Hotel Review: Hotel Barcarola (Van Der Valk Hotel Restaurant Barcarola)

As part of our Easter road trip, my partner and I drove to Costa Brava, Spain to enjoy the sea. We stayed at Hotel Barcarola in Sant Feliu de Guixols. We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. Location/Accessibility (4/5) Sant Feliu de Guixols is an hour far from the busy and touristy Barcelona and [...]

May Destination: Helsinki, Finland

I'm still trying to catch up with blogging and sharing my amazing travels this year but between school ( I'm taking my Masters at the moment), dance classes, crisis all over the world and deadlines, it has been challenging. Anyway, moving on to my 2015 travel destinations, for spring, I went to Helsinki, Finland to visit [...]

March Destination: Freiburg & Rust, Germany

On 27 March, two of my friends and I went on a road trip to Freiburg, Germany to de-stress by… riding roller coasters! I just submitted 2 essays as a final exam for my intelligence analysis class and I felt like I’ve used up all my intelligence in the process. So, my friends and I [...]

2014 Travel Recap: The Year of Spontaneous Trips (Part 2)

Weekend in Paris I visit Paris twice or thrice a year. In 2014, I went to visit in August with a couple of friends to visit a best friend and her adorable little bundle of joy. It was a very relaxing weekend in Paris. We basically just shopped and eat. As all of us have [...]

2014 Travel Recap: The Year of Spontaneous Trips (Part 1)

I’m known to my friends as a very organized traveler, to the point of being horrified by spontaneous trips. In 2014, I must say that I got better with this spontaneous business - from road trip to Italy to weekend hiking to the mountains. Birthday celebration in Milan I’ve only been to Milan once and [...]

Hotel Review: Hotel Mercure Lyon la Part Dieu

A couple of friends and I just spent a weekend in Lyon to relax and take a break from our routines. Whenever I organize this kind of weekend getaway with my friends, I always prioritize finding a good accommodation. For this trip, I had to look for a hotel that: 1) close to the train [...]

The Sunrise in Santorini

Santorini is known for its sunset – yes, it’s majestic! My favorite comment on the sunset in Santorini was from a very nice taxi driver. He said he’s been living in Santorini for more than 50 years and he doesn’t get tired of watching the sunset because they’re different everyday. Perhaps. Although I’ve only watched [...]