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Marinduque Chronicles: Of Old Houses & Churches

By On December 28, 2015
Marinduque has a rich cultural and historical heritage showcased by the many old houses and churches on the island.



Explore Quezon: Of Old Houses & Churches in Tayabas & Lucban

By On December 21, 2015
Quezon is rich in culture and history that date back to Spanish times. There are a number of beautiful decades or even centuries old houses and churches in Lucban and Tayabas.



Lakbay Norte: Sand Dune Surfing

By On December 14, 2015
One of the highlights of my trip to Ilocos was sand dune surfing. I have never done it before so I was excited to try this unique activity during my trip to the north with Barefoot Travels.



Lakbay Norte: Beach Bumming in Ilocos

By On December 09, 2015
Ilocos is a very popular tourist destination as it has many of the things that will cater to any kind of tourist such as beaches, culture, food and history. It comes as no surprise as to why many Filipinos head to this region during long weekends and holidays.



Itinerary & Expenses for Bolinao, Pangasinan Trip

By On December 07, 2015
Bolinao is a good destination for adventure seekers looking for a quick weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila.


Adventure Samar Out There: Sohoton National Park

By On December 03, 2015
Samar is not really atop lists of places to visit whenever a local or foreigner goes on vacation in different provinces in the Philippines, but for those who make the journey, it is a rewarding experience.



Nature at its Finest: Kalanggaman Island

By On December 01, 2015
Who would've thought that a small town would have a beautiful destination just beyond its shores. Palompon may not ring a bell to many foreign and domestic tourists, but the mention of Kalanggaman Island will elicit dreamy looks and thoughts of an island paradise.


Explore Quezon: The Grand Old Houses of Sariaya

By On November 29, 2015
I was looking for other things to visit and do in Quezon aside from the much talked about beaches. I was directed to the grand old houses in Sariaya.



Bolinao Chronicles: Jumping Off a Watefall Cliff and Visiting the Caves

By On November 22, 2015
After exploring the beaches of Bolinao, my friend and I looked for other fun stuff to do such as swimming and cliff diving in the waterfalls, swimming in a small cave and tasting a local delicacy.



Beach Bumming in Dipaculao, Aurora

By On November 15, 2015
Baler is the more popular destination whenever one travels to Aurora, but Dipaculao's relative seclusion make it a notable beach destination if you're up to the adventure of getting there.



Lakbay Norte: Paoay Church in Ilocos

By On November 08, 2015
The Spaniards left a lasting influence on the Filipinos, as seen by the many churches scattered in various parts of the country.


Singapore Photodiary Hits: Getting Lost in Chinatown

By On November 01, 2015
Singapore is a diverse country with a mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian, throw in expats from all over the world and you have a melting pot of cultures in a tiny city-state. I always look for free or cheap things to do in the places I visit. Singapore is one of the most expensive countries in the world, but there are still free or cheap things to do.


Who’s Attending? #bloggys2015

By On October 27, 2015


The much-awaited Philippine blogging awards is having their grand gala night on November 21, 2015. My blog has been nominated, it was such a privilege to at least be recognized after blogging for a couple of years already.

Wandering Soles: Haji Lane & Arab Street

By On October 26, 2015
I wasn't able to explore much of Singapore during my first trip back in 2013, but this time around, I got to see some historical streets in this city-state.



Planning & Budgeting a Month Long Trip in India

By On October 19, 2015
India is a massive country with many places different from each other. There is no way to fully experience this country in just a month. I only managed to scratch the surface of this beautiful, yet polarizing nation.



The End of a Journey: Trichy or Tricky?

By On October 12, 2015
It was my last few days in India. It felt surreal as I watched the countryside zip past me on the train from Kochi to Trichy. There was a calm yet anxious feeling brewing inside me. Is this finally the end of my trip to India or just a taste of new adventures? Would my wandering soul take me back to this beautifully crazy country? Ruminations aside, I kept my mind open on the things I could discover exploring Trichy.



Fort Kochi: It's Getting Hot in Here

By On October 07, 2015
Like many cities in India, Kochi is rich in culture and history that my friend and I were eager to explore. There were several beautiful and historical destinations that made our trip worthwhile.


Kochi Chronicles: Art Attack!

