Chicago Summer

My first Chicago summer as a resident has ended. It came and went as fast as a speeding train and there I was left standing at the platform. I guess things do change when you actually live in the city and not just visiting as a “tourist”. But between jobs and responsibilities, I managed to sneak in…

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Rollin’ On The River

If you’ve been thinking of venturing out to Louisiana, beyond the the boozy streets of New Orleans, I say go ahead. I’m not saying totally skip the Big Easy, what’s wrong with you? But taking some time to see the real Louisiana can do you some good. My third time in Cajun Country and I…

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Mount Fuji and Me

A lot of items on my bucket list were checked off last year when I went to Japan. One of those was Mount Fuji. I vividly remember learning about  this iconic volcano in class when I was just a kid and how it seemed beyond my reach back then. I’ve seen countless photographs, watched various movies and…

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A Moroccan Meal

My day tour in Tangier included a typical Moroccan meal. It may have been the typical meal for tourists but it was still an experience nonetheless. After meandering the alleys of the Old Medina and the Kasbah, we were guided to a nice restaurant for lunch. The place was well-decorated  and traditional music filled the air…

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Dubai’s Desert Safari

One of the most memorable trips I’ve had was my visit to the Middle East. It was an unfamiliar world with a lot of unexpected discoveries. Beautiful discoveries. I’ve had the privilege of seeing Dubai through a local’s eyes which for me was what made it exceptional. That was priceless. However, I was also able…

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Athens: First Olympic Stadium

When I was in Athens, I was able to see the First Olympic Stadium aka the Panathenaic Stadium. It was awesome because this was where the first modern Olympic games were held in 1896. What’s more awesome is that the stadium’s site was where the ancient games were held in honor of the Goddess Athena. The stadium was…

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