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Finding my Inner Child at Musée Mécanique

Posted by on April 18th, 2013 in Destinations, Feature, North America, Photos, USA | 4 comments

Imagine a slightly dingy place full of gaming opportunities of all sorts; a place where the Pac-Man arcade machine is the latest in technology. A place filled with fortune tellers and ways to see what the belly dancer does on her day off. And there is a submarine on the backyard too. No, it isn’t some dodgy underground Russian poker room, but Musée Mécanique, a museum for arcade games. We decided to visit it when I was in San Francisco; I was slightly sceptical at first about visiting a gaming arcade, but I figured why not, it’s about the American culture after all, right! We got in and we changed few notes to quarters (side note: I love quarters, they are way better than the 20 pence coins that we have in UK) and we started going around the...

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Seven days of Avoriaz

Posted by on January 28th, 2013 in Destinations, Europe, Feature, France | 12 comments

Fresh mountain air with views, wonderful off-piste powder, French wines, overdose of cheese and a village with horses instead of cars, that’s Avoriaz in the French Alps for you in a nut-shell. This was my first time in Portes du Soleil ski area, and I quite liked it to be honest. Ironically snow caused us massive issues in getting there, but it was worth it! Day 0: to Geneva Heathrow was in compete chaos, queues to baggage drop snaked around the terminal and we sat for two hours in the plane waiting to take off. Then instead of landing in Geneva as we had planned, we landed in Lyon with seven other planes because of closure of the Geneva airport due to snow. It was pretty grim; after waiting for three hours on the runway in Lyon we were...

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Top 5 Things to Do in Estoril

Posted by on January 18th, 2013 in Destinations, Europe, Feature, Photos, Portugal | 4 comments

If someone mentioned movie stars, Europe’s oldest casino, Formula 1 track and championship level golf, you might think of Monaco, but you would be wrong. It’s actually Estoril in Portugal that we are talking about here. Estoril is a small town on the coast of Portugal, only 25km from Lisbon. It’s where the rich and famous come to hang around in the summer months. However in the autumn and winter months it is a different story, and you can get a luxury hotel for a fraction of the normal cost. Cascais, sort of big brother of Estril, is within walking distance. It offers more restaurants, cafés, pubs, and basically everything, but I still prefer Estoril; it feels smaller, cosier; and you can always walk to Cascais when you want to visit an Irish pub (which there are too many...

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Top 5 Fun Things to Do with a Board

Posted by on October 2nd, 2012 in England, Europe, Tips | 2 comments

There just seems to be an abundance of fun things to do with a board. Sure I started with snowboarding, but since then I’ve realized there is a whole world of board related activities that I need to try out and possibly injure myself with. I don’t know what it is about boards and high speeds. It just seems like it is human nature to try to board any slope, material or place we can find. Probably not all experiments have worked out brilliantly, but hey at least we now know what works! So here goes, my top 5 fun things to do with a board: 1. Snowboarding Alright, so this is obvious I would imagine, but if you haven’t tried it yet, you totally should. While I am a skier at heart, there are certain moments when a...

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London 2012 Olympics – One Londoner’s Rant

Posted by on August 9th, 2012 in England, Europe, London | 4 comments

So the Olympics; you probably have heard that they started a few weeks ago. And if you live in London or anywhere in the UK, then you’ve known about the Olympics for quite a while now; unless you’ve been living under a rock, a really big rock, in a forest, far away. And even then I think you would’ve known what’s happening. It’s been impossible to avoid Olympic news around here. They probably didn’t cover the 70 day and 8000 mile journey the torch took around UK as extensively outside UK as they did here. BBC has been telling us every day what the torch has been up to every day since it started its journey from Greece months ago. They’ve been trying to get everybody into the “Olympic mood”. And since the Olympics started, the BBC might as...

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