By On October 05, 2015
I did not expect Kochi to have such a vibrant art scene. I'm no art expert but I love to see how creative people get.



The Backwaters of Kerala

By On October 01, 2015
Southern India was different from the places I visited in the north. The biggest difference was the temperature, I was freezing every night in Northern India, but as soon as I arrived in Bangalore, I couldn't wait to take my jacket off. Kochi, Kerala was hotter than Bangalore, the weather reminded me of the hot summer days back home in the Philippines. The moment I stepped on the platform, I was eager to explore the beautiful city of Kochi and its surrounding attractions.



Getting Cultured in Kochi

By On September 27, 2015
I only stayed for a few days in Kerala, specifically Kochi, but that didn't stop me from experiencing some of its culture.


Beach Vibes in Patar, Bolinao

By On September 20, 2015
The most popular destination in this side of Pangasinan is Alaminos, because of Hundred Islands, but Bolinao is also worth a look for beach goers who want a quick, weekend respite from the bustle of Metro Manila


The Garden City of Bangalore

By On September 14, 2015
I've heard from friends that Bangalore isn't much of a city to visit, it is the kind of place you live and work in. Nonetheless, I kept an open mind as I wandered around the city.



My Last Stop In Rajasthan with a Pur In It: Udaipur

By On September 07, 2015
Udaipur was the last place I visited in Rajasthan. Udaipur was just as chill and relaxed as other parts of the region.



Discovering The Blue City of Jodhpur

By On September 01, 2015
Jodhpur is known as the 'Blue City' because of the many blue structures seen from the Mehrangarh Fort. Exploring this beautiful city was well worth the trip.


High Above the City State: Experiencing the Singapore Flyer

By On August 31, 2015
Singapore is known for their innovations and how they manage to do so much with so few resources. The Singapore Flyer is a testament to the country's innovation.



Jaisalmer Chronicles: Desert Safari & Camels!

By On August 23, 2015
After exploring the city, I was aching to try something new --- a desert safari! I have heard good things about the desert safari from friends and fellow travelers who have done it.



Of Havelis & Maharajas: Jaisalmer's Heyday

By On August 16, 2015
Jaisalmer is a fascinating city that has a rich past and beautiful architecture. The havelis of the rich and powerful of Jaisalmer still stand today.

Because it was cold and my pants needed to be washed.

Jaisalmer Fort: Rising Above the Desert

By On August 12, 2015
Jaisalmer is by far my favorite city in India. It's laid back ambiance, unique landscapes, and friendly people made me want to stay longer, but alas I couldn't stretch my stay longer because we had train tickets out of the city booked. But during my trip in Jaisalmer, I managed to explore one of the many majestic forts in the region.



Jaisalmer: The City that Glitters Like Gold

By On August 09, 2015
Jaisalmer is a laid back town with unique, golden structures that make it my favorite place in Rajasthan. The streets are lined with golden structures that vary in shades as the sun hits its peak till it sets. The historical streets and fort are brimming with life that must have been around for decades. All these make Jaisalmer a fun town to walk around and get lost in.



Exploring Jaipur: The City Palace & Jantar Mantar

By On August 04, 2015
Jaipur has a lot to offer the intrepid tourist or traveler or nomad or any name you want to call yourself. The city is vibrant with culture and history that dates back hundreds of years ago. I got to visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar during my stay in Jaipur.



St. Nicholas: Filipino Food with a Twist

By On August 02, 2015
I was invited to a food tasting event in St. Nicholas restaurant in Mandaluyong. It was the first time I participated in this kind of event, so I was game to bring out the food connoisseur in me.


Amber Fort: A Journey Back to Ancient Jaipur

By On August 01, 2015
India's forts were only warming up during my visit to Agra and Delhi, there were several others all over Rajasthan waiting to be explored. I've set my eyes on Amber Fort as soon as I arrived in Jaipur.



Exploring Jaipur: The Pink City

By On July 26, 2015
I've heard good things about Rajasthan from friends who have visited the region. Our first stop in Rajasthan was the Pink City of Jaipur. I was looking forward to exploring this region after experiencing the craziness of Delhi, Agra, Kolkata, and Varanasi. The cold wind trickled into the cabin of the train, the Indian countryside whisked by, day turned into night as the sun's limp fingers slowly rested on the other side of the world. It took approximately 6 hours by train --- I was finally in Jaipur, Rajasthan.



