Tag Archives: travel

Prints on the Rocks – Bahamas

12 Sep

I can not believe another week has flown by. I really have no idea where time is going! At least it will be the weekend soon which means I could get use out of this lovely Kate Spade hat while tanning in the next couple days.

This was my first floppy hat purchase and I am glad I got it. It is the perfect size and color for any occasion. Luckily, I got the hat on sale! Kate Spade usually has great deals on their sporadic sales. I was glad I got a hold of this one.

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This tunic of mine is so colorful and perfect for summertime. Even though summer has come to an end, it was a great top for the Bahamas.

Climbing these rocks were annoying but it had to be done to get a great picture, obviously! It was a gorgeous day out as well which made it even better to have a mini photo shoot ;)

Unfortunately, my pink hat is no longer available but here is one in black that’s similar. Y’all probably think I’m crazy or something for literally wearing my jacks everywhere I go but they are one of my favorite pairs of sandals so I can not get enough of them!!

Kate Spade Hat (similar) / Lilly Pulitzer Tunic (shop here for similar) / Jack Rogers 

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Looking fantastic! :)

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On the beach in Corfu, Greece

9 Sep

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Nice shot! :)

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Parasailing – Boracay, Philippines

7 Sep

We arrived in Boracay at around 11 am. After checking in and having lunch, we immediately changed to our beach clothes and headed to our first adventure – parasailing!

We were actually lucky to have someone to guide us to sign up for cheaper adventure fees. We got package deals and such. We rode on a speedboat from the shore to the station in the middle of the sea. Okay, so our first adventure was actually riding the speedboat. Parasailing came in next. Lol!

Being suspended high up in the air, you get to appreciate God’s majesty and creation in a different perspective. The multihued seas, the refreshing green mountains, and the blindingly yet beautifully white sands were perfect in aerial view. And the wind, the wind that can sway us from left to right. I cannot understand how this was only a minute portion of the world when it was actually very wide. Everything is just beyond comprehension.

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Fantastic shot!

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Travel – Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam

5 Sep

Hanoi: pretty, charming, slightly communist, dusty, reminiscent, historical, bustling, small, growing. Thought I’d share a few thoughts and tips for anyone thinking of doing this trip.

When I went December 2013/January 2014

When to go I’m not sure if I would advise travelers to come to Northern Vietnam during winter season. Although what the Northern Vietnamese would call ‘winter’ is quite mild in comparison to other places (like, say, Beijing), the cold can be a inhibiting especially if you’re planning to do the Halong Bay and Sapa side trips.

For the first time in 50 years, in fact, it snowed in Vietnam (northwest region), which stopped us from doing the Sapa tour. I read that it can be quite miserable in the area during winter – you will barely see anything because of the fog/mist, and heating is inadequate; luxury accommodations are supposedly unheard of, so you won’t have the comforts of a warm and cozy place. Well, that decided it for me. For us (my family and I), actually. No way were we venturing into snow flurries – I had left Hong Kong for Southeast Asia to escape the cold, and here I was…

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on our Halong Bay cruise

In Halong Bay, meanwhile, you won’t be able to swim, sunbathe, or whatnot at wintertime. I can imagine what it would be like during the summer (the full moon parties of Koh Phangan in Thailand come to mind) – but then again, we were on a family trip, so we were fine without. Also, the waters of Halong Bay were much too murky for me to even want to dip into anyway… (I’m from the Philippines, so I’m spoiled as hell when it comes to beaches and sea water).

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this was where I was a few days before flying to Hanoi. Home, in Camiguin Philippines

Excellent report! :)

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Geneva Waterjet – Geneva, Switzerland

4 Sep
Photo taken in Geneva Switzerland at Bains des Pâquis with in the background

the Geneva Waterjet!

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Cool shot! :)

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Street Food – Saigon, Vietnam

4 Sep

Saigon through my taste buds (part 3)

Literally sidewalk cafe. 

Nothing is like sipping Nau Da Coffee (a type of Vietnamese coffee with black coffee and condensed milk) with sunshine sneaking through the green foliage above. Besides me are people sitting on the sidewalk with nothing but  pieces of used newspaper underneath, chatting away while snacking on some of Saigon’s most common street food: sour mangos mixed with spices, peanuts and the like. The merry sound of birds chirping mingles with sounds of people passing on the busy streets – this place is like a peaceful haven in the chaotic Saigon.

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A street vendor preparing sour mangos. 

Sour mangos, peanuts, and sesame crackers are not the only delicacies to be found here on the sidewalk. Here boasts a variety of Saigon specialties: mixed Banh Trang (a type of rice noodles), Banh It, and Meat Ho Lo (like sausage, only better) – Saigon takeaway food.

Mixed Banh Trang – Vietnamese super-fast food, served in plastic bags and eaten with disposable chopsticks. 

