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chateau d'if

Monday’s Postcard: Chateau d’If, France

Posted on 19. Nov, 2012 by .

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If there’s one thing you must do in Marseille, it’s to get out of Marseille. I wasn’t a big fan of the city, despite its many Marseille hotels that would fit a tight budget. I would consider staying in Marseille only to explore villages and islands around it - not the actual city! One of the [...]

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A daytrip at the Aran Islands

Posted on 28. Sep, 2012 by .

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Think remote. Isolated. Raw. Untouched. Got it? Now make it even more remote. THAT’s the Aran Islands. To me anyway. Considering how fond I am of big cities, I may slightly exaggerate. But in this day and age of fast development and globalization, the Aran Islands seem to have resisted this urge to evolve - they [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

Posted on 16. Jul, 2012 by .

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My trip to Edinburgh was nothing like I had expected. I had vivid memories of my trip back there in 2008, and I was psyched to be going back. I wanted to see everything again, work on the most amazing photo opportunities and really immerse myself in Scottish life even for a few days. That’s [...]

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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 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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Smelling the Ocean Breeze at Dune du Pilat

Posted on 05. May, 2012 by .

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If there is one thing I can’t resist in life (well, except chocolate, kittens, Swedish men and The Strokes… you know), it’s the ocean call. Whenever I find myself remotely close to it, forces beyond my control set in motion and draw me to it, and I honestly have very little willpower. Even though I [...]

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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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Keukenhof Gardens Is For (Macro) Lovers, a Photo Essay

Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by .

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My daytrip at the Keukenhof Gardens, a mere 3 years ago, was absolutely perfect. The sun was out, shiny and warm, the drive through the tulip fields was dreamy and the gardens were filled of millions of colorful flowers. It really didn’t get any better than that. While any level of photographer would be in heaven [...]

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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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Auvergne’s Prettiest Castle: Château de Val

Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by .

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When people think of European castles, one of the first images that come to mind is the elegant, feminine Renaissance castles of France. While most of them are located around Paris and in the Loire Valley, Auvergne has a handful of them that are worth the detour -Château the Val being on top of the [...]

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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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Why I’m in Love With Annecy

Posted on 17. Feb, 2012 by .

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If you are looking for the perfect provincial getaway during your France holiday, visiting Annecy might be just the perfect thing to do. I’ve fallen in love with the place and visited it three times in 4 months! So what it is about Annecy, you ask? Because it’s got amazing architecture. Because it’s in a [...]

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Wintry Cotswolds, a Photo Essay

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by .

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The Cotswolds are probably what represents the English countryside at its best. Green rolling hills. Stone-built houses. Historical villages. Warm, welcoming people. Stately homes. Luxuriant gardens. Got the picture alright? Yes, the Cotswolds are a little English paradise and I absolutely loved my visit there. The Royalist Hotel, in Stow-on-the-Wold, is apparently the oldest inn [...]

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Plenitude in the Austrian Alps - A Night at the Aqua Dome

Posted on 26. Oct, 2011 by .

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Right after Travel Bloggers Unite in Innsbruck conference, we were treated to several blog trips in and around Tyrol region in the Austrian Alps. I was lucky to have scored in a place in the relaxation group, because let’s be honest, mountain biking didn’t sound like any fun to my out-of-shape ears. Instead I opted [...]

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3 Daytrips from Annecy

Posted on 01. Sep, 2011 by .

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While Annecy is certainly a must if you are visiting the Haute-Savoie region, it is however small enough to be wrapped in a day - but that doesn’t mean you should move on to another place just yet. Annecy offers many interesting possible daytrips destinations reachable in less than an hour’s drive, three of which I [...]

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