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Florentine Moments

Florentine Moments

After a train, a plane, another two trains, and a bus that made an unpredictable detour, I made my way from Paris to Florence. I was exhausted, but taken right away by the alleyways and the cafes. If I were still in a bit of daze in Paris, by this point I was starting to discover how liberating solo traveling was, as I kept surprising myself by how effortless it was to live in the moment. My time there seems a little distant now, but a lot of moments still jump out at me and make me feel just as…

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Snapshots of Paris

Snapshots of Paris

It's hard to fully feel confident doing something until you have seen yourself do it successfully in practice. Paris was the first stop on my solo trip for no reason other than it being one of the cheapest places to fly into in Europe. In theory, I knew I would love solo travel, and I had been on my own for a few days in Quebec City earlier this year; but I was really nervous before leaving. Once in Paris, I felt better.  I was excited to taste the total freedom, despite being disoriented half the time by jet lag…

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My Week in Berlin

My Week in Berlin

Berlin was the last city I visited on the European portion of my two-month trip, and I decided to spend a whole week there without much of a plan at all. This week had its highs and lows, and at points I felt a little lost - "what am I doing here?". But having challenges doesn't mean I didn't still have a wonderful time. It just meant that sometimes I had to put in a little extra effort to step out of my comfort zone; sometimes I had to be okay with eating takeout in the hotel room, watching a…

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Road Trip to Île d’Orléans

Road Trip to Île d’Orléans

After exploring Old Quebec City on foot for a couple of days, I felt like I got a good taste of what the city had to offer, and itched to explore more. For the first time in my life, i rented a car by myself and set off on a day trip to explore the idyllic island of Île d'Orléans and beyond. Miscommunication and the fact that we were still technically in the low season made the car rental process a tricky one, but a little patience went a long way and eventually, I drove off to my first stop…

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Old Quebec City

Old Quebec City

Just as I was promised by friends and online travel guides, being in Old Quebec City is like stepping back in time in Europe. I know that I am in Canada, but nothing except the prevalence of poutine on restaurant signs indicates so. I spent a wonderful couple of days in the heart of Old Quebec City by myself. About 30,000 steps and 50 floors up and down later, I captured how I saw the city through these shots.

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