After two months, 10 countries, 14 cities, 11 planes, 87 metros/trains, 26 buses, 18 trams, 3 boats and 1 bicycle, my itchy feet and grateful heart are back from Europe. I was dreamy in Vienna, emotional in Berlin, awestruck in Bern, nostalgic in Salzburg, romanticized in Bruges and Verona, bored in Brussels, giddy in Prague…… Continue reading Back from Europe
If Manila had a posh and elitist cousin, it would be Milan. Both cities are branded with extremes of wealth and poverty, peace and chaos. Both are also brimming with oxymorons: pretty ugly, pauper chic, saintly evil, open secret, living dead. It’s either you love them or hate them. I had just come from Greece…… Continue reading Holy Milan!
I’m sitting on the steps of the Duomo as I’m writing this. Today, I flew from Santorini to Athens, then Athens to Milan but I missed my train going to Switzerland. This is the joy of solo travel. I don’t have to mind a panicking friend or worry about where to go. I think it’s…… Continue reading Aaand I missed my train! :(
When I finally saved up enough money and the timing was perfect, I was ready to fly across the globe to Europe. It was my first visit to the continent and having traveled all over Asia solo, it was a no-brainer that I was going on this epic trip alone. Naturally, the plan was to…… Continue reading Screw it, I’m going to Greece!
I have to be honest – Florence was too crowded and touristy for my taste. But did you really think I was going to leave Firenze without seeing Michelangelo’s David? THE David? I saw him and he was an incredible piece of art, that I had to constantly look at the back of my hands…… Continue reading When I met David
Remember I said I’m bad at taking selfies because my location can’t ever be identified? Well, what do you think of this one? :) Travel: October 2013
It was one of those ‘I can’t believe I’m here’ moments. The Tuscan countryside is so beautiful! I’m grateful that… …I saw rolling landscapes where sunflowers bowed down and grapes looked up the sky …I admired hilltops lined with beautiful cypress trees …I stared at red-tiled roofs that made everything more charming …I walked within…… Continue reading Oh, Tuscany!