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Taxis and Clubs in South Korea: the struggle is real !

Last night in Seoul brought forth an unusual experience: having checked out already the nightlife pulse in Itaewon and Hongdae, the hippest neighborhoods, we decided to give fallen star Gangnam a chance (after the stardom-propelled moment of Psy’s Gangnam Style, Seoul coolest cats started shifting elsewhere). Bad call apparently. We queued up in front of Face Club, and smiled pleasantly at the fellow party seekers. But all our enthusiasm drowned when the bouncers dryly cast us aside: “No foreigners. Korea only.” What ! Bro, we here for the music. Surely we don’t look like a troublesome lot. Come on, no hard feelings, just let us inside. “NO. FOREIGNERS. ALLOWED.” Shaking our heads in disbelief we shuffled our feet feeling entirely…

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EAT, DRINK & TRAVEL, HITLIST

Best Breakfast (All Day) Cafes in Dubai

Dime-sized fact about me: I’m not a morning person, but I’m totally down for breakfast! Well more like late breakfast. Better yet, brunch, if only it wouldn’t be just a fancy weekend affair. So by the time I wake up, stretch my limbs and have a Bulletproof Coffee (double shot of espresso enriched with some health store powdered herbs!) most traditional cafes have moved on from their breakfast menu and onto lunch. (Boo)

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Positive Notes For Your Travelling Succes

Nothing in life is perfect, so you might as well keep that in mind while traveling. No matter how much money you’ve spent, how carefully you’ve planned your trip there will always be some degree of unpredictability ready to change the course of your traveling experience. So keep an open mind while on the road. Don’t expect things to always align perfectly along the way- embrace the taste of ‘offroad’ adventure when your plans start looping around with an unexpected twist. Delays? Maybe an opportunity to look around and strike a conversation with a fellow traveler, make new friends, lend a listening ear to a random stranger who had something to share, which later on will resonate with a chord…

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DESTINATIONS, EAT, DRINK & TRAVEL, HITLIST

My Top 5 Best Restaurants in Venice

Gosh, writing this post wasn’t easy. I had to go to all this places in Venice, fill the table with all sorts of delicious antipasti, struggle with heart-wrenching choices- pasta or risotto for today?- pour some wine,    make space for secondo (the main dish!) after pasta-induced bloating, pour some more wine…and bring forth my superpower, the secondary stomach capsule meant only for dessert. Numero Uno according to my humble but discerning  palate is… 1. Ristorante Da Ivo  As many celebrities can testify- among them George Clooney and Matt Damon, Maddona, Sting and a plethora of others- this cosy one-room restaurant makes you dream to come back over and over again. I’ll never judge a place based exclusively on food-…

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EAT, DRINK & TRAVEL

Vietnam Foodie Guide

It’s no casual choice my first picture of this post- we’ve been to fancier places, to top-of-the-list recommendations…but my tastiest meal to remember from the Vietnam trip was this steaming bowl of roadside Pho, the traditional and well-loved noodle soup of this amazing country.

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DESTINATIONS, EAT, DRINK & TRAVEL

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand’s hidden gem

Surat Thani province, South of Thailand. Around three hours away from Krabi’s beaches, in the greenheart of Khao Sok National Park. We woke up in our Rock & Tree House resort with cheeky macaques rolling an empty can of Coke on our terrace and trying to break in the room for some morning loot. We were tired from last night’s jungle trek, trying to spot nocturnal animals, and barely making a clean escape after being attacked by the village’s stray dogs pack, but we still hopped out of bed excitedly. Our Cheow Lan Lake experience was finally happening…after so many travel blog dreams. We reached CheoLan (Ratchaprapha) Pier in less than one hour from our Khao Sok National Park base,…

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