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My First Official Week-End in France

My First Official Week-End in France

Posted on 16. May, 2011 by .

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After a frantic week mostly spent packing, moving, crying and sleeping on my couch in Montreal, I finally made it to the airport on Friday afternoon, ready for my 7PM flight. Or at least, that’s what I thought. While I was checking in, I learned that my flight was delayed to 9PM. Oh well, I [...]

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Long Distance Relationships – How Do You Work It Out?

Long Distance Relationships - How Do You Work It Out?

Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 by .

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What’s up with relationship advice on a travel blog, you ask? The two subjects are not as far apart as they may seem. Let me tell you a story first. On a freezing February morning,  an innocent email flipped my life around.  “It’s on. I’m leaving Saturday. Talk to you later”.  My fiancé was crossing [...]

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The Little Story of Me Moving to London: The Retrospective

Posted on 05. Apr, 2011 by .

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This chapter is the third of the series The Little Story of Me Moving to London – check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.   *** My year in London was… more than I could have imagined. More than words could ever explain. It was beyond amazing, and even though I had some [...]

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The Little Story of Me Moving to London: Part 3

Posted on 06. Feb, 2011 by .

This chapter is the third of the series The Little Story of Me Moving to London – check out Part 1 and Part 2 and the final chapter. *** So here I am, early Friday morning at Heathrow tube station. Luckily, the whole ticket system was pretty easy to handle and I bought my first [...]

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The Rebirth of Berlin

Posted on 19. Jan, 2011 by .

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I can’t believe a whole year has gone by since I was in Berlin. It seems to me like it was just yesterday. One year ago, I was cramped under my 70L backpack, probably looking for my way around, most likely tired and hungry - but having the best time of my life. Some of [...]

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The Challenges of Being a Couple Abroad

The Challenges of Being a Couple Abroad

Posted on 03. Jan, 2011 by .

I often say that I couldn’t have made it to Europe without my boyfriend. Moving there had been such a hassle that many times, I wanted to simply drop the project and curl up under my covers. But we were a team. My defeat implied his defeat. Although many things have not gone the way [...]

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How to get angry by reading your RSS feed (or the story of a frustrated travel blogger)

How to get angry by reading your RSS feed (or the story of a frustrated travel blogger)

Posted on 30. Dec, 2010 by .

  That’s right. I hate reading my RSS feed. Not only because it’s always an overwhelming task due to the hundreds of sites I’m subscribed to, but also because it reminds me of how incredibly powerless I am when it comes to travel right now. I’ve had the chance to travel for most of 2008 [...]

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The Unsuspected Charm of Krakow

The Unsuspected Charm of Krakow

Posted on 13. Dec, 2010 by .

I’ve always been a World War II buff. I’m completely fascinated by the propaganda methods, the stories that almost seem unreal, and the major events. Europe is undoubtedly the best place to explore the WWII legacy and Krakow only seemed like a natural stopover. After checking into my hostel (Gardenhouse Hostel, 5 Floriańska St) I [...]

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Next time I return to the UK, I will…

Posted on 15. Nov, 2010 by .

I lived in London for about a year in 2008. And while I keep excellent memories from my time there, I can’t help but feel like I’ve missed out on some things because I wasn’t prepared enough, and I was too naive to keep in mind that I would be leaving eventually. If I had [...]

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Top 5 Ways to Eat for Cheap

Posted on 15. Aug, 2010 by .

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There are many ways to bring down the costs of a trip, other than lowering the number of stars of your hotel (and miss out on  luxurious hot water and clean sheets). One of these ways is to plan the meals more effectively, although it has nothing to do with a  concrete schedule. Here are [...]

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The Little Story of Me Moving to London: Part 2

Posted on 08. Jul, 2010 by .

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This chapter is the second of the series The Little Story of Me Moving to London – check out Part 1 and Part 3 and the final chapter. *** I woke up that morning feeling perplexed. I was eager to leave, but a part of me wanted to stay curled up in my bed and [...]

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The Little Story of Me Moving to London: Part 1

Posted on 10. Jun, 2010 by .

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This chapter is the first of the series The Little Story of Me Moving to London - check out Part 2, Part 3 and the final chapter. ***   I remember everything as if it were yesterday. The words, the faces, the feelings. The stress, the anxiousness. But let’s start at the beginning.   I’ve [...]

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