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  1. Our photo of the day: Enjoying a coffee in Kolonakai, Athens

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    Our photo of the day: Enjoying a coffee in Kolonakai, Athens

    Jun092011

    In every city I visit I like to explore the different neighbourhoods. Some cities are better than others, but one city that surprised me was Athens. In particular, one neighbourhood I really enjoyed my time in was Kolonakai.

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  2. Our photo of the day: Playing around with exposure times at Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

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    Jun082011

    Maybe I'm wrong, but as famous as Tokyo is, it doesn't have one iconic landmark that so many other cities have. There's no Eiffel Tower, no Opera House or no Statue of Liberty. If I was pressed to pick one landmark which is more recognisable than any other, it would have to Shibuya Crossing, the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world.

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  3. Our photo of the day: The popular Nyhavn area in Copenhagen

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    Our photo of the day: The popular Nyhavn area in Copenhagen

    Jun072011

    I love Copenhagen, from the Little Mermaid to the funky free town of Christiania. There’s so much to see and do while you’re there. You can check out Hans Christian Andersen’s grave in the Assistens Cemetery or sample tasty local favourites at the sausage stands. You can also stroll through Nyhavn, which might be a touristy area, but is popular for a reason, and on sunny days you’ll find plenty of locals hanging out there down by the water.

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  4. Our photo of the day: A chef makes ‘moules et frites’ in Chez Leon, Brussels

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    Our photo of the day: A chef makes ‘moules et frites’ in Chez Leon, Brussels

    Jun032011

    Do you like to try local specialities when overseas? Unsurprisingly, I do. Granted, it comes with the territory of being a travel journalist. It’s my job to eat the same food the locals do. Thankfully, if I wasn’t doing it for professional reasons I’d do it for personal reasons, too. One such speciality is ‘moules et frites’ (mussels and fries) which is particularly popular in Brussels.

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  5. Taking part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

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    Taking part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

    Jun022011

    Thousands of women are all set to take to the streets of Dublin on Monday, June 6th for the annual Flora Women’s Mini Marathon. As you may or may not know, our HQ is located in the Irish capital and one of our own, Gillian, is taking part in this important event.

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  6. Why we love Twitter - a story about Ellie Goulding and a fan

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    Why we love Twitter - a story about Ellie Goulding and a fan

    Jun022011

    Last night, as a present to my fiancé Vicky who turns 30 today, I took her to see Ellie Goulding in a venue called The Olympia in Dublin (for those of you who don’t know who Ellie Goudling is, look her up on YouTube – she’s got some great songs). As we sat there waiting for her come on, I asked Vicky, "Would you like to know what Ellie has been up to today?" "Yes," she replied, so I handed her my iPhone which was showing Ellie’s Twitter feed (@elliegoulding) and her latest tweets.

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  7. Our photo of the day: An art deco lifeguard tower on Miami Beach

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    Our photo of the day: An art deco lifeguard tower on Miami Beach

    Jun022011

    South Beach, Miami is different to other cities around the world. Whereas in cities such as New York City or Sydney or Paris there are a host of main attractions to visit, Miami isn’t like that. Instead, the beach is the ‘Eiffel Tower’. But here you will see attractions in their own right – lifeguard towers.

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  8. Planning on visiting Oktoberfest? Don't miss out - book your bed today

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    Planning on visiting Oktoberfest? Don't miss out - book your bed today

    Jun012011

    Planning on going to Munich’s famous beer festival ‘Oktoberfest’ which takes place from September 17th to October 3rd? If so, now is the time to book your bed as Wombat’s City Hostel, one of the city’s most popular hostels, release their availability for the world’s largest public festival today at 11am BST / 12 CET. But be quick...all the beds are usually booked up in a day!

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  9. Our photo of the day: Strolling along Avenida dos Aliados in Porto

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    Our photo of the day: Strolling along Avenida dos Aliados in Porto

    Jun012011

    One of the first things I noticed about Porto was the collection of eye-catching bridges spanning the Douro River which flows through the city. This Portuguese city is well worth a visit and while you’re there, you’ll definitely find yourself strolling along Avenida dos Aliados at some point.

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