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Gen | Traveler, PhD Seeker, Blogger, Deal Hunter, Tea Enthusiast, Art Appreciator, Museum Supporter | British 🇬🇧 & French 🇫🇷 at heart
Gen | Traveler, PhD Seeker, Blogger, Deal Hunter, Tea Enthusiast, Art Appreciator, Museum Supporter | British 🇬🇧 & French 🇫🇷 at heart

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The most famous and best castle in southeast England is Leeds Castle (which I was surprised to discover upon hearing its name is not located in Leeds!). When I think of castles, I picture grand, imposing buildings with a moat, lots of turrets, and a…
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Due to its location and links to transportation, Bruges (or Brugge) is a wonderful and easy city to visit when traveling from major cities like Paris or London. Known as “the Venice of the North” (not to be confused with the “Venice of the Cotswolds”) due…
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I was lucky enough to have family friends living in Surrey while I was in England, and we visited a couple of beautiful places that aren’t that well known here in the US. The first place is Polesden Lacey Estate, a National Trust House near Surrey,…
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One restaurant I’ve been wanting to try is Oleana as it has an excellent reputation for its Mediterranean food, and especially it’s Baked Alaska dessert. I finally got a chance to check it out for dinner the other day, and overall it was such an enjoyable…
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Wandering around a city I’ve worked in for almost 8 years still provides some wondrous surprises. Case in point: I’ve walked along Newbury Street perhaps a hundred times, yet I’ve only discovered the most French residence in Boston two weeks ago!! I…
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For three short days, the MFA held its annual Art in Bloom exhibit at the end of April. This event paired many pieces from the MFA’s impressive collection with custom-made floral arrangements created by garden clubs within New England. Ornate arrangements…
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Usually when people travel during the summer to the more popular European countries, they expect sunny skies and warm weather – and that would be the case if they are headed to countries like Italy, Spain, France, or Portugal. However, their neighboring…
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The fourth Cotswolds village that we’re going to visit is Stow-on-the Wold. While this village doesn’t have the splendid beauty of Bibury or the enchanting and diverse architecture of Burford, it has a magic all its own. They sure know how to turn on the…
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Next stop on our tour of the Cotswolds: Bourton on the Water! As it’s often referred to as the “Venice of the Cotswolds”, we’re sure to see many charming bridges and flowing rivers running through the village. However, I wasn’t expecting such photographic…
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Last time, I discussed visiting the wonderful Cotswolds village Burford and my lovely afternoon tea break. After that, I boarded the tour bus and we headed to arguably the most beautiful Cotswolds village: Bibury. Why is it considered the most beautiful?…
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