Qutub Minar: Ancient Ruins in Delhi

By On July 19, 2015
Delhi isn't just a fast-paced city that attacks the senses from all corners, it is also rich in history and culture. My friend and I managed to visit one of the most prominent ancient ruins in India, Qutub Minar.


The Chaos of Delhi

By On July 12, 2015
Delhi is a fascinating place to visit, with its crazy traffic, poverty, history, and distinct culture. We didn't get to stay long in this crazy, beautiful city, but it was a fun ride nonetheless.


The Other Attraction in Agra: Agra Fort

By On July 05, 2015
When people mention Agra, the first thing that comes to mind is the Taj Mahal. But there is another noteworthy attraction just a few minutes from the Taj. The Agra Fort is a destination you can't miss while in Agra.



The Holy Sarnath Temple

By On July 01, 2015
Aside from the Ganges River and the surrounding chaos of Varanasi City, Sarnath Temple is a noteworthy destination for intrepid travelers.


The Mother Ganges River

By On June 20, 2015
I've seen photos and videos of the Ganges River online and on TV, but I never thought that I would be able to visit this place. The chaos and the ancient way of life were just pictures and videos from some far away land, and now I got the chance to get right in the thick of things.


Kolkata: A Glimpse Into India

By On June 14, 2015
It was my first time traveling to India. The first stop of my month long trip around India is Kolkata. I didn't know what to expect aside from the stereotypes about India I've heard from friends. I kept an open mind on what to expect as the hours of my flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kolkata wilted away as the plane made its final descent.


Itinerary & Expenses for Vietnam Trip

By On June 10, 2015
During my second trip to Vietnam, I stayed for approximately 3 weeks. I traveled from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue, then back. It was a fun trip and I managed to stay within my budget.


The Kitschiness of Da Lat

By On June 05, 2015
Da Lat was the last stop I visited during my three weeks adventure in Vietnam. The cool weather was refreshing; it was definitely different compared to the usual hot, humid, and rainy weather I experienced in the country.



The Majestic Pongour Falls

By On June 01, 2015
I was in Da Lat during my last few days in Vietnam. I was looking for something to do other than go canyoning because it was quite expensive and I was at the tail-end of my budget. A friend who has been to Da Lat told me about Pongour Falls. After seeing some pictures, I decided to head to see the waterfalls.


Getting Off the Map: Journey to Batad

By On May 25, 2015
I joined Barefoot Travels as they embarked on a journey to Batad, home to the amphitheater-like rice terraces included on UNESCO's heritage list.



The Forbidden City of Hue

By On May 23, 2015
Towards the last leg of my trip around Vietnam, I visited Hue, Vietnam's ancient capital. I did not know what to expect during my trip, but I kept an open mind to absorb as much as I can. Hue was the former capital, cultural, and religious center of Vietnam during its heyday.


The Royal Tombs of Hue

By On May 16, 2015
I visited some of the royal tombs of the former emperors of Vietnam during my stay in Hue. Going to the ancient tombs of the former emperors gave me insight into their personalities.


Lakbay Norte: Journey to Ilocos from South to North

By On May 12, 2015
Ilocos has several noteworthy destinations that has made it a popular tourist spot for Filipinos. The region has a UNESCO Heritage Town, white sand beaches, historical structures, delicious food, and unique landscapes that attract different kinds of travelers.


The Fallen Ruins of My Son

By On May 10, 2015
I am a sucker for anything that's old, in a ruinous state, and is hundreds of years old. So when I discovered that My Son has temple ruins, I decided to include it in my itinerary during my trip to Central Vietnam.


Art & Science Collide: A Visit to the Art Science Museum Singapore

By On May 07, 2015
I admit that I have only been to very few art exhibits but when I returned to Singapore I couldn't pass up going to the Art Science Museum for their Da Vinci exhibit.


Marinduque Chronicles: Poctoy White Beach

By On May 04, 2015
Like many islands in the Philippines, Marinduque has its own white beach. I managed to visit this beautiful place during my trip to the island province.


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