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Chillin’ With The Poles

We know Poland had a tough history but now it has taken quite a full turn. Polish resilience has brought about a reconstruction that makes Poland an awesome holiday destination. Things are way more affordable than the rest of touristic Europe and the old city centers are just as historic and colourful. The vibrant city […]

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Welcome to the land of… Pesto?

Genoa, the largest seaport in Italy, has long been revered as the proud one. Of course, as the birthplace of Paganini and Colombus, the Genovese have a reason to be. The gateway to the region of Liguria gifted with stunning views of the Mediterranean seaside, this city is a very convenient place to stay in […]

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Scrumptious Lyon!

Lyon is aesthetically tame compared to its flamboyant cousin Paris, but it does pack a louder roar in terms of authentic French gastronomic experience. From quenelles and foie gras to rosettes and special sausages featured in menus of the famed bouchons accompanied by a far-from-modest assortment of red wine, Lyon is definitely a culinary heaven. […]

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Chao Phraya River Express

Bangkok and its majestic temples rising from the mesh of busy streets are an eclectic mix of old and new. But beyond the sky highs and raucous traffic, there is another highway that traverses the city and gives you an awesome perspective of its diversity. I am talking about the grand Chao Phraya River. For […]

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The 7 Wonders of Portugal

The Sete Maravilhas de Portugal (7 Wonders of Portugal) is a list of cultural monuments and places voted for by the Portuguese people in an open poll in 2006. Since then it has been on tourism pamphlets. Again, I am utterly surprised by Portuguese humility. I haven’t traveled all of Portugal yet but I can […]

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Mis Cinco Favoritos

After a month’s hiatus due to school work, I can now finally attend to my blog. And what better way to make up for it than a post on my favorites! With over 50 cities in 15 European countries on my list so far, I find it extremely hard to pick a favorite. For the […]

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Bonn, Genius Abode

Among the cities along the Rhine, Bonn probably has the most charming vibe. It seems to be more laid-back than the other highly-industrialized cities in the populated Rhine-Ruhr region. Hosting an institution like the University of Bonn which bequeathed the world with influential thinkers like Marx, Nietzche, seven Nobel Laureates and a pope, there is […]

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Santiago, A Pilgrim’s Trophy

Home to the famed Catholic pilgrimage site – the shrine of St. James, the Great (allegedly still guarding his ruins)  – is the old city of Santiago de Compostela. Channelling the almost Northern-Portuguese Galician vibe with its street pavement stones and architecture, Santiago shows a very different facet of Spain. Maybe I would have an […]

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Coimbra, A City Shaped by Student Traditions

Smack right in the heart of Portugal is one of its oldest cities that now is ironically driven by its outstanding young student population. Coimbra, which has a long history traced back to the Roman times, has the ancient architecture to boast but more importantly, it is the collection of persisting student and cultural traditions […]

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Bruges, Snowglobe-Perfect of a Town

I remember at one point in my childhood, it seemed like all the cakes, snow globes, and fairy tale books were decked with these fancy brick houses that made me had my first impression or expectation of how a European village looks like. Around twenty years after, I stumbled upon this friendly village of Bruges […]