Category Archives: Europe

A short stop at metropolitan Düsseldorf

A short stop at metropolitan Düsseldorf

Capital of fashion. International business and financial centre. One of Germany’s wealthiest cities. Having been conferred all these titles, Düsseldorf certainly seems like an attractive place to be living the high life. But as a city worth exploring and travelling to? Nah, I don’t think so. Just after half a day upon arrival, my friend, J, and I was starting to sense a tinge of boredom. We spent the late…

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On a food trail in Barcelona

On a food trail in Barcelona

If admiring Gaudi’s architecture was the main highlight of my weekend in Barcelona, indulging in Spanish cuisine was no doubt the second. In fact, the very first attraction we visited in Barcelona was Mercat de la Boqueria, a large and colourful food market in La Rambla. While the street of La Rambla is infamous for touristy shops, La Boqueria remains an exception. From glorious displays of raw fish to mountains…

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A weekend in Gaudi’s Barcelona

A weekend in Gaudi's Barcelona

When talking about weekend trips within Europe, Barcelona may not be the first city to come to mind. Indeed, a weekend definitely isn’t enough to cover all the major attractions, let alone fully experience this vibrant and architecturally beautiful city. Despite the limited time, T and I managed to explore all the famous works of architecture by Antoni Gaudi, one of the most illustrious Spanish architect. It’s not easy to…

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Notes on road tripping in Scotland

Notes on road tripping in Scotland

Being the “mastermind” behind this trip, I’m probably in the best position to list down what we did right and what we did wrong in this road trip to the Scottish Highlands. Travelling in a group of five wouldn’t be possible without some form of planning, and this post will detail our entire journey, the accommodation we stayed in and all other nitty gritty details! View in a larger map…

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Up and down the Royal Mile of Edinburgh

Up and down the Royal Mile in the Old Town of Edinburgh

While the road trip up to the highlands still remain the highlight of our Scotland trip, we certainly couldn’t leave out the two short days we had in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Edinburgh has been considered one of the most desirable places to live in the UK, and true enough, the Old Town has already charmed me with its medieval architecture and lively atmosphere. Our stay in Edinburgh was…

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En route back to Edinburgh

En route back to Edinburgh

To my dismay, the journey back to Edinburgh from Isle of Skye paled in comparison to the spectacular scenery we had the past few days. It was perhaps my expectations has been raised too high after visiting the prettier parts of Scotland, or the moody Scottish weather that we had all along was finally getting to me. After we departed Isle of Skye through the Skye bridge, our first stop…

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