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Traveling From London to Edinburgh? Take The Train. Seriously.

Posted on 28. May, 2013 by .

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I like to believe that there is a time and place for everything. A time for being rushed, and a time for taking things at a leisurely pace. A time for a get-to-the-goddamned-point mood, and another for contemplation. And after years of traveling around Europe, I tend to prefer the epicurean journeys to the expeditive cheap [...]

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Where to Stay in London: Apex City of London Hotel

Posted on 14. Feb, 2013 by .

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When I was in London last fall for a travel conference in Canary Wharf, I knew transportation would be a challenge. Anyone who has ever changed lines in the Tube will tell you as much. But surprisingly, thanks to a perfectly located hotel, I was able to travel swiftly to my seminars every morning. And for [...]

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Remembering London - In Photos

Posted on 11. Oct, 2012 by .

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I know I said I wasn’t writing about London anymore. But let’s be honest - I can’t help myself when it comes to this place. I was browsing through my (many) photo albums while planning my next visit in November. I’ve seen LOTS of things in London and yet I feel I’ve seen so little. [...]

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Where to stay in London: London Bridge Hotel

Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by .

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I’ve stayed in many hotels and apartments in all my visits to London, but I think I found a new favorite. How could I not, when a perfect location, comfortable rooms, personalized attentions and an impeccable service are among the things one can enjoy at London Bridge Hotel? (A small glitch with my trusted camera [...]

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Leeds Castle, the prettiest castle in England?

Posted on 27. Jun, 2012 by .

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If you stop thinking for a minute, and try to picture an English castle, what does it look like? A noble property, surrounded by a moat and only accessible by a drawbridge, with imposing stone towers and lavish gardens, perhaps? Because that’s exactly what the Leeds Castle looks like. A picture perfect portrait! I was [...]

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Review of Palmers Lodge Hillspring in London

Posted on 26. Jun, 2012 by .

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The promise of a boutique hostel in London is always appealing. When Palmers Lodge Hillspring offered me a night at their latest property, I was really curious to try it out, considering that I am normally not a hostel person. Palmers Lodge Hillspring The hostel reminded me a bit of the Camden student hall I [...]

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Living Like a Londoner with Citybase Apartments

Posted on 17. Jun, 2012 by .

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I couldn’t believe my luck when I opened the door to my Citybase Apartments flat. Or should I say most-luxurious-apartment-I-have-ever-dreamed-of.  Here’s a review of my stay at Citybase Apartments in London. Citybase Apartments location Citybase Apartments has tons of properties scattered around London, but I was lucky enough to be booked at 10 Pembridge Gardens in [...]

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Living Like a Londoner with base2stay Kensington

Posted on 16. Jun, 2012 by .

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To say I was excited to try out base2stay Kensington is a bit of an understatement. I’m a big fan of comfort, affordable luxury and hotel rooms with a kitchenette, and that’s exactly what I got at base2stay. I have to be honest and say that things started off extremely well when I opened the door and [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Oxford, England

Posted on 09. Apr, 2012 by .

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Oxford is one of my favorite places in the world. It has outstanding history, dozens of interesting colleges, and a lively, friendly atmosphere that’s easy to fall in love with. Mixed with the welcoming locals and quirky sights, it’s pretty hard to resist. Up until then, everything’s good. However, the one thing it doesn’t have [...]

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Discovering Shakespeare Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon

Posted on 02. Apr, 2012 by .

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Visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace was something I have wanted to do for a long time, but never got around to do (you’d think a year in the UK would have given me ample time, but I guess I got sidetracked). Needless to say I was extremely looking forward to this stop on our daytrip, and I [...]

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Where to Stay in London: Tune Hotels Shoreditch

Posted on 13. Mar, 2012 by .

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During my recent stay in London, I had the chance  to be invited by Tune Hotels, a hotel chain that recently opened two locations in London: one in Westminster, and another near Liverpool Street. While both are an ideal base for visitors, I stayed at the latter, and absolutely loved it! Tune Hotels have an innovative [...]

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Where to Stay in London: Umi Hotel London

Posted on 05. Dec, 2011 by .

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During my recent trip to London, I had the chance to stay at the Umi Hotel London and experience their concept: luxury on a budget. I was seduced by the idea and couldn’t wait to experience it for myself. The surroundings of the hotel certainly are a big plus - it’s located on an iconic [...]

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10 Quirky Places in London

Posted on 23. Apr, 2010 by .

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Have you been to London so often you can’t stand the thought of standing besides Big Ben again? Does the sight of the London Eye make you want to weep in despair? Fret not, my London-phile friend. A city as big and dynamic as London simply cannot rely on tourist traps to strive. From the [...]

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Little Known Facts About Paris

9 Overrated Attractions in Europe

Posted on 20. Feb, 2010 by .

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As much as Europe is filled with interesting and popular attractions, sometimes the entry fee or the detour just isn’t worth it, despite the hype. I have been lucky enough to visit many European cities, admire their popular sights and see for myself whether or not they were worth it. In some cases, definitely — [...]

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