Lovely Provence

When I travel, I always yearn for that surreal, dreamlike feeling that I am truly in a new, distinct place, far different from where I grew up. For every new place that I visit, I’ve always longed for that feeling of wanting to pinch myself to make sure it’s not just a dream. I’ve seen…

Lisboa, meu amor

I don’t remember when and how my fascination for Portugal began, but at some point I knew that it’s one of the places I’d gladly spend a fortune for. Since I moved to Australia, I found it a bit hard to plan for holidays, mostly because everything else but the ocean is so damn far!…

Mon Rêve – Paris

So I started typing this entry as I wait in queue for my flight to Lisbon. If you’re reading this, then congrats to me! Looks like I got to finish it… As someone who grew up in the Philippines, I think it’s fair to say that it’s quite common for Europe to be on my…

Ohayou Gozaimasu!

Yusuke Urameshi. Do you know him? Japan is now becoming a top tourist destination, and while most people are inclined to visit the country for its touristy spots and great selection of food (because why not?), my main reason has always been to experience and see places that I’ve loved to watch as a kid…

Hey, Taipei!

Planning a trip to Taipei? Ask someone who’s been there and you’ll probably hear some of these: (1) The food is great! (2) You’ll love the food! (3) The food is great, you’ll love it! Get the idea yet? But more than the food, which surely is not overrated, there’s a whole lot more to…

Phuket Escapade

“I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment … it lasts forever.” – The Beach, 2000…

Life in Siargao

Siargao Island – a place where smart phones are not a thing. In this day and age, you’d almost always expect people to be bowed down to their smartphones wherever there is a signal (even where and when there’s none, really) but in Siargao, locals seem very much content with a basic “call and text” kind…

Falling for Melbourne

Melbourne – what’s not to love? As I reach the end of my journey and reminisce my wonderful past few weeks, one of the things I gathered is my heightened thirst to learn and see more of Australia, all of its states and cities, which I have no doubt that they all have unique compelling beauty…

Coffee Lovin’ in Melbourne

Coffee. Almost everyone who heard about my getaway to Melbourne told me I would absolutely enjoy the cafes in the city. Even as a child, my palate has always had the appreciation to the sweet and bitter taste of coffee, so this part of Melbourne is one of the things I’m most excited about when I…

Do You Wanna Build a…

I have been looking forward to this trip for months. I had it all planned out in my head. I will get enough sleep to have full energy for this day long “do you wanna build a snowman?” tour. But nope, this was scheduled on a Sunday, and naturally my friends and I had a…

Melbourne’s Yarra Valley

One of the places that I’ve always wanted to see in Sydney is the Hunter Valley. Unfortunately, I’ve gotta try and add that one again to my “to do” list on my next visit. Luckily, our friend who lives in Melbourne found this promising, fine looking half day tour – Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours….

Hello again, Sydney!

So this trip didn’t go exactly as planned when I booked my flight months ago. In fact I was not even able to use that flight at all. I had to come few days in advance to… Work. But hey, that was another fun story in its own way, however I won’t bore you into…