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    Starbucks What? One Fine Day in Capri, Italy

    “Oh, look at that mural! It looks similar to Starbucks’ logo, isn’t it?” I asked my tour guide who took me and the group around Capri, a beautiful island in Bay of Naples, Italy. “Starbucks? What is it?” she replied. Oops! Right. Italians don’t drink Starbucks. Aaand, there wasn’t any Starbucks store in Italy when I visited in 2017. Due to sheer volume of business, Starbucks is designed to serve customers quickly and efficiently, whereas in Italy, you go to a coffee bar precisely for leisure and long, winding conversations with your local barista. Jenna Wang, “Why It Took Starbucks 47 Years To Open A Store In Italy” – Forbes…

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    Cinque Terre, a Walk to Remember in Italy

    COVID-19, be gone! It took me some time to get inspiration for what to write about this week’s blog post. I miss walking outside so much thus I decided to write about my one-day adventure in Cinque Terre, Italy. It was a very long walk and tiring, yet made me so happy. Oh, how I wish to experience it again, especially at times like this! Cinque Terre is the postcard image of colourful buildings on top of a cliff with a beautiful blue sea that some of you may have seen in Google. The must-visit destination in Italy is located in the rugged Italian Riviera coastline and consists of five…

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    Romeo, Juliet & the Most Opportunist City

    “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Imagine Juliet standing on the balcony in a white dress, waiting for the love of her life… But in reality, they’re not real – including the balcony! I remember watching Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes as the 1996 version of Romeo & Juliet. The movie is so captivating and I still have clear picture of some sequences although I only watch it once. If you’re a fan of the Shakespeare’s love story, you should include Verona in your bucket list. The small city in Northern Italy has been a popular destination among hopeless romantics and Shakespeare’s fans as it’s the home of the lovebirds.…

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    Summer in Sorrento

    As someone who dreams of traveling to as many countries as possible yet has a limited budget, usually, I only visit a country once. However, there’s a country that I won’t mind to re-visit again and again. And that country is… Italy! xxx During the summer holiday in June 2017, I went for a 12-day Italy trip and dropped by at Sorrento for a few days. It was a very memorable trip – excellent food, classy architecture, lively people, beautiful scenery… Summer in Italy could be really hot but trust me, once you visit their gorgeous beaches and coastal towns, it’s totally worth it to travel to Italy in summer!…

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    Something Strange Happened When I Was in Vatican City

    A few days ago, I’ve been thinking what to write for the next blog post. I’ve made a list of topics for the blog, but I didn’t want to force myself to publish something without the excitement burning inside while typing the article. On Sunday morning when I arrived at the church, suddenly I got an idea of what to write. The idea was so simple, yet I felt it would be useful to any of you who are planning to visit Vatican City for Christmas. It’s also for everyone, whether you’re a believer or a free thinker when you travel to sacred places. After the choir sang a few songs, I…

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    This is the City Where You Should Dress to Kill

    When was the last time you dress up when traveling? If you think it’s not important, you should really dress to kill if you plan to visit this city. When it comes to travel, I’ll make sure that I make the most of my time when I’m in a new place because I don’t know if I can afford a second visit. Be it try as many as local cuisine, take lots of photos, tick off all must-visit spots, make new friends with the locals or getting lost. I’ll also make sure that I wear comfortable shoes to help me walk all day, from morning till night. I mean it.…