Europe Travel

Strip And Scrub: The Iceland Way

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Iceland is green, and Greenland is ice. Yeah, yeah, yeah… we all learned that as a kid, and never thought too much of it since. What I failed to learn then, I’m catching up with now. Iceland is one of those mysterious, unique places I always see on a map, tilt my head a little […]

Surviving Spain

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Every year for the past fifteen, over 200,000 people converge on the coast of Spain for the annual music festival, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, for four days of live music, partying, and hanging out at the beach. What could possibly go wrong? By Laura Bridgestock It’s 8:30 a.m. I’ve been asleep for three hours. It […]

Tower of Pisa Is No Longer The Leaniest

Monday, September 14, 2009

The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy may have finally met its match. For years, the citizens of Bedam, Holland claimed their Tower of Walfridus, in Bedam, Holland, had more tilt. It was shorter, less iconic, and (technically) wasn’t as tilted. All true, until now. Recently, this Telegraph article explains, after discovering the increasing […]

What Do Yoga And Kilts Have In Common?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

What comes to mind when you think of Scotland? Haggis, ghosts, the questionable fashion of the kilt? Well why not yoga? That’s the aim, anyway, of two gurus who recently purchased a Scottish isle with the intention of turning it into an international destination for yoga practitioners. The Guardian’s got the scoop on this story, […]

Got Creepy? Scotland Castle Is Home To 7 Ghosts

Saturday, September 5, 2009

One Castle. Seven Ghost. Culzean Castle in Ayrshire, Scotland, was the location for a recent Most Haunted episode. This brilliant castle was built in 1777, but the original buildings of the compound date back to 1165, and could be one of the most haunted places on earth. Each of the ghosts have their own reported […]

The Curious Case Of The Santorini Sunsets

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Perhaps the world’s most beautiful, partially collapsed island in the world, Santorini is the only inhabited caldera in the world, and for some reason, known the world over for their immaculate sunsets. So popular are the sunsets that every twilight, hundreds of people gather to watch the sun dip below the horizon, a ritual that […]

Want The Real Berlin? Try Sleeping In A Berliner’s Bed. Berliner Optional

Friday, August 21, 2009

I guess I didn’t realize that short-term/weekly rentals are far and few between in England, so imagine the shock a Londoner received when they found out they can squat in a decked-out Berlin penthouse for a full week for about the same as one night would’ve cost in a hotel. Turns out, Berlin’s student-heavy/artist friendly […]

Croatia: In Case You Needed A Little Persuasion

Friday, August 7, 2009

In case you were having any doubts as to whether to visit Croatia, check out the glorious sights in this video.

Where’s The Best Place For Tapas In Spain?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

According to the Guardian, the best place in Spain to visit for some of the best (as well as proximately located) tapas in the country is in the town of Logroño, where close to 50 tapas bars are crammed into a block “the size of four tennis courts.” But where to start, you may ask? […]

Where’s The Best Street Food In Istanbul?

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Guardian’s posted this great video about the best places for street food in Istanbul. Check out the fish sandwiches served from the “sultan boats” near the golden horn at 4:46. Not recommended for those with weak stomachs.

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