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Wintry Cotswolds, a Photo Essay

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by .


The Cotswolds are probably what represents the English countryside at its best. Green rolling hills. Stone-built houses. Historical villages. Warm, welcoming people. Stately homes. Luxuriant gardens. Got the picture alright? Yes, the Cotswolds are a little English paradise and I absolutely loved my visit there. The Royalist Hotel, in Stow-on-the-Wold, is apparently the oldest inn [...]

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Best Cupcakes in London: The Rundown

Posted on 13. Jan, 2012 by .


If you know me at all, you know I’m a sucker for everything sugary. Ice cream. Candy. Cake. Nougat. Bring it on! So when I’m in London, the mother of all foodie cities, I know I’m in for a treat. Especially cupcakes wise. There are hundreds of cupcake shops scattered around the city, some good, some not [...]

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Stonehenge: Ancient Rocks, Motorways and Velvet Ropes

Posted on 04. Jan, 2012 by .


Visiting Stonehenge is a bit of a mandatory step when visiting the UK for the first time. With such a mystique, intricate history, it attracts more than 800,000 visitors per year, some of which with high expectations. Those people will definitely be disappointed. Early morning at Stonehenge Stonehenge itself isn’t bad - the sheer fact that these rocks were [...]

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Christmas Lights in London

Posted on 12. Dec, 2011 by .


My last visit in London coincided with the installation of the famous Christmas displays around the city. All major department stores double their creative efforts in trying to have the most original and beautiful Christmas window in all of London. From the slightly weird to over-the-top to winter wonderland, there’s something for everyone! Have you [...]

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London for First Timers: The Essential Sights

Posted on 10. Oct, 2011 by .


A famous person once said that it is not possible to get tired of London, because London offers everything one could want. That much is entirely true, but it can also be quite overwhelming for first timers. So make sure to come up with an effective itinerary so you can make the most out of [...]

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My Favorite Museums in London

Posted on 05. Oct, 2011 by .


Back in the days when I lived in London, I had two dilemmas: a lot of free time (as I didn’t have a full-time job), but no funds to fill my schedule. I never was a museum person, but quickly I came to the realization that I didn’t have much of a choice if I wanted to [...]

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Daytrip at the London Zoo, a Photo Essay

Posted on 24. Aug, 2011 by .


After seeing how popular my last postcard was, I decided that a  London Zoo photo essay would be quite appropriate. And who doesn’t love a photo essay? I’m sure many of you won’t even bother to read the actual text and just stroll through the pictures… am I right? Located right in the heart of Regent’s [...]

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Discovering London with the Thames Clippers

Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by .


Tired of walking but still thirsty for more London discoveries? The London Thames Clippers might just have the perfect solution for you! When TakeTwo Books kindly offered me one of their books, I was ecstatic to find out I could use one of their offers to ride the famous clippers. I’ve always wanted to but somehow never [...]

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Finding Banksy Art in London

Posted on 29. Jun, 2011 by .


Finding Banksy art in London is like trying to find a needle in a haystack - everyone knows it’s there, but very few people can actually point to it. Even though Banksy is certainly one of the most famous character of modern art, he definitely fancies the mystery around his work - meaning that despite [...]

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Next time I return to the UK, I will…

Posted on 15. Nov, 2010 by .


I lived in London for about a year in 2008. And while I keep excellent memories from my time there, I can’t help but feel like I’ve missed out on some things because I wasn’t prepared enough, and I was too naive to keep in mind that I would be leaving eventually. If I had [...]

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8 unusual things to do in London

Posted on 13. Sep, 2010 by .


Yet another list of things to do in London. I know. But you know what they say - one can never be over London… So in an attempt to stay original, I decided to list alternatives to obvious things to do in the city. The underground equivalent, the best kept secret, the unpopular cousin. They [...]

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7 Easy Daytrips from London

Posted on 24. Jun, 2010 by .


Daytrips are definitely the greatest way of discovering other areas of the country you’re visiting, if you’re in the capital for a couple of days. And London is no exception - even though it’s definitely capable of filling every day of your trip, a little bit of exploration doesn’t hurt (most of the time anyway). And since [...]

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10 quirky places in London

Posted on 23. Apr, 2010 by .


I found this video the other way while I was trying to get my daily London fix. And I thought it was just too good not to share! This is just another proof that London was always, and will always be full of surprises. Here’s the rundown of the quirky places in London: Arcadia Works [...]

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The Legend of Castles Pubs in Camden

Posted on 24. Mar, 2010 by .


There are many, many pubs named after a castle in Britain, but 4 of them, located in the Borough of Camden in London, caught my attention when I was there because of their “strategic” location. There are The Windsor Castle, The Dublin Castle, The Pembroke Castle and finally the Edinboro Castle. Ring a bell? A legend [...]

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Follow the Famous Dick Whittington Ale Trail in London

Posted on 15. Mar, 2010 by .


Perhaps Britain’s most famous trait, the pub scene is to be experienced once (or many, many times)  in a lifetime. Several pub activities exist, but the most fun one is definitely the Ale Trail, otherwise known as a Pub Crawl, which is pretty self explanatory. The famous Dick Whittington Ale Trail is consisted of 6 routes, each [...]

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