Da Ponti 1881: Milan, Italy

If you go to Milan soon, EAT HERE. Thanks to our tour guide Marco (Walkabout Tours) we were able to find this gem of a pizza restaurant. Generally speaking, places near major tourist attractions tend to be overpriced and not very good. But we were starving at the end of our tour, and asked Marco where we should eat […]

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Milan, Italy

The “Fashion Capital of the World” actually had a lot more to offer than just its fashion. The Duomo, my very favorite work of architecture, is even better in real life than the photographs I drooled over in my art history classes. Thinking about the Milanese food currently has me drooling as I type. And […]

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Budapest, Hungary

We spontaneously took the train from Prague to Budapest mostly because we found really cheap tickets. That has been the trend of our entire trip—“Google, tell us what is cheap tomorrow and we’ll go there.” It has been so much fun just winging it with no set plans and no rushing ourselves to be anywhere. […]

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Prague, Czech Republic

This wild adventure is taking us to so many amazing places, but I have to say that Prague takes the cake as my favorite so far. (Sorry not sorry for the million of pictures in this post. Being in a place so picturesque, I couldn’t help myself.) The medieval charm of the city stole my […]

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Hong Kong (Dim Sum & Then Some)

Hong Kong really blew me away. Imagine New York City, but placed on a few different islands with lush, green mountains. It probably has more skyscrapers than New York City. (Okay, I just Google’d it: Hong Kong has the most skyscrapers in the world–1,294–almost double what NYC has!) The underground metro system was also the cleanest […]

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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Aka the land of a million ancient temples, sweltering heat, and scooters. You can spend days and days exploring endless ruins of old Buddhist and Hindu temples around Angkor Wat. It’s like an adult playground! In the evenings, the bustling town of Siem Reap is fun to try Cambodian restaurants and explore the night markets. […]

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know where Kuala Lumpur was. I had barely even heard of it. So, it came as a great surprise when it became one of my FAVORITE places ever! The way we were treated in Malaysia differed so much from Thailand from the moment we landed at the airport until we left. […]

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Beaches in Thailand

  You know those pictures you always see of the massive cliff boulders in the aqua-blue water in Thailand? Well, it all looks 238,478 times better in real life! After our Bangkok escapades, we flew down to Krabi for only $30 each. From there, we drove a short 30 minutes by taxi to Ao Nang, […]

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Paula’s Pancake House (Solvang, CA)

I have craved these Danish pancakes ever since I took that first bite! Located in the most adorable Danish village, Solvang, California (see my Big Sur post), Paula’s Pancake House specializes in  breakfast all day and especially those dang good Danish pancakes. I went in thinking I was just going to stick to what I […]

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Bangkok, Thailand

Day 1: We hit Bangkok hard in the 2 days we were there. We checked into the Ibis Hotel* and immediately sought out authentic Thai food. If you know me, you know I live by Yelp, but they don’t even have that in Asia so I resorted to use Trip Advisor to find a Thai restaurant. Turns […]

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