Friday, September 27, 2013


Loving these inspirational articles lately, makes my day a little brighter than it already is- despite Prague's notoriously gray, depressing fall and winters.

This article is one of my favorites so far, it's ''22 Things Happy People Do Differently":

1. Don't hold grudges.
2. Treat everyone with kindness.
3. See problems as challenges.
4. Express gratitude for what they already have.
5. Dream big.
6. Don't sweat the small stuff.
7. Speak well of others.
8. Never make excuses.
9. Get absorbed into the present.
10. Wake up at the same time every morning.
11. Avoid social comparison.
12. Choose friends wisely.
13. Never seek approval from others.
14. Take the time to listen.
15. Meditate.
16. Eat well.
17. Exercise.
18. Live minimally.
19. Tell the truth.
20. Establish personal control.
21. Accept what cannot be changed.
22. Nuture social relationships.

Most importantly, happy Friday and have a lovely weekend! I'm off to Hradec Králové for the better half of the weekend to celebrate life with some friends!
Travel on wanderlusters!

Thursday, September 26, 2013


When I came across this list, I have to admit I was slightly surprised to see some of these cities suggested as "affordable European cities". Then again, being a university student means I have a different approach towards what is affordable and what is not. So, maybe they are in fact affordable for the working class wanderlusters.

1. Birmingham, United Kingdom

2. Antwerp, Belgium

3. Porto, Portugal

4. Milan, Italy

5. Split, Croatia

6. Hamburg, Germany

In fact, I might be planning a trip to Hamburg, Germany soon so we will see just how "affordable" it is!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Here's an excellent article by Kate Bartolotta on Huffington Post. It's the perfect morning pick-up for hump-day!

As quoted from the article, "We chase this idea of "I will be happy when... "
I will be happy when I have a new car. I will be happy when I get married. I will be happy when I get a better job. I will be happy when I lose five pounds. What if instead we choose to be happy -- right now? ... Life might bump and bruise us, it may not always go the way we plan and I know I get frustrated with mine, but here's the thing: You are alive.
Because you are alive, everything is possible."

Here's what she says you have to do in order to live a happier, more fulfilling life:

1. Stop believing your bullshit.
2. Be happy now.
3. Look at the stars.
4. Let people in.
5. Stop with the crazy making.
6. Learn to apologize.
7. Practice gratitude.
8. Be kind.

Now, I didn't go into explanation of these tips because hey, it's not my job- it's Kate Bartolotta's. Go on and read the article, it's brilliant.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013


In North Africa along the Mediterranean coast, between Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and above Mauritania, Mali and Niger lies Algeria. The capital being Algiers and official language Arabic.

Several MUST SEE places in Algeria include:
1. The capital, of course, Algiers

2. Ain Sefra

3. Batna

4. Ghardaia

5. Oran

6. Touggourt

When in Algiers,
1. Check out some of the museums/galleries:

  • Musee National du Moudjahid
  • Bardo Museum of Prehistory & Ethnography 
  • Palais de Rais
  • Musee des Beaux Arts
  • Museum of Popular Arts & Traditions
2. Snap some Instagram worthy pictures of the many monuments and historical landmarks:
  • Dar Hassan Pacha
  • Citadel
  • Makam Echabid
  • Grande Poste
  • Ville Nouvelle

3. Get holy at the Notre Dame d'Afrique, Djemaa el-Djedid or the Djemaa el-Kebir.
4. Feast away at the many restaurants: 
  • La Maison de Couscous (Algerian cuisine)
  • La Vague Bleu (seafood)
  • Tontonville Cafe 
  • Brasserie des Facultes (Algerian cuisine)
  • Le Magelan (seafood)
  • L'Arc en Ciel (Algerian cuisine)
  • Le Brussels
  • Restaurant le Faubourg (Algerian cuisine)
  • Le Dauphin (seafood)
  • Big Blue (burgers, french fries, etc.)
  • Milk Bar (cafe)
  • Auberge du Molin (Algerian cuisine)
  • Les Puits d'Amour (French pastries)
5. Take a few shots, loosen up and mingle with the locals or other tourists!
  • Bar Dey
  • Le Racym's
  • Riadh el-Feth
  • Pasha (club)
  • Alger Bar
  • Taverne du Parc
6. For some good ole fashioned entertainment, check out: 
  • Palais de la Culture 
  • Goethe Instit
  • Theatre National Algerien
  • Cinema Algeria

The next post will be on: Uruguay (in South America)

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Monday, September 23, 2013


Happy Monday wanderlusters! How are you starting your day today? If you are like me, you'll drag your carcass out of bed, probably hit your head on something, go to the bath and stare in the mirror like a zombie, lifelessly walk into the kitchen for either some juice, tea or coffee, followed by breakfast and then make your way to your laptop/iPad/tablet/smart-phone. Sound about right?

I know when I first log on in the morning I always browse the articles (and weather and horoscope sections) of Yahoo! Well, I came across this article on the "7 Craziest Hotels Around the World". Hmm. Sounds...crazy, yeah? Of course I had to read.

It looks like these are the craaaaziest hotels one can stay in when traveling: 
1Hotêl de Glace, Canada

2. La Villa Hamster, France

3. Bubble Tree Hotel, France

4. Grand Cayon Cavern Suites, Arizona

5. Propeller Island City Lodge-Berlin, Germany

6. Save the Beach Hotels- various locations throughout the world

7. Sala Silvermine Underground Suite, Sweden

Even though they seem a little oddball, I definitely want to stay in at least 3 of the 7 someday! Have any of you wanderlusters ever stayed a night or two in one of these hotels?

Well, it's that time of morning for class and studying so I'm off! Have a lovely Monday and as always, travel on wanderlusters!