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delft

Delft, the quintessential Dutch village

Posted on 23. Nov, 2012 by .

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When you think of the Netherlands, and Holland in particular, what pops to your mind? Canals, cobblestone streets, bicycles, cheese and gabled roofs? This is exactly what you’ll get in Delft. All these ingredients together make the ultimate Dutch village, the one we imagine, the one we read about and the one we want to [...]

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Remembering London, a photo essay

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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Monday’s Postcard: Cheeky Barceloneta

Posted on 08. Oct, 2012 by .

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One of my favorite things about Barcelona, outside the great food and architecture, is the crazy amount of street art and original landmarks. I mean, where else will you see a giant smiling crawfish? This cheeky crustacean is located right before the Barceloneta, right by Barcelona’s marina. It wasn’t actually built for the entertainment of [...]

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A daytrip at the Aran Islands

Posted on 28. Sep, 2012 by .

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Think remote. Isolated. Raw. Untouched. Got it? Now make it even more remote. THAT’s the Aran Islands. To me anyway. Considering how fond I am of big cities, I may slightly exaggerate. But in this day and age of fast development and globalization, the Aran Islands seem to have resisted this urge to evolve - they [...]

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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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Monday’s Postcard: The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Posted on 24. Sep, 2012 by .

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Ahh, the beautiful Cliffs of Moher. The most interesting stop on the 3rd day of my Ireland roadtrip! Also known to The Princess Bride fans as the Cliffs of Insanity. Yes, I will take any occasion I get to plug my love for that movie. “- You seem a decent fellow, I’d hate to kill [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Posted on 10. Sep, 2012 by .

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The Giant’s Causeway was something I had always seen on desktop wallpapers, or in one of the BBC famous travel videos. I never thought I would actually get to see it for myself one day. But I did! The 6th day of my trip in Ireland with Shamrocker Tours was all about the dramatic coastline [...]

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What to do in Cantal: My Personal Favorites

Posted on 07. Sep, 2012 by .

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During my four days in Cantal, I’ve had the chance to experience all sorts of great things. Massages, great food, cute B&Bs, splendid scenery and more. Here’s a map that lists what to do in Cantal, in my humble opinion. And that’s only a handful - there are in fact so many things to do [...]

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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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The rugged Dingle Peninsula, a photo essay

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by .

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Roadtripping in Ireland was a life-long dream. For some reason (perhaps because half my family has bright ginger hair, perhaps because we are quite the elbow-benders), I was always drawn to the Emerald Island, and what better way to discover it than with a car, I thought. Well there happens to be a better way. [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Carrick-a-Rede, Northern Ireland

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by .

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As I mentioned before, Ireland is notorious for its unpredictable weather. It is highly recommend that you carry, at all times, the following items: wool socks, sunscreen, sunglasses and a scarf. You just never know. And sadly, Mother Nature’s time of the month decided to strike just when I was scheduled to visit the perilous [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

Posted on 16. Jul, 2012 by .

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My trip to Edinburgh was nothing like I had expected. I had vivid memories of my trip back there in 2008, and I was psyched to be going back. I wanted to see everything again, work on the most amazing photo opportunities and really immerse myself in Scottish life even for a few days. That’s [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Dover, England

Posted on 02. Jul, 2012 by .

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Dover was one of the most important items on my bucket list. For some reason, I was always really, really drawn to it. Something about those majestic white cliffs intrigued me. And while I didn’t get the chance to see them when I lived in the UK, I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse a few [...]

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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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Monday’s Postcard: Rainy St. Paul’s, London

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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