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Why you should cycle in London

Why you should cycle in London

When people find out I cycle in London, I get a lot of comments, primarily to the tune of, “that would be so scary. I could never do that.” I’m sorry to burst your bubble – but you’re wrong. I believe in you. You could do it, if you wanted to, with a few pieces of advice and a gentle nudge in the right direction. Here is that nudge, and some advice, because I only thing I like more than…

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What to do in Sofia

What to do in Sofia

So far, I have really struggled to write “what to do in X” posts. Sure, I have done plenty of things on my trips – visited museums, tried restaurants, beach-hopped – but writing about them in listicle format is always a challenge for me. I feel I am at my best when I’m writing about a more specific subject. I mean, I wrote over a thousand words about a single cathedral in Prague. I just posted another thousand-word blog about…

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How to not die at -35C (AKA what to pack for the Arctic)

How to not die at -35C (AKA what to pack for the Arctic)

While we were in Finland last week, the lowest temperature we experienced was -35C. This is very cold. My dad actually got frostbite, on his face. Only mild frostbite, but suddenly a spot on his cheek and nose went white and the guide we were out with looked at him and said, “we have to get you inside immediately.” It was -15C when we arrived in Ivalo on Friday morning, which would hold the record for the coldest temperature I’d…

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