needless to say I was super excited to pay a visit to Jamie Oliver’s Italian Restaurant in London. What was my experience like? Read on. The restaurant There are several locations around the UK, but I opted [...]

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My 2012 Bucket List

Posted on 16. Dec, 2011 by .

Even though 2011 was a big year for me in terms of travel and life changes, 2012 doesn’t seem like it’s going to be any slower. And I am so excited about that! I have been building up a bucket list for quite a while now and despite the fact that I keep crossing items [...]

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Yo! Sushi: The Most Fun You’ll Have Eating Sushi in London

Posted on 25. Nov, 2011 by .

I remember walking past several Yo! Sushi branches when I used to live in London, and always found the concept to be really cool. In fact, not trying it out was one of my biggest regrets!  However, sushi is a delicacy I only recently discovered, and curse myself for not being brave enough to try [...]

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Challenging My Willpower at the Chocolate Festival of Clermont-Ferrand

Challenging My Willpower at the Chocolate Festival of Clermont-Ferrand

Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by .

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While Clermont-Ferrand is usually not very high on any traveler’s bucket list (unless you’re an avid trekker), living in the city is far from boring. There is always something going on, whether it’s the famous Short Film Festival or the Jazz en Tête festival. But the event that definitely got my attention a while ago is the Chocolate Festival [...]

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Heading to Tenerife? Forget About the South!

Posted on 14. Oct, 2011 by .

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For many, holidays to Tenerife are all about beaches, bars and hospitality of Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. The tourist led southern part of the island is very popular among holidaymakers every year, but that does, however, leave a somewhat undiscovered region in the north, just waiting for you to uncover a [...]

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London for First Timers: The Essential Sights

Posted on 10. Oct, 2011 by .

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A famous person once said that it is not possible to get tired of London, because London offers everything one could want. That much is entirely true, but it can also be quite overwhelming for first timers. So make sure to come up with an effective itinerary so you can make the most out of [...]

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My Favorite Museums in London

My Favorite Museums in London

Posted on 05. Oct, 2011 by .

Back in the days when I lived in London, I had two dilemmas: a lot of free time (as I didn’t have a full-time job), but no funds to fill my schedule. I never was a museum person, but quickly I came to the realization that I didn’t have much of a choice if I wanted to [...]

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Hiking Volcanoes in Auvergne: My Experience

Posted on 17. Sep, 2011 by .

Hiking a volcano wasn’t exactly part of my French tourism plan. Somehow my mind and body never got along very well, and anything that involves just the slightest amount of coordination is more often than not a very bad idea. Being outdoors and staying active, I enjoy - making a fool of myself by landing [...]

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