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Pleased To Meet You, Valencia!

It’s just the advent of spring and it already feels like summer here in Valencia. The thing I love when I visit Spain is that every time, I am always treated to the warmth and hospitality not just of its climate but of its fun-loving, kind-hearted people.  This time was a bit more special because […]

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Granada, Rising From The Sands Of Time

Down the foothills of Sierra Nevada lies the city of Granada, one of Spain’s most visited cities. Like its Andalusian neighbors, it exudes a luminous charm decorated with a synergetic blend of Moorish and Renaissance architectural styles. The Alhambra is of course the most recognizable of its landmarks. With the snowcapped mountains of Sierra Nevada […]

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The Milanese Pulse

With endless trails of boutiques for just about anything luxurious and trendy, it is easy to see why Milan is a global fashion capital. Sauntering inside the shiny tiled floors of the high-ceilinged Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, bumping into a flux of tourists scraping empty their gelato cups while ogling at extravagant displays of known […]

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Freedom in Amsterdam

It’s sad that due to popular culture, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Amsterdam is the prolific red light district and legalized recreational weed consumption. But once you arrive, the city actually does not scream lewdness and promiscuity. There’s a chill kind of romance may it be in the countless bridges […]

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The Danish Capital

A last minute trip to Copenhagen couldn’t be any more satisfying. I came with only the little mermaid and Andersen in mind but actually, with all the colorful buildings and castles, navigable canals, and pedestrian-friendly streets, that sad little sculpture is the last thing this city should promote. This eye candy of a city is […]

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The Ruins of Merida

Merida was my first experience of Spain and I couldn’t thank it enough for giving me a good impression of what was yet to be my favourite country to travel to so far. On a road trip from Portugal to the great cities of Andalusia, we stopped by this humble city in western Spain. It is […]

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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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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 – 3. Oslo

Oslo as a modern city is one of the most expensive places in the world – although the city makes up for it by giving the residents a high quality of life. It is also a very compact city gifted with an extensive network of trams so it is easy to go to and fro. […]

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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 […]