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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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Portobello Beach, Edinburgh - In Photos

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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Where to stay in Edinburgh: Apex Hotel Waterloo Place

Posted on 12. Jul, 2012 by .

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After spending two weeks in hostels across Ireland and the UK, I was more than ready for the high class treatment. Despite many hostels being really cool, there’s nothing quite like having a huge bubble bath and watching telly in bed after a long day of sightseeing. And that’s exactly what Apex Hotel Waterloo Place [...]

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Where to stay in Edinburgh: Smart City Hostel

Posted on 11. Jul, 2012 by .

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I was kind of in trouble when I decided I wanted to go to Edinburgh. For some reason I phased out on the whole “high season” and “Queen’s Jubilee” events and planned my visit without booking my accommodation. And then there was nothing left for yours truly. I am a greedy travel blogger, and I [...]

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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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Review of Palmers Lodge Hillspring in London

Posted on 26. Jun, 2012 by .

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The promise of a boutique hostel in London is always appealing. When Palmers Lodge Hillspring offered me a night at their latest property, I was really curious to try it out, considering that I am normally not a hostel person. Palmers Lodge Hillspring The hostel reminded me a bit of the Camden student hall I [...]

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Rainy St. Paul’s, London - In Photos

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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Living Like a Londoner with Citybase Apartments

Posted on 17. Jun, 2012 by .

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I couldn’t believe my luck when I opened the door to my Citybase Apartments flat. Or should I say most-luxurious-apartment-I-have-ever-dreamed-of.  Here’s a review of my stay at Citybase Apartments in London. Citybase Apartments location Citybase Apartments has tons of properties scattered around London, but I was lucky enough to be booked at 10 Pembridge Gardens in [...]

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Living Like a Londoner with base2stay Kensington

Posted on 16. Jun, 2012 by .

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To say I was excited to try out base2stay Kensington is a bit of an understatement. I’m a big fan of comfort, affordable luxury and hotel rooms with a kitchenette, and that’s exactly what I got at base2stay. I have to be honest and say that things started off extremely well when I opened the door and [...]

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Tears for London

Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by .

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September 11th, 2008. Despite emotional goodbyes, a rather turbulent flight across the Atlantic and a costly phone call home to tell my mom I was still alive, it only took a few seconds for the feeling to set in. I hadn’t even left Heathrow and I already felt at home. Cue May 30th, 2009.  I [...]

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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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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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A Handpicked Selection of London’s Best Places

Posted on 06. Apr, 2012 by .

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During my first weeks in London, one of the things I found hard to deal with was the overwhelming choice I had to make every day. Do I pick this tea place, or this one? This curryhouse, or this one? This garden pub, or the one across the city? While a wide array of choice [...]

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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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