The Blonde Gypsy Ambition Tour

The Blonde Gypsy Ambition Tour

It was either go big or go home after my awesome trip through Finland so like Madonna circa 1990, I’m heading off on a huge blond(e) ambition tour of my […]

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Reindeer Herding in Samiland

There are certain travel experiences that are simply indescribable because no words could ever do them justice. My first time being on the tundra in Samiland (near Nuorgam in northern […]

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Gypsy Guide to International Cocktails

This post has been a long time coming and most definitely not going to be the last of its kind. As a half-Russian, I was pretty much born with a […]

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Traveling Between Helsinki and Tallinn By Ferry

Surprise – I’m in Tallinn, Estonia! Actually, if you are better at geography than me, then you might have made a logical guess that Estonia was where I was going […]

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The Blonde Gypsy Will Be Exploring Finland!

From the depths of the Caribbean to the heights of the Arctic Circle (on a map), I bet you didn’t see this one coming, did you? I’m writing this message […]

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Straight Outta Compton: Things to Do in South Central

If you are a fan of N.W.A. or any other hardcore gangster rap groups like I am, you owe it to yourself to visit South Central at some point in […]

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Scenes From a Holiday in St. Lucia

  If you’ve been following The Blonde Gypsy on Facebook or Instagram, then you know the reason for my silence on the blog lately was understandable: I went on holiday […]

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Hunting for Krasnoludki in Wrocław, Poland

One of the best decisions I have ever made was stopping in Wrocław, Poland in the midst of making my move from Sweden to Ukraine in the summer of 2011. […]

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Sounds from Sweden: An Interview with Pixie Carnation

Sweden is a powerhouse when it comes to giving the world amazing music so it was only a matter of time before an interview with a Swedish band surfaced on […]

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15 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Albania

Albania is one of the most interesting countries I’ve come across in a long time. To say it is unique is not enough and is the place to go if […]

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Scenes From 100 Years Of Independence in Tirana, Albania

I am going to fill you in on some things you should know before traveling to Albania soon enough, but first I wanted to share with you the main reason […]

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8 Reasons Why Lyon Is Way Cooler Than Paris

Hey guys! Headed to France on your next big Europe trip? Want to see some beautiful sights? Eat some amazing French food? Get lost down some romantic Medieval alleyways? Basically […]

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Paris Isn’t For Lovers, Paris Is For Friends

Sadly even the sixth time was not a charm last May when I spent four nights in the most overrated city in the world. Paris fans, you might just want […]

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Staying at Meliá Düsseldorf – Germany’s First Biosphere Hotel

When I found out that I would be flying through Düsseldorf to go home for Christmas I was not overly excited. That is until I found out there was a […]

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A Little Düsseldorf Fauxtography

Düsseldorf was a place I randomly found myself in mid-December en route back to the USA since I was flying Air Berlin and it happens to be their second largest […]

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Things to Do in Lisbon (Poor but Sexy Edition)

Lisbon, Portugal is not a particularly expensive city to visit. In fact, it’s probably one of the cheapest capitals in Western Europe. Being poor and sexy can actually get you […]

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A Pyrenean Road Trip From Spain to Andorra

Road trippin’ is one of my favorite things to do if there is good music, I’m in great company, and the drive is just as exciting as the destination. Or […]

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Hanging Out in Shutka – Gypsy Capital of the World

Šuto Orizari, Šutka, Shutka – whatever you want to call it – is one of Macedonia’s coolest attractions in my opinion. Then again I am a blonde gypsy and fascinated […]

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15 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Macedonia

I ended up spending the most time in Macedonia on my latest Balkan trip and seriously had so much fun. Places are always that much better when you are hanging […]

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How to Spend a Day in Grenoble, France

Three hours from Paris and an hour and a half from Lyon is the dynamic city of Grenoble – rhymes with Chernobyl, though I can assure you, the two look […]