A Personal Defining Moments

As 2017 is coming to an end, I reflected on my year and honestly, I am glad to be moving on. I realized nothing will ever beat my 2016 when I lived abroad. It taught me everything that I know I will never learn if I never took that leap. If circumstances allow it and […]

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A Golden Hour in Lecco.

Our final exam ended, Italy is on a long holiday and the sun was out. What a perfect time to explore a new city with my travel partner V. Around mid-afternoon today, V and I hopped on a train and made it in Lecco an hour and a half later. It was absolutely a beautiful day. Even though Lecco is a […]

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Playing with my fingertips on a string in Cremona.

Known as a musical destination, Cremona hit all the right notes. My friends and I embarked our way for the day here celebrating the end of our semester. As it turns out, the town was having their annual Fiesta Del Torrone. The streets were lined with markets selling various sumptuous nougats and musical performances with a stage […]

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Charming Our Way Through Venice, Italy

There are places to me that will always have a sense of charm. Venice is exactly that place. No matter how many times I come here, it always makes me feel lucky to be able to see one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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5 Hours in Mantua, Italy

Last weekend, my friend and I went out of town for the day and spent it in Mantua. About 2 hours and a half away from Milan, we woke up early Saturday morning to catch our train ride only to find ourselves a few seconds short. By golly, we missed our train.

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5 Day-Time Trips Under 2 Hours from Milan.

Daytime trips are the best. My friends and I are all about it because it’s a perfect way to rejuvenate and forget about our day to day stress from school work or whatever it may be. Here are my top 5 best places to see near Milan that are at least less than 2 hours away by train. […]

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My Sweet Life in Portofino

Portofino caught my eye before I even came to Italy. I’ve heard about it’s crystal clear water, how they have an adorable mini cove and that its a celebrity haven destination. Ok, I didn’t come just for that but, it didn’t hurt either. 

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The Hidden Lake

If someone told me that there’s a small island off of Sirmione Lake Garda with water access and you can swim there all day, I would never have believed it until I see it with my own eyes. Well, it’s safe to say that I was surprised.

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Desenzano Del Garda, Italy

Italy is full of surprises. Even though most people flock to the most popular destinations in Italy such as Cinque Terre, the Amalfi Coast or Tuscany (and people should see them) sometimes we forget there are other towns that are worth visiting. One of those towns is Desenzano. 

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Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore

Mama Mia! It was the first thing we saw upon entering the city center of Riomaggiore. It sounds and it was clichè but, we so went for it.  V & I stood in the long line and ordered the mix calamari option. Delish! We were hungry and had seconds. I will never forget feeling full […]

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Cinque Terre: Manarola

They say Manarola is the smallest of them all. It’s true. Although, when you walk along the port through a walk-path that wraps around the ocean front rock formation, it makes Manarola actually look bigger than it appears to be. It’s the best way to see Manarola in its entirety because you get a nice picturesque view of the village from […]

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Cinque Terre: Monterosso

At first, I had mixed feelings about Monterosso. We came here on our first day running through puddles with rain pouring down on us harder than any other times I’ve ever experienced in my entire life. It’s one of those moments that I’m trying to forget because the 2nd time we came, Monterosso was beautiful. I remembered […]

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