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Four Seasons of Berlin

When I first arrived in Berlin back in December 2014, I experienced the so-called Winter blues.  Something that I’ve never experienced in my life before.  Coming from a tropical country, I was spoiled with good weather pretty much all-year round, and during my first week in Berlin, it was cold and gloomy every single day.  The drastic change of weather …

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Mons, Pons, Fons: A Winter Day in Lüneburg

Besides the obvious big cities destinations such as Berlin, Hamburg, or Munich, Germany is home to many historic and picturesque towns. Earlier this year, I visited a beautiful Hanseatic town called Lüneburg, which is about half an hour by train from Hamburg.  Lüneburg is one of a few towns in Northern Germany that survived the Second World War without damage. …

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I’ve never been to Indonesia, but I’ve been to Bali!

Two words: True story. During my time living abroad, I’ve met people who have never heard of Indonesia before.  But, when I mention Bali, they often recognize the island.  And on a few separate occasions, the people I talked to have been to Bali but did not know that it is part of Indonesia. The Indonesian government realized that Bali …