Alexandra Stoddard once said, “When you leave a beautiful place, you carry it with you wherever you go”. That is exactly what happened to me with Panglao, an island in the north Bohol Sea. Read more
Unbeatable travel deals are definitely one of the many perks of living in South East Asia. This is undoubtedly a welcomed blessing for a spirit consumed with wanderlust, such as my own.
My decision to travel to Bangkok alone was a spur of the moment decision. I booked my ticket and hotel stay in a heartbeat without a properly thought out itinerary. I had mixed feelings of excitement and nervousness as departure date loomed. While I was excited about a getaway, I also dreaded the idea of travelling alone in Bangkok. Although I have been to Bangkok before, the city can be overwhelming without carefully laid plans. Read more
I’m lucky to be part of a group called “Halo Halo”, a community of women in Metro Manila who hike together. We’re not actually exclusive—the group also invite men to join us in our hikes—but we’re made up of mostly women from different corners of the world and of varying ages and backgrounds. Once in a while, we get together and discover local trails. We take these organized hiking trips as a great opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila, connect, network, and share our different experiences while living here in the Philippines.
Dear Mila, If you get a chance to read this, THANK YOU for being the force behind “Halo Halo”, organizing these hikes and helping us discover the Philippines one mountain at a time.
Last week, we went to Mount Paliparan, located at Barangay Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal. We left Metro Manila at 5:30 a.m. and arrived at the trailhead just a few minutes shy of 7:00 a.m. There, we registered ourselves at the Barangay Hall, had a short briefing on what to expect, then set off with our assigned guides. Read more
Took these photos on our last day in La Maddalena, Sardinia. The weather was cloudy and somber, as if the island was just as sad to bid us goodbye.
The La Maddalena archipelago is a group of over 60 islands and islets in the northeastern part of Sardinia off the Costa Smeralda. It is well known for its picturesque landscapes, turquoise lagoons, and spectacular beaches. Read more
The last time we visited La Maddalena was in 2011. My now husband and I were newly engaged then, and honestly, we were too in love and too busy staring into each other’s eyes to notice the beauty of the place. Read more
Our house in Italy is tucked in the woods of I Pianacci hills in Uzzano.
We just came back from the archipelago of La Maddalena in Sardinia. It was one week of sunshine and everything nice. No wonder it is called the Maldives of Italy. Read more
Every Saturday from 6am to around 1pm what is usually a parking space during the week is transformed into a Market. Salcedo Saturday Market offers its visitors fresh, locally-sourced fruits and vegetables and ready-to-eat food,so If you want to try some Pinoy streetfood, this is where to go. Read more
Prior to visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery, the only elephant my son has ever seen since he was born was Dumbo from his favorite American animated film. The night before our visit, we talked about baby elephants and he was super excited and couldn’t stop asking questions.When the big day finally arrived, I ended up just as excited as he was because I couldn’t wait to see his reaction. When the baby elephants started trotting in, I saw his eyes light up in awe and his heart melt. I felt like I had just hit a jackpot! Visiting the elephant sanctuary with him was a great idea! Read more