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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 […]

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Scenes from a Stroll Around Sevilla, Spain

Let me tell all you travelers a little something right now. If you are not too pressed for time, think about utilizing semi-nearby airports (those that are within a 2-4 […]

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Five More of My Favorite Things in Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw is a city that I’ve been raving about for years. This past June during Euro 2012 was my fourth visit there and in my opinion it just keeps getting better and better every time I go. As I’ve […]

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A Little European Christmas Fauxtography

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from the Blonde Gypsy! Given that the next several days are pretty much considered a dead zone for blogging, I am putting my Balkan posts […]

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The Blonde Gypsy is Headed to the Rhône-Alpes!

Woah, woah, woah..where did November go?! I swear it was just yesterday that I landed in Skopje, but no, it has actually been over three weeks! Time flies when you […]

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Traveling to Kosovo via Skopje, Macedonia

So you want to go to Kosovo. Then I highly recommend doing so via Skopje, Macedonia. Traveling between Skopje and Pristina or Skopje and Prizren by bus is extremely easy, […]

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Scenes from Alfama in Lisbon, Portugal

If ever in Lisbon, go get lost in Alfama at some point – that’s what everyone says to do and it’s pretty easy to do the deeper you wander in. […]

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Five of My Favorite Things in Barcelona, Spain

I know I already told you Barcelona and I made up, but I feel like I need to say a bit more because I like that city a lot. I really […]

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The Blonde Gypsy is Back in the Balkans!

I’m very happy to announce that the Blonde Gypsy has finally made her return to the Balkans! It’s been over a year and a half since I was in Bosnia-Herzegovina […]

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My Piece of Paradise on Madeira Island, Portugal

I’m a city girl, there is no doubt about that. I like staying where there are tons of things going on at any given moment, lots of action, and lots […]

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Adventures in the Algarve: Day Trip to Sagres & Lagos

This day I’m about to tell you about was one of those legendary travel days, one that was unplanned, and one that most certainly could have never been predicted. I […]

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Gypsy Tips for Learning A Foreign Language

I’m pretty bad at languages but I love the process of learning them and think knowing at least a second or third is so important – especially for travelers. Cognitive […]

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On My European To Do List…Iceland

Just a Lone Ranger floating out there in the North Atlantic, Iceland is one of those mystic and mysterious places I’ve always wanted to visit. Though not officially part of […]

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Climbing the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland

Having been raised in the shadow of Disneyland in Orange County, California, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that climbing the Matterhorn was something I had dreamed about doing my […]

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Adventures in the Algarve: Shacking up with Roomorama in Portimão

The title of this post may be a little confusing to some so just to clear things up – I did not meet a man in Portimão by the name […]

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Adventures in the Algarve: Flying into Faro

If you are headed to the Algarve, odds are you will be arriving via Faro. It’s the administrative capital of the Algarve, population of around 40,000, the southernmost city on […]