As someone who loves to travel (but does not really have that much resources to spare, i.e. money), I always try to look for discounted/free stuff when traveling. Yes, I do love piso fares and all that. So when we had a chance to travel to the US for work, we did some research on cheap travel routes and stopovers we can afford. My workmates found that Turkish Air offered the lowest fare that time and luck enough, we found out that they offered free tours to Istanbul!
Our trip to Germany was just a weekend stopover after our business trip in Switzerland and yet it was more than what I have expected. We have a friend who offered her home in Erlangen for us to stay overnight and were very happy to accept of course, because we also have to save since all expenses related to this side trip will be our personal expense already. =)
Mararison (or Malalison) Island is Antique province’s little Boracay with its fine white beach and beautiful sandbar. It is one of the 44 barangays in the Municipality of Culasi, Antique, along with the other 2 islands – Maningning and Batbatan.
I’ve always dreamed of going to Europe ever since I was a kid. Back then, it was mainly because of chocolates, not of the culture and its beautiful architecture – just chocolates. You see, I grew up receiving all sort of freebies from a lot of relatives from abroad and I thought that Europe is a land of chocolates, corned beef and lotion, so yes that explains it. =)
Until now, that dream did not change even though the reason did – it’s not just the chocolates anymore but because of the grand architectures, the art and culture (chika lang), and the beautiful people, you know what I mean (like why are they so gorgeous and everyone looks like a model, and here I am so…small, or something like that)
I fell in love with Eibsee the first time I saw a post by a friend’s friend (who also became my friend in this trip) on instagram.
I was blessed with a bright and sunny day on my last day in Toronto. Now that i think about it, everyone in the city might have prayed for it as it was St. Patrick’s day celebration that Sunday. The actual St. Patrick’s day was on Friday where people in the office wore greens and hats…cool stuff! ^_^
Canada is the place to be! That’s what i would always hear at least for most people I know who want to migrate. Honestly, it was not really one of my bucket lists for places I want to travel to (until I saw Quebec in the K-Drama Goblin). And then I had a chance to travel to Toronto for work and it changed everything. This country is not short of AMAZING – with all its (promise-not-boring-in-fact-amazing) brick structures, multi-cultural people, and very nice weather…though there were days I was really freezing as it was still winter.
My friend made it the next day which made my whole Taipei adventure pretty much complete. But since she’s a day late, she had to catch up and I played tour guide for the Jiufen/Pingxi District route which I already did the day before. Nevertheless, we decided to stick with the “chill lang” kind of itinerary while still being able to make the most out of the remaining two days.
Following my last post in Shifen last February, here’s more to my (mis)adventures in Taipei after I left my friend at the airport that day.
Sabi nga ni Coco Martin – ang Batanes, ini-experience, hindi gino-google. True enough, the google pictures cannot even justify the beauty this place has to offer. I am a proud Pinoy to having been able to experience Batanes, with all its uber-breathtaking-sucking-all-your-energy-sa-kagandahan na views of hills, mountaintops, cliffs and rocky shorelines.