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Exploring The Contrasts of Copenhagen

Posted on 07. Jan, 2014 by .

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More than just a Nordic city within a keen interest in all things cycling, Copenhagen truly fits the bill in regards to hedonistic travel. Between the futuristic architecture, the carefree attitude, the world-class restaurants and the royal palaces that would make anyone green with envy, the Danish capital often tops the “Best Cities to Live […]

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Fall in Scandinavia - In Photos

Posted on 06. Sep, 2013 by .

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I’ve mentioned this before - there are few things in life I hate most than hot weather. I would much rather move to northern Europe than tropical islands given the option. Feeling the crisp air brush against my cheeks while I venture on yet another leisurely  stroll is one of my favorite things, ever, perhaps […]

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Stockholm, The City That Won’t Let You In

Posted on 10. Apr, 2013 by .

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I was really looking forward to visiting Stockholm. It’s one of the cities I always idealized, imagined to be a certain way and predicted I would fall in love with, and never want to leave. And while this isn’t entirely different from the reality of my visit, it’s also not exactly the truth. Stockholm blew […]

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Boarding Norway’s Most Famous Train: the Flåm

Posted on 08. Mar, 2013 by .

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Can you name the most famous train rides in the world? The reverie-inducing, slightly unattainable, bucket-list worthy type? I bet the Trans-Siberian, the Orient-Express, and the Swiss glacier come to mind. And then, of course, the Flåm train. I honestly didn’t know how my week in this country could possibly get any better. But again, Norway […]

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Museum Crawl on Oslo’s Bygdøy Island

Posted on 04. Mar, 2013 by .

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The idea of a museum-crawl isn’t necessarily what I have in mind when exploring a new city. I usually concentrate my time on the architectural highlights, culinary specialties of the chocolate type and perhaps a stroll in a scenic park if Mother Nature is kind enough on that day. Museums though? Not my thing. Even when I […]

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Cruise in the Norway fjords? Check!

Posted on 19. Dec, 2012 by .

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2012 was a year of firsts. And bucket list items. And the biggest one of all? Finally going on a cruise in the Norway fjords. This is, admittedly,  most amazing thing I have ever done, bar none. An early start at the Bergen train station to what seemingly was the middle of nowhere, and from […]

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Where to stay in Stockholm: City Hostel

Posted on 04. Dec, 2012 by .

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During my recent stint in Scandinavia with Eurail.com, I wanted to stick to budget accommodation, as I found the cost of traveling there expensive enough as it was (as in $9 for a bottle of juice). Cue the City Hostel in Stockholm. City Hostel Stockholm: The Location View Larger Map The hostel is located on […]

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The Gothenburg Archipelago, Sweden - In Photos

Posted on 03. Dec, 2012 by .

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Sometimes, when you travel, it doesn’t take much to build wonderful souvenirs. And on that day, all I needed was a short cruise, bright sunshine and the brisk Swedish air beating me around the face softly brushing against my cheeks. It. Was. Perfect. Also, there was a sled dog on board. And you know how I […]

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Enchanted by Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens

Posted on 21. Nov, 2012 by .

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“Enchanted” is quite the understatement of the year, in this case. For a North American, Halloween is a big thing. Think decorations all over town, eerie music playing, dressed up kids as well as grown-ups everywhere in sight. Not unlike Christmas, if you do Halloween, you either go big or go home. But in Europe, […]

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Why you should stay overnight in Flåm

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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“You’re staying in Flåm…for the night?“, he said, unsure of himself, question marks in his eyes - mirroring my own. “Yes, that’s what my itinerary says“, I replied, also a bit skeptical. After all, Flåm is famous for one thing, and one thing only - its train. There isn’t a TimeOut for Flåm, nor is there a guidebook, […]

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Bergen, the most photogenic place on the planet?

Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by .

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It’s hard not to like Bergen. It may not be Norway‘s most exciting city, nor the most historical. But I found it to be particularly interesting nonetheless, and most importantly, very pretty. It was the starting point of my love affair with Norway. And that alone is a good enough reason to go to Bergen, […]

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