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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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Hanging out by the Eiffel Tower at night

Posted on 30. May, 2012 by .


  Sometimes, travel is all about the simplest things. Maybe even the touristy ones. Because really, it doesn’t get more touristy than the Eiffel Tower at night. But still - it’s the kind of thing you have to see at least once in your lifetime, if not several times after that. If so many people [...]

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The Palace of Versailles, the Most Infuriating Place on Earth?

Posted on 23. May, 2012 by .


Let’s start off by stating this, loud and clear: I am NOT a people person. About 7 billion people on this planet, and I can only tolerate 30 of them. And not at the same time. So whenever I know I’ll be in a mingling situation, or an overcrowding one, I really have to put [...]

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A Year in France

Posted on 14. May, 2012 by .


Apparently, it’s May 14th today. The calendar tells me I’ve been in France for a year now. Has a full year really gone by since I left Montreal? Sometimes I feel like I’ve been there much shorter than that, sometimes much longer. I’m a bit ambivalent when it comes to picking a side to this [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: the French elections at La Bastille, Paris

Posted on 07. May, 2012 by .


Have you watched the French elections? Do you think it’s going to influence the Euro zone in a big way? Have you ever participated in a political event abroad?

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5 Funniest Looking Guards in Europe

Posted on 12. Oct, 2011 by .


Europe is a continent that’s defined with its traditions, whether it’s food, architecture or… guard outfits. While for some it’s only a uniform, for others it’s an attraction of its own. I’m kind of in the second group and always like to have a little laugh at the ridiculous garments these man wear for the [...]

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The Not-So-Shiny Side of Being a Consultant’s Wife

Posted on 07. Oct, 2011 by .


Being a consultant wife - it has a nice ring to it, and it does sound very glamourous from the outside. International travel, fat paychecks, big-name corporations. In more than one way, it is very enjoyable. But sometimes, when I dare to look at the other side of the medal, I find myself longing for [...]

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5 Best Spots to Propose in Europe: Will You Marry Me?

Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 by .


If you’re thinking of starting a life with the one you love, there are perhaps no more picturesque spots to propose than those found in Europe. From landmarks to gardens to bridges, European destinations offer some of the most enchanting areas in the world. Because many of these destinations are quite popular, accommodation can be [...]

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10 Little Known Facts About France

Posted on 19. Jul, 2011 by .


Now that I have been living in France for a while, I have started to notice some interesting facts about France that make the French so… French. Want to know what I found out? Read on. 1.  No tipping Service is included in all restaurant bills. While it does feel weird to leave nothing on [...]

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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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Watching the Royal Wedding Live in an English Pub

Posted on 29. Apr, 2011 by .


5:15 The lovely Anne picks me up and gets us to where the party was at in Montreal this morning, the Burgundy Lion. I can feel the excitement grow as we get closer to the pub - maybe it’s the festive tiaras we were wearing. Or our bodies reaction to being up so early! 5:25 [...]

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A Week In Paris or How To Alienate Parisians

Posted on 01. May, 2010 by .


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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My 10 Favourite Things About London

Posted on 26. Jan, 2010 by .


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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