Rochette escaped: Catching up

I started this blog as a way of escaping a repetitive day to day by focusing on things that make me feel most alive but it’s been over a year since I last posted. I guess the overwhelming and itching feeling of needing to escape had diluted since I wrote my first post. Whatever it…

Mixed feelings on Marrakech/ Good Experiences

I started off with the bad experiences just to get it out of the way and show a non-biased review of Marrakech. But, now we’re off to the important part which far outweighs the few instances I’ve previously mentioned and should mean you’ll find yourself there sooner or later. After the initial ‘shock’, we tried…

Mixed feelings on Marrakech/ Bad experiences

Before even flying to Morocco, I’ve heard and read about the crazy bustling streets of Marrakech and the heart of it all: Jemaa el-Fnaa and the souks. Coming from The Philippines I thought I would be phased by none of it. So, I booked a Riad 5 minutes away from it all. In hindsight, I’d…

Misconceptions on Africa (and Muslim-majority country)

Alright. So, I’m not saying this is everyone’s thoughts but some were definitely of my own and I think a vast majority of people who has the news as their main source, more likely than not, hold the same misconceptions. I’ve rounded up a few of these which were shattered after a visit to just…

A peek into Venice|Stopover in Venice

This post is long overdue. I’m sorry! If you’ve read Real Wealth, you’ll have a bit of a clue on (partly) why. I’ve had endless nights and  have been exhausted from work. Also, let me be honest, every time I try to write this post, I get distracted by my wanderlust, start trying to book a flight…

Verona: More than Romeo & Juliet

Verona is well-known for Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ hence it is also referred to as the City of Love. Millions of tourists visit the City  every year to see Juliet’s house (myself included). However, upon visiting, I believe the City is more than just that. Though I didn’t feel the need to go inside, I…

Overnight in Lake Garda

Coming from a big city like London to visiting 3 other popular cities in Italy, it’s a breath of fresh air to be somewhere much quieter and to be closer to nature. So, although it was very short lived, it was worth every bit of effort.  As we got closer to our hotel, the bus…

A weekend in Milan

My return trip to Italy (first trip being Rome & the Vatican City) was a little bit ambitious. That is, getting a taste of Milan, Lake Garda, Verona, Venice and then back to Milan again, all in under a week. Due to the fact writing about them all at once will result in a rather…

London to Paris

Paris is a City that always goes side-by-side with London. There are millions of articles on why this or that city is better so in most instances it’s rather London vs Paris than the prior. Being fortunate enough to be living in one of them though, sets off curiosity on what the other has to offer….