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tapas in barcelona

My favorite tapas in Barcelona

Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by .

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Now that’s the kind of research I like to do. For your benefit, of course! There are very few things in life that I enjoy more than eating. And it’s just because I’m too much of a glutton and that I always end up eating my meal before I had the chance to take a photo [...]

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boqueria market

The colorful Boqueria Market in Barcelona

Posted on 17. Oct, 2012 by .

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I’ve always thought that public markets were a great way to learn more about a city, a country. Although that may have to do with my gluttony - but let’s say this time was for Catalan culture research purposes. The Boqueria market in Barcelona is perhaps where you’ll find the highest concentration of people during [...]

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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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Vienna: A Royal Treat

Posted on 17. Aug, 2012 by .

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Vienna is truly a beautiful city fit for princes and princesses: regal architecture, carriage rides, palaces and red carpets, melt-in-your mouth pastries and peaceful parks. I was only there for a very short visit, but would have gladly extended my stay if I could have - to continue pampering myself! On our first night we ventured [...]

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Cantal, the best place you’ve never heard of?

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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People love Paris. People love the Riviera. People love the castles. But do people know about Cantal? Didn’t think so. Cantal is one of Auvergne‘s four departments. Each one of them is quite different from the others, and Cantal is all about the outdoors: mountains, volcanoes, hiking, chestnut hunting and al fresco dining. I myself knew [...]

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ireland clichés

Who knew Ireland was so… Irish?

Posted on 22. Jun, 2012 by .

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It seems like Ireland’s reputation follows her everywhere, and even precedes her most of the time. As they say, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”, and that applies to Ireland as well. Let’s see what are the most commons Ireland clichés, and what I have noticed about them. After spending a week in the country with Shamrocker [...]

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A Weekend in London on a Budget

Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by .

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As a city filled with some of the most exorbitant properties of the world, just like Paris, it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. London is, normally, a very expensive city to live and travel in. But there is hope for you, my frugal friends, and those who do not care to throw money [...]

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What to do in Clermont-Ferrand: My Personal Favorites

Posted on 16. May, 2012 by .

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After a year living as an expat in Clermont-Ferrand, and despite the daily challenges it implies, I find myself loving the feeling of having a selection of places I already like - knowing exactly what to expect, and that I will have a good time, no matter what. Whether it’s shopping, drinking, hanging out or [...]

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london best places

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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English afternoon tea

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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Catalonia’s Messiest Culinary Tradition : Calçotada

Posted on 12. Mar, 2012 by .

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All I knew about Calçotada is that it was a Catalan tradition, and that it was messy. Very messy. And indeed, it was! But that’s the whole fun of it – if you don’t want to get your hands and face dirty, there’s no point in doing it. You have to let your inhibitions go [...]

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cadaqués winery

Wine Tasting in the Pyrenees

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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One of my favorite activities when traveling, like most travelers, is tasting the local foods and drinks. Having already been treated to a fabulous 10 course fancy dinner, I was really excited to have a traditional, family lunch and wine tasting at one of Cadaques winery, the Mas Perafita vineyard, in the beautiful setting of Cap [...]

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girona tapas

That Time I Had a 10 Course Dinner

Posted on 24. Feb, 2012 by .

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One of the many reasons to visit Spain, outside the dramatic scenery and friendly locals, is the concept of tapas. Tapas are all about sharing - plates of finger-food are usually served in the middle of the table, and enjoyed with drinks and friends. The concept has spread all around Spain and beyond, but every [...]

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Best Macarons in Paris: Ladurée or Pierre Hermé?

Posted on 13. Feb, 2012 by .

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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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cupcakes in london

Best Cupcakes in London: The Rundown

Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by .

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If you know me at all, you know I’m a sucker for everything sugary. Ice cream. Candy. Cake. Nougat. Bring it on! So when I’m in London, the mother of all foodie cities, I know I’m in for a treat. Especially cupcakes wise. There are hundreds of cupcake shops scattered around the city, some good, some not [...]

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