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Sofia, Bulgaria

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This might be the first time I visited a country where I could not read its writing. Hmm… I felt so handicapped as I can’t even read a single sign. I told myself that I would at least try to … Continue reading

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Skiing in Borovets

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       Before this trip Ming said adamantly: “I won’t leave the mountain if I can’t ski a blue run!” Well, she got injured on the 3rd day, and myself on the 5th, but I guess we would both call it … Continue reading

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Borovets, Bulgaria

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It was snowing almost everyday here. Which makes a good scenery from the window of our apartment every morning. All white, powdery snow covering everything. Can’t imagine how this place will look like in other seasons – dirty littered streets … Continue reading

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Schwerin – Schloss and frost

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       Known as “The City of Seven Lakes“ , or “Venice of the North“, Schwerin is the capital of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state in north Germany. The city has a population of about 100,000 and it is located about 40km from … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland in Ludwigslust

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       Ludwigslust, a cute little town located in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, north Germany, with a population of about 12,000.        It is a quiet and peaceful town, dominated by a huge 18th century Schloss (palace) and a vast beautiful … Continue reading

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Holocaust & the Horrors of Concentration Camps – PART 2

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“And I know one thing more – that the Europe of the future cannot exist without commemorating all those, regardless of their nationality, who were killed at that time with complete contempt and hate, who were tortured to death, starved, … Continue reading

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Holocaust & the Horrors of Concentration Camps – PART 1

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“Dear father! I am saying goodbye to you before I die. We would so love to live, but they won’t let us and we will die. I am so scared of this death, because the small children are thrown alive … Continue reading

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A Haven for Wurst

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Wurst, Wurst and more Wurst! That was all we ever think about when we were looking for food in Berlin. They are undeniably delicious and the cheapest food available in Berlin. Home to the original Currywurst, there appears to be … Continue reading

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Alternative Berlin – The underworld

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Welcome to the alternative world of Berlin, where we explore the unusual and less discovered places within Berlin city itself, and get introduced to some alternative (or quirky) culture, urban lifestyle and meet up with the passionate artists and their … Continue reading

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Berlin City

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Most people say : “Forget about the mistakes of the past and move on with the future.” The Germans say it differently : “DO NOT EVER forget the mistakes of the past (and make sure you remember them well too!), … Continue reading

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Belgium – Bruges

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       Bruges – another European city with a lot of chocolatiers (everyone loves Belgian chocolates!) and a nice spacious market square and a lot of narrow but cute looking buildings stuck together. Only a 1.5 hour stop here, just for … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Red Light District

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Amsterdam “Rain rain go away, come again another day!” T’was the song we were singing all along the way from Volendam to Amsterdam, unfortunately the rain still did not go away. By the time we reached Amsterdam city, it was … Continue reading

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Netherlands – Volendam & Zaanse Schans

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       4 words summarize Holland: clogs, cheese, tulips, windmills What do clogs and cheese have in common? Nothing? Think again. The yellow paint used on cheese to prevent moulding is also used to paint the clogs, for the poorer folks … Continue reading

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German U-Boat?

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Oops, let me rephrase that, before you think that i saw a military war submarine right here in the Rhine River in the 21st century! So, what i really saw was this : a German cruise making a U-turn in … Continue reading

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Germany – Rhine Valley

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St. Goar to Boppard, Rhine Valley        Took a cruise along the Rhine River from St Goar to Boppard. Pretty views all along the way as we passed through the smaller towns all along the river and the occasional medieval … Continue reading

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Germany – Munich

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Munich / München        Only 2 hours to see this capital city of Bavaria. Didn’t manage to explore much of the city in such limited time, only took a walk at the famous square in the city centre known as … Continue reading

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Dolomites to Austria

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No staying here, just passing through but the most amazing scenery awaits. A feast to the eyes, but only for those who managed to stay awake in the coach along the journey! The mighty Italian Dolomite mountains are truly magnificent. … Continue reading

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My Italian dining experience

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Italy must be the country where i dined out the most, i think. It was because (i thought) i’ll like Italian food compared to other European food. The first meal was the one i enjoyed the most. Although it was … Continue reading

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Italy – Venice

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Venice / Venezia Known as a romantic city, however, too crowded and noisy to be romantic, in my opinion. It is a nice city, nevertheless. It is also quite impossible not to get lost in the a-maze-ing maze of the … Continue reading

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Italy – Florence to Pisa

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Florence/ Firenze, Tuscany Hmm…, i don’t seem to have much memory of Florence, except that the local guide spoke in heavy Italian accent and her stories were real boring. I only caught one word that kept repeating itself – “Medici”. … Continue reading

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Switzerland PART 7 : Lauterbrunnen – A Pictorial

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          … Continue reading

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Switzerland PART 6 : Most traumatic moment

Watching helplessly as a friend collapsed and died in front of me. Well right after i had the happiest day of my trip, the next morning happened the most traumatic moment of my trip. It was 6.30am on a cold … Continue reading

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Switzerland PART 5 : Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe

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  Making snow angel at the Top of Europe (Jungfraujoch). Well this was something i had wanted to do for a long time. Not as exciting as i thought it seems, as the snow on the ground was not nearly … Continue reading

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Switzerland PART 4 : My First Snowfall

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Borrowing an almost-stranger’s oversized jacket and gloves, and never got a chance to return them properly. Well it all started coz of my stupidity in leaving my own jacket up in the plane, leaving me with a pathetic thin sweater … Continue reading

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Switzerland PART 3 : Roomies with Hewey & Dewey

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Two blokes who were “almost-strangers”. What else do you call guys whom you know nothing of except their first names and country of origin for 4 days? Why have to room with strangers? Coz the little Hotel Schutzen in Lauterbrunnen … Continue reading

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Switzerland PART 2 : Congregation of the cows

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I’m not sure if this happens in all of Switzerland, but in Lauterbrunnen, you can always hear the sound of bells, in various octaves, at any time of day. Morning, afternoon, dusk and night. They are not necessarily from the … Continue reading

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Switzerland PART 1 : An Introduction

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This is the country where both my happiest and unhappiest moments in my entire Europe trip happened. It is also the country that left me with the most lasting impression and the one that gave me the most memorable experiences. … Continue reading

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Versailles & Burgundy, France

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Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles)        A UNESCO’s World Heritage site, the Palace of Versailles has been the epitome of the 18th century French Art. Started as being the hunting lodge for Louis XIII, it has been the home … Continue reading

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Paris, France

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CENTRAL PARIS Due to the delay in Dover-Calais, we reached Paris few hours later than expected. It was already twilight when we arrived at the city. Not much time for exploration. We’ll leave that for the next day.           … Continue reading

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