After a cramped thirteen hour flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong, I’m finally in view of the immigration gates that stand as the final... more
It's been twelve days since a retired cruise ship doctor taught me how to buy a train ticket from the vending machines at the Adolfo... more
There are three main things to remember when shopping on the road:
1. Nothing big, nothing breakable.
2. Even the cheesiest souvenir... more
On my way from Malaysia to France, I had a two-hour layover in Vietnam that I need to talk about before I get into any details about the... more
Living in Vancouver can really spoil a girl.
Menu items are often marked with friendly 'GF' and 'V' logos, and (almost) everyone has... more
If you've ever watched an episode of a bridal reality TV show, you may think that all weddings are near-death experiences where frazzled... more
There are few things less fun than walking up to a customs agent knowing you've just done something that might upset them. Like telling a... more
Hello from Amsterdam!
I would be lying if I said that I didn't know that Amsterdam is very well known for its lenient marijuana... more
We've probably all heard stereotypes of Paris snobbery - that if you don't speak French or you don't measure up to their standards of... more
Day One (June 11, 2015)
On the first day we arrived at a hostel near Oxford Street, where we did some shopping. I felt a little bit at... more
Backpacking across Europe has long since become a widely accepted rite of passage, especially among young adults in Canada.
For the... more
Geneva. The name alone is associated with international peace, and its reputation as a city "where the world comes together in peace" is... more
An alpine nation wedged between France and Spain, Andorra is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Haven't heard about this tiny... more
The biting temperature was the first thing I noticed when I stepped out of Stockholm's Arlanda Airport to catch the train into the city. At... more
Lyon, France's most understated city. Without Paris' world-famous charms or the Côte d'Azur's infamous reputation, Lyon may seem... more
10. This applies to visitors of all cities: be attentive while riding public transit. Do not obsessively check your Facebook and Twitter... more
"Gå av cykelvägen! Move!" A man shouted at me as he breezed passed on a bike. I stepped to the side as quickly as possible and I almost... more
Photos by Kait Bolongaro
"Oans, zwoa, g'suffa!" shouts the man sitting behind me as he downs a beer. Dressed head to toe in lederhosen... more
When Italian-Canadian Kait Bolongaro moved to Denmark, she was thrilled to have the opportunity to revisit favourite places and seek out... more
Paris: a city can't get more famous.
The Eiffel Tower, L'Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, call the City of Lights... more