Cinque Terre – Charming Italy

Six years ago, on October 25, 2011, a freak rainstorm hit Cinque Terre and buried Monterosso and Vernazza in the mud. It was the most devastating floods in the area with 13 people dead. The people worked hard in rebuilding their villages and since then, Cinque Terre has undergone a miraculous recovery. When Nicky first mentioned […]

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Turkish Airlines Free Tour of Istanbul

During my recent trip, I had a layover of close to nine hours in Istanbul, so I joined the Turkish Airlines free tour of Istanbul. This tour was offered for transfer passengers flying Turkish Airlines who have a waiting time of at least six hours. It was my first time flying with Turkish Airlines and […]

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Aida at The Arena di Verona, Italy

[ This article was first published at http://www.nickyurban.com ] “Every Story is a Love Story” My first experience of opera singing was at Restaurant Bel Canto in Paris, France. During the wonderful dining experience, we were serenaded by the staff who are trained opera singers. The Bel Canto experience is truly a special one, and […]

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