When I decided to embark on what I believed was going to be a new adventure, I thought I would have the journey of a lifetime. To be frank, I somehow did. Part of it was a series of pathetic sobbing to the point of choking under the covers, but the other part was also a trip worthy of being labeled as cathartic ; it seemed to have opened so many things for me that despite of it being such a challenging way to live, I am still considering to go back. Continue reading
From the great bald eagles to the towering glaciers, everything in Alaska is big. If you don’t believe me, google an aerial photo of Southeast Alaska, the state’s panhandle– Alaska is synonymous to immense. Its cities are located in the heart of the dense Tongass National Forest, the largest old-growth temperate forest in the world; 6.8 million hectares of cedar, spruce and hemlock trees and many other flora, home to thousands of endemic and migratory fauna. Alaska is a haven for the nature lover. Continue reading
“Joan! Did you see the sunset?!” Ari yelled from the other side of the galley.
“Huh?” I asked confused, as I started picking up the entree plates from the Chef’s counter, “What sunset?”
“Look outside!” Continue reading
What could possibly be one of the coolest things you could tick off your bucket list? Why, conquering an active volcano of course. It was in March, summer was on its way. Our outdoor group planned a week-long holiday in the coastal Bicol. Our mountain destination? Bulusan Volcano. Continue reading
Several months ago, I decided to take a little trip to Quiapo to see the Minor Basilica of San Sebastian, the only neo-gothic steel church in Asia.
After our little pictorial in the Butterfly Sanctuary, my mom and I found ourselves coming out to a beautiful park. With its impressive pine forests, Camp John Hay is one of Baguio‘s favorite attractions. The fragrant air was refreshing; an occasional cold wind would breeze in but the rest of the afternoon’s weather was nothing but pleasant. Continue reading
The plan was to spend 4 days in Hong Kong with my friends and our parents. We had arranged everything in advance; tickets were bought 6 months early and we had made reservations at an inn in the heart of Kowloon. I was ecstatic! So imagine my disappointment when we entered the airport and the agent told my mother that her passport was already expired.
I was wearing my favorite travel pants, my bag was heavy on my back and it took my mom 8 hours to get to Manila– I was not going to let the weekend go to waste! Continue reading