Cities

Luxembourg: The Loveliest Little European Country

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After living amongst the chaos of London for the last four years, I have increasingly sought out relaxing, calm and quiet holiday destinations to counteract my hectic lifestyle. One day on my morning commute, I read an article about Luxembourg which described the little country as a peaceful haven situated right in the middle of Europe with a population of j[...]

The Travelettes guide to Jordaan, Amsterdam

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Oh Amsterdam, how’d you get so beautiful? I ask myself this every morning. I’ve not always lived inner city, but oh boy, have I ended up in a good one. Just the other day I was walking down the canal side and overheard a man on his phone describing Amsterdam as ‘a mix of Venice and San Francisco’. Now, I’ve been to a lot of cities, but I[...]

DONA - Lisbon's most beautiful boutique hotel

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When traveling, you sometimes find great places and other times, they find you. That's what happened late last year when a small, newly open apartment hotel in Lisbon's district of Graça got in touch to invite me to stay with them if I'd ever be in the neighbourhood. By some wonderful coincidence I was in fact going to be in Lisbon just 2 weeks later and w[...]

Getting to know Havana’s travel quirks

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‘Havana ooo na na, half of my heart is in Havana ooo na na’. Ah, the song of last summer on everyone’s lips. Ironic how within months of this song being all over my radio, half of my heart was indeed in Havana (ooo na na). I’m a city girl. I love the convenience of rolling out of bed and heading for a coffee. Popping to the market on a luncht[...]

8 Exceedingly British Treats to Try in London

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As a Brit, I’m happy to admit that we are a nation of uninventive eaters. Besides the humble Yorkshire pudding, and adopting curry as our own, we have pretty much stayed off the world’s culinary map -and for good reason. Interestingly, we do have a lot of great restaurants and the food scene in London is amazing. But it revolves heavily around the food o[...]

10 things to do in New York

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New York is simply one of those places that I consider home. Not the type of home your mother lives in and where you are being served hot chicken soup and hugs but more the type of home when you first live by yourself and the world is big and exciting and a little bit lonely and frightening too. that kind of home. That said, I've been coming back for many[...]

7 amazing and free spots to take photos in New York

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New York, New York, city of dreams. City that never sleeps. City of high rises and even higher expectations. They say that New York has it all, except boredom. In my 17 years of traveling to this city and occasionally even living here I have come to know it very well but no matter how much time I spend here I never ever get bored of it. Especially as a photo[...]

Is El Raval Barcelona's coolest neighborhood?

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I was only 19 when I first went to Barcelona. And I didn't come as tourist. I arrived with just one suitcase and €270 cash in my pocket, ready to pay for my room in an apartment I would share with 4 other people from 4 different nations. That room was in a part of Barcelona called El Raval, making up one side of the infamous La Rambla, the Barrio Gotico's [...]

My (mostly) Eastern European Road Trip Experience

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I am admittedly one of those travellers who loves to plan. Not because I like being super organised and enjoy sticking to rigid itineraries; but so that I can see and experience as much as I possibly can when I travel. It’s similar to the age-old expression of ‘biting off more that you can chew,’ but in my case, its cities and adventures. I’m sure th[...]

12 Hours in Brighton - A day trip from London

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I fell in love with the seaside of southern England on a trip to Southampton earlier this year and when my partner planned our vegan foodie getaway to London this autumn, I knew I wanted to return to the coast for a brief stint. And what better city is there, to go to on a day trip from London, than Brighton! And so we booked our tickets, made a list of s[...]

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