A NatGeo-nicked photo. I imagine myself in the guy's place. Big smile xx

Preparing for Beijing

A part of me is whispering to put this post on hold until I’m granted the Chinese tourist visa, which in fact I hadn’t accomplished yet. But I am so looking forward for my holiday and I am too amped up not to put my feelings into writing it might burst. At the same time,…

Can you tell what this is?

Spelunking: My first and definitely not my last

Our subsequent itinerary led us to the laid-back and tranquil town of Sagada in the Mountain Province that has wetted the appetites of many for its interesting ethnic practices of hanging coffins in a valley or burying their dead on a cave, its majestic and stunning sunrises, and its offers for adrenaline-booster cave explorations, among…

Look, we got ourselves some good souvenirs ha ha

How did I feel seeing the Eiffel?

France is almost all the world’s most loved nation, although quite frankly, my affection towards this beautiful country developed in a much later time (only when I left overseas) and hadn’t really put much attention to it (and everything about it) beforehand. Perhaps, because Philippines is pretty much highly Americanized, from TV shows, movies, music…

The glory and grandeur that was Angkor :-)

Where there is serenity and peace, there is healing

I have to admit, it was the loneliest I’ve ever been after that tragic encounter. I am not talking about my experience in Angkor Wat. I am but describing my emotions at the time when my then boyfriend decided to tread on a different path. It was too unprecedented that family and friends mourned for…

The Cambodian tuk-tuk that's been waiting for us.

Broken-hearted in Siem Reap

Oh how could I ever forget the memorable Siem Reap – my place of refuge when I was in the state of personal calamity? As they say, don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.  I should have listened. Looking back, I thought everything in my life was it. My then boyfriend and I (along with…

Because we have a great Creator.

The art of hitchhiking and the wonder it brings

I got up that morning not really knowing how exactly we could reach there. One thing I fervently prayed for the night before was for us to get a nice and easy hitchhiking opportunity the minute we hit the road. I felt a bit emotional leaving the friendly town of Dilijan (which I hastily misjudged…

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Icing on the Cake: Slice 2

Here’s the second installment of my random stories of remarkable people and events that I’m so much glad had transpired during my visit to Egypt early last December. If in the first installment you were the lucky recipients of the sweet kiss from the Great Sphinx, this time I’m going to be rewarding you with…