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Long Weekend in Luxembourg

Another long holiday weekend gave us another opportunity to get out-of-town. An out-of-the-country getaway, as a matter of fact, we chose to visit Luxembourg this time. One new country, it’s a big check on #travelgoals for mama and the kindje. Since we briefly crossed the German side, for the little one it’s technically two new ones! […]

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A Day in Jungfrau

JUNGFRAU, the top of Europe. If you’re geeking out over geography stuff, this marketing catchphrase would make you think twice—on whether Jungfraujoch is indeed the highest point in Europe. Considering the Caucasus Mountains shared between the European and Asian borders, it makes Mount Elbrus the highest mountain in Europe. If the Caucasus is out of […]

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Sightseeing in Bratislava

Bratislava is the capital and the largest city in Slovakia. It offers a pleasant medieval inner city with narrow, winding streets, a hilltop castle overlooking the Danube, and many historic churches and buildings. Slovakia is used to be part of Hungary after the fall of the Great Moravian Empire until the end of the First […]

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A Weekend in Porto

A sip of this lusciously sweet wine gives me memories of this rustic port city this wine is named after. Also, the azulejos, these distinctly patterned blue-and-white porcelain tiles adorned in most buildings, the enchantingly winding Duoro river with dotted ships, the sumptuous Portuguese cuisine marked with their love for bacalhau, tripes, pastries, port wines, […]

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A Weekend in Alsace

I fancied visiting Alsace for three things – the pork-centric Alsatian cuisine, its most noted dry Riesling wines, and a strong German influence in this side of France. A road trip to Alsace was indeed an ideal weekend getaway. Due to its tumultuous past and its location between France and Germany, Alsace’s local culture is […]

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A Day in Pisa and Lucca

I got thrilled right away to see Pisa on the itinerary for our honeymoon journey in Italy.  Then my excitement waned when I began to realize one thing. “Oh no… Am I supposed to ‘lean’ on it, as everybody does?” ‘Lean’ at the Tower of Pisa. When we speak about Italy, the Leaning Tower of […]

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3 Days in Cinque Terre

Visiting these five crazily stacked, colorful fishing villages of Cinque Terre perched on the Ligurian coast seems to be entering a world drawn only for a storybook.  Grape terraces, lemon trees, the ocean, and steep cliffs will corner you; yet still, it’s a great place to get stuck after all. A UNESCO world heritage site […]

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An Overnight Stay in Genoa

The Nordic wind seemed to tell us that summer would be gone soon in a couple of weeks in Denmark.  By September, the good chance we could still catch the summer breeze is when we go further south.  So, a day after we tied the knot in Aeroskobing, we headed back to Copenhagen and took a flight […]

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48 Hours in Aerø Island

Finding Ærøskøbing was like discovering a light tower in the middle of the night at sea.  Amidst our constant search, until we found Denmark, we felt right away that Ærøskøbing is the perfect place for us to get married.  I got swooned right away upon knowing that this hidden island is dubbed as Denmark’s fairytale […]

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A Day in Copenhagen

We got the wind of Nordic romance when we chose to get hitched in a Danish island called Aeroskobing in 2013.  By that year too, Denmark had taken again the top spot on the United Nation’s World Happiness Report. Definitely, we are convinced. Freedom to make life choices is surely one of the reasons why […]

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10 Things to Do in Ghent

A few weeks after we visited the Belgian coast, off we went to visit another city in Belgium that is dubbed as one of the beautiful cities in Europe.  Actually, Lonely Planet even ranked it amongst the top ten cities in the world in 2011. Interestingly I came to know about Ghent when my brother […]

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Labor Holiday in Holland

Spring has arrived, and so is May. Everyone in Belgium seems to be extra happy. For sure it’s getting warmer again, but aside from that, it’s also in May that public holidays are most plentiful. And it starts right away on the first day – it’s Labor Day! Lucky we are too, it was on […]