Posts Tagged“europe”

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As I was preparing a list of recs for my friend who’s visiting this March and doing a quick jaunt to Paris, I decided to collate and share all the great advice I’ve received from my Parisian friends and colleagues with y’all. Breathe in, breathe out, ok let’s go: SIGHTS Paris is a great city for walking and I feel that it’s the best way to see all the major sights. Begin at the Tour d’Eiffel, walk through the Champs de Mars, stop at Les Invalides and continue on across the Seine on Point Alexandre III. Check out the Petit…

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I finally had the chance to visit my motherland, Scotland, where my grandfather was born and raised. A country I’ve wanted to visit for years and that didn’t disappoint. There’s no doubt that Scotland’s natural beauty is a draw to many, but Edinburgh’s medieval architecture, rich (and dark) history, cultural legacy and prime placement make it a wonderful city to spend a few days. Here are my pointers: SEE The Castle is a must. I’d skip the war museums and head to the chapel, prison and crown jewels rooms (the latter being the most impressive, but I’m really into jewelry and…

Iceland is the kind of place that makes you want to quit your day job and become a geologist. The dichotomy of fire and ice ( it’s a cliché to say that but it’s true), manifested through the country’s 130 volcanoes, geothermal springs, glaciers and snowy landscapes, creates a stunning backdrop like no other. I only visited for three days in the winter but will surely be back to hike, scuba dive, horseback ride and take in all the beauty again in the spring or summer. Here are my tips: EATING in Reykjavik This quirky and colorful town appreciates art,…

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Last October we spent four days in Budapest to take in the sites and relax in thermal baths after a stressful move to London. The sites, spas and wine were fantastic so if you’re heading out to Eastern Europe, here are my tips for a grand time in the city. Eating You have to book a table in Budapest. We didn’t one night and had to run through 8 restaurants and basically beg the last one to let us in! The Hungarian wine is delicious so don’t skimp out when the wine list comes around. Check out the following yummy restaurants:…