For the Feria de Málaga, I decided to go all out with a flamenco dress (traje de gitana / traje de flamenca), which is traditionally worn by women the Andalusia region of Spain during ferias (festivals). The gorgeous Paulina on The Road was the one who planted the idea in my head in the first place.

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[English – Tiếng Việt] You know the thrill, this charming southern beach city doesn’t lack sun, fun and chill vibes. However, there are more about Málaga that capture my heart. Here are my top picks for Málaga City that you’ll enjoy (if you’re guessing Pimpi bar or Picasso Museum make the list, keep on reading because they don’t). 

A Compact Tour of Malta

Monday, 17 April 2017 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] Three main reasons for me to visit Malta were: (i) I’ve always been intrigued to go to smaller countries (in case of Malta, 316ksq), (ii) air ticket was a steal flying from Madrid (roughly €50 round trip with Ryan Air) and (iii) the best of all was to visit the always fabulous Monica,

[English – Tiếng Việt]  Rejections are never easy whether from love, school, job applications, or entrance at border. This is the story about how  I got rejected by the Bulgarian customs at the airport.  Madrid airport:  7:30pm  While waiting in line at customs, I realized my Spanish foreigner’s ID card (tarjeta de identidad extranjera) was

[English – Tiếng Việt] I got robbed for the third time in South America, this time in La Paz, Bolivia (the first two were in Peru). With a minor panic attack, I ran into Tatiana on my way back to Pirwa – the hostel where we were working at the time, she at the reception

[English – Tiếng Việt] Portugal is only a few hours bus ride away from Spain I’d be stupid for not taking advantage of it while still living in the area. So I went with my good friend / fellow backpacker Andrew whom I met in South America. Portugal is relatively cheap compared to the rest

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[English – Tiếng Việt] I’ve been in Madrid for three months now and already moved way more than I would have ever expected. Here are some housing situations you’d rather avoid but I somehow went through them all. #1 The couch potato roommate. I shared a two-bedroom apartment in Usera found via Spotahome with the live-in

[English – Tiếng Việt] For Vietnamese, Tet is hand-down the most important holiday of the year. It’s equivalent to Christmas for those who celebrate it. Tet is time for family and… bloated stomach, oh I mean good food. That the kind of luxury I don’t get every year, however. There have been too many Tets

Student House Hunting in Madrid

Sunday, 22 January 2017 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] So you’re moving to Madrid as a student and stressed looking for a room to rent. Don’t worry because you’re not alone. Compared to some big cities in the United States and other Western Europe countries, the rent here doesn’t brutally drain your wallet. And the contracting is rather lenient. What might

Vietnam: First Time FAQ

Saturday, 24 December 2016 by
[English – Tiếng Việt] I’ve lost count of messages like “Hey Anh, I’m going to Vietnam, what’s there to do?” so I figure I’ll answer your frequently asked questions here. How much time should I spend? At least one week. Three weeks are ideal, you’ll be able to cover the best of Vietnam.  When should

[English – Tiếng Việt] I visited Italy during the first week of December when people had warned me about the gloomy weather. I, however, found it extremely enjoyable to see the sparkling Christmas decoration and to feel the festive jubilance. Although the Italian I met were not the most friendly people, they are just too

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Europe, or Western Europe to be specific, is not a cheap destination for backpackers. While your euros go a long way in many parts of Asia or South America, they don’t have the same value in this expensive continent with higher living standard. However, you can still enjoy roaming Europe without damaging your bank account.

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