Europe

What says “Happy Birthday” to me more than a 9 country trip?

So yes, it’s my birthday! For my birthday, I’ve planned out the following trip that is to happen over the next couple weeks. With a couple stops along the way, I’m going to be revisiting some places I’ve been to before and going to be in some new places. The high level itinerary involves the following booking : YYZ-BDL-EWR-HEL-EWR-PTY-GUA-PTY-EWR-BDL-YYZ-BCN-IST-BCN-YYZ High Level …

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48 hours in Helsinki … preplanning options

With any new city, I try to figure out a high level plan, the same applies to spending 48 hours in Helsinki on my way to Tallinn and/or Riga. That being said, I’ve booked a weekend at the Hotel Kamp, which is reputed to be the “Best Hotel in Finland … and no I don’t have cash to burn but …

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Touring the Sistine Chapel … Step by Step Instructions [A travel memory]

I forgot how annoying the whole Sistine Chapel experience was for me … so here is a complete breakdown of my process. Step by Step instructions on how to visit the Sistine Chapel Always check the website for the Vatican Museums for current Chapel hours, prices and special closures. I would also check the Rome tourism site (www.romaturismo.com). The museum …

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Malta is a country not a drink … fuh real!

Growing up in Trinidad, customers would come to my parents shop and ask for a “Malta”. In Trinidad, when someone says, “Gimme ah cold Malta“, it always refers to the drink and nothing else. It was only at age 9, that I found a page for Malta in my Stamp Collection along with some historical facts and population demographics, so …

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How to rock a 6 hour layover in Stockholm …

So you’re in Stockholm and you have a couple hours in between flights. To be worth getting out of the airport, I apply the following daytime rules >=6 hours, in any large metropolitan city in Western Europe – since there is always great rail travel with no traffic >= 8 hours, in any large metropolitan city in Asia – since …

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Want an epic Saturday night in Stockholm? Look no further …

In every new city, I try to figure out the best way to spend my time in the most effective way possible. Here in Stockholm, I realized that finding a good night out wouldn’t be that difficult, but trying to make an epic night requires a bit of luck along with having circumstances and people go in the right way. …

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10 thoughts about Stockholm

Having grown up in Trinidad in the 90’s, I came to know two things about Sweden Abba Roxette I thought that all Swedes rocked out hard to Dancing Queen. In fact, I pictured Socialists dancing the night away in glorious free hospitals all revelling in how wonderful their lives are, while smoking Gauloises and drinking Sav (which btw – tastes …

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Chiaroscuros?? Words you learn about while reading travel blogs …

Seriously, I never knew such a word existed till this morning.Chiaroscuro in art is characterized by strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for using contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects such as the human …

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