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14 things I hate about travel

Posted on 12. Nov, 2012 by .

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While traveling is an incredibly amazing thing to do as a whole, like anything in life, it also has its odd flaws. Nothing is perfect, right? And I happen to be the type of person who likes things to go my way, according to my - sometimes mysterious - set of rules. I like certain [...]

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Barcelona at night - scary or exciting?

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by .

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First off - let me reassure you. It’s not scary. The Spanish devil does NOT come out after nightfall. You don’t need to hold on to your handbag like it holds the actual date of the end of the world. Or WikiLeaks files. In fact, Barcelona at night is quite lovely. Mind you, I say [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by .

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As I mentioned before, Ireland is notorious for its unpredictable weather. It is highly recommend that you carry, at all times, the following items: wool socks, sunscreen, sunglasses and a scarf. You just never know. And sadly, Mother Nature’s time of the month decided to strike just when I was scheduled to visit the perilous [...]

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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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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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Yup. Definitely a City Girl.

Posted on 25. May, 2012 by .

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Over the last few months I’ve started to notice something. It’s subtle, and takes a good dose of observation, but it’s there. Small towns are slowly, but very , killing me. There is no further doubt in my mind that I am a city girl at heart. I’ve talked about this a little bit on [...]

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The Palace of Versailles, the Most Infuriating Place on Earth?

Posted on 23. May, 2012 by .

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Let’s start off by stating this, loud and clear: I am NOT a people person. About 7 billion people on this planet, and I can only tolerate 30 of them. And not at the same time. So whenever I know I’ll be in a mingling situation, or an overcrowding one, I really have to put [...]

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A Year in France

Posted on 14. May, 2012 by .

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Apparently, it’s May 14th today. The calendar tells me I’ve been in France for a year now. Has a full year really gone by since I left Montreal? Sometimes I feel like I’ve been there much shorter than that, sometimes much longer. I’m a bit ambivalent when it comes to picking a side to this [...]

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10 Little Known Facts About the UK

Posted on 28. Mar, 2012 by .

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After living in the UK for a year in 2009, and visiting countless times since, I’ve come to notice a couple of quirky things that make the UK, well, the UK. I would not have it any other way and this is absolutely not a critical post - just a series of observations I made [...]

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My Hyde Park Mishap

Posted on 03. Feb, 2012 by .

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I’ll remember this day forever, and for many reasons. Not only had I just spent a lovely morning exploring the market on the iconic Portobello Road, I also happened to get the surprise of my life in the form of an engagement ring in Hyde Park. This day couldn’t get any better, right? No. It [...]

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Quick Guide on Getting Married in France

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by .

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Serious and informative post warning! You have met your perfect match and plan on getting married in France? While it seems like a tortuous and awfully long process, thanks to the reputation of French bureaucracy, it is really not that bad if you take a minute to gather everything. Let’s take a closer look. Where [...]

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The Ups and Downs of Living in France

Posted on 21. Nov, 2011 by .

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While I did notice several French traits over the year, after living here for a few months I think I made up my mind about the country. Things are not always shiny, nor do they always suck - but living in France definitely requires some adjustments. What I Like About Living in France… The cheap [...]

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Going All the Way Up the Mont Blanc - Highest Peak of the Alps!

Posted on 24. Oct, 2011 by .

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After completing my trip around Lake Leman and eyeing the Alps from afar for a few days, I decided to face the highest peak in Western Europe upclose, also known as the 4800 meters mountainous monster.  Yes folks, I was going up the Mont Blanc!  But first, I wanted to visit the small village located at the feet of the [...]

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The Not-So-Shiny Side of Being a Consultant’s Wife

Posted on 07. Oct, 2011 by .

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Being a consultant wife - it has a nice ring to it, and it does sound very glamourous from the outside. International travel, fat paychecks, big-name corporations. In more than one way, it is very enjoyable. But sometimes, when I dare to look at the other side of the medal, I find myself longing for [...]

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Why Solo Travel Doesn’t Work For Me

Posted on 30. Jun, 2011 by .

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There are many different ways to travel. High class, in couples, backpack, tour groups, WOOFing, you name it. And then there’s solo travel. It wasn’t something I was familiar with. I had never embarked on a solo journey before, but with all the different travel blogs writing on this sole subject, I figured I could give [...]

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