Festival of romance & culture – celebrating Sant Jordi in Barcelona

Like a local in Barcelona During my nomadic stay in Barcelona, I have tried as much as I can to blend in with the locals. In other words, to do what they do and embrace the Catalan culture. As you might notice when you visit, Spain is a land of contrasts in various ways and the Catalan region is an autonomous community where Barcelona is situated. Things are done a bit differently

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The Spanish mosquito {Slow travel diaries}

Mosquitoes. In my life up to now, I’ve spent more time with mosquitoes than with my siblings. Now, before you think I’ve gone absolute nuts and writing about a mosquito, let me set the context. Growing up on a tropical island, where humidity made my straight Chinese hair super wavy naturally, mosquitoes used to have nightly feasts over my body. They became tougher as the years went by, slowly being

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8 lovely things to do in Sitges

I previously shared on this blog about the beautiful beach town of Sitges in Spain. Despite the small town serenity it provides, Sitges has much to offer by way of things to do. The best way to get around in Sitges is to walk. Here are my recommendations of lovely things to do in Sitges: 1. Stroll along Passeig Maritim Brimming with restaurants on the one side and beautiful sandy beaches

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A first-timer’s slow immersion travel guide to Sitges

A short ride from Barcelona, about 30kms south-west, lies Sitges, a small coastal town that’s well worth a visit. Also known as Spain’s Saint-Tropez, Sitges is a dynamic beach town yet unspoilt by mass tourism. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a tranquil getaway from the hustle and bustle of the ‘big city’ or a place to gather your thoughts into a novel or piece of art. At the same time,

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London City Escape: Amba Hotel Charing Cross

I absolutely adored being in London. What made my holiday in this city even better was that I stayed at the Amber Hotel Charing Cross. Erect a rich and stately carved cross, Whereon her statue shall with glory shine; And henceforth see you call it Charing Cross – George Peele (1593) The location This 4-star deluxe hotel is conveniently located in proximity to some of the major tourist attractions such as Trafalgar Square, London

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Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture 2015

I’m so glad I got to see some videos from the Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 collection as well as some runway photos. Being no expert at fashion and even less a trend-setter or follower, I could still appreciate the beautiful designs that made women look graceful, feminine and truly stunning. With some I was disappointed because frankly I expected more, while other designers really surprised me (in

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