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About Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker is an Anglo-Hungarian writer living in Madrid, Spain. After a sordid past involving a PhD in Physics, she threw caution to the winds to follow the writing dream. In 2012, she went to Tbilisi, Georgia to work at the English language newspaper Georgia Today. She specializes in travel, art and culture, and has writes for Kunstpedia, ARTES Magazine, Twine Magazine and has also written for Gadling, JSpace, InMadrid, My Vacation Source, as well as private clients. She's also the co-editor for the literary magazine Falling Star.

From Ruin to Cultural Riches – Exploring Budapest’s Ruin Pubs

Ankert Entrance

For years, these “ruin bars” or “ruin pubs”, a literal translation from the Hungarian word romkocsma, were considered temporary, since one might pop up for a single summer, only to disappear by the winter or re-open at another address. However, Budapest now has around 20 ruin pubs and counting, with bars spilling out beyond the […]

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November 18, 2013 by | Comments Off on From Ruin to Cultural Riches – Exploring Budapest’s Ruin Pubs

The Cultural Landscape of Sintra, Portugal: A Comprehensive Guide

Palace of Pena

Sintra is an easy day trip from Lisbon. The rusty, old trains with graffiti covered windows run every fifteen minutes from Rossio Station, taking forty minutes to trudge through Lisbon’s more unattractive suburbs, until they pass through a tunnel into the lush, green Sintra Hills.

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June 28, 2013 by | Comments Off on The Cultural Landscape of Sintra, Portugal: A Comprehensive Guide

Seeing a Different Side of Spain in Santiago de Compostela

View of the Cathedral from Paseo da Ferradura by Stephen Lafferty

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia and the final destination of the pilgrimage following the “Way of St. James” with various routes running from France along the northern Spanish coast, and from Portugal and Andalucía in the south. However, there is more to Santiago than its holy and religious associations. Galicia is a […]

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April 3, 2013 by | Comments Off on Seeing a Different Side of Spain in Santiago de Compostela