December 7, 2023

14 Amazing English Bookstores in Paris and Some Gorgeous Libraries

Are these names familiar? George Sand. Colette. Simone de Beauvoir. Madame de la Fayette. Gertrude Stein. No? How about Moliere, Voltaire, Balzac, Victor Hugo and Zola and Proust. Yeah? Yeah, now I know what kind of reader you are. šŸ˜‰ So yes, these are some of the most popular writers [ā€¦]
November 23, 2023

The Top 15 Best Hotels in Strasbourg, France: Unique and Boutique Feel

The great thing about exploring little but equally storied and charming cities in France is that you can have all the luxury of big cities like Paris or Nice without spending the usual staggering average price. In Strasbourg, for example, it is possible to stay in a unique or boutique [ā€¦]
November 20, 2023

Is Strasbourg Worth Visiting?

I would say depending where you are based at. If you’re based in Munich, Strasbourg is a definite yes! As one of the closest French cities, its charm is a stone’s throw away. However, if Paris is your base, exploring closer and more intriguing destinations in West Europe might be [ā€¦]
November 12, 2023

One Day in Lugano: The 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 [ā€¦]
November 7, 2023

Day trip from Ljubljana: 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 [ā€¦]
November 6, 2023

Day trip from Ljubljana: The Best Things to Do in Lake Bled in 1 Day

When I thought of Slovenia, embarrassingly, I single-handedly thought of Lake Bled and nothing else. Traveling from a region of lakes, Bavaria, Germany, I thought at first that it was not worth the visit. But it is just an hour away from Ljubljana. So on the very last day of [ā€¦]
November 2, 2023

One Day in Ljubljana: Things to Do and Some Personal Tips

Ljubljana is less complicated than it sounds. Pronounced as /lubleyana/, this city is compact for a capital of a country known for its green lushness. I did stay here for three nights, but I spent one day in Lake Bled, and another day in Trieste, a coastal Italian city, just [ā€¦]
October 31, 2023

One Day in Venice: Things to Do in Venice, Italy

Is it even possible to experience Venice in one day? The endless canals, labyrinths, and similar-looking gondolas gliding through them with their gondoliers, who for some reason, reminded me of Popeye the sailor man and the aristocratic buildings are too many that you end up feeling overwhelmed. Well, I was. [ā€¦]
October 30, 2023

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.” šŸ˜³ But despite the crowd, there is no doubt that Venice is indeed [ā€¦]
October 29, 2023

Weekend in Vienna: How It Was for a Solo Traveler and 15 Personal Tips

Straight to the point, my three-night stay in Vienna as a solo female traveler was nothing short of wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I did it in winter. Vienna in winter is Vienna in spring or autumn with more layers. šŸ™‚ Literally. Metaphorically. And even though I stayed [ā€¦]
October 28, 2023

A Guide to the Best English Bookshops in Vienna

Vienna is a beautiful city. Of course, that’s the perspective of a traveler, hmm, scratch that, a tourist whose eyes are glued at these Gothic and Baroque architecture, marveling at the preserved beauty of the bygone years. But there are other Vienna quirks that I find appealing. The subway drunkies [ā€¦]
October 27, 2023

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 [ā€¦]