Snapshots of Salamanca

My brief time in Salamanca, Spain was made up of coffee and lots of pastries. It must have been due to the cold and rainy October weather, and the fact that I just came from Southern Spain. But I thoroughly enjoyed the empty streets as opposed to a crowded college town. Since I only had…

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Guimarães: Portugal’s Birthplace

I went to Guimarães because it was suggested by a couple of friendly people I met when I was in Aveiro. One of them was Joanna, an engineer from Lisbon and a University of Coimbra graduate, who was in Aveiro for work. I was staring at the big world map plastered on the wall behind her, covered…

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Coimbra: Portugal’s Gem

Coimbra is my favorite city in Portugal. It was my love for old towns that led me there, combined with my fascination of extraordinary libraries. Yes, I’m a big nerd! I knew little about this city other than the renowned Joanina Library and its historical old town but when I started to do research and look up photos, I…

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Seville: A Taste of Old Spain

Beyond the popular attractions in Seville, I think it was pure luck that I got to see and experience half the things I did that weren’t written on any Top Ten Things To See list. What I usually do when I travel is prioritize the things I want to see the most. In Seville’s case,…

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A Perfect Day in Old Quebec

Canada’s historic Old Quebec is a UNESCO world heritage treasure. Having spent my birthday in Montreal this year, my friends and I drove up north for two hours to spend a lovely day in Quebec City, particularly Old Quebec. I love old towns and this particular one is very reminiscent of a European town. Very…

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Picture Perfect Prague

My Praha experience was a seven-hour “layover” en route to Germany. Flew in to Václav Havel Airport and had less than seven hours to spare before heading out to Praha Hlavni Nadrazi, Prague’s main train station to catch the 5:00 pm train to Berlin. Even though it was short and sweet, I feel like I was still…

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