A Short Layover in Budapest

It was during our return travel from Greece (n.a. in May 2017), that we ended up with a short layover in Budapest. And we made the best of it! Surely, we’ve been to Budapest many times before and we’ve also had layovers before, but this time, the sunny weather and light luggage made us explore…

Bird’s Eye View Over Helsinki

The photo was clicked in Helsinki, Finland’s capital, during my visit in August 2014. This is a bird’s eye view of Helsinki’s bustling water front, near the famous Presidential palace. The photo is specifically that of the east harbor side with the ferris wheel and the famous pink statue of a little bald boy urinating…

11 Reasons Why I Love Italy So Much

Yes, I love Italy. It wasn’t love at first sight, though. It was more of a “best friend turned lover” situation for me. My first trip to Italy was in March 2012. A very budget trip, with a super cheap flight we managed to grab from WizzAir. I discovered the olives, cheeses and that I…

Bird’s Eye View of Dubrovnik Croatia

Croatia is one of those destinations that is popping up on everyone’s bucket list lately, and rightly so! Every nook and cranny of this country is just stunning, including the awe-inspiring city of Dubrovnik. I’ve been to many major European cities, but I’ve never seen anything quite like the bird’s eye view of Dubrovnik, Croatia.…

What You Need to Do If You Can’t Make Your Flight

Life happens. Even the best-laid plans go astray and sometimes you can’t make your flight. The thought of losing all the money you paid on the ticket adds to the stress. With previous experience as a travel agent, I am here to tell you how to tackle this situation. Here is what you need to…

Bird’s Eye View over Hamburg, Germany

Hauptkirche St. Michaelis (or, as the locals call it, “Michel”) isn’t the tallest church tower in Hamburg, Germany, but it’s easily the most famous. The iconic steeple – immediately recognizable to anyone familiar with the city’s skyline – rises 132 meters above the street. Visitors can access the observation deck via a lift or a…

Bird’s Eye View over Bergen, Norway

Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, situated on the coast and surrounded by seven mountains. Taking the Fløibanen Funicular to the top of Mt. Fløyen gives a great view of the city. If you love sunsets, this is also the place to be when the sun disappears over the horizon, painting the sky.…

A day at Sighisoara Citadel, Romania

Sighisoara holds a very special place in my heart: it’s the first city I visited independently, without parents or teachers. It was back in 2000 and I was there with friends to attend the Medieval Festival. We stayed with a local lady, walked in the fortress and fell in love with Sighisoara. Since then, I…