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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 Bronx & The Hives in Lyon, France

One of my favorite spectacles during Fête des lumières had nothing to do with the 70+ fancy light installations scattered throughout Lyon last week. No, it was actually found at […]

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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 […]

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Things To Do in Monaco (Poor But Sexy Edition)

Monaco is a peculiar little principality on the Mediterranean that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting on three separate occasions. Twice I went in on day trips from France and […]

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Epic Cognac: Visit to the Courvoisier Chateau in Jarnac

I had such a grand time in Jarnac at the Courvoisier Chateau that it warrants its own blog post rather than for me to clump it together with something else. […]

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Epic Cognac: Visit to Poitiers & Angoulême

In early September I announced that I was going to Poitou Charentes and I am finally ready to unveil the first half of this #epic trip which took me to […]

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How to Spend a Day in Funchal, Madeira

The first three days I was in Madeira were spent “stuck” in Santa Cruz, the island’s third largest town. If you think that sounds bad, think again. When I arrived […]