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I Hate Ryanair - Or Why I Will Never Ever Fly With Them Again

Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by .


I hate Ryanair. Completely, irreversibly, utterly, wholly hate them. There is traveling on a budget. And there is having just a little bit of self-respect. And Ryanair just hit rock bottom. I have decided that regardless of how much of a budget I am on, I will never give a penny to this company ever again. [...]

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A Weekend in London on a Budget

Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by .


As a city filled with some of the most exorbitant properties of the world, just like Paris, it doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone. London is, normally, a very expensive city to live and travel in. But there is hope for you, my frugal friends, and those who do not care to throw money [...]

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Traveling in France - My Personal Tips

Posted on 27. Apr, 2012 by .


After spending almost a year living in and gallivanting around France, I have come to learn a few things - some of them the hard way. Whether it’s when I had to fork over 30 euros for having the privilege to park in Paris, or when I was involved in a car accident, there are definitely things everyone [...]

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Scenes From a French Train

Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by .


When I was invited to visit Catalonia with Charming Villas in February, I had two choices - pay the hefty Air France fee to fly me to Barcelona, or suck it up, keep my money and hop on a 13 hour train journey. After all, isn’t the journey half the trip? Well. I guess it [...]

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Low Cost Airlines - 5 Ways To Avoid Extra Fees

Posted on 23. Dec, 2011 by .


Low-cost airlines are one of the best things about Europe (after the history, the food and the architecture, of course!). But if you are not a careful customer, you might end up paying just as much as you would with a national airline. And who wants to pay the bill and not get the free [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Rome’s Subway, Italy

Posted on 31. Oct, 2011 by .


I visited Rome a while ago, and was amazed at how the city is a museum in itself. Every street corner is an architectural and artistic surprise, and that was honestly my favorite part of the visit, even more so than the three thousand year history. But my biggest surprise came when I was in [...]

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Planning an Epic European Road Trip?

Posted on 28. Oct, 2011 by .


Whether you are looking into French castle valleys, Italian wineries or a full-on eastern adventure, planning a European road trip requires a lot of preparation. While for some a car is simply a liability, I like to think of it as the key to discovery and freedom. Thus, I’ve been on a few road trips myself [...]

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Going All the Way Up the Mont Blanc - Highest Peak of the Alps!

Posted on 24. Oct, 2011 by .


After completing my trip around Lake Leman and eyeing the Alps from afar for a few days, I decided to face the highest peak in Western Europe upclose, also known as the 4800 meters mountainous monster.  Yes folks, I was going up the Mont Blanc!  But first, I wanted to visit the small village located at the feet of the [...]

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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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Discovering London with the Thames Clippers

Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by .


Tired of walking but still thirsty for more London discoveries? The London Thames Clippers might just have the perfect solution for you! When TakeTwo Books kindly offered me one of their books, I was ecstatic to find out I could use one of their offers to ride the famous clippers. I’ve always wanted to but somehow never [...]

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A Long Weekend in Paris On a Budget

Posted on 21. Jun, 2011 by .


Planning a weekend in Paris on a budget is not simple task, and I had to face it a few weeks ago. My fiancé and I had to visit the Canadian embassy for paperwork and we didn’t want to spend a fortune on a trip we hadn’t even considered taking. Fed up with hostels but [...]

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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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The Little Story of Me Moving to London: Part 3

Posted on 06. Feb, 2011 by .


This chapter is the third of the series The Little Story of Me Moving to London – check out Part 1 and Part 2 and the final chapter. *** So here I am, early Friday morning at Heathrow tube station. Luckily, the whole ticket system was pretty easy to handle and I bought my first [...]

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The Rebirth of Berlin

Posted on 19. Jan, 2011 by .


I can’t believe a whole year has gone by since I was in Berlin. It seems to me like it was just yesterday. One year ago, I was cramped under my 70L backpack, probably looking for my way around, most likely tired and hungry - but having the best time of my life. Some of [...]

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