Month: August 2014

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Budapest and beyond

During the weekend, my host Zsolt was free, so we visited all around Budapest together, as well as some parts of Hungary further away from the capital. Saturday was started with breakfast at The Great Market Hall. We ate a traditional Hungarian speciality, langos, a fried pastry with sour cream and cheese on top.  On Sunday we…
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First day in Hungary

Greetings from Budapest! Originally two cities, Buda and Pest, became the Hungarian capital in 1873. I am currently staying in the 14th district with Zsolt, a Hungarian friend who I met briefly when he was on a business trip in Finland. Zsolt picked me up at the airport last night and we drove along the Danube…
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When a want becomes a need

We all have dreams. But we also have fears that stop us from realizing those dreams. Did you know that people are born with only two fears? The fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. Every other fear is imposed on us by society. People want to eat at that restaurant, visit that location, learn how…
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Day trip to Saint Petersburg

When I heard that my friend Ari was organizing a trip to Saint Petersburg, I knew this opportunity to visit Russia was too good to pass by, so I tagged along with Ari and six of his friends. We travelled to Saint Petersburg with Saint Peter Line, an overnight cruise departing from Helsinki. The benefit…
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Vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona

Even though Spaniards love their jamón, I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of vegetarian restaurants found in Barcelona. Barcelona is quite a big city, so it’s easy to find food for every taste. Below is a list of some of the restaurants I encountered during my time in Barcelona. El Café Blueproject (Carrer Princesa 57)…
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Yoga in the Catalan mountains

After spending a weekend in Tarragona, it was time to travel further south. I had booked a five night stay at a yoga retreat in Southern Catalonia. I took a train from Tarragona to L’ampolla which took about an hour. At 5 pm I met Sarah at the train station and we drove about 20…
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Couchsurfing in Tarragona

On my way from Barcelona to L’ampolla, I wanted to stop along the way for a couple of nights. What I basically did, was just to look at a map and choose the biggest city in between the two, which turned out to be the old Roman town of Tarragona. The train from Barcelona to…
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