Monthly Archives: August 2011


Day 102: Divina Commedia

Rome – Orvieto – Florence, Italy So I got to stay at Valeria’s place in Florence! I first knew Valeria last year when she and her friend Letizia surfed on my couch in NYC. It was really nice to be able to meet somebody familiar […]

Pinnochio and Geppetto

Day 101: Pinocchio Paradox

Rome, Italy Tonight we dine in hell!!!!! What a minute, that’s 300 not Gladiator… and it’s Spartan, not Roman… and in any case I dined in the Indonesian Embassy, not in hell. Anyway, Colloseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Pinnochio and Indonesian Embassy summed up […]


Day 100: Holy Cow! It’s Day 100!

Rome, Italy – Vatican City, Vatican City Holy cow! Rome blew my mind… I thought it’s gonna be another Venice case for me but no, Rome is absolutely brilliant. I had a field day taking panoramic photos Every single corner is a perfect place for […]

Grillin' it up

Day 99: All Roads Lead to Rome

Venice – Rome, Italy All roads lead to Rome and all roads are flanked by AutoGrills. These chain stores are all over Italy. From what I was told they’re owned by the Benetton (yup, United Colors of Benetton) family in cahoot with the Pope Yup, […]

Pool at the campsite, I want to go in so badly

Day 98: Future Career as a Camel Bandit

Venice, Italy Mmm, a bunch of us didn’t even bother going back into Venice today. I took the opportunity to catch up a bit with the blog entries and sort out my route plan. By the end of the day, this was the gameplan I […]


Day 97: Venice the Menace

Venice, Italy I really don’t see the appeal of Venice. And I wasn’t the only one. Most of the people that I spoke with were all somewhat disappointed with their Venice experience. I wonder if it had to do with the fact that we stayed […]

Come to Innsbruck!

Day 96: Cute Lil’ Innsbruck

Munich, Germany – Innsbruck, Austria – Venice, Italy Nothing really eventful happened today. The entire day was taken up by the bus trip to Venice. Our resting stop for an hour in Innsbruck, Austria, was quite a treat. Innsbruck is a cute lil’ town With […]

Gate to Dachau concentration camp

Day 95: Work Sets You Free?

Munich – Dachau – Munich, Germany If you visit Munich, a trip to Dachau is perhaps a must. Dachau was one of the first concentration camps ever built by the Nazi and it served as the model for the future ones. It’s also the only […]

Ladies and gentleman, the future is now!

Day 94: Vorsprung Durch Technik

Munich, Germany I love Europe’s big cities for their free walking tours. Joined one that pretty much covered the main sights in Munich’s city center. Highlights • The oldest beer hall, Hofbrauhaus • The square where Adolf Hitler did his rally • The church built […]

German goodies!

Day 93: About the Buses that BusAbout

Vienna, Austria – Munich, Germany The trip from Austria onward for me should be fairly easy. I boarded the first leg on my BusAbout trip heading to Munich. From now on, my European trip will mostly be riding on BusAbout’s buses. Super convenient! We made […]


Day 92: Caffeinated Consciousness

Vienna, Austria The sun was scorching today when I visited the Schobrunn Palace in the suburbs of Vienna. Too cheap to pay for the U-bahn ticket, I walked nearly an hour to reach there. And too cheap also to pay for the entrance ticket to […]

Le Graffiti

Day 91: Rest Now, Weary Head!

Vienna, Austria Today I did something that I would not have imagined myself doing. But I suppose it’s time for me to try something new. After doing the touristy routine of going to the Belvedere Palace and museum to see some Gustav Klimt’s and Egon […]