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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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Annecy, Synergy of Man and Nature

The lake of Annecy is known to have one of the purest water reservoirs in the world due to its perialpine location and the region’s very strict implementation of environmental laws. Visiting the lake indeed proves that with high regard for environmental protection, man and nature can exist together. The lake is so clear and […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cordoba, the Iberian Treasure

Andalucia is one of Spain’s most beautiful regions mostly because it receives most of the yearly European dose of sunlight which perfectly complements the sandy hues and feels of its old towns. One of the most beautiful old Spanish towns in this region is Cordoba, a friendly sister of also nearby stunning cities of Seville, […]