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My Favourite Places in Europe in Springtime

Posted on 11. Mar, 2014 by .

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It’s no secret that spring and autumn are my favourite seasons to be on the go. Several reasons explain this, from the smaller flocks of tourists to the warm-and-sunny-yet-not-scorching weather and the still very affordable prices. Elbow seasons are not only easy on the budget, but also on the eyes. The only difficult thing about [...]

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Tragedy in the Scottish Highlands

Posted on 13. Feb, 2014 by .

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“We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.” - William Wallace (the actual one, not Mel Gibson’s), right  before the Battle of Stirling Bridge on September 11th, 1297. I [...]

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A Grand Tour of the Isle of Skye

Posted on 15. Oct, 2013 by .

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Being the Britophile that I am, needless to say exploring the depths of Scotland was always a dream of mine (whether or not Scotland actually belongs in Great Britain is a story for another time). So there I was, embarking on the Highland Fling, which is a 5-day tour of the main sights of Scotland. [...]

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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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The Hidden And Haunted Tour of Edinburgh

Posted on 17. May, 2013 by .

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You know what they say, right? When in Rome… do as the Romans do. In Paris, go up the Eiffel Tower. In London, take a silly pose with Big Ben. In Pisa, hold the leaning tower. You get the gist. And in Edinburgh, the touristy thing to do, outside the obvious, is go on a [...]

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Three days in Edinburgh

Posted on 26. Sep, 2012 by .

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I fell in love with Edinburgh three years ago, on my first visit. I think that when you fall in love with a place when it’s incredibly wet, when it blends in all the different shades of gray, when it’s at its most unwelcoming, it’s probably going to be a long lasting love story. If [...]

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