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The colorful Boqueria Market in Barcelona

Posted on 17. Oct, 2012 by .


I’ve always thought that public markets were a great way to learn more about a city, a country. Although that may have to do with my gluttony - but let’s say this time was for Catalan culture research purposes. The Boqueria market in Barcelona is perhaps where you’ll find the highest concentration of people during [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris

Posted on 21. May, 2012 by .


When I was in Paris two weeks ago during the French elections, I found myself right by the Élysée Palace, even though I hadn’t planned on it (my orientation skills take a serious hit whenever I’m in Paris). Not only is the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré the home of the French President, it’s also home [...]

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Ile de Ré, an Ideal Daytrip from La Rochelle

Posted on 10. Jun, 2011 by .


When I planned my trip for La Rochelle, I made sure to keep some time for the lovely Ile de Ré, which I only heard great things about. The peaceful island is linked to La Rochelle by a pretty impressive 3 kilometers long bridge, which costs 9 euros to cross (but trust me, I have [...]

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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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8 unusual things to do in London

Posted on 13. Sep, 2010 by .


Yet another list of things to do in London. I know. But you know what they say - one can never be over London… So in an attempt to stay original, I decided to list alternatives to obvious things to do in the city. The underground equivalent, the best kept secret, the unpopular cousin. They [...]

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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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