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An afternoon at the Canterbury Cathedral - In Photos

Posted on 08. Feb, 2013 by .

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Canterbury is quite the evocative city in the Anglo-Saxon word. Not only is it one of the prettiest towns of southern England, it also happens to be the seat of the Church of England, and therefore the Anglican Communion around the world. It’s also one of the oldest Christian structures in all of England. Not [...]

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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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Dover, England - In Photos

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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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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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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Channeling Harry Potter at Oxford’s Christ Church College

Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by .

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As a rather UK-obsessed person (shocking, I know - you had no idea, right!), it’s only normal that this level of obsession also covers iconic British things, such as tea, Arctic Monkeys, Kate Middleton, Colin Firth, Union Jacks and such. Oh and Harry Potter. Especially Harry Potter! The carefully constructed world of the young wizard takes [...]

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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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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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A Wax Figures and Peacocks Day at Warwick Castle

Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by .

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When Grayline invited me on their Oxford, Stratford and Warwick tour, I knew I was in for a treat. I was especially looking forward to Warwick Castle, who has the reputation of being one of the best castles in the UK. I couldn’t wait to find out if it was true! The first part of [...]

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Walking Along the Thames, a Photo Essay

Posted on 14. Mar, 2012 by .

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While some people think that London isn’t a walkable city, I like to think the opposite. I do love a bus ride here and there, but I truly feel most comfortable on my own two feet, my earphones blasting Arctic Monkeys and my camera always ready to snap.  And during my last trip to London, [...]

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The Four Seasons of Hyde Park

Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 by .

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There are very little things that I love more than strolling in London’s Hyde Park. Not only is it in my favorite city in the world (although there are some things to beware), but it also happens to be a very pretty park, so big and calm that it makes it actually hard to believe [...]

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I Love London, a Photo Essay

Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by .

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To say that I love London is a slight understatement, and definitely not a secret.  Throughout the last 4 years, I lived in the city for 10 months and visited 4 times, and took a massive amount of pictures of everything I liked about the city. The incoherent architecture. The quirky shops. The green spaces. The [...]

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The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool

Posted on 25. Jan, 2012 by .

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As a child who grew up surrounded with 60s music and Beatles fans, it was only natural that the main reason why I wanted to visit Liverpool was to experience the famous Beatles Magical Mystery Tour in Liverpool. I had a whole day planned out to explore Liverpool, but then my train got delayed and I ended up [...]

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