When in Europe Stories:The darkest hour is just before the dawn

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The darkest hour is just before the dawn Paris, France “I found myself sweating amply while rushing through the cold, dark night for the fourth time in a row. This scenario will likely recur anytime in my month-long Europe trip. And Paris was just the fourth out of the 15 cities enlisted in my itinerary. My heart began racing as

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Passport stamps around the world

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One of the things that a traveler might overlook are the passport stamps. Well, those are just stamps after all. Those imprints that the immigration officers leave in your passport as an official assurance of your entry to their country. Sometimes, these impressions can make your passport looks grimy and old. But there are stamps that are just pretty cool

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Currencies around the world

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When you travel abroad, one of our primary concerns is to know what currency is being used in that particular country. There are 164 official national currencies around the world. Below are some of them that I have exchanged during my travels. Some can make you an  instant millionaire for a day. So, let’s set the ball rolling.   The

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How I got my Schengen Visa

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Even though it would be my second time to apply for a Schengen visa, I was still doubtful whether to pursue it or not. My first Schengen visa application at The Netherlands embassy was sponsored by my company after all.  So, technically, this would be my first time to try applying this visa on my own. And my fear of

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Where Anna La Viajera has been

        Andorra Belgium Bulgaria Brunei Cambodia China Czech Republic France Germany Greece Hong Kong Indonesia Italy Japan Laos Luxembourg Macau Malaysia Mexico Myanmar Philippines Poland Portugal San Marino Singapore Slovakia South Korea Spain Taiwan Thailand Vietnam I – Ilocos Region II – Cagayan Valley III – Central Luzon IV-A – Calabarzon Mimaropa – Southwestern Tagalog Region V

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Foods to try in Poland

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I observed that Polish food is full of meat, sausages, cheese, and potatoes and chock-full of stuffing. Here are the foods I tried in Poland: 1. Pierogi – this semi-circular dumpling is Poland’s national snack. It is often filled with cheese, sometimes with potatoes and ground meats. 2. Stuffed chicken 3. Ziemniaki Gotowane – Simple boiled potatoes sparkled with parsley or dill.

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Europe Itinerary (Tentative)

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After completing our Southeast Asian tour, then, in the next 6 months ready for the Northern and western Asia trip, our next awaiting adventure a year from now is our dream to travel around the oldest continent  in the world, Europe. Best time to visit Europe: After reading our favorite travel book, Rough Guides about Europe trip on a budget, we have

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