Hello Again, Hong Kong

You know how when you love something, even the tiniest details make you a little bit happier? That’s how I feel whenever I walk the streets of Hong Kong and hear its traffic lights make those warning sounds. They’re music to my ears! It’s like they’re greeting me, “welcome back, Camille!” And just like that, […]

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Photo Diary: Berlin

We’ve come to the last of my posts from Berlin. Sadly, all good things must come to an end. I’ve been trying so hard to come up with the right words to describe Berlin to close this series properly, but they seem to have escaped me. When I came back from Berlin, the first thing […]

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Travel Diary: Teufelsberg (Former Spy Station)

On our last full day in Berlin, Goethe Institut arranged a tour for us around an old spy station at Teufelsberg. I must say, it’s not your usual tourist destination. There were no information centers or big ticketing offices around it. In fact, it’s like a hidden treasure that’s only visible to people who seek it. […]

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Travel Diary: Charlottenburg Palace

Another day, another palace. Oh the life of a princess! A girl can dream, right? Charlottenburg Palace or Schloss Charlottenburg is the largest and most important remaining Hohenzollern residence in Berlin. The palace and its garden were originally built as a summer residence for the Prussian Queen, Sophie Charlotte (who happens to share the same […]

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Travel Diary: Gendarmenmarkt And Checkpoint Charlie

There’s no square in Berlin that’s grander than the Gendarmenmarkt. With the architectural trio that is the Konzerthaus (Concert House), Französischer Dom (French Cathedral) and Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral) all surrounding this square, plus the statue of Germany’s renowned poet, Friedrich Schiller at the square’s center, it’s a tough ensemble to beat. You can understand […]

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Travel Diary: Museumsinsel (Museum Island)

I love checking out UNESCO World Heritage sites so there was no way in hell I’d miss visiting Berlin’s Museum Island. Now before you start thinking, “Ugh, it’s an island. It must be so hard to get to.” That’s where you’re mistaken. Museum Island isn’t an actual island but a museum complex comprised of five […]

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Travel Diary: Reichstag Building

As I mentioned before, I went to Berlin upon the invite of the German Foreign Office. Although my sister and I booked an earlier flight to have a bit more time to tour the city by ourselves, there are just too many interesting places to cover, all in a couple of days. Good thing the Goethe Institute (who took […]

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Travel Diary: Sachsenhausen

“Remembering is a noble and necessary act. If anything can, it is memory that will save humanity.” Elie Wiesel said it well. I know a lot of you visit my blog for fashion, travel and all things fun, but even if what I’m about to show you now don’t fall under these categories, I have […]

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Travel Diary: Nikolaiviertel (Nikolai Quarter)

Nikolaiviertel or Nikolai Quarter is often referred to as the oldest residential area of Berlin. Technically, it really was. Merchants and artisans settled here in the Middle Ages because it’s located at the crossing of land and water trading routes on both sides of the river Spree. Unfortunately though, most of its medieval lanes and […]

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A Day at The Palace

Here come my Berlin travel diaries! Are you ready? Although technically, these photos weren’t taken in Berlin but in a city that’s located just an hour or so away from it called Potsdam. My sister and I went on a day trip to this beautiful city primarily because we wanted to explore its palaces that put Disney castles […]

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