Guest Post: Haggling and struggling in Kuala Lumpur

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A few years ago, my best friend and I travelled to Malaysia for the trip of a lifetime. We were roommates in college and developed a lifelong friendship taking history and geography classes together. Throughout our time in college, we planned to one day make our way to southeast Asia, …


Elba, the fish-shaped gem of an island of Tuscany


Living just a few minutes from the closest beach means that I’m used to walk by the sea, in every season of the year. As I’m sick of winter, lately I really feel like going to holiday resort and Elba, the fish-shaped gem of an island in Tuscany came to …


What to visit in Sintra: Quinta da Regaleira


From the stunning Rossio train station, Lisbon, get on the train and get off at the last stop. The landscape flowing past the window becomes greener and greener, and the air cooler. You arrive in Sintra, a Portuguese gem immersed in lush countryside. The atmosphere changes immediately: magic is all …


Bournemouth, a student-proof city


Did you know that Bournemouth is one of the few English cities which you refer as “her”, and that its City Council banned the use of Latin words, because it considered them discriminatory against immigrants? I had the pleasure of visiting Bournemouth in November; not really a popular month to go …


The Sanctuary of Oropa, Biella – Italy

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The national society Local Action Group of Biella and Aloha Travel Agency organised the first of a series of blog tours called #DestinazioneBiella, around Biella, in northern Italy; in order to promote tourism and local resources. Today I’m going to introduce you to one of the most famous attractions: the …


Jurassic Coast: a true paradise


How can I describe such an amazing place? I have to be honest: only a very few times in my life I have come across such a breath-taking landscape, but the Jurassic Coast is certainly one of them.  The following is the account of my visit 🙂  I leave early in …


Discover Biella and its surroundings with #destinazionebiella


A few weeks ago, I discovered a part of Italy that I had never visited before: Biella. After receiving funds the Local Action Group and Aloha, a travel agency, organised a blog tour called #destinazionebiella. Biella seems to be a bit hidden between Piedmont and the Aosta Valley, but it is …


Memorable travel destinations of my 2014


At the beginning of 2014 I jotted down a list of destinations I wanted to see by the end of the year; some were mere dreams, some others were places I thought I was going to visit for real. 2014 has ended and now I can officially affirm that, for no specific reason, I …


Book: The White Masai


A book for each country: Kenya Corinne Hoffman, in her biography “The White Masai” (Die Weisse Massai, 1998) will take you to the authentic and traditional Kenya of the ’80s, through her description of the landscapes and cultures which are very different from ours. Her book has been translated into …


90 things to do in Portugal

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I’m deeply in love with Lisbon, and Portugal in general, and the people who know me know this very well. I lived in Lisbon for four months in 2012 and had the opportunity to happily travel  across the country (read my guest-post on The Well Travelled Postcard). I went back for a week in May …