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The King of the Adriatic

Before I became a fan of Game of Thrones, I had wanted already to visit Dubrovnik. Its intact medieval city-fortress hugged by the azure waters of the Adriatic breathes a charm that understandably seduced the myriad of tourists that stomp its stone alleys all year round. It was definitely crowded this year, enough for them […]

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Bled in Awe

This year, there was quite a buzz regarding summer destinations in the Adriatic. Smart travelers would suggest otherwise, knowing that there will be a barrage of tourists there in summer months but since I’m a dumb traveler and the costs were too attractive, I ditched a well thought out plan around Greece and went for […]

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My 5 Best Trips of 2016

The year 2016 was a bit of a hurdle but along the way sprung some amazing moments, too. There are usually two ways to end the year. One is to whine and curse at how crazy the world has been and the other, keeping the tragedies of the year in mind as well as all […]

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Museums Travel

Prague from the Petrin Hill

Having a penchant for bird’s eye and panoramic views of cities, I always make it a point to look for an elevated place to observe the entire expanse of just about any place I visit. More often, there are observation decks or hills bordering the cities that offer quite spectacular views without having to break […]

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Berlin Bipolar

Berlin is a city of puzzling dichotomy. During the day, it can be a poignant reality. Shards and fragments of its bloody past still sting as you stumble upon the countless exhibits of broken walls and heart-rending memorials. At night on the other hand, a new grittier life begins and the air is seemingly engulfed […]

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Sweet, Subtle Cologne

As one of the major casualties of the Second World War, Cologne lost most of its ancient structures from thousands of catastrophic bombings. The city, however, made the most out of the ruins and reconstructed some of its well-prized treasures like the Cologne Cathedral which still stands proudly dominating the city’s skyline. It boasts of […]

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Regal, Royal Vienna

It’s hard not to compare Paris and Vienna. There’s no other city with quite a Parisian vibe outside France especially in terms of architecture. Vienna is the more compressed, vastly baroque version of Paris. Of course, they differ in so many ways especially in their cuisine but the overall air of sophistication is evident in […]

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Five Best Trips of 2015

First of all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Now that 2015 is almost over, I can’t help but recount my best trips this year. Amidst all the tragedies that happened, this is probably the only way I can cheer up for all that has been. But before I bawl and make this post even […]

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The Frozen Series – 4. Danube Bend

Although the Hungarian capital (Budapest) is more than enough of a satisfaction, sometimes, you would really want to see more of the countryside which offers a more authentic experience. Not far from Budapest is the Danube River Bend cutting across gems of small towns teeming with natural wonders and relaxing vistas. Of the many towns […]

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The Frozen Series – 1. Neuschwanstein

It’s almost December and the winter air is starting to takeover. When I first came to Europe, I couldn’t wait to experience snow first hand only to be disappointed because it did not come where I hoped it would fall – here in Paris. Apparently, it rarely snows in here so last year, with a few […]