Europe

Athens Then and Now…

Athens Then and Now…

I have a special love for Greece and all things Greek. Growing up, Greece was never specifically on my radar to visit but back then I was just a simple teenager with a simple goal of seeing the whole wide world. Not in my wildest dreams did I think Greece would be the first country(…)

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MAD’s City Favs – St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

MAD’s City Favs – St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Growing up on a Caribbean island I had no clue about Saint Patrick much less St Patrick’s Day. That all changed when I moved to university in Boston a long time ago. Green is my favourite colour afterall so this had to be my holiday! I’ve never been a big beer drinker either. But over(…)

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A Scenic Drunk Walk through Paris

A Scenic Drunk Walk through Paris

Yes we’ve all most likely been there – high, tipsy, drunk – one or the other. I admit I’m not a heavy drinker. But I can hold my wine. Ok 97% of the time according to experience. We all go overboard sometimes when on holiday tasting local alcohol but when you have the opportunity to(…)

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Am I Finally Falling in Love with Paris?

Am I Finally Falling in Love with Paris?

It’s been four years since I left living in Paris. There was a time I would dread going back to Paris after trips abroad. I loved the city, I hated working with the French (at least when you’re working for a company in the middle of a merger). I loved all the sinful sweet goodies,(…)

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An American Thanksgiving in Paris

An American Thanksgiving in Paris

Ah Thanksgiving…it’s that time of year Americans come together to give thanks for all they have, celebrate family and friends and kick off the holiday season. Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a holiday to give thanks for the food collected at the end of the harvest season. The food remains today the centre of any Thanksgiving,(…)

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Getting Ticketed in Crete

Getting Ticketed in Crete

Travel forces you to expect the unexpected and learn to deal with it. But no matter how seasoned a traveller you are, there are still times when you have to stop, breathe deeply and remind yourself that everything happens for a reason. That and, as in this case, think “we should of taken the bus(…)

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Kent…always full of surprises!

Kent…always full of surprises!

Ever had a reminder of what travel is really about without planning it? It was meant to be a quiet weekend recovering from World Travel Market with some relatives out in Kent. But, as always, it ended up being full of surprises of ancient British history, old churches, Remembrance Day celebrations and fantastic Kentish cider(…)

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Two Girls and a Spice Market

Two Girls and a Spice Market

It was day one in Istanbul. We had great plans but our Thai friend missed her connection in Dubai (Emirates we still love you delays and all!). So what was two girls supposed to do while waiting on her arrival? Things we knew she may not be keen on doing and since she is no(…)

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Falling in Love with Cavusin, Cappadocia

Falling in Love with Cavusin, Cappadocia

When I booked a hotel for our stay in Cappadocia little did I know it would become one of my favourite travel experiences ever. We went with no expectations; we left feeling like we were leaving family behind. Our stay in Cavusin turned out to be one of those life changing travel experiences that is sometimes(…)

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Hot Air Balloon Riding in Cappadocia, Turkey

Hot Air Balloon Riding in Cappadocia, Turkey

Who doesn’t want to go for a hot air balloon ride?  I had contemplated it in many places I have visited, even over Melbourne when I was last in Australia. But I do believe every thing happens at the right time and my right time for hot air balloon riding was in Cappadocia, Turkey with two of my(…)

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