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Travel Notes – Tuscany 03, Italy

The day was getting hotter and hotter and I made my way up even further. I hummed to myself as I took pictures of every single object that I can aim my camera at. I didn’t care that my feet were now dead and I could feel my tshirt slowly soak in the sweat coming …

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Travel Notes – Tuscany 02, Italy

As I walked on, I marvelled at this city’s beauty with its brown and yellow dominant buildings. The streets were uneven and incredibly narrow. Cars whizzed by and on every corner you could find gelato cafes and pizzerias. Florence was packed with tourists at this time of year, with summer holidays beginning everywhere. There were …

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Travel Notes – Tuscany 01, Italy

We left for Charles De Gaulle real early on Tuesday, 6th of June. The Air France flight to Florence, or Firenze, as the Italians pronounce it, was to leave at 7.30am. We left the car at the airport and before we knew it, we were up in the air. One and a half hours later, …

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Travel Notes – Paris 04, France

My third day in Paris was probably the most exciting day of all, and the most memorable. That day I was to have lunch at Le Pure Cafe, the little red cafe where Jesse and Celine had their catch-up chat after 9 years in the movie Before Sunset. We took the Metro to Charonne and …

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Travel Notes – Paris 03, France

Sunday 5th June we made our way to the Louvre only to find a very long queue at the entrance. After weighing the time needed to finally be able to get in, I decided that perhaps it was not such a good idea to join the crowd and waste a couple of hours just lining …

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Travel Notes – Paris 02, France

After 14 hours, my plane finally landed at Charles De Gaulle Airport at 1.10pm on a nice Saturday afternoon. I could feel my bones cracking inside every inch of my body. But apart from that, I felt surprisingly fresh and didn’t feel sleepy at all, despite only having slept for 4 hours during the entire …

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Travel Notes – Paris 01, France

Erwin and I have always been best buddies. He was my senior in Law School and later on became my colleague at my old working place. When he decided to leave Indonesia to pursue his master’s degree in the Netherlands, he promised he’d come back to Jakarta once he’s finished. Instead, he flew to Paris …

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Travel Notes – London 03, England

Mr Williams took me back in time on Sunday. We visited the house that I used to live in 23 years ago. It’s the nice little thumbnail house you see on this entry. 107 The Greenway in Burnt Oak, Colindale, has changed. The cozy brown house with green rimmed windows, a leafy green door with …

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Travel Notes – London 02, England

My primary school teacher, Mr Williams, was the first one I called when I arrived in London. He came to pick me up at the hotel and my oh my, how my heart felt like bursting into rays of sunshine when I saw him at last. 23 years! Who would’ve thought that we would be …

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Travel Notes – London 01, England

I arrived in London at the same time the sun decided to leave and give way to the moon. I was welcomed by a gentle drizzle and an array display of fireworks in the sky. The country was celebrating Guy Fawkes’ failed attempt to blow the Houses Of Parliament. I remember the story from my …

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