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The art of drinking Guinness

Posted on 06. Jul, 2012 by .


Most of you probably know that drinking Guinness really isn’t my favorite sport. I’ll take a sip, work my face in unflattering and disgusted grimaces, hear my friends shoo and tell me I’m a filthy pagan, and put the pint back on the table. That’s just how it is. I hate Guinness. But it’s not [...]

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Who knew Ireland was so… Irish?

Posted on 22. Jun, 2012 by .


It seems like Ireland’s reputation follows her everywhere, and even precedes her most of the time. As they say, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire”, and that applies to Ireland as well. Let’s see what are the most commons Ireland clichés, and what I have noticed about them. After spending a week in the country with Shamrocker [...]

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What to do in Clermont-Ferrand: My Personal Favorites

Posted on 16. May, 2012 by .


After a year living as an expat in Clermont-Ferrand, and despite the daily challenges it implies, I find myself loving the feeling of having a selection of places I already like - knowing exactly what to expect, and that I will have a good time, no matter what. Whether it’s shopping, drinking, hanging out or [...]

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A Very Rainy Afternoon in Saint-Émilion

Posted on 11. May, 2012 by .


You know how I said it was rainy in Bordeaux? Well, I take that back. Bordeaux was gorgeous, and the weather was almost fabulous. A light drizzle, really. Saint-Émilion, on the other hand, was a total mess. Heavy downpour and thick fog do NOT make for a great day out. Have you ever tried to operate [...]

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A Handpicked Selection of London’s Best Places

Posted on 06. Apr, 2012 by .


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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Traditional English Afternoon Tea at Radisson Blu

Posted on 21. Mar, 2012 by .


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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Wine Tasting in the Pyrenees

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .


One of my favorite activities when traveling, like most travelers, is tasting the local foods and drinks. Having already been treated to a fabulous 10 course fancy dinner, I was really excited to have a traditional, family lunch and wine tasting at one of Cadaques winery, the Mas Perafita vineyard, in the beautiful setting of Cap [...]

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Tapas Crawl, or Getting Drunk in Granada

Posted on 20. Jan, 2012 by .


Granada is well known for its tapas scene. Free tapas scene, to be exact! Every time you go to a bar and order a drink, a tapas will be brought to your table for free. Pretty cool concept, right? As my friend used to say: “For 10 euros, you can get totally drunk and sated“. [...]

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Why You Should Visit the Guinness Storehouse Even If You Hate Guinness

Posted on 06. Jan, 2012 by .


When I planned my trip to Dublin, I had a few things in mind that I wanted to explore. The colorful doors of Merrion Square. The Ha’Penny Bridge. St.Stephen’s Green. All that drill. Visiting the Guinness Storehouse, however, was way down on my list of priorities. You see, I am not a big fan of beer [...]

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Yummy Alsatian Delicacies

Posted on 02. Nov, 2011 by .


France is well known for its high culinary standards and variety - and Alsace food is no exception. Its history is tinted with both French and German heritage, creating a very rich mix of flavors, for the pleasure of our taste buds. Most meals out happen at the closest winstub (the Alsatian equivalent of British [...]

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Alsace Roadtrip: an Itinerary

Posted on 15. Sep, 2011 by .


Plannning an Alsace roadtrip was always a dream of mine (and I was glad to cross it off my my bucket list). I am a big fan of dry white wine and 15th century architecture and trust me, it doesn’t get any better than this for both of these things. Culturally sandwiched between France and Germany, [...]

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Quick Getaway to Prague, Take 2

Posted on 22. Aug, 2011 by .


I’ve wanted to return to Prague for a long time. I felt I wasn’t quite done with it last time I visited, so I was glad to have more time on my hands on this trip (more time is a slight exaggeration - I only had 48 hours to be exact, as opposed to 24 in the [...]

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The Worst and Best of my Backpacking Trip

Posted on 30. May, 2011 by .


Today, I realized it has been two years since my backpacking trip through Europe is over - I came home on May 30th of 2009. Hard to believe it’s so far behind me! But now that I am on a new journey, I decided to celebrate this sort-of anniversary by sharing a few facts about [...]

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My First Official Week-End in France

Posted on 16. May, 2011 by .


After a frantic week mostly spent packing, moving, crying and sleeping on my couch in Montreal, I finally made it to the airport on Friday afternoon, ready for my 7PM flight. Or at least, that’s what I thought. While I was checking in, I learned that my flight was delayed to 9PM. Oh well, I [...]

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Not For Tourists: Paris Best Kept Secrets

Posted on 07. Feb, 2011 by .


Paris is full of great places, but also full of not so great ones. Here’s a little map of my handpicked personal favorites, along with a few recommendations from local friends. Have fun exploring! Afficher Paris Little Places sur une carte plus grande Clickie on the dots to learn more about where to go after [...]

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