Basically rice noodles combined with mangos, herbs, chillies, and other spices, mixed Banh Trang is not at all impressive or too complex a dish. But the ingredients with their distinct textures and flavors are so precisely balanced (okay, NOT too precise) and so well combined that it will make you hungry for more. Simply delicious.

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Really nice imagery! :)

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A Day at the Beach – The Hague, Netherlands

3 Sep

Hi everyone!

I can’t even imagine the last time I wrote a post, which could also say something about me on the other hand. But it, in any case, definitely means that the last time I wrote was too long ago. During the first part of my neglect, I was busy studying for my final exams, making the exams and working. (I passed all of them, so it was worth it for that matter) But after a while a got used to being neglecting and forgot to stick to my challenges and writing posts.
But now that I’m having vacation and got a new camera, there is no excuse to ignore my challenges any longer.
Especially my new camera is a big plus, it’s a true beauty which makes proper pictures, meaning I don’t have to rely on my crappy phone 24/7 anymore, yay!

During my trip to The Hague and Scheveningen yesterday I found the first opportunity to use my new baby, followed by this brand new booming post.
Yesterday my friends and I planned a trip to The Hague and the beach, since the weather is, once again, pretty good this summer and it was one of our last days of free travelling this semester.

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I wore a long jeans, only to change into my shorts the minute we’ve arrived in The Hague, a white top which I’ve borrowed from my mom and my light blue Zara jacket. I’m quite flabbergasted by the fact that I was wearing something from my mom, not what I’d expect to happen 10 years ago, but I must say, I’m quite happy with this pick.

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Fantastic shots! :)

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Wedding – Sayulita, Mexico

2 Sep

Wedding day.  Bare feet in a circle on the Mexican Beach.  We actually got naked!  Here’s the story: http://wp.me/p1M11-gN   We also did some of the other perhaps untraditional and surprising things on that day–which all added up to bliss.  http://wp.me/p1M11-eq

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Must have been awesome! :)

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Peaceful – Hoi An, Vietnam

29 Aug

During this voyage I realized that traveling alone is the biggest experiment I can conduct on myself. I say that because since I am the only person making decisions in new places, I can see the immediate results of my decisions and how exactly I react to new environments. I know I can see how decisions and environment affect me at home, but not quite as explicit as when I am this isolated and controlled subject. I can trace exactly how I met a person and what I did that lead to my circumstance right now.

When traveling alone, I’m an isolated variable and my new contexts are new experiments.

Hoi An is a beautiful port city with buildings painted with bright colors like yellow and turquoise, once colonized by the Chinese for its premium location in Southeast Asia. In Vietnamese, this dreamy city’s name means ‘peaceful gathering’ and when I was here, the open spaces and clear air refreshed my mind that I almost forgot about all the busy ruckus left behind in Hanoi.

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Nice shots! :)

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Villa Anna – Victoria, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

29 Aug

After our most treasured Puerto Galera trip, my friend who is a local in Oriental Mindoro invited us over for a few more days of fun.

My good friend is from Victoria, Oriental Mindoro. We stayed the night at their abode then come morning they invited us over Villa Anna Paradise Resort and Farm.

It was such a peaceful and beautiful place. In here, you have all the time to spend with nature. If you are the type of person who likes the green green grass, tall trees, fresh air, chirping of birds amongst other things, this is the place for you. I must say this will be serenity with mother nature at its finest.

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Nice shots! :)

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Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon, Arizona

26 Aug

Here are my sandy and slightly dirty feet dangling over the edge at Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon AZ, USA. A fantastic place!

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Great shot! :)

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Aerial Arts – Koh Phagnan, Thailand

18 Aug

I’ve been home for about 2 months now, and I’m starting to really get back into serious aerial arts training and classes at Clubmynx here in Saskatoon. I just wrote a blog post for them about getting back into the swing of things without injuring myself and balancing my expectations, reality, and enthusiasm in coming back.

Check out my post here all about what I think I did that helped me come back to my fitness regime safely!

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A little beach poling in Koh Phagnan, Thailand back in Februrary.

Looks like fun! :)

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Striding Edge – Lake District, Northern England

15 Aug

After climbing Striding Edge in the Lake District, I cooled my feet in an enticing stream.  

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Must have felt good! :)

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Monkey Temple – Kathmandu, Nepal

14 Aug

I was so enamored with the Monkey Temple that returned to it a second time during my trip to Kathmandu. Instead of a car, I made a long walk to the temple and again climbed the 365 steps. I hoped to again be there for a ceremony and feel the mystical aura with the music and chanting. Unfortunately, that was not to be the case. The temple where the ceremony was originally held was almost empty except for one monk and a man and women in meditation. It was dark inside, too dark to use my zoom lenses so I popped the 85mm F1.8 lens onto my camera and snapped pictures of whatever fit into the frame. The foot of the woman in meditation happened to be an image I captured.

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As still as a statue! :)

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Crowded – Hanoi, Vietnam

11 Aug

Day 191/365, f/3.2, 1/160s, ISO 400, 35mm

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Excellent shot! :)

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