12 Books I Read in 2021

Photo by Ugur Akdemir on Unsplash or How I traveled Fictionally Last Year I wrote a similar article about the books I read in 2020, which you can read here. You’ll find I was a much more “productive” reader back then, with 19 books read, as opposed to only 12 this past year. For some reason, despite theContinue reading “12 Books I Read in 2021”

My Story of Malta

Throwback to my 2019 holidays This year, I’m spending the holidays at home, in peace and quiet, which I do enjoy, but I also miss travelling. In 2019, I got to spend the holidays in Malta. We arrived on Christmas Day and left on New Year’s Day 2020. It was a full week of exploringContinue reading “My Story of Malta”

My Story of Malmö & Copenhagen

A beginning of winter The end of November 2018 was a lifetime ago. And yet, a memorable (life)time as I went on a double-city break to Malmö, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark.  Because it’s been some time since then and I vaguely remember it, it won’t be a very detailed story, but I hope at leastContinue reading “My Story of Malmö & Copenhagen”

My Story of Côte d’Azur part 3

Cannes Cannes, another Royal of the coast, some 30 minutes away by train from Nice, was our last day trip in France.  Sunday morning, we headed to the Nice Ville train station one last time, bought return tickets to Cannes, and boarded a much emptier train than the one that took us to Monaco aContinue reading “My Story of Côte d’Azur part 3”

My Story of Côte d’Azur part 2

Monaco: The Prince of the Holy Trinity of Côte d’Azur Why “The Prince” you might wonder…well, I thought it fit as we’re talking about the Principality of Monaco, a micro-state, located on the Côte d’Azur, some 15 km away from the Italian border. So, Monaco is a sovereign city-state, a constitutional monarchy, led by PrinceContinue reading “My Story of Côte d’Azur part 2”

My Story of Côte d’Azur part 1

Nice: the Queen of the Holy Trinity of Côte d’Azur I finally made it to France! It’s been forever since I spent half a day on Cote d’Azur back in high school and ever since I’ve been dreaming of going back for a proper visit. Although the entire coast is gorgeous and I’m sure eachContinue reading “My Story of Côte d’Azur part 1”

My Story of Prague, Czech Republic

I’m going down memory lane again, recalling a trip I took in the autumn of 2018. A lifetime ago. And yet, with the last few years feeling like a blur, maybe it wasn’t that long ago. We’ll see how well my memory serves me.  I’ve only spent two days in Prague, hardly enough time toContinue reading “My Story of Prague, Czech Republic”

My Story of Balchik, Bulgaria

Balchik is a town in the northeast of Bulgaria, on the coast of the Black Sea. It’s popularity is mainly due to Queen Mary’s castle. Long story short: a Romanian queen looking for a pretty and quiet place decided to have her summer residence here. The castle grounds include a wine cellar, a monastery, aContinue reading “My Story of Balchik, Bulgaria”

Another Italian Trip part 5

My Story of Milan, Italy We’ve now reached the final part of “Another Italian Trip”, culminating with Milan, Italy. I prefer the Italian spelling and pronunciation, so I will be using “Milano” in this article. This is one of the most popular cities in the world and somehow I felt it had a sort ofContinue reading “Another Italian Trip part 5”

Another Italian Trip part 4

My Story of Lake Como After taking you to Lake Garda last time, we’re now jumping onto another great lake, this time closer to Milan, Lake Como.  Although we previously planned to go from Verona to Milano, spend a day there and then visit Como, the weather had other plans. Rain and storms were forecastedContinue reading “Another Italian Trip part 4”