Europe

Love it or Hate it: Venice, Italy

Love it or Hate it: Venice, Italy

After leaving my short-lived life as a Londoner, I did a week-long ultra touristy trek through Italy, hitting up Rome, Venice, Pompeii, and the Amalfi Coast. Everyone assured me I would absolutely love the romantic old-world charm of Venice. But after three days of exploring the maze-like canals and carless…
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WHAT TO EAT AND DRINK IN ISTANBUL

WHAT TO EAT AND DRINK IN ISTANBUL

The short answer? Everything. The downside to taking a last-minute weekend trip once I'd already splurged on a huge twelve-day trip in the same month, was that unfortunately I couldn't afford to eat everything. Nor did I have the time. And since my hotel offered free breakfast and afternoon snacks,…
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MY FIRST TASTE OF TURKEY

MY FIRST TASTE OF TURKEY

The first couple days after returning from vacation are always a struggle—even more so when you know you’ll be jetting off to another exotic location the following week. From jet lag and slowly coaxing yourself out of vacation mode, to gauging your answer to the infamous "how was your trip" questions.…
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MY BIG FAT GREEK VACATION

MY BIG FAT GREEK VACATION

Move over Mexican food. There's a new first place contender for my gluttonous fat girl heart. With its economy deep, deep in the shitter, I wasn't really sure what to expect while I was in Greece. So I split my time between the ruins of Athens and the relaxing beaches…
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THE COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE OF NORTHERN IRELAND

THE COAST AND COUNTRYSIDE OF NORTHERN IRELAND

Have you ever visited a place without any prior knowledge or expectations of what it'd be like, only to find yourself planning a disappearing act once you arrive, into this fictional world of happily-ever-after that's the complete opposite of the life you actually live? That's what happened to me in Northern…
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Pompeii in Pictures

Pompeii in Pictures

I won't give you a history lesson because I'm pretty sure everyone knows what happened to Pompeii in 79 AD. And if you don't, well you can look at just about any other site and find out. More importantly, maybe you should dig yourself out from whatever rock or volcanic…
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