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Tying the Knot in Aeroskobing

It is originally published in the Christmas special issue of The Filipino Expat Magazine. Like any other couples, we also experienced the highs and lows of getting married. Especially that, not only we are born of different race (a Belgian and a Filipina), but also we live in another country as expats. Pinning down the […]

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Up High in Pilatus

Happy to report: Up High in Pilatus is first published at the thefilipinoexpat.com. Click here. It is hard to deny that the Swiss are proud of their mountains. Why wouldn’t they? More than half of the country is occupied greatly by the Alps, with about a hundred of its mountain peaks reaching to 4,000 meters and […]

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A Day at the Streets of Zurich

At around 6 in the morning at Nyon train station, we took the inter-regional train that headed to the direction of Brig. After 15 minutes, we got off at Lausanne and took another that would send us to Zurich. Two hours more, we finally arrived. There we stood at one of the busiest railway stations […]

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Crossing Creux du Van

The Creux du Van is a natural rocky cirque of approximately 1,400 metres of width and 150 metres of depth on the north side of Le Soliat. It is located in the Val de Travers district, in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel. A very well known, amphitheatre-shaped natural attraction of the area, it is located […]

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Tulips in Morges

Source: morges-tourisme.ch Every spring, Morges hosts the Tulip Festival at Parc de l’Indépendance on the shore of Lake Geneva. An eagerly awaited date in an exceptional site opposite the Alps. The Tulip Festival (no admission charge) lasts six weeks and presents 150,000 tulips of 250 varieties in Parc de l’Indépendance in Morges. The diversity of […]

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Nice Nyon

Nyon is another one lucky town situated on Lake Geneva. It is between Geneva and Lausanne, amid the vineyards of La Côte. Nyon derived its name from one of the Roman towns, Noviodunum or Noiodunum. In the 13th Century the Counts of Savoy built a castle and nowadays this castle, towering over the old town, […]

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My Summer in Paris Overnight

Reading about the Philippines being ranked last in the global list of rude hosts gave me something to smile about. Curious enough, I dug even further to figure which country got the topmost rank. Et voila, I couldn’t disagree more. As a matter of fact, it even inspired me to blog about my first-time visit to […]

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Paléo Festival 2011

I hope my memory serves me right. I think I told myself before that my presence at the UP Fair and at the Eraserheads reunion concert, which both occurred two years ago (in separate dates and venues, of course), would be the last straw for me to be sort of “teen–spirited” and ignite the punk rock in me (despite the […]

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Eat Fondue and Raclette

La fondue crée la bonne humeur. Fondue isch guet und git e gueti Luune (figugegl). ‘fondue creates a good mood’ – a promotional slogan created for Swiss cheese fondue Cheese fondue is more popular as a national dish of Switzerland. I’ve been here for more than a year so I would commit a crime only if I haven’t […]

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A Glimpse of Annecy

Annecy is one of the villages at the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France and it is known for its lake, Lac d’Annecy. Together with our very own Taal Lake in the Philippines, Lake Annecy has also been featured as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world at Budget Travel magazine. From the city proper, there’s a beautiful green park and a very […]

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i amsterdam

In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. Throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy’s bronzed arms. – Felix Marti-Ibanez Whenever I am off for vacation, days before the trip I’d normally google and read articles about my next destination. This time however, I didn’t […]

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Mad about Madrid

Fui sobre agua edificada, mis muros de fuego son. Esta es mi insignia y blasón. (On water I was built, my walls are made of fire. This is my ensign and escutcheon.) – Motto of Madrid, Spain My first time to go out of Switzerland and visit another piece of Europe, the Madrid vacation has […]