Finding My Treasure: Leaving and Living

Finding My Treasure: Leaving and Living

At the Sahara, Morocco, October 2015 Leaving your routine, the idea of your comfort zone, has always been nerve-wracking. You ask yourself, “Why am I even thinking of doing this when everything is nice, stable, and secured?” And so you go, return to the rest of your day, and move on. Then, when you take a step back and reflect at the rest of your life, you realize that although you are exactly where you’re supposed to be now, this is not where you want to be tomorrow. The rest of you’re life…

Seeing, Almost Not Eating, and (Not) Leaving the City of Luxembourg

Seeing, Almost Not Eating, and (Not) Leaving the City of Luxembourg

**It has been quite a busy month for me and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to put something up. All good because now I am back (YAY!) and I am glad to finally have the time again to catch up and reconnect with my past travels and thoughts. Almost 2 years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Luxembourg while being around BeNeLux during fall. Not really knowing what to expect, I just counted on my friend’s word that it’s really worth a visit. Clearly, it is. Not only was I…

An Escape to Toledo, Spain

An Escape to Toledo, Spain

Toledo is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to. Even if I’ve only been there for a couple of hours (again with my amazing skill in time management), I’ve fallen in love with it. Not that I’m an expert, but being there makes you feel like you’re taken back in time. Staying in Madrid for a few days gave me an opportunity to have that quick escape to Toledo. A lot of people told me that Toledo is a must. Not really knowing what’s in store for me, I…

In and Out of Old Town, Bratislava, Slovakia

In and Out of Old Town, Bratislava, Slovakia

Getting a sprained knee weeks before you travel is something I’ve never imagined. Blame my addiction to yoga (which is also totally my fault!). Regardless, I’ve managed to still go away. By this time, my knee was almost healed. I decided to do a day tour in Bratislava because I thought, it would be nice to have an idea of the city whose country used to be the other half of Czech Republic (remember when it was Czechoslovakia back then?). Like maybe, there’s a slight similarity with Prague, and if…

When It Rained and Poured, One Summer Day in Venice

When It Rained and Poured, One Summer Day in Venice

St. Mark’s Square Venice is one of the most popular places commonly associated with romance, love, and the beauty of it all. For someone who loves the idea of love and its fantasies, it is normal to have certain expectations of how this city would charm you. September, 2010. During the last few days of my trip, I decided to make way and have a quick visit to Venice. A place that someone like myself shouldn’t miss, I thought to myself. When I first arrived at the Venice central train…