Posts Tagged‘nightlife’

The Best Neighborhoods in Mexico City – Juarez!

beautiful historic architecture in Mexico City

Like other neighborhoods in transition, Colonia (or neighborhood) Juarez (not to be confused with Ciudad Juarez) has a very diverse personality that is hard to characterize. Juarez is home to the Zona Rosa – the business and cultural hub of Mexico City’s LGBTTI community, and also to “Little Seoul,” the heart of the city’s growing Korean population. The people who live, work and play here represent the broadest cross-section of Mexico City’s population – wealthy and poor, hip and traditional, local and foreigner. Sex shops and high-end hotels can be found within steps of each other, as can pizza joints…

Does Boracay, Philippines Live Up to The Hype?

The most heavily marketed beach destination in The Philippines by both the media and the tourism board is the infamous, Boracay Island. Travel & Leisure even voted it the second-best island destination in the world after another Philippine island, Palawan. I’ve been to the Philippines three times, and every time, I’ve made an excuse to not visit Boracay. “it’s too expensive”, “it’s too commercial”, “it’s going to be like Ibiza”, etc. Well, after being in Manila for a month, I wanted to get away to try and do something new, and Boracay had my eye. I have wanted to learn…

Mexico City’s Coolest Neighborhood: Roma Norte!

mural in mexico city

Post updated in October, 2016 When it comes to Mexico City, there are a lot of preconceptions and false truths. If you ask someone what they know or think about it, you’ll probably get, “dangerous, dirty, crowded”. While I myself had many doubts the first time I decided to go to Mexico City, I couldn’t have been more wrong and my initial trip was a completely eye opening experience. Mexico City is massive, and like any massive city, it has less desirable areas to visit…just like any city for that matter. Cities don’t operate without a strata of people in different…

Canals, Museums, History – Bud, Boobs and Booze: Amsterdam!

bacbachelor party in amsterdam

Picturesque canals, world-class museums, amazing restaurants  – cheap bud,  boobie shakin’, all-night drinking. Amsterdam is one destination that combines all of the cerebral, hedonistic, sybaritic and lowly pleasures a human could possibly be stimulated by. Believe it or not, this was my first time in the “Venice of the north”, mostly because it was out of my price range as I’ve slowly transitioned from backpacker into semi-productive adult member of society (and one that is sick of roughing it, I did my time!). While Amsterdam most definitely is pricey when it comes to accommodation, you can easily find quality/affordable hostels…

The Best of All Worlds – Ghent Belgium!

historic center of Ghent

Located in the northwest of Belgium, Ghent (or Gent) is a beautiful canal-laced city that is often overlooked on most people’s Belgium itinerary who often opt to blow through it via train from Brussels to Bruges. While my mom vehemently suggested I go to Bruges (I had only 1 extra day to spare after Brussels), I decided to give the “ugly” sister a chance, and I’m so glad I did… While Bruges might be the world-renowned UNESCO beauty, Ghent is most certainly no DUFF. Thanks to Belgium’s extremely easy-to-navigate and frequent trains, I just showed up at the central train…

2 Days in Brussels – The Capital of Europe!

After 12 days in Germany, it was time for me to head somewhere new. I had no plan after Berlin until a few days before when I was checking out cheap flights to wherever I could go without changing planes. I saw one pop up on Easy Jet (low cost European airline) to Brussels, Belgium so I thought, why not?! Brussels Airport is pretty massive and I’ve flown through it a couple of times in the past. This was the first time I’ve actually passed all the way through to the baggage claim, but I have to say, it’s a…

Ich bin ein Berliner! Or at least for a long weekend…

My last stop on my Germany tour landed me in one of my favorite cities in the world, Berlin. I have multiple friends that live there and this was my 2nd time in the city – here’s a post I did about some of the touristic things to see/do in Berlin which I really didn’t do much of this time around. I essentially just came to Berlin to hang out, live the good life and visit my friends. Berlin is actually MUCH cheaper than most of Germany, which is kind of an interesting truth considering it’s the largest city and…

Going HAM in Hamburg!

cool view of the Speicherstadt

Well, I really didn’t go that nuts, I just wanted to be cool and use HAM (stands for Hard as a Motha Fuc*** ) as YOLO is already played out. Anyways, my second stop on my Germany marathon was in fact way up in the north of the country in the port city of Hamburg, about 4.5 hours north of Frankfurt via rail. Why did I choose Hamburg as my 2nd stop? Because that’s where a couple German friends recommended I go, and it was a good rec. Hamburg is the 2nd largest city in Germany and is often described…