Turin, Italy

Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region, may not always appear on one’s list of top 5 Italian destinations to visit. However, after having the chance to spend time in more than 5 Italian cities and towns this year, Turin definitely falls into my top 5. Close yet complex ties with France…

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Camogli and Portofino, Italy

Steep cliffs descending into the turquoise sea, colourful villages with closely-built homes, fresh calamari from local harbours – this is a part of Italy that I had longed to experience (especially after spending time in the busier cities of Rome, Venice, and Turin). Little did I know that I would have…

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Venice, Italy

Venice…where do I even begin? Pictures of this city’s narrow canals, its slow-moving gondolas, lavish masks from the annual carnival, and medieval history have fascinated me for over a decade. So, when I had the opportunity to visit the city – even just for a day – a couldn’t say…

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Sacra di San Michele, Italy

During the first week of April, I was blessed with another week off work. Naturally, I had a trip planned for these glorious 7, work-free days. I had been invited to stay with a friend and her family in a small town just outside of Turin, Italy. Ultimately, due to…

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

I am currently in the 5th hour of a 9 hour layover, so I have decided to take this opportunity to write about the last destination of our Balkans road trip: Sarajevo. Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The city is just as culturally rich as the rest of…

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Remembering Through Street Art and Architecture

During the Bosnian War, the city of Mostar underwent more than one siege. The first siege lasted a few months in 1992, and the second siege lasted for nearly a year (1993-1994). Today, bombed, bullet-pierced, graffiti-filled buildings still stand all throughout town. They demand that citizens and tourists alike remember…

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Počitelj and Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

I have finally made the time to write about the third part of our Balkans trip. Work has been keeping me more than busy lately, but I also feel that I have hesitated writing about the second part of our trip, since I wanted to do it right. Bosnia is…

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

It’s hard to believe that I was in Dubrovnik just over month ago. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that I’ve also boarded 7 flights since then. I’ve been on a bit of a travel binge, but I most likely won’t be a planning another trip out of…

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Disclaimer: This post is rated PG.  I know I probably should write posts about the rest of my Balkans road trip (and I will), but I’ve been waiting to write this post for the last three years, and finally, the time has come to write and share. Just a couple…

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Kotor, Montenegro

Nearly two years ago, I started looking for my first full time job abroad – well, my first full time, post-university job. period. I remember finding a listing for a teaching job in Kotor, Montenegro and googling a picture of the city. I didn’t end up applying for that job…

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