Advent Adventures: Cologne, Germany’s Magical Christmas Markets

Cologne Christmas Featured Image

There’s one thing I absolutely love about December in Europe beyond anything and everything else: Christmas Markets.   I can never ever get enough of all the glittering ornaments, heartfelt laughter, glühwein, lavish red decorations, the scent of evergreen trees…freshly made waffles or crêpes served with an over abundance of frosting…

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7 Amazingly Memorable Things to Do in Bled, Slovenia

Bled Slovenia

Picture this: a deep turquoise lake nestled between perfectly forested hills. A small island in the middle of the lake beckons visitors to come and explore with its magnificent 99 stone steps rising from the water. These steps lead up to a little but impressive church. Meanwhile, giant snow-capped mountains, known…

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Lisbon, Portugal: 8 of the City’s Most “Instagrammable” Places

Portas do Sol

Admiring candy coloured buildings, walking down festive city streets, tasting mouth-watering seafood, and indulging on heavenly sweets are only some of the outstanding experiences one can have in Lisbon, Portugal. After living in Europe for over 2 years, I finally made my way to Portugal’s capital. After finding my favourite bakery,…

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Hallstatt, Austria: How to Plan the Perfect Day Trip

Hallstatt

If you’re a fan of picture-perfect little European towns, then I’m sure you’ve stumbled across a photo of this one before. It was actually once dubbed the “most beautiful lake town in the world,” and today, it’s arguably Austria’s most photographed village. Built along the western shore of a mountain…

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Advent Adventures in Stockholm, Sweden

Today – a day before Swedish julafton –  we’re culminating the Holiday Spirit Immersion Program by visiting the Christmas market that started it all. Just over 2 years ago, I visited Stockholm in mid-November to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We explored Sweden’s capital for nearly two days, and many hours…

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Warsaw, Poland Part II

As it turned out, blogging about a city close to my heart could not fit into a single post (unless I wanted the post to have a rather high and slightly alarming word count…which I did not). Refresher: Warsaw is the city close to my heart. As I mentioned in my first…

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Warsaw, Poland Part I

Warsaw, Poland. Can I even begin to tackle sharing and explaining the beauty and complexity of this Eastern European city? I’m not 100% sure I can get this done in just a couple of posts, but I will try. Warsaw is Poland’s capital city and is situated in the heart of…

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Xylokastro, Greece

If someone were to offer you a week-long, all-inclusive holiday to one place in Greece, where would you choose to go? Would it be Santorini? Mykonos? Any island with those iconic white houses slowing descending into turquoise seas? These places are probably the first destinations I would choose to go…or would’ve…

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