A Portuguese welcome with Oporto City Flats

One never knows what to expect when landing in a new country, especially when your trip starts long before sunrise (hello, fatigue), but judging from the initial planning stages, the bar had been set high. It was my first time in Porto and I needed central accommodation to easily make my way around throughout my 4-day stay. The rain forecasted also meant a cozy atmosphere would win extra points in making my decision. I was referred to Oporto City … [Read more...]

Capturing solo travel memories with Flytographer

I’ve had my eye on Porto and its lyrical architectural sights for some time now, which for me always translates into an acute desire to leave with photographic memories. And Porto was a city I knew I wanted to immortalize with more than quick Instagram snaps of pretty buildings; I wanted to immortalize myself experiencing it. There is poetry to be discovered in every nook and cranny of Portugal’s second largest city and turning to Flytographer … [Read more...]

The RueBaRue App: Smart city-planning done right

If there is one thing that makes me cringe most is travel planning. Don’t get me wrong; I love to travel to new destinations and discover sights I’ve long had my eye on. But from where do I go to how do I go, there is always a bridge to gap. While an enriching experience whatever the mishaps, travel is often unexpected. Traveling from point A to point B always takes longer than you think, and that incredible coffee shop you’ve crossed half of … [Read more...]

Why Romania is still lacking. #Colectiv. Corruption kills

Silence speaks when words can’t. 39 dead. 130 seriously injured. 80 hanging from a thread of life. A nation floored by grief, anger and disbelief. A tragedy that could have been avoided. Twenty-six years after the fall of communism, Romania is still playing a dangerous game. And this game, by its name Corruption, is fatal. It's been 13 days since a fire that started at Colectiv Club, in center Bucharest, during a free concert by heavy metal … [Read more...]

Summer in Sydney: Top 9 Things to Do

While on my extensive travels this fall, I somehow landed unexpectedly Down Under. I liked the Australian "winter" so much, that I lingered on. How could I not? Read on my summer in Sydney guide on the top 9 things to do while it's warm.  The end of another year… a time of reflections and conclusions, endings and resolutions. But the end of the year in Sydney is all about beginnings. As all eyes around the globe anxiously await the world’s … [Read more...]