Malaysian woman meets love of her life while travelling solo in Italy


Meeting someone new – be it a romantic interest or a purely platonic friend – while travelling is definitely an exciting thought. In fact, falling in love abroad has been the premise of many movies, TV shows and novels. — CHINH LE/Pixabay

A solo trip to Italy in 2017 was the start of the end of Nur Afiqah Mohd Zainal’s marital status as a single woman. The copywriter had gone to Venice in pursuit of epic sights and memorable experiences, but she returned with all that plus more – a once-in-a-lifetime connection.

Nur Afiqah was on a boat tour in the canals when a tall, dark, handsome man caught her eye. That man turned out to be local doctor Julian Rodrigo.

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