New York is home to some of the grandest skyscrapers, the most famous parks and the busiest streets in the world. I have been traveling to the US for workshops and meetings and all but I never had a chance to do any side trip until this year. It was a quick weekend getaway so I did the “checklist-bilis-kind-of-trip” versus the “chill-ka-lang-besh” na I’m trying to do in my trips these days. Anyways, more reason to go back but for now, let me share some photos I took in my solo travel in the city that never sleeps.
I’ve watched Hello Love Goodbye in theaters and I got reminded to post my last trip in Hongkong.
My trip last November was memorable because it was my first trip abroad with my mother and sister. My nanay is the type who wouldn’t want to stay at home but since she can’t afford to travel, she’s always jealous of me traveling even if it’s for work. Continue reading
Everyone loves good food and good coffee. Yes! And yes, we do love to scout for yummy food and cozy nice places whenever we travel to places. It just kind of makes the entire experience complete on top of just sight-seeing. 🙂
If you only have half a day in Montreal, I think a walking tour to the city’s old downtown is more than good enough use of time. Old Montreal is a historic neighbourhood but more importantly for me, a long street of restaurants (fooooood) and shops!
To other people, Quebec might just be another city to tick off their travel bucket list. For K-drama fans like me, it is one of those dream-come-true destinations.
Our Day 7 was the most tiring, heart pumping day for me — mostly because of all the walking and because we were high up most of the time – overlooking the city from either a tall building or from a ferris wheel — x2!!!
We bought the Osaka Amazing Day Pass. for the city tour . It was totally worth it! If we compute all the train rides we had for the day and the entrance fees altogether we did save a lot. ❤ ❤ ❤
I have been a huge fan of Japanese anime ever since I was a kid but I come to really love Japan from our high school history class. And though just thinking of going to this country seemed too farfetched for me that time, I did tell myself that if I’m lucky enough, I should not miss to visit the Horyugi (Horyu-ji) – the oldest wooden temple in the world, coz it was the only temple I memorized from all the historic sites we’ve studied, hehehe!
Thanks to seat sale, we found a cheap 2-way ticket to Kansai for a late November trip and was able to include Nara (where Horyu-ji is located) in our itinerary – I was happy!
Universal Studios, particularly the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was probably my most anticipated part of our Osaka leg. I’m not that great of a fan of Harry Potter but I am still amazed by all of it – the novels, the movies, the characters and the magical brooms (fitting my manananggal reputation at the office, hehehe)…and seeing it recreated in real life is still dreamy! …though minus the actual Harry Potter. ^_^
Our last day in Kyoto was a bright sunny day, perfect for our Arashiyama trip. It was probably the least stressful, most chillax day we had despite the long walk – pretty much because we didn’t have time pressure. It’s day 4 of our Osaka-Kyoto and I was on tipid-mode already coz I want to still eat some good food (less shopping)…so we had to be choiceful of the tours we take and the temples we go to.
Our day 3 can be summarized in a little less than 30,000 steps…in short, jam-packed! It was also the day when my travel friends got to meet my office friends who were on a different travel group then. Hello, Jekert.com ! ^_^
Finally were able to see the Fushimi Inari shrine, went inside the Kiyomezudera, strolled at the famous Philosopher’s path, went to Nanzenji and Eikando Temple.