Backpacking Europe

When in Venice: A Quick and Easy Guide

No trip to Venice would be complete without getting lost repeatedly. I wonder why everybody is head over heels with Venice. To my curiosity, I traveled to this unique city during my Europe trip and suddenly fell in love. I found out that Venezia is definitely in the hearts of tourists from all over the world. Everything for me is extraordinary just like in the movies. It’s stunning architecture, h...

Santorini: A Dream Come True Moment

From Athens, I continued on my Greek adventure to Santorini. My trip began at 7 am from the Port of Piraeus where I took a ferry ride to Santorini for 37.50 Euro. Taking a ferry is not a waste of time for me, aside from looking at the sea there is a lot of entertainment inside. Although it took a hefty eight hours, we got to stop off at the four beautiful islands of Syros, Paros, Naxos and Ios. Th...

8 Free Sights and Activities in Barcelona

Hola!..are you on a shoestring budget? If you are like me then you can make a great trip without spending a cent. People think Barcelona is an expensive place but you’ll be surprised if I tell you that there are lots of activities and sights for free. Barcelona is home to an incredible modernist architecture, non-stop party and fiesta, famous beach and mouthwatering tapas. This gorgeous city has a...

A Dream Birthday Trip to Paris

Why do we celebrate birthdays anyway? Let’s face it, we look forward to that special day all year long. So this year, I had the most exciting and memorable celebration that I can carry through my entire life. (…insert short dramatic story) Every year, I go through this pattern of feeling down, anxious and depress after my father died on my birthday three years back. Yes, it was in the morning of A...

trip-to-paris, save money

A lot of friends and readers ask me almost every day: How much does it really cost to travel in Paris? Can you recommend a budget plan? What if I told you that €100 or ₱5,000 is enough to enjoy Paris?  Here you go! Paris is a dream. Let’s face it, most Filipinos biggest excuse avoiding trips they desire is that they simply expensive. Frequent travel around the world is a luxury of the rich, in the...

Flashpacking Brussels, Belgium

After a getaway spent in Cologne, Germany, I was lucky enough to have time for a day trip in Brussels, Belgium. In only a short amount of time, I was able to see some of the main sights, eat as much delicious food as I could fit and enjoy mingling with the locals and other tourists. With less than twenty four hours in the city, I found myself having quite the adventure. When I first arrived in the...

10 Reasons Why Couchsurfing is the Best Option to Travel

I am a frequent flyer and I love to explore new destinations. I never give up my passion of visiting new places and meeting friendly people around the world. Traveling abroad can be much cheaper than you think. So what keeps holding you back from seeing the world? There are plenty of ways to reduce your costs without compromising your experience; one of them is through Couchsurfing. Most of you ha...

King’s Day in Amsterdam: The World’s Biggest Street Party

So, literally I have come back from an unforgettable experience of witnessing King’s day in Amsterdam. I generally like boisterous parties and the bastion of bacchanalian, making loud noises. After experiencing one of the world’s most famous parties, I am now feeling overwhelmed. First of all, let me tell you something about King’s day that has been celebrated on 27th of April every year. Earlier,...

Nature Tripping: Eifel National Park, Germany

I was sad to part with my friend Anne and her wonderful family. Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest have really left a great impression on me, but the urge for adventure forced me to move on, to discover new cities and meet new people. From Vienna, I caught the overnight train to the northwest of Germany, to Cologne. As Cologne is just over 800 km away from Vienna, it required ten-hour journey on a ni...

Exploring Austria, Slovakia and Hungary in 4 Days

Excited as I am, I didn’t mind that my cash was stolen in Athens Airport, perhaps continued my epic Europe trip. When I landed at the Schwechat Airport in Vienna, where a friend was waiting for me I suspected that this will be one of the best holidays ever. After a hearty greeting she drove me to Baden, a small town close to Vienna, where she lives. Followed by a brief rest with the typical Austri...

Things to do in Cologne, Germany

Weighing in as the fourth largest city in Germany, Cologne is home to over ten million people. It is situated on the Rhine River and is located less than 100 kilometers from Belgium. Visitors to Cologne come for its array of beautiful churches and its internationally renowned cathedral. Even I couldn’t resist the urge to wander amongst the historic streets and stroll around the fascinating museums...

Top 10 Attractions of Italy through an Instagram Photos

Italy is home to the most number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. All over the country are historic buildings, monuments, museums and all kinds of places to visit that will make your Italy vacation truly eventful. You cannot go on an Italy vacation without doing some sightseeing. In fact, this is one of the most cited reasons for visiting. The country has a rich culture and history, hi...