I had a grueling week and wanted to get out of Manila for the weekend for some rest and relaxation but just did not have enough … Continue reading Weekend Staycation at Marco Polo Ortigas: A Hotel Review
May 2016, Baguio City This summer has been so hot in Manila that no one can blame me if I got on a Victory Liner bus on a whim and headed north to Baguio where temperature goes down to 17 … Continue reading Drink Traditional Hot Chocolate at Choco-Late de Batirol
(Somewhere along the Pasuquin Highway, Ilocos Norte.) This is not my first time in Ilocos Norte but each time I visit, there is always something new to discover. While my first visit two years ago was focused on sight-seeing and … Continue reading Buy and Patronize Ilocos Local Products!
It is already 5:30 in the morning and I mustn’t be late. The summer sun is already high and bright in the sky but I still … Continue reading Seize the Freshest Catch of the Day in Currimao, Ilocos Norte!
Montalcino, Province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy June 2015 After an eventful sight-seeing in Montepulciano checking out the location where portions of The Twilight Saga: New Moon was filmed as well as the eerie Etruscan tombs buried under a historical … Continue reading Montalcino in a Barrel
Today is another exciting day. We are off to Montepulciano, where scenes of Twilight Saga (New Moon) was filmed. We almost missed our ride at the meeting … Continue reading Montepulciano, Italy: The Twilight Saga: New Moon & Etruscan Tomb Destination
What is “Brunch”? It is a deliciously coined word for breakfast and lunch rolled into one. It is perfect for people like me who doesn’t like to eat too early nor have the time to prepare breakfast and who can’t … Continue reading Brunch at Wildflour, Toby’s Estate & La Creperie
Chianti, Tuscany Region, Italy . June 2015 Today we are scheduled for a private wine tasting tour in Chianti, Tuscany. We booked this wine-tasting tour online while … Continue reading Wine-Tasting in Fattoria Il Palagio, Chianti, Italy
Province of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy, June 2015. Leaving San Gimignano behind, we were off to our last and final destination of the day, the capital city of Pisa in Pisa Province. Located in the central-western part of Tuscany, straddling the … Continue reading Leaning Which Way in Pisa
Province of Siena, Tuscany, Italy. June 2015 After exploring Siena, we boarded our bus and continued our journey to our next destination, the old Etruscan town … Continue reading San Gimignano: A Hilltop Medieval Gem
Today we are heading to the ‘reddish’ City of Siena, a medieval city located about 60km south of Florence where we are based for a few days while checking out the beautiful Tuscan countryside. While we could have chosen to … Continue reading Siena: An Enchanting Red City
I have never heard of this bejewelled place before until early last year when I was planning my visit to Italy. I’m referring to Cinque Terre as bejeweled because it is just that… jeweled colorful towns clustered on the cliffs … Continue reading Discovering Bejeweled Cinque Terre