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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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Current Obsession: Golden Bikes, Fall Clothes and Travel Gear

1. Goldencycle Two is safety and style in an excellent, German¬†engineered¬†package. It looks like a million bucks but it only costs 599 euros. OMG. Saving up now!     2. Grenson Sharp Cap Brogue Boots. I own a dozen or so pair of shoes but I still don’t have leather boots and this one is […]

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You live out the confusions until they become clear

  I’m alive. Not writing on this blog for more than a month feels like forever in internet years. I know you’ve been looking for me. To readers who care and emailed to ask if I stopped blogging: I’m still here. I did not leave. This space will not disappear. It’s my baby. It’s my […]

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Where to Stay in Rome: Guesthouse Sant’Angelo Review

After our trip in Ponza island, I stayed overnight in Rome at Guesthouse Sant’Angelo.     The guesthouse is named after the gorgeous Castel Sant’Angelo which is a few hundred meters away from the property. The Vatican Museums is a 15-minute walk from here. It’s very centrally-located.     Our room was pretty clean and […]

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Ponza: 6 Best Things to See and Do on Italy’s Secret Island

  “Enjoy Ponza. Please don’t tell everyone about it!”, shouted Alina as we left her holiday villa at Il Fontanaro in Umbria, Italy. I understood why. Ponza Island is so beautiful and, like many people, I didn’t even know it existed until my trip there. It’s my new favorite Mediterranean island. Apparently, it’s popular among […]

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Spaghetti Ice Cream Exists and it’s freakin delicious

“Wait, what?!? Spaghettieis (Spaghetti ice cream)? What the hell is that?” “Just wait for it,” said Michael with a mischievous grin on his face. We were in Cologne and we stopped by one of the ice cream shops to have some ice cream. The shop was packed with people mostly sitting outside enjoying the sun […]

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$300 East Dane Giveaway Winners

I just recently celebrated one big milestone in my life when I moved to Europe 5 years ago on August 23, 2009 with a $300 giveaway from East Dane. Thanks to everyone who joined and participated. After all the work of assigning numbers to all the entries and using random.org to determine the winners, here […]

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My Scuba Story + Diving in Europe on Ponza Island, Italy

  I am scared of bodies of water. It doesn’t look like it but I am really scared of the sea and the ocean. I almost drowned in Perhentian Islands, Malaysia when I was snorkeling there. I was 23. I did not know how to swim. I was too excited. On our third pit stop, […]

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Win $300 from East Dane to stay stylish on your travels

  To celebrate the day when I first set foot in my dream continent and start my adventures of a lifetime that lead me to where I am now, I am giving away $300 worth of shopping moolah from East Dane to my readers and subscribers. That day was August 23, 2009. Tomorrow I will […]

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