Author: Aurelia Waliszewska

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Big Ben and Other Things

“He stood staring into the woods for a minute, then said: “What is it about the English countryside – why is the beauty so much more than visual? Why does it touch one so?”...

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Happily by Accident

“Easter is very important for me, it’s a second chance.” – Reba McEntire As is usual on Mondays after work, I slowly rode my bicycle home. Usually this takes me about 10 minutes. This...

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*Fiestas and Fireworks*

“We shall go wild with fireworks… And they will plunge into the sky and shatter the darkness.” – Natsuki Takaya Year after year, the city of Valencia prepares itself for a celebration that demands...

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Only in South Africa

“I believe that South Africa is the most beautiful place on earth. Admittedly, I am biased but when you combine the natural beauty of sunny South Africa with the friendliness and cultural diversity of...

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The Cathedral of Murcia

“I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.” – Robert Louis Stevenson I’d been in Murcia...

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A Dash through Scotland

“This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.” Alexander McCall Smith   Edinburgh Anna and me At the...

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The Land of a 1000 Welcomes

The widest street in Dublin “We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm.” – Marianne Williamson Ireland is fondly...

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What 2013 Taught Me

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? Bob Marley Without a doubt, 2013 was the craziest and most memorable year of my young life so far. I have...

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Castles and Beaches

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” Marthe Troly-Curtin   One of the best things about Spain is definitely how I spend my weekends. I arrived in Murcia at the end of summer...