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The Venetian Holy Trinity

Don’t get me wrong, Venice is beautiful in person. In fact, at first, it was not really on my bucket list because I thought it would be so touristic and hence, overrated just judging from its ubiquity in social media. And although normally I find myself quite right with my gutfeel, I couldn’t say the […]

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3 Short Tips to Enjoy Florence

One thing about Florence: FLOCK OF TOURISTS! In big cities like Paris or Berlin, you will definitely encounter throngs of them, oh wait, I belong to the crowd… throngs of us, I mean. But normally the crowds are just along the famous sites which are more often far apart so you have a huge space […]

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Holy Bologna

In some parts of the English-speaking world, Bologna rhymes with pony and is used to soften cuss words blurted out in surprise. I don’t know how it had gotten there but they certainly do not rhyme in Bologna. Keeping up to its sausage and pasta sauce namesake, the city is all shades of red orange. […]

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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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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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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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Cinque Terre, Beads of Beauty on a Coastal String

Italy boasts of some of the world’s most admired coastlines due to the distinct synergy of old colorful coastal villages surrounded by steep green hills and cliffs carved by the mild thunder of the Mediterranean. Cinque Terre in the Northern Liguria region is one of the best known areas to see this splendor. Literally meaning […]