Category Archives: Europe

On a recent summery weekend day, when I found myself in London passportless (see last post) and with my friends scattered abroad on holidays, I went on a little solo adventure. My destination was Burghley House – one of the great Elizabethan stately homes. But some thirty minutes after getting off the train, I’d fallen […]

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Prologue: Several moons ago, when I was a younger lass with big travel dreams, I got to talking with a former boss about his travels. Not only was he the go-to person for restaurant recommendations in Brussels, but he had great taste in hotels. He did not skim the surface when he travelled, but really tried to get […]

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This post is going to clearly indicate my age. Rewind a fair few moons ago and you would find new-to-Europe Jessica: in Paris, fresh with a French-English dictionary, an A-Z guide to town and a pocket full of travellers cheques. I arrived in Paris the year that the euro was introduced so its fair to […]

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I have this thing with Marylebone. I’ve loved it ever since I first moved to North West London – and, in my first week in town – I walked down through Regent’s Park and ended up right in front of a rather large, stately building on Manchester Square. “The Wallace Collection,” I noted, and I continued on […]

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Welcome to what might be the world’s longest post on Prague. Truth is – Prague deserves it. It is one of those magical cities that – despite having visited before – I still found myself wishing I had more time to explore. I want to go back in every season. Its a place of beauty […]

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