TRAVELLING AT 300km/h on the Renfe train from Madrid to Toledo… Best decision ever on our Spanish trip this past April! It really was only a half-hour journey and I paid €20 for a return trip. Tickets were reasonably priced, so what’s there to complain about! I would recommend anyone visiting Madrid to take a day’s trip to this […]

I FLEW INTO Brussels having little or close to zilch expectations of the city, other than the fact that we were going to stay in Molenbeek. Brussels surprised me. And I always like good surprises. I remembered standing in the middle of Grand Place in absolute awe, and arguably one of the most beautiful squares in […]

THE RHEINGAU is a wine-region in the Hesse state of Germany. Travelling north from Wiesbaden (Hesse’s main capital), the River Rhine clearly demarcates the boundary of the Rheingau region. I had the pleasure of staying in Oestrich-Winkel, a small town of about 11,000 in Rheingau, while visiting Danial who was studying there at that time. Aside from taking evening […]

EASILY MY FAVOURITE city in Europe thus far. Barcelona was the second pitstop of our 19-day Eurotrip, flying in from Munich (visited my boyfriend Danial who was doing his exchange). The weather was welcoming having travelled from Germany – sunny Spanish skies yet just the right breezy cold.  A fantastic way to travel through the alleys of […]

IRISH LEGENDS has it that there was once a giant named Finn McCool who threw pieces of earth in the sea to make a causeway. This causeway was supposedly a route for him to meet his rival – a Scottish giant. Finn however decided to fool his rival instead of facing him in battle. So […]