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War in the Scottish Highlands

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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Moving To London: What You Need To Know

Posted on 03. Jan, 2014 by .

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Moving to London was something I always wanted to do, ever since I was a little girl. The reasons why still remain unclear today, even after I accomplished that dream, but one thing is true: the full year I spent planning 10 months in London was the absolute worst year of my life for the [...]

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Where to stay in London: Kensington House Hotel

Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by .

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Having already stayed at the sister property earlier last year, it really was a no-brainer when Magellan PR offered me to review the Kensington House Hotel. I liked the idea of a smaller, more intimate hotel with a fantastic location. Let’s see how it fared up to my expectations. Kensington House Hotel: The Location The location [...]

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Not Afternoon Tea at the oxo tower

Not Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower

Posted on 22. Oct, 2013 by .

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I always said that I must have been a princess in another life. While my budget doesn’t always allow for it, I’m a rather big fan of all things epicurean, like fine dining, quality wines, English haute couture and first-class plane tickets. It doesn’t come as a big surprise then that my friend Kirsten and 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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My Favorite Pubs in London

Posted on 10. Sep, 2013 by .

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While helping a friend plan her London trip a few days ago (yes, I have become that go-to person in all things travel among my circle of friends. I guess it means I’m a good source of information?), I realized that I had yet to create a list of my favorite pubs in London, a [...]

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Living Like a Local: GoWithOh London

Posted on 26. Jun, 2013 by .

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Accommodation in London can be quite a puzzle to solve - between all the incredible locations and neighborhoods, luxury or budget opportunities and everything else, picking the right option can become quite the nightmare. Luckily, a new trend emerged on the market over the last few years: short-term vacation rentals. Live like a Londoner for [...]

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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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The View From The Shard - in Photos

Posted on 26. Apr, 2013 by .

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The Shard has been the subject of mixed opinions ever since its construction was approved: too high, too shiny, too much, too pointy. Others said it would revitalize the area, and bring in loads of visitors (and consequently muchos pesos). So when I was invited to visit The View from The Shard, needless I was [...]

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Why You Should Stay at Yotel Gatwick Airport

Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by .

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While budget airlines are great on the budget - well, that’s about it. It really is just a question of money. Because who actually likes having a restless night sleep before getting to the airport at an ungodly hour? No one, that’s who. I don’t know about you, but the idea of having to get up [...]

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Living like a Londoner with Citybase Apartments - Canary Wharf

Posted on 19. Feb, 2013 by .

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When I visited London last November, I found myself in a difficult situation that made me both desperate for the comfort of home, and angry at amateurs of this world - my accommodation, which had been arranged for months, had been cancelled, just a few hours before I was supposed to check in. I had [...]

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Living like a Londoner with Citybase Apartments - Kensington

Posted on 16. Feb, 2013 by .

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Bfsdjfsd Citybase Apartments London: The Location View Larger Map The apartment building was ideally located on the busy Cromwell Road,  only a short walk away from Gloucester Road tube station (handy Circle and District lines) and a handful of bus stops, too. Such proximity to the action also means accessible amenities like grocery stores, pharmacies, [...]

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Where to Stay in London: Apex City of London Hotel

Posted on 14. Feb, 2013 by .

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When I was in London last fall for a travel conference in Canary Wharf, I knew transportation would be a challenge. Anyone who has ever changed lines in the Tube will tell you as much. But surprisingly, thanks to a perfectly located hotel, I was able to travel swiftly to my seminars every morning. And for [...]

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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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