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Xiamen: A Family Holiday

Xiamen China is a major coastal city in Fujian Province. It’s also the ancestral home of many overseas Chinese scattered around Southeast Asia. If you haven’t already guessed where I’m going with this, my parents’ are from here (Fujian). My dad actually went to school in Xiamen City, so this is sort of a homecoming for him. He hasn’t been back there for over 30 years though, and with the mega urbanization that went on in mainland China in the recent years, he’s as much of a tourist as we are.

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Fairytale Town of Sintra

Located just a stone’s throw away from Lisbon is the quaint little town of Sintra. In my opinion, this is one of the best places to go outside of Lisbon if you are interested in Romantic Architecture of the 19th Century, or simply because you are after a day trip from Lisbon to escape the modern city.

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Britain Got Beaches: Brighton & Portobello

There is a reason why I’m writing about beaches in UK. Actually I have a few reasons, here they are: It’s officially summer. I don’t know what made it official really, but I’ve been hearing it since a few days ago. Summer and beaches are synonymous to me.

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Salvador de Bahia Carnival

The Salvador Bahia carnival lasts 6 days and has the unique arrangement where the participants are identified through wearing abadas, whose purchase gives the wearer the privilege of accompanying a bloco during the carnival, or as a ticket to the vip lounges known as camarotes, where celebrities perform, food & drinks are served and more.

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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...

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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...

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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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Travel Stories

Diving Sumilon: An Odyssey

Sumilon Island is actually part of Cebu but is nearer to Dumaguete City. It is known for its crystal blue water and amazing visibility and of course, its marine sanctuary adopted by the Siliman University in Dumaguete. Sharks (whale sharks and hammer head) are...

Dive Apo Island

Apo Island needs no further introduction for scuba divers as it is one of the top dive sites in the Philippines. It has amazing clear water, healthy coral reef, and well preserved marine sanctuary. Fully geared and underwater camera ready, I was more than eager to...

Dive Dumaguete (DuCoMi Pier)

Dumaguete City is a charming town in Negros Oriental with friendly people and chillax lifestyle. It's one of the most popular travel destination in the Philippines, not only for foreigners but locals as well. I may be biased but I think the most obvious reason is its...

Diving Verde Island

It's the peak of summer yet the sun constantly take backseat from the frequent rain. Luckily, last weekend, after a week long of rain in the city, sunshine was full blast when we arrived Puerto Galera Saturday morning. The star attraction of this dive trip is Verde...

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