Sanrio Outlet Store near Hamburg Germany

Sanrio Outlet Hamburg

As a Hello Kitty fan, a trip to Hamburg will not be complete without visiting the Sanrio outlet store.  The store is situated near Hamburg in an area called 'Wentorf bei Hamburg', it's easy to spot when driving because of the Hello Kitty banner signs.  The building itself is not decorated in any colorful designs, ...

Casa di Giulietta – Juliet’s House in Verona

Casa di Giulietta Verona

In Verona, one of the places worth seeing is the Casa di Giulietta or Juliet's house. While there is no proof that this was the actual location for William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet inspiration, many visitors are drawn to this place.  The story is so powerful that every year hundreds of thousands want to see ...

Inside the Palace of Versailles

Inside the Palace of Versailles

Visiting Versailles wouldn't be complete without seeing the Palace.  The Palace of Versailles is a chateau surrounded by extravagant English and French gardens.  The Versailles has been around since the 1600's, and it has taken many transformations over the years.  The most famous rooms to visit are the Hall of Mirrors and State Rooms. When I ...

Chocostore – Chocolate and Souvenir Shop in Siena

Chocostore Siena

Chocostore is a chocolate, sweets, souvenir and gift shop from Italy.  While I was sight seeing around the city center in Siena, I found this cute shop 'Chocostore' and the window display just caught my attention.  The display showcased different chocolate themed items and sweets as well.  I decided to go inside and check out ...

Travel Highlights from Siena Italy

Travel Highlights Siena Italy

In the Tuscany region of Italy, there's a city called 'Siena' where its historical town has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Siena is considered as one of the most visited places in Italy because of its museums, arts, cuisine and culture. During my fall trip to Italy, I stayed in the Tuscany region ...

Traveling Toy: Starry’s adventures in Italy

Traveling Toy Starry in Italy

Meet Starry, the traveling star!  During my fall trip to Italy, I decided to bring my cute traveling toy, Starry.  We visited Italy this fall, drove down to the Tuscany region.  And during our drive, I took some photos of my lovely traveling friend in the different stops we visited.  We even got a chance ...

10 Interesting Facts About Verona

Interesting Facts About Verona Italy

10 Interesting Facts About Verona 1.  Many sites of Verona have been a part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 2000. 2.  There are over 265,000 people living in Verona. 3.  William Shakespeare plays' Romeo and Juliet, the Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew were set in Verona. 4.  The Verona Arena has 25,000 seats ...


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