Year: 2012

Backpack Flags

In the beginning of my trip, a friend gave me a backpack flag of Israel. Since it was the first country, it seemed like a cool idea to fill my bag with flags as I go along. But it turned out backpack flags isn’t as popular as fridge magnets, postcards or mugs as travel souvenirs. In fact, I forgot all about this plan of collecting flags. I don’t think I encountered them at all in Europe.

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What to do in Brussels?

Brussels is considered as the heart of Europe because all major EU offices reside in its European Quarter, but Brussels maintain its distinct Belgian attitude. Nestled between the Netherlands and France, there’s plenty to love visiting the city in a short amount of time. Here’s a quick walk on what to do in Brussels. How to Get to Brussels? Brussels is served by its international airport, but with its proximity to larger hubs like London (3 hours), Paris (2 hours), and Amsterdam (3 hours), it’s very easy to drop by the Belgian capital on a weekend trip. What to do...

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Amnesia: To Party in Ibiza

I was supposed to fly to Palermo after Rome to meet with Michele, an Italian friend who lived in the Philippines. But 5 days before, he wrote that he’s been invited by his friend to party in Ibiza. He wanted to see me he said, but also wants to party to Ibiza. I’m invited to come along if I want to.   I know of Ibiza– a tiny island off the coast of Spain.  It’s known for being an island paradise because of the beaches but more famous for the legendary summer parties. I never thought of going there before, but...

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A Whale Tale in Seattle – San Juan Islands Whale Watching

The San Juan Islands are world-famous for the native and migratory pods of Orca whales that feed and play in the island waters, making regular appearances and delighting boaters all summer long. The islands are also home to the humpback and minke whales, a variety of other wildlife such as bald eagles, Dall’s porpoises, sea otters and more.

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Pub Crawl Manila

Manila Pub Crawl is a bar-hopping tour that is designed for participants to meet each other and make new friends while exploring the best night-life of the city. For locals, it is a great way to expand their network and meet people from different cultures and nationalities. For tourists, it is the best way to get to know the night life and meet locals.

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Travel Massive Manila

Travel Massive, if you haven’t heard, is a global initiative organized to connect people in the travel industry locally, bringing together travel bloggers, travel brands, travel startups, and various travel professionals. No worries I haven’t heard of it until I was invited to share my story on this event.

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Columbia Eco Trail Run 2012

When I first saw the poster for Columbia Eco Trail Run Pinatubo 2012, I signed up immediately for 2 reasons: (1) I’ve not done any outdoor activities since I’ve been back from my round the world trip, and (2) I’ve never been to Pinatubo before.

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Top 5 Attractions in Quito, Ecuador

San Francisco de Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, is the very first World Heritage site declared by UNESCO (1978). Quito, its popular nickname, is basically made up of 2 parts, the old town and the new town. Here are the distinctions and what you can do when you’re in Quito.

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The lass who wanders

I travel the world on a quest to live a life not ordinary. My life is extraordinary that I have seen more of the world than a normal person would in a lifetime. I am grateful and hope that I inspire you to do what you love most


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