Last week, I flew to Romania to speak at the second edition of PRbeta, which took place in Timişoara. Headed by Romanian bloggers and PR practitioners Cristina Putan and Oltea Zambori, the annual conference focuses on online public relations and social media.
Technology has certainly changed the way we travel. As travel times continue to shrink, the opposite can be said for all the electronic gadgets people use when they travel, which only continue to proliferate; from communication devices, entertainment gadgets to tools chronicling the experience. Of course, these gadgets must be used to enhance the travel experience and not replace it or serve as a distraction, thus, one must always take the nature of travel and the destination, into account.
Here are the things that you would usually find in my rucksack when I travel. From top left, clock-wise…
Photo by Andrea Mucelli.
From July 7th until the 11th, the Italian city of Turin will be hosting 500 international students to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification. Organized by ThinkYoung, a Brussels-based think-tank that lobbies for the youth, the 5-day event will include workshops and plenary sessions tackling various issues facing young people in Europe and beyond. Read More…
Late last month, my bud and I went to Heidelberg, Germany to meet my mom who traveled there on business. Heidelberg is about 5 hours from Maastricht, including a bus ride from Maastricht to Aachen, a train from Aachen to Cologne and another one to Heidelberg. These trains can be booked in advance via DB Bahn.
I ended up flying back to Asia for the year-end holidays although I initially planned on staying in Europe. As soon as school ended on December 23, I hopped on a train from Maastrich to Paris and boarded a plane to Manila the very next day. I spent eleven days in the Philippines and stopped by Singapore for three.