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My 12 Favorite Old Towns in Europe

November 1, 2015
Venice, Italy
I am no city girl. I am definitely not impressed by modern skyscrapers, shiny new buildings and fast cars. It gives me anxiety and sometimes, even panic attacks whenever I find myself in the middle of busy cities. I prefer the laidback, peaceful and charming old towns more than the cities. Yes, I am an old soul. During my travels, I am mostly fascinated by cobblestone streets with centuries-old buildings and classi

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Day 9: Lisbon wandering around tour. :p

August 30, 2009
We had a late start of this day and this being a Sunday, we attended mass at a church in the vicinity of Rossio Square. We were not able to get ourselves a city tour of Lisbon which I think we should have done to change my views of this place. Rossio square was interesting though. Most of the shops were closed since it was a Sunday. Unlike any other countries where they expect to have more business during the weeke

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Day 8: Portugal Trip

August 30, 2009
Day 8: Obidos, Alcobaca, Nazare, Batalha and Fatima trip. We started our 1hr journey to the walled city of Obidos at around 9am. The little town used to be a fortress against Castilla (now Madrid in Spain). After spending an hour in this area, we then headed to Alcobaca where the longest church in Portugal is located. It was indeed a long one, there was a wedding going on when we came. The church was grand on the e

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Day 7: Bem Vindo a Lisboa

August 30, 2009
Schiphol airport of Amsterdam was by far the best airport I’ve ever been into (next would be Singapore), we took a flight from there to Lisbon via TAP Air which was a pretty good flight. It departed on time and arrived 10mins earlier in Lisbon. The baggage collection took an hour though. We were met by the hotel representative and drove us to our hotel for this 3-day stay – Novotel Lisboa which was located a bi

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