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Busking in Amsterdam

Busking in Amsterdam

If, on the 25th of next month, you happen to be in Amsterdam, and you see a busker that you think sorta maybe slightly possibly looks a teeny tiny bit like me… Come say hi. It’ll probably be me.

Countdown to a Dream

Countdown to a Dream

There’s no particular reason why you should have been at my home page recently but if you had, you might have noticed a countdown widget. Today it stands at 43 days, close enough that I’m starting to get anxious and excited at the same time. It’s counting down to–hurray!–my first ever trip to Europe with my family.

When do you start saying “Good evening”?

When do you start saying “Good evening”?

Serious question to all you folks with four seasons: when do you stop saying “good afternoon” and start saying “good evening”? . . Here in the Philippines, our sunsets are rarely, if ever, more than half an hour before or after 6 PM. It gets 

10 Best Hong Kong Hotels and Hostels Near a Train Station

10 Best Hong Kong Hotels and Hostels Near a Train Station

Many travellers — particularly those who anticipate having to drag suitcases and toddlers — prefer to stay in accommodations with easy access to public transportation. Luckily, there’s no shortage of hotels and hostels near an MTR (train) station in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Airport Express: How to Get Cheaper Tickets Online

Hong Kong Airport Express: How to Get Cheaper Tickets Online

There are many reasons why you should take the Hong Kong Airport Express, even though it costs a bit more than the bus. If the price makes you hesitate, here’s a trick to get cheaper tickets.

Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

As anyone who’s ever planned a trip to Amsterdam probably already knows, the Dutch capital can be an expensive place to visit. Surprisingly, however, there’s still a lot of fun, free things to do there, from boat rides to concerts…even jazz improv sessions!