Cultural Places to Visit in Europe in the Spring

What are some of the best cultural places to visit in Europe in the Spring? Check out my suggestions for your cultural trip to Europe this Spring.

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7 Offbeat Things to See in London

We believe even the most popular of destinations has an offbeat side. We found several offbeat things to see in London that confirmed it.

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Following Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel

We were determined to only follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper guided by Russell Edwards, author of the best-selling book “Naming Jack the Ripper”. If we were to get deeper inside the story, we might as well be accompanied by an expert. However, in the day we reserved to visit Whitechapel, in London’s East End, we were so bored by another borough struck by gentrification that we decided to take our own self-guided tour. Maybe it was just the “theme” of our expedition getting the best of us, but in most of the places all we could hear was dead silence, even in a busy weekday morning.

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London South Bank (with an Offbeat Twist)

Take a tour with us as we walk the London South Bank (in photos). Includes offbeat twist in the end.

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Coming Clean: We Failed Expat Life in London

I wish I could tell you I spent days staring at a blank page. But, because I’m always compulsively writing, I started this post many times since we decided to leave London. I kind of liked London, I could see myself getting used to it after a while, but despite the fact that we had friends and family living there (meaning we wouldn’t lack a support system) I didn’t fall head over heels for London.

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SoPA: Theater Workshops and Community Life in Brixton

“Being involved with the community” may sound like something scraped out of a beauty pageant rehearsed speech (at best) or a politician’s empty promise to get more votes (at worst), but in the real world there are people who understand, live and feel this somewhat cliched concept under their skin. Pedro is one of them and, together with Matilde, they walk the talk with SoPA.

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5 Offbeat (Haunted) Travel Destinations for Halloween

What if you had the nerve to spend Halloween visiting a place filled with gruesome History, mysterious events, and unexplained occurrences? Trick or treat…?

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London Horror Festival: When Horror Takes Center Stage

To pique my curiosity is not an easy task and I often find myself disillusioned by most of the contemporary attempts. Until I came across the London Horror Festival…

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Yes, It’s Ok to Be a Tourist in London

There are plenty of blog posts calling out on “how to travel”, on “how to not be a tourist”, on the “tourist vs. traveler” public discussion (I had no idea there was one until I started travel blogging). I call it bullshit.

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10 Top Independent Film Festivals Not to Miss in Your Lifetime

From the hundreds of independent film festivals happening every year around the world, some are more unmissable than others. They have been around for quite a while (some even before the indie film hype), they have proven themselves as strong players in the industry, and they continue to attract followers and fans year after year. Without any particular order, these are the 10 top independent film festivals not to miss in your lifetime.

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