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Moving To London: What You Need To Know

Posted on 03. Jan, 2014 by .

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Moving to London was something I always wanted to do, ever since I was a little girl. The reasons why still remain unclear today, even after I accomplished that dream, but one thing is true: the full year I spent planning 10 months in London was the absolute worst year of my life for the [...]

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Where to stay in London: Kensington House Hotel

Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by .

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Having already stayed at the sister property earlier last year, it really was a no-brainer when Magellan PR offered me to review the Kensington House Hotel. I liked the idea of a smaller, more intimate hotel with a fantastic location. Let’s see how it fared up to my expectations. Kensington House Hotel: The Location The location [...]

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Not Afternoon Tea at the oxo tower

Not Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower

Posted on 22. Oct, 2013 by .

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I always said that I must have been a princess in another life. While my budget doesn’t always allow for it, I’m a rather big fan of all things epicurean, like fine dining, quality wines, English haute couture and first-class plane tickets. It doesn’t come as a big surprise then that my friend Kirsten and I [...]

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Living Like a Local: GoWithOh London

Posted on 26. Jun, 2013 by .

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Accommodation in London can be quite a puzzle to solve - between all the incredible locations and neighborhoods, luxury or budget opportunities and everything else, picking the right option can become quite the nightmare. Luckily, a new trend emerged on the market over the last few years: short-term vacation rentals. Live like a Londoner for [...]

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The View From The Shard - in Photos

Posted on 26. Apr, 2013 by .

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The Shard has been the subject of mixed opinions ever since its construction was approved: too high, too shiny, too much, too pointy. Others said it would revitalize the area, and bring in loads of visitors (and consequently muchos pesos). So when I was invited to visit The View from The Shard, needless I was [...]

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Where to stay in London: Tune Hotels King’s Cross

Posted on 07. Feb, 2013 by .

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Accommodation in London can be both delightful and extremely tricky - with such a large amount of properties to choose from, how can you pick the bad apples from the basket? But if you’re looking for affordable, quality, no-frills accommodation, remember this name: Tune Hotels. You can thank me later. Tune Hotels Kings Cross: The [...]

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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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London Bridge Hotel

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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Rainy St. Paul’s, London - In Photos

Posted on 18. Jun, 2012 by .

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To continue in the same tone of my most recent, and quite personal post, I decided to kick this week off by posting a shot from a late-night ride in a London double decker. And why, but of course it was raining! It is London in the summer that we are talking about. What else [...]

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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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A walk down Portobello Road Market, a photo essay

Posted on 14. Jun, 2012 by .

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Popular with the tourists and locals alike, Portobello Road Market is a bit of an institution in London. Held every Saturday, rain or shine, it holds everything from vintage jewelry to quirky memorabilia and cheesy London souvenirs. No matter what you are looking for, you are guaranteed to find it at Portobello Road Market. Once [...]

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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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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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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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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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