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London: bear with me in Bermondsey

Leaving the long touristic queues behind to get their birdeye view from the sharp Shard, we are heading down along St Thomas Street. South London with its street markets has traditionally been a foodie’s destination for a Saturday, but Bermondsey has now way more to offer.

The Weekly Getaway: worn down aesthetics and religion in Sofia

Bansko or Borovets? These can be considered the two most popular ski resorts in Bulgaria and, in recent years, more and more Europeans have started visiting them during winter season. However, only few would normally visit the capital of the country, Sofia. Universities, churches, large institutional buildings, trams and others, are just a few things this city has to offer to its visitors. 

The Weekly Getaway: Bucharest, the Latin exception in Eastern Europe

You know what they say, don’t judge a book by its cover. In the past years, Romania has been strongly degraded by the media. All that pop-ups in people’s mind when they hear the word “Romania” is poverty and thieves. And yet, having lived in Bucharest, the capital, during more than seventeen years, I can assure you that this city is so much more than those poor clichés and is really worth the visit!

Staying warm in festive Christmas markets

Up until a few days ago I had only heard about the wonder of Europe’s Christmas Markets.  I had been to a few versions of the German “Christkindlesmrkts” in America, but the descriptions I was hearing was nothing like what I’d experienced in Chicago and New York.  So, I ventured to the Bavarian region of Germany to find out what all the fuss was about.

Neighbourhoods: A day in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

My favorite part when discovering a new city is finding different neighborhoods and spotting various cute places to grab food, shop, or simply walk around. When I first moved to New York a few months ago, I knew Brooklyn was the new « place to be ». I had already been to Williamsburg and really enjoyed it but never had the occasion to explore other further areas and places in this neighborhood.

The Weekly Getaway: Exploring Baku

When I landed on a cloudy, fall day in Azerbaijan’s capital city of Baku, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  It was described by Lonely Planet as a cross between Paris and Dubai, which is right up my alley.  I braced myself though, as a city’s charm can sometimes be different online versus in person.