Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Miyajima & Beppu (October 2018)

You know what they say (at least in the Philippines), let destiny (a.k.a. Cebu Pacific’s seat sale) take you there! And so, here we decided to go, despite being constantly told that there’s nothing much to do in this part of the country. But oh, come on! The enjoyment of a trip has nothing to do with the destination–one’s experience of a place is always … Continue reading Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Miyajima & Beppu (October 2018)

Baguio City (January 2018)

It’s been years since I’ve last been to the mountain city, but I recalled a few fond memories: walking down Session Road and seeing the swan boats in Burnham Park once again, and paired them with treasured new ones such as the fascination in shopping at the public market, happy coffee-shop hopping, and discovery of Filipino literature at Mt. Cloud bookshop. Baguio Public Market Patch … Continue reading Baguio City (January 2018)

Western Canada Pt. 4: Jasper (September 2017)

Part 4 out of 6.  Read about the rest of my Canada trip HERE.  WINTER VILLAGE     COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS I’m glad we decided to skip the super-touristy Glacier Walk as strolling along the icefields was much more of an experience. It was like walking in a painting, an aesthetic delight from every angle, where people appeared in tiny colored blots against gigantic strokes of grey and … Continue reading Western Canada Pt. 4: Jasper (September 2017)

Western Canada Pt. 3: Banff (September 2017)

Part 3 out of 6.  Read about the rest of my Canada trip HERE.  DAY 1 TAKKAKAW FALLS At 302 meters from the base, this figure of beauty is one of the tallest waterfalls in Canada. I’m glad we were still able to visit the site given its seasonal visibility. As I jumped down the bus, I immediately awed over the chunks of white on the … Continue reading Western Canada Pt. 3: Banff (September 2017)

Western Canada Part 1: Whistler & Kelowna (September 2017)

Part 1 out of 6.  Read about the rest of my Canada trip HERE.  As I was planning my trip to Seattle, I realized I could take a detour to Vancouver. So I looked up possible activities and stumbled upon Moose Travel Network. This is not a paid advertisement, I’m just extremely happy that Moose and its partner hostels are passionate about bridging solo travelers and … Continue reading Western Canada Part 1: Whistler & Kelowna (September 2017)