Europe Travel

An Insider’s Guide To Belgium’s Biggest Party: The Ghent Festival

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Belgium probably does not spring to the front of one’s mind when considering examples of hip happenings and exciting cultural phenomenon. It is more a place one would associate with a platter of well-prepared mussels, the setting for In Bruges perhaps, or somewhere your grandmother may elect for a weekend away with Aunty Joyce. But, […]

Why The Fiesta Del Agua In Lanjaron Is Not To Be Missed

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What do you get when you take 20,000 people and give them each a bucket and an infinite supply of water? The Answer: A bloody epic water fight. And the annual Fiesta Del Agua y Jamon (festival of water and ham) in Lanjaron, Spain, is just that: A water-based battle of truly gigantic proportions (with some […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Skip Out On Breakfast In Istanbul

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kebabs have long been a staple of the traditional undergraduate diet. So when the question of what a student on a limited budget could expect for decent and filling fare in Istanbul was posed to the Guardian, the answer seemed to be obvious. For if there is one thing you can get the former Ottoman capital, […]

An Afternoon At The World’s Most Famous Turkish Bath

Monday, April 2, 2012

After a day walking around the Topkapi Palace or rubbing shoulders with hundreds of other visitors in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, what better way to relax than by having a Turkish bath? The most convenient place for travelers, and also the most famous, is the Cemberlitas Baths, the entrance to which is just outside the Cemberlitas […]

5 Coffee Shops In Amsterdam To Visit Before The City Goes Legit

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Among other great attractions in the city, Amsterdam is world famous for its “cannabis coffee shops.” Each offers their own atmosphere and are great places to hang out on while on break visiting the city sites. They are, of course, world famous for offering marijuana on their menus. However, in 2004, Amsterdam followed the example […]

Top 10 Bars In Seville

Monday, February 13, 2012

Seville is not a cheap city. On the other hand, it is the epicentre of tapa culture and cuisine. The tapas here aren’t free, as they are in Granada for example, but they are good — maybe the best that Spain has to offer. And it isn’t as if there isn’t any good value. In […]

It Snowed In Rome? [Videos]

Thursday, February 9, 2012

If you hadn’t heard, Rome — that bastion of Mediterranean sun — was hit by its first snowstorm in 26 years (8 inches to be exact), causing schools to be closed, taxi drivers to stay home and videographers to take to the streets to catch the rare site of snow falling on the Coloseum and […]

Turkish Baths: What You Need To Know For Navigatıng Your First Hammam Experience

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Entering the chamber your eyes  gradually acclimate to steamy haze to you see you are not alone.  By the shafts of light floating down from a domed ceiling high above, the naked bodies occupying every marbled surface slowly become visible; the air thick and sweet with the smell of perfumed bubbles and the sound of exposed skin being lathered slaps […]

20 Free Things To Do In Paris

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Despite the fact the euro is hitting new lows against the dollar, chances are that any savings in the exchange rate are more than outweighed by the increase you paid in air fare to the Continent. With that in mind, check out Lonely Planet’s list of 20 free things to do in Paris before you go to […]

Welcome To Turkey-Land: First Impressions Of A New Ex-Pat

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The general consensus is that Istanbul is amazing. “What? Wait. You’re going to Istanbul? OH. MY. GOD. I am so freaking JEAL-OUS!”. You almost just have to whisper the word ”Constantinople” in a room for people to start spontaneously orgasming all over the shop. Presumably it is fairly un-PC to say, therefore, that for the moment at […]

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