anna brones

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Posts Tagged ‘Europe

5 Favorite Coffee Spots in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Cafes by Anna Brones

Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities, and not just for the bikes. There’s something about being surrounded by water that just makes me feel at home. You ride along the canals, your bicycle bumping over the occasional cobblestones and you can literally feel the pace of life slowing down.

On a recent weekend trip I made it a mission to track down good coffee (as usual). In fact I was so committed to my mission that half an hour after getting off the train I as sitting at local coffee roaster Headfirst drinking a filter coffee. If you’re committed, you’re committed.

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August 27, 2014 at 09:49

Everything You Wanted to Know About Coffee in Europe (Infographic)

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Just in case you needed a good infographic of all things related to European coffee drinking, there’s this infographic. Although I do wonder where all the Scandinavian countries are… because if anyone knows how to drink coffee, it’s the people in the Nordic lands.

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March 12, 2014 at 13:48

Friday Photo: Organic Market

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An afternoon stroll with no plans and no destination can lead to good things.

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August 3, 2012 at 12:22

The Complete Guide to Traveling Like a Foodie

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“You can’t eat yet.”

My tablemates were ready to dig into their meal when my best friend and travel partner Rachel alerted everyone that they had to wait for a few.

“Just one second,” I said, while whipping my phone out to snap a quick photo.

“She does this a lot, you just have to get over it,” my friend said matter of factly, with a slight eye roll.

It occurred to me then and there that most people don’t take a photo of everything they eat. Let’s not go overboard here: I don’t photo document every single thing that ever crosses a plate in front of me. I do however like to have inspiration for other meals, and when it comes to travel it’s all about keeping a visual diary of all the new foods that were experienced. Again, normal for some, not so normal for others.

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July 30, 2012 at 14:51

Paris vs. New York: Coffee

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I love the Paris vs. New York collection of prints (and it’s a book). This one sort of says it all though.

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February 6, 2012 at 07:40

Dear Scandinavia: You Get It

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Seen at a Statoil station in Denmark:

“Dear Cyclist,
You can care for your bicycle here. You can pump and wash your bicycle and, inside the shop, you’re welcome to borrow a free bicycle care kit with oil, tire levers, allen keys, etc. 
Enjoy.
Statoil”

Via Copenhagenize.

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September 19, 2011 at 06:00

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Friday Photo: Swedish Coast

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The Swedish West Coast. My one true love.

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January 14, 2011 at 06:00

I Love Bikes… and Europe

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Love, love, love… and the scheming to move to Scandinavia continues (even if only in my mind).

Via: Traveling Greener

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October 4, 2010 at 11:41

Sweden by the Numbers

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swedish flag

A few weeks back The Traveler’s Notebook published my piece Sweden by the Numbers, a fun little collection of stats from my last trip to the motherland.

Since I’m feeling a little need for Sweden today, I figured I’d post a quick excerpt:

Bags of Swedish candy brought back in suitcase: 6

Meals that included potatoes: 10

Meals of blood pudding: 4

Days with less than two fika (coffee break): 1

Starbucks sightings: 0

IKEA sightings: 3

Postcards sent with photos of topless sunbathers: 3

Topless sunbather sightings: 0

It’s an interesting exercise to reduce a whole trip down to pure numbers. Whole article is here.

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November 11, 2009 at 14:19

Stockholm in Pictures

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Surrounded by water and nature and flavored with old cobblestone streets and classic architecture, Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Or at least I think so.

Here’s a little gallery pulled together from my last trip:

More here.

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October 18, 2009 at 06:00

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