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 [...]

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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 [...]

Hotel Review: ATHENIAN CALLIRHOE HOTEL, Athens, Greece

ATHENIAN CALLIRHOE HOTEL Kallirrois 32, Athens 11743, Greece Website: http://www.tac.gr/en/ Rate: 3.6/5   Location/Accessibility (4.5/5) The Athenian Callirhoe Hotel has the perfect location especially if you’re only stopping in Athens for a night. It is about 500 km or approximately a 10-minute walk to the Acropolis Museum, where you can find an entrance to the [...]

Cantina Piemontese: Traditional Cuisine in 30’s Style

It’s been almost 2 months since my gastronomic trip to Milan but I’ve decided to still write a review on two restaurants I went to just because they were incredibly good. My friends and I discovered Cantina Piemontese from the hotel magazine. It was our first night in Milan and after driving for almost 5 [...]

The Other Side of Milan: A 3-hr Walking Tour

When my friends told me we are going to Milan for a weekend to celebrate our birthdays, my first question was: “Why Milan?” She answered: “To do shopping, what else?” Since the group pretty much decided that we’re going to Milan and I wasn’t really up for shopping for 2 ½ days, I managed to [...]