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Top 8 Budget Restaurants in London

Top 8 Restaurants in London

[featured photo by Roberto Trombetta – Creative Commons]

Hi everyone,

I am currently a bit busy with my move to Santa Cruz, CA and starting grad school. I didn’t want to skip a week posting here, though. So I asked Kiran from theswindian.com for a little help and her recommendations on budget restaurants in London. Kiran is one of my favourite food bloggers who I met on Twitter (something I didn’t know was possible until recently). She lives in London and blogs about all things food related. Check out her blog 🙂

Now with no further ado, let’s get started with

The Swindian’s 8 favourite budget restaurants in London

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10 Things to do and not to do in Prague

Hi everyone,
Prague is a very beautiful and unfortunately also very touristy city. To help you avoid some of the worst tourist traps, I compiled this list of things to do and not to do in Prague. Some of the very famous sights will definitely appear on the not to do list, which doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to cut it out of your itinerary, just take my negative experiences with those spots as a warning. In general, there is a high risk of getting pickpockets in this city, so be careful with your belongings at any time. And last but not least a little disclaimer: We are all different and what is a negative or uncomfortable experience for one of us doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the same for everyone else 😉
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Things to do
1. Strolling through the big park in the western part of the city: This was one of my favorite spots in the whole city. There was plenty to discover in that park and on top of it, you have an amazing view over the city (for free). There are also little cafés for refreshments and some snacks.
Adventure walking: This is what I call walking around a city without a definite aim and an idea how to get there. Prague was a perfect city for random discoveries by walking. I haven’t found any shady areas, so it is super safe to just explore
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A long weekend in Prague

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To celebrate being midway through our allotted time for our Master thesis, a friend of mine and I decided to take a day off. We further decided to use this three-day weekend to go to Prague and explore the city. Best. Decision. Ever. Prague is such a cute and laid back city and definitely always worth a trip. So let me share a little of my weekend.
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Chocolatiers Fassbender & Rausch in Berlin

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today I have a different kind of post for you. Instead of giving you top 5 or 10 of anything, I just wanted to share a fun experience with you. Over the easter weekend I had friends in town, so we went out exploring together. I always enjoy these visits, because usually my friends have a few ideas about where to go and then I get to check out some new spots in Berlin.
That’s exactly how it was this time. After I showed my girls my favorite spots in Berlin, and then they told me about the Chocolatiers Fassbender&Rausch they’ve read about on the internet. So we went to see their shop and restaurant at the Gendarmenmarkt.
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Oslo in Photos

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I posted my travel tips for Oslo a few weeks ago, but I didn’t want to squeeze all my photos in that post. So here is a follow up with a bunch of additional photos. Unfortunately, there are all taken with my phone. I promise I’ll get back to using my DSLR soon!

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I actually thought this beautiful building was a hostel, but it turned out to be an advertisement company. Too bad, I would have gladly stayed there.

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Things to do in Oslo, Norway

Hi everyone,
it been a while and I am very sorry about that. I started working in a new research institute in order to write my Master thesis and I have been a little overwhelmed by the crazy hours. But now I am back and ready to ease back into it. I am really excited to tell you about my recent trip to Portugal, but I decided to finish my little Scandinavia series first.
And therefore I’ll proudly present to you my five sightseeing tips for Oslo:
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Things to do in Aarhus, Denmark

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this is the second part of my little Scandinavia feature, where I am telling you all about the trip to Denmark and Norway that I took. The tips and photos from Copenhagen are already up. Next up is my post about Aarhus. Since my stay here was a more personal one where I visited a good friend of mine that I hadn’t seen in quite a while, I won’t be sharing as much of what I did, but I will give you tips on what you could do 🙂

Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark and really popular amongst students and artists. Here are my favorite things:

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My year in travel – 2015

Hi everyone,
as this year is certainly coming to an end, I want to look back for a minute or two and remember all the fun things that I did and discovered this year. Hope you’re joining me on the ride!

4 new and foreign cities, 3 new capitals and 3 new countries. (And so much more.)

I can’t even tell you, which of the trips I found most exciting. They were all awesome and I got to discover new things everywhere. However, my trip through Denmark to Oslo in Norway was special, since I got to meet up with so many of my international friends along the way. Since I have so much to tell you about this trip, I am still working on individual blog posts about each of the cities that I saw. I will, of course, link them here as soon as they’re up. The post about Copenhagen is already up. You can find it here.

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Two Days in Copenhagen

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I am finally starting with the recap of my one-week Scandinavia trip that I did at the end of May this year. Within 10 days, I visited Denmark and Norway, stopped in three very different cities (Copenhagen, Århus, and Oslo), took three different kinds of transportation, meet a lot of new people, and got to see a bunch of old friends. Come, join me for the first part of my recap and get some useful tips on the way. Enjoy!

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