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Day in the Life of a Budapest Tourist

Budapest could possibly be one of the most beautiful cities within central Europe. Cloaked in the shade of the glorious Buda Hills, and straddling the Danube River it offers a thriving, vibrant, and sometimes romantic retreat for many tourists. Travelling to this exquisite city is easy, and with the use of hotel comparison websites travellers can ensure that their stay is not only comfortable, but that thei ...

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Warming the winter chills in the Mediterranean Sea

The winter climate in Greece During winter when other parts of the world are ice cold and being rained or snowed on the sun continues to bless the majority of the coastal areas with the lush Mediterranean climate. Being a highly popular winter tourist destination in the Mediterranean region, there are numerous cheap flights to Athens that you can take advantage of to ease your winter blues with ouzo and sun ...

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I love Olympic Stadiums!

A desolate Olympic stadium is one of the most impressive sites to behold, they have an uncanny ability to foster my tumultuous imagination better than any other man-made structure. They are majestic and masterful yet dormant and seemingly useless all at the same time. Granted they are probably not everyone's cup of tea, but as a product of Brock University’s department of Physical Education and Kinesiology, ...

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Oktoberfest in Munich

Drinking beer at Oktoberfest in Bavaria has been on my to-do list for a long time. I love the authenticity associated with it, just as the Dixie Chicks teach us ‘drink with the Irish, smoke with the hippies.’ I carried out this particular travel aspiration in October 2009. I had just moved to London and my friend, Heather was coming to visit me from Canada. She arrived with two Benelux/Germany EU rail cards ...

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Off the beaten track in Berlin, Germany – “Devil’s Mountain”

Teufelsberg is an abandoned listening post built on top of a man-made hill in former West Germany. The hill is said to contain rumble of some 400,000 odd buildings from Berlin during the post World War II clean up and rebuilding years. It was also constructed directly on top of a former Nazi military-technical college. The college was virtually indestructible (in true Nazi architecture) and survived several ...

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What’s your magic number?

[caption id="attachment_3331" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="photo"][/caption] Mine’s 25, and I am looking to get to 35 by the time I am 40 in 7 years time. My Mum’s is 21 and my Dad’s is 28, yet my boyfriend’s is only 9. What am I talking about? Countries. Or Countries visited to be precise. It was at the half point on the Inca Trail last year, and after an exhausting days tre ...

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Visiting Washington D.C: The Birth Of American Democracy

  When we think of backpacking, we rarely think about places close to us, such as Western Canada or even the Northern  USA. We all know that backpacking is far more exotic and adventurous in the jungles of South America, in the historic streets of Europe or in the ancient hispanic civilizations of Mexico. But, I think it is very important to discover the interesting stories of places just like Washington D. ...

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Europe Vs America: Two visions of life

 Many people often ask me, what is Europe like? Or how is life in Europe? I’d like to say that it’s an easy question to answer, but unfortunately it isn’t. My personal opinion is that life is more appreciated in the old continent. Sure when you live in America, you are considered spoiled, we have everything they have; the difference is that we don’t pay attention to the details. For example, when we wake up ...

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Travelling Colombia During A Presidential Election

Do you ever get annoyed from friends and family members who always discourage your trips by saying: I hear it's a very dangerous country? or You better watch out I hear they steal organs down there? If that is the case, you are far from being the only one. When travelling Latin America, especially countries such as Colombia, it is important to leave with a clear mind and not think that all these horror stor ...

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