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Around the World in One Day |Balesin Photo Diary

January 25, 2019

Balesin is approximately a 25-minute plane ride from Manila, yet is a world completely unto itself. Balesin Island Club is a members-only island resort located just 60 nautical miles east of Metro Manila. Unless you’re a member there is absolutely no way you can enter the island (unless you know someone who is a member then you can come in as a “guest”). Check out the photos of the themed villas below! Bali Phuket Mykonos St. Tropez Costa del…

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Casa Santa Museum | Christmas in Antipolo (Part II)

December 23, 2018

It’s Christmas all year round! I wanted to maximise my visit to Antipolo, and since it’s the Christmas season, I decided to visit the famous Casa Santa Museum. I’ve heard so much about this museum and I can’t believe it took me this long before I went to have a look! Originally, Casa Santa was a family rest house, and in 1995, it was converted into a Santa Claus museum. The exterior of the museum looks like a hybrid of…

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Yellow Lantern Cafe | Christmas in Antipolo (Part I)

December 22, 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yes, folks – my favourite season of the year is here! Christmas is just two days away and of course, the perfect time to try a new restaurant. This year, I’ve definitely become more adventurous with trying out “new” restaurants, and I’ve come to realise that Antipolo has one of the BEST hidden restaurants around the Metro. Yellow Lantern Cafe is my newest discovery (and probably my last for the year 2018).…

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Walking Around Washington DC | 5 Must-See Sites

December 5, 2018

Supreme Court Why it’s worth the visit: Although tourists can’t enter the Supreme Court and just roam around to take photos I do think it’s still worth a visit even if it’s just from the outside. The property itself is AMAZING. The exterior is made mostly from marble, and the columns crafted from Italy’s premium ivory buff and golden marble. Lincoln Memorial Why it’s worth the visit: This is definitely one of my favourite spots during my stroll around Washington…

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Within the Walled City | Intramuros

November 21, 2018

Intramuros, also known as the “Walled City” is tucked within the modern city of Manila. You would not believe such a place exists in the midst of a contemporary city. Intramuros is very rich in history, and I would actually suggest to hire a local tour guide who is knowledgable of the site to get full understanding and appreciation. In a gist: it was built by the Spaniards, led by Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, in 1571 to serve as the religious,…

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Rustic Mornings by Isabelo

November 14, 2018

I’ve always been on the lookout for “hipster” restaurants — somewhere unique, somewhere food is great, and somewhere I could take lots of photos. There aren’t a lot of these restaurants in Manila that fit the criteria I mentioned, so I was very excited when I heard about Rustic Mornings by Isabelo. The restaurant is located (or should I say hidden!) in Marikina. Quite an odd place to find such a great restaurant to be honest since it’s the only…

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How I Found Love While Traveling

May 2, 2018

If you’ve fallen in love before, you would probably agree that it’s one of the best feelings in the world. It’s like you’re on a permanent high and you’re spreading positivity because you’re overflowing with so much love. And I’m proud to say that: Yes, I have fallen in love before while I was traveling. “Travel brings power and love back into your life” – Rumi For quite some time, I’ve felt so uninspired and “dead inside” — basically I…

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The Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi

April 24, 2018

Located amidst breathtaking scenery in central Greece is the Sanctuary of Apollo at ancient Delphi. It is the home to the famous Oracle of Delphi, and was considered to be the holiest site in Ancient Greece. It was also believed to be the center of the world; according to the Greek mythology, Zeus released two eagles from opposite ends of the earth and they met in the sky above Delphi. Impaling one another with their beaks, they fell to the…

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Wanderlust | Why You Should Travel The World

April 22, 2018

I have been very fortunate to travel extensively since I was a young girl. My mom and I share the love and eagerness to explore the word, and I’m very lucky she’s been my travel buddy for 25 years now! Together, we’ve visited most of Asia, east and west coast of the United States, South Africa, Russia, Greece, and a lot more. I even lived in Taiwan alone for more than 2 months in total a few years back. If it…

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The Best of Greece in 7 Days | Sample Itinerary with Pictures

April 2, 2018

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ATHENS, GREECE (NIGHT FLIGHT) DAY 2: ATHENS – DELPHI 8:00AM, leave for Delphi via Thebes, Levadia and the picturesque village of Arachova, on the slopes of Mt. Parnassus 12:30PM, arrive in Delphi, visit the Archaeological site and the Museum. See the ruins of the Sanctuary of Apollo Pythios, the Treasury of the Athenians. 2:30PM, late lunch at a local restaurant. 3:15PM, begin the drive to Meteora. DAY 3: KALAMBAKA (METEORA) – ATHENS  9:00AM, visit Meteora with its…

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