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Error Fare: Roundtrip Manila to Europe for only 277 euros

  Cebu Pacific has a really good deal on their website right now. I don’t know if it’s a mistake fare or not. I have verified and went through the booking until the end except paying for it and it only costs 26 euros roundtrip! The base fare is not even 1 euro. This works […]

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The Christmas Gift Guide for Bon Vivants with Impeccable Taste

  I’m almost tempted to title this post as “15 Cool Things You Should Already Own” because really, you must buy all of this pretty rad things for yourself. Most of the gift guides floating around the internet are either peppered with stupid, tacky things like notebooks and photo frames (shudder) or ridiculously expensive stuff […]

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How to celebrate your freaking Forever 21st birthday in style

I’m sitting here in our hotel room in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines furiously typing away because I’m happy. I mean I almost always am. I have a perpetually happy disposition in life. Today is my birthday. It’s not just any birthday though. I’m entering a new decade – no, it’s not the 40′s yet! – […]

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There’s a little Imelda in all of us

It’s my birthday soon (and hello Christmas!) so I already treated myself by buying new pairs of shoes. I bought two pairs of this classic boat shoes from Sperry Top-sider in blue and red for me and my father.   I also got a pair of this white leather sneakers from the Jack Purcell x […]

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German Challenge Week One: Hey, Ich kann do dis.

In which I talk about my first week learning German again with italki, the 10th circle of hell, why I think German is like math, how to flirt in German and my new favorite German words and vernacular expressions. Is life really too short to learn German? I disagree. Kinda.     Week #1: In […]

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Kill Me Now: The 3-Month German Language Challenge with italki

  My story and plans on how to be fluent in German in 3 months with italki. I’m making it public. Join me on my progress and do your own language challenge too! A major part of the experience of living in a foreign country is that child-like happiness when you are able to communicate […]

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How to book roundtrip flight reservation for visa application without paying the actual flight

  If you’re applying for a Schengen visa (or any other visa for that matter), most of the time the embassy requires you to submit a flight reservation or a flight confirmation and you wonder what exactly that is. I’ve been getting a lot of emails about this from readers and I might as well […]

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Experiencing the Slow Living Movement in Umbria, Italy

A Magical Night “There’s something waiting for you outside,” said Marliza and Serena. I have just traveled for almost 10 hours from Dusseldorf, Germany all the way to this random Italian village, Paciano, in Umbria via Rome and all I wanted was to sleep and rest. I was also a bit disoriented. It was almost […]

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Travel Style: A Fabulous Fall Weekend in Paris

  I’ll start my big birthday trip in Paris soon and this city makes me feel like I need to step up my game when I visit it for the third time. And since it will be cozy and cold in the fall, I would love to rock this look. Most of you who know […]

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Food, Culture and Adventure around Trasimeno Lake in Perugia, Italy

  So I’m back. I kind of figured out what I need to do and it felt good to put them all in writing. What I needed to do is to continue telling my story through this blog. I have a few exciting things happening in the next weeks and I can’t wait to let […]

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