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Aix-en-Provence, France – Put It On Your Bucket List

By Kristance Harlow | August 5, 2013 | 5 Comments
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The fountains really do “cast their lazy spray” I’ve only been to France once. It was August 2011, I was in the throes of my master’s thesis and desperately needed a get away. Last minute I booked a flight with Ryanair to Marseilles, France. It was the cheapest flight available that was going somewhere warm.…

How to Survive Being Stuck in London Heathrow Airport Overnight

By Kristance Harlow | August 3, 2013 | 4 Comments
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After a summer in India I was on my way home and so ready to be over with the day long travel. I got stuck in London Heathrow Airport overnight, I’ll give you step by step directions on how to survive such an experience: Step 1: Take medicine for traveler’s diarrhea and get dizzy from…

Awkward Picture Poses – Around the World

By Kristance Harlow | August 1, 2013 | 3 Comments
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I’ve seen people who do one pose all over the world as they travel, sometimes making movies out of it. They do it on purpose and with intent. Looking over my old photos I’ve realized I too have a pose…but it’s not cool and it wasn’t on purpose. It’s mega awkward but I think it’s…

Poland: Scary Roads, Christmas Markets, and Vodka

By Kristance Harlow | July 30, 2013 | 2 Comments
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December 2010 Poland: Scary Roads and Christmas Time In a couple previous posts I wrote about being in Berlin for the first time with my friend Olivia in December 2010. After staying in Berlin for a couple days, Olivia’s uncle picked us up and drove us to Wroclaw, Poland. The roads were covered in snow…

London One Day Tour – On a Budget

By Kristance Harlow | July 25, 2013 | 2 Comments
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If you read my one-day walking guide to London, you noticed that I was directing you to places that require you to shell out a lot of money just for an entry fee. European travel can really lighten your pockets if you aren’t careful and most likely your currency suffers when compared to the British…

One Day London Guide – Royal Baby Fever

By Kristance Harlow | July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Freemason Parade? I never did find out what exactly it was for. In the wake of the royal family’s new arrival, there’s no better time to learn about the United Kingdom. I spent two and a half years living in Britain and have visited the capital city a number of times. I’m going to tell…

Berlin – Graffiti, Free Drinks, & The Holocaust Memorial

By Kristance Harlow | July 20, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Graffiti in Friedrichshain Olivia and our free drinks Berlin is a sprawling city, and it is impossible to walk from site to site if you trying to do the tourist bit. My friend Olivia and I were visiting Berlin in December 2010, before heading to Poland for Christmas. We only had a few days in the…

Snow Storms, Schnitzel, and Confusion in Berlin Germany

By Kristance Harlow | July 20, 2013 | 2 Comments
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When I was going to Durham University I made an instant connection with Olivia. Her parents are both from Poland and she is fluent in Polish. Having so much extended family still in Poland she invited me to go with her there for Christmas. Neither of us had really considered going home, it was far,…

Oxford – Stone Walls, Harry Potter, and an Archaeology Dig

By Kristance Harlow | July 18, 2013 | 4 Comments
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I spent nearly five months living in Oxford in the United Kingdom. I moved there shortly after completing my graduate program in archaeology at Durham University in September 2011 and was looking for some warmer weather and a change of scenery. Oxford seemed like a gorgeous place to spend some time, plus with a world…

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Spur of the Moment in Adare, Ireland

By Kristance Harlow | July 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
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August 2006 Adare, Ireland Literally, written out plans. It was 2006, I was 19 years old and on my first overseas adventure. I’m a highly organized person when it comes to paperwork and planning, so before I took off for Ireland, I created my very own travel packet with information on all my prebooked accommodation,…

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