Christmas in Chicago

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As it is only my second year in Chicago,I haven’t really taken the time last year to enjoy the city during this season. But this time, I was able to find my way downtown and finally check out the popular Christkindlmarket! I love Christmas markets. No matter…

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24 Hours in Chicago

If you only have a day to spare on your visit to Chicago, it can be stressful to figure out what to do and where to go. I have had friends consult me about this. I’ve also taken several people on a personal guided tour of my city. Of course, each itinerary usually differs as…

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Mural, Mural on the Wall

Art is everywhere in Chicago. It goes beyond the walls of museums and galleries, and can also be found in random places such us under the bridge, in a small alley, and even at a bus stop far away from the touristy areas downtown.  Street art  brings the city to life. Some of these impressive graffitis…

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London Landmarks

To make the most of your London visit, head to the city’s famous landmarks. You just cannot go to London without meeting Big Ben, or take a peek at the Palace. Although the city offers an inexhaustible array of popular tourist attractions, here are six famous monuments that should be on your London bucket list:…

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Berlin’s Beaten Path

Berlin was one of the most memorable cities I’ve visited. The city has been through a lot and its history is far from romantic. I came to Berlin with some pre-conceived notions based on its war-torn history, but I left with a new appreciation of its vibrant urban life. Its dark past will always going…

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Pictures of Porto

I spent a day wandering the streets of Porto on a quiet Sunday in October. I didn’t have any particular plans but decided to  just follow the signs and wing it. Besides, I was so exhausted and longed for a more relaxing day. I first stopped at São Bento train station to scour the area. The…

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