Travelling to Samoa: my first impressions

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My last trip in 2015 was to Samoa, the most extraordinary, distant, exotic (and expensive) of my life. Fate wanted to take me to Samoa, thanks to a coincidence of events, a relatively cheap plane ticket, and the impulse to click on the “book now” button. After three days of…

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Kaatscheuvel: I got lost in the Dutch countryside

I landed at Amsterdam Airport and immediately continued my trip to Kaatscheuvel that I reached after a couple of hours by train. From the windows, I saw only a few villages, a lot of green and a bunch of farms. On the train, it was completely silent, and then I…

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Leeds in One Day: What To Do For Free

I visited Leeds for the first time one day that some friends came to visit me from Italy. I spent the day exploring the city, and I meet them only in the late afternoon once they arrived at the airport. The capital of Yorkshire is just one hour by train…

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Namua: one night on a desert island in Samoa

Namua is the paradise in the paradises of the Southern seas. Going to this tiny island represented the realization of a dream I have always thought impossible, especially for a European girl. I still get the goose bumps thinking of it: I had the privilege to sleep on a desert island, in the middle of the…

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Stories, travels and adventures (five months later …)

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Welcome back to the blogosphere! Did you miss me, or you forget me? Let me refresh your memory: hostess on cruise ships, I do not eat animals, I love traveling, I consider the pillow one of my best friends, I never refuse a slice of pizza, I like herbal teas…

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Samoa: general information and useful tips

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If you are thinking about an exotic trip and dreamlike landscapes, I would like to invite you to read this introductory article on the Samoa islands hoping to inspire your next adventure. Precisely why Samoa? For the beauty of the green landscapes dotted by frangipane and hibiscus, for its many waterfalls and coral…

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8 curious facts about Genova

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Genova still waits to be discovered. The labyrinth of its historical heart is the symbol of a mysterious city, which plays a hide and seek and lets itself be appreciated a little at a time. I wrote this list of 8 curious facts about Genova, more or less known, with the hope…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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