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Northern Ireland’s Troubles Murals, a Photo Essay

Posted on 14. Sep, 2012 by .


It’s hard to believe that it was only a few years ago. And perhaps even harder to believe that despite the time that passed, and the efforts made, the issue isn’t entirely settled. In terms of Irish history, the so-called “Troubles” are a major chapter, and is still very true in Northern Ireland, especially in Derry [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Posted on 10. Sep, 2012 by .


The Giant’s Causeway was something I had always seen on desktop wallpapers, or in one of the BBC famous travel videos. I never thought I would actually get to see it for myself one day. But I did! The 6th day of my trip in Ireland with Shamrocker Tours was all about the dramatic coastline [...]

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World War II in Europe – Key Locations

Posted on 21. Oct, 2011 by .


When most people think of Europe, they think of its long, agitated history. Kings and queens, wars and battles. It consequently doesn’t come as a surprise that the continent would be pretty high on any history buff’s bucket list. However, very few events gathered as much attention as World War II did, and still does, [...]

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A Long Week-End in La Rochelle

Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by .


While there are many things I would happily whine about in France, holidays are certainly not one of them - they get over 10 public holidays per year (plus the mandatory 5 weeks of vacation), which pretty much makes the North-American workaholic in me go on a travel frenzy… Ideal for a long weekend in [...]

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Visiting the Plateau de Gergovie in Auvergne

Posted on 25. May, 2011 by .


On a fairly hot spring day, my friends and I decided to escape the city and head to the countryside. Luckily for us, not too far utside Clermont-Ferrand stands the Plateau de Gergovie, which is the place where Vercingétorix (say that 10 times fast) defeated the army of Jules Cesar in 52 b.c. Impressive, eh? [...]

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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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