April 7, 2024

How to Squeeze One Day in Vienna: The Best Things to Do

No, I didn’t not stay in Vienna for one day. Rather I stayed for three nights and spread the sightseeing across those three days since museums and bookstores can really take up time. But there was indeed one full day where I did most of the sightseeing. I have to […]
April 6, 2024

Where to Stay in Vienna for First Time Visitors

Having explored 15-plus European cities since relocating to Munich, Germany, I unequivocally declare Vienna as my favorite. This imperial jewel along the Danube orchestrates a symphony of culture, history, and elegance. Opulent palaces, a classical music legacy, and charming coffeehouse culture contribute to its timeless allure. I like how ostensibly […]
April 5, 2024

Where to Stay in Lake Bled for First-time Visitors

I was in a pursuit. Visiting one European city once a month. That’s how I found myself in Ljubljana and Bled Lake one gorgeous April. Bled Lake, despite me living in Bavaria, which is known for its lakes and mountains, left me in awe. Julian Alps draping behind the lake […]
April 5, 2024

The Best Things to Do in Trieste in 1 Day

The way I travel in Europe is not too different from the way I travel around my home country the Philippines and my second home Vietnam. I check Google Maps. And if there is something in the satellite image that piques my interest, I simply check it out. That’s how […]
April 5, 2024

Hong Kong Travel Guide for First-time Visitors

Hong Kong reminds me of the paradox of human progress: the dragon-gated skyscrapers at Victoria’s Harbour coexists with the squalidness of Lucky House, infamous for its coffin houses. From the luxury cars becoming a commodity on the streets to the 570 bird species found in its land, representing one third […]
April 3, 2024

Milna: A Quaint Little Town on Hvar Island

Move over, Hvar town, because Milna is the new kid on the island block. This hidden gem is tucked away in a secluded cove on the south side of Hvar, just 4 kilometers away from the party-laden Hvar Town. It’s the perfect oasis for families and couples alike, with beaches […]
April 1, 2024

Where to Stay in Prague for First-time Visitors: The Top 10 + Places to Avoid

Prague held a special nook in my heart. It was the first city I traveled solo after a serious talk with my then-boyfriend (now husband) in La Palma (Spain) that I missed traveling solo. When he said that I should do it more then, after all I now live in […]
March 31, 2024

Where to Stay in Hvar Island for First-time Visitors

As an island being, my standard for beaches is quite high, for island life low key. I’m from the Philippines after all. Hvar Island (Croatia) is the first island that I visited in Europe that indeed kinda feel like an island. La Palma (Spain), our future home, is too rugged, […]
March 31, 2024

We Weigh In: The Best Time to Visit Venice in 2024

I surely love Venetian architecture and the endless and labyrinthine waterways, but personally I can barely stand the crowd. We visited in early September, and the crowd was maddening. Even the locals mumbled under their breath, “Fottuti turisti.” 😳 But despite the crowd, there is no doubt that Venice is indeed […]
March 31, 2024

One Day in Lugano: The 10 Best Things to Do

Lugano is a picturesque town located on the steep shores of a stunning alpine lake that stretches into both Switzerland and Italy. The city blends Swiss efficiency with Italian charm. This was our last stop from our week-long road trip from Munich (our home) to Italian destinations: Jesolo, Venice and […]
March 29, 2024

The Best Boutique Hotels in Hvar Island: An Honest Guide

Welcome to the best boutique hotels in Hvar Town, where island charm meets boutique luxury. As an island enthusiast from the Philippines, my standards for beaches are high and island life is low-key. Hvar Island, Croatia, stood out as the epitome of island vibes in Europe. Unlike La Palma, Spain, […]
March 29, 2024

What to Do in Aachen in One Day

We hovered in the same artist group, but I don’t really know this person. She posted some Aachen photos and gushed out how beautiful the city was. I so happened to be in Bielefeld for my work then, so I told my partner that instead of staying in Cologne, I […]