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The Unsuspected Charm of Krakow

The Unsuspected Charm of Krakow

Posted on 13. Dec, 2010 by .

I’ve always been a World War II buff. I’m completely fascinated by the propaganda methods, the stories that almost seem unreal, and the major events. Europe is undoubtedly the best place to explore the WWII legacy and Krakow only seemed like a natural stopover. After checking into my hostel (Gardenhouse Hostel, 5 Floriańska St) I [...]

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Where Are the Best Cabs in the World?

Where Are the Best Cabs in the World?

Posted on 15. Sep, 2010 by .

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So, where are the best cabs in the world? According to a recent press release from www.hotels.com, the best cabs in the world are in London! First of all because most of them are very friendly, and most importantly because they know where they are going and drive safely. I guess these three factors overcome [...]

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The Little Story of Me Moving to London: Part 2

The Little Story of Me Moving to London: Part 2

Posted on 08. Jul, 2010 by .

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This chapter is the second of the series The Little Story of Me Moving to London – check out Part 1 and Part 3 and the final chapter. *** I woke up that morning feeling perplexed. I was eager to leave, but a part of me wanted to stay curled up in my bed and [...]

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More Than Pot and Prostitutes in Amsterdam

Posted on 02. Jul, 2010 by .

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I didn’t know exactly what to expect from Amsterdam. It’s one of the few cities that is abundantly known by its clichés, i.e. prostitutes, drugs, canals and bicycles, as if it the whole city was exclusively about these four things. I really wanted to see for myself what Amsterdam what all about. So there I [...]

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A Week In Paris or How To Alienate Parisians

A Week In Paris or How To Alienate Parisians

Posted on 01. May, 2010 by .

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My experience in Paris was, to put it in a polite way, memorable, but definitely not in the way I would have hoped. Parisians have a somewhat solid reputation that precedes them worldwide; I expected rudeness, language issues and bad weather. However I was surprised at how out of proportions all those expectations actually were. [...]

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5 Reasons Why I Love London Double Decker Bus

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by .

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Whenever I am in London, I find myself drawn to the double decker bus. Kind of hard to miss, right? While the reasons why I am so completely in love with London remain unclear, my love for its buses is actually pretty simple to explain. 1.   They’re just so freaking cool. I mean, it doesn’t get [...]

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Weekend Break in the Eternal City of Rome

Weekend Break in the Eternal City of Rome

Posted on 18. Mar, 2010 by .

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My weekend break in Rome wasn’t something I initially planned. It’s not that I didn’t want to go - I simply felt Italy deserved more than a mere quick getaway. But hey, budget airlines and Google Images were convincing enough and I quickly figured that a weekend break in Rome was a good enough introduction to the [...]

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24 Hours in Cordoba

24 Hours in Cordoba

Posted on 26. Feb, 2010 by .

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Cordoba is a very special place in the world; not many cities can claim to have been the capital of a Roman province and the capital of an Arab state and a Caliphate. If you plan on visiting in May, do note that accommodation will be hard to find and very expensive. Consider taking a [...]

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Glamorous French Riviera Day Trip

Glamorous French Riviera Day Trip

Posted on 18. Feb, 2010 by .

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You know how it works. Your favorite budget airline is having a sale to an exotic location not that far away from home, and somehow you realize that you’ve always wanted to go. And then bam! Before you know it, you booked your tickets for a  French riviera day trip. Landing in Nice is quite [...]

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Almost St-Patrick’s Day in Dublin

Almost St-Patrick’s Day in Dublin

Posted on 04. Feb, 2010 by .

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I desperately wanted to be in Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day. There is no greater celebration than a country’s national holiday, and the Irish certainly know how to get the party started. I had almost bought my green wig and I was already excited about the green beer. But things didn’t exactly go as planned. [...]

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London’s Oyster Cards, Explained

Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by .

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Oh the intricate world of transportation tickets! While I’m pretty sure some Londoners aren’t entirely aware of the immensity of the Transport for London ticketing system, it’s even worse for tourists - with reason! What’s the difference between a travelcard and Oyster cards? Why are the fares different? Let’s have a closer look. Oyster cards [...]

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My 10 Favourite Things About London

My 10 Favourite Things About London

Posted on 26. Jan, 2010 by .

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I should warn you right away: I have unconditional love for London. Unquenchable, unreasonable, un-measurable love. I could easily list a thousand things I like to do in London. But if I only had to pick 10… they may not be the top tourist things to do, but they all mean something to me, personally. [...]

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