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Sleeping in Fiumicino

Sleeping in Fiumicino

♥ In which everyone gets woken up by security and I have a conversation with a handsome stranger at the bus stop ♥ ♥ A mild commotion wakes me up mere minutes after I finally manage to fall asleep. Mind still fuzzy, I look up. […]

Tuscany in Winter

Tuscany in Winter

…looked like this: ♥ ♥ I can only imagine how breathtakingly beautiful it must be now.   Oh, to be in Italy in May!   Someday…        

Three Mornings, Three Airports

Three Mornings, Three Airports

“Going to Italy.” Three little words but it actually took me three mornings — three flights heading for three different airports — to do it. First, I flew from Cebu to Hong Kong. I chose a Hong Kong departure over one from Manila because fares to Europe tend to be […]

10 Best Cheap Accommodations in Sydney

10 Best Cheap Accommodations in Sydney

♥ ♥ For the past few weeks, I’ve been doing research for a trip to Sydney, Australia and I’ve come to one conclusion: it’s expensive! My nieces’ school choir is participating in an event in Sydney from July 5-16 and in particular I’ve been looking […]

Seven Thousand Isles

Seven Thousand Isles

♥ ♥ I’ve never seen snow. My city has no trains. It’s always summer where I live. Except on rainy days. And so trains fascinate me; autumn, winter, spring. Cobblestone, padded coats, foggy mountains, glens. I try when I travel to live a different life. But […]

The Stranger

The Stranger

♥ I only had 3 things in my “bucket list” on my last trip to Europe: (1) talk to locals, (2) talk to fellow travelers, and (3) buy a book from a bouquiniste. But I got so much more. ♥ . . In Paris, near […]