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asia japan

Mee’s Japan Wish List

So Japan is officially the country I’ve written most about without actually having been there! This time Mee has teamed up with Air France to compile my wish list. The collaboration could not come at a better timing, because it’s very likely that I will finally go to Japan next spring. I know I’ve said […]

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england europe

St Bartholomew-the-Great: One of London’s Top Secret Site

I got to know this lovely church on a London city walk. It’s one of those places that I probably wouldn’t have found by myself if nobody told me about it. It is tucked in the corner of East London, and was very quiet. There were only a few other visitors apart from us. Our […]

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europe spain

The Force is Strong in Sevilla

This is Plaza de España in Sevilla, Spain. A place where they shot Naboo palace in Star Wars! I did not know this when I visited this magnificent spot, and we stumbled upon it almost by mistake. (Looking at the map of Seville and oh there’s this place called Plaza de España. We still have […]

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europe italy

Romeo and Juliet in Verona: The Biggest Tourist Fraud?

I believe I am not a grumpy traveler. Some travelers are. They travel far and wide and complain all the way through about the awfulness of it all. I don’t think I am that kind of traveler. Until I got to Verona – one of the biggest tests for my happy-go-lucky traveler self. Romeo and […]

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england europe

York: Minster, Victorian Museum, Trains, and Tea

When I told people that I was going to York, they asked “Not New York?” “No. Old York.” Is there any other York out there, I wonder? I loved York. Just two hours train ride from London, it is I believe one of the top destinations in England. It has all the grandness of Canterbury […]

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england

Hey I Know That Place!: Bath, The Perfect Setting for Period Drama

I was watching the newest Les Misérables film on the big screen a couple of weeks ago and enjoying it very much, when we reached a scene nearing the end. And something took me almost completely out of the drama. Can you guess what it is? A river with very distracting artifact. I thought, hey […]