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!…

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…

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…

Say A Little Prayer – A Glimpse of Abu Dhabi

When you see someone pray, do you wonder what that person prays for? When I travel, it’s thrilling to get the rare chance to have even just a tiny glimpse of various culture unfamiliar to me. Often, the difference with a certain culture is apparent through its spiritual belief and the deviation of its religious structure. While I’m always…

Mt. Pinatubo: Beauty Out of Catastrophe

This trip is part of our “Mission: Bring Back My Sunshine” The plan came about in the middle of a rant-jam-packed-dinner. See, no matter how yummy the pizza is, there’s nothing more of a downer than a night-long worth of stress talk, even if you have an ice-cold beer next to it. We kept on…

Sydney: My Home and Away

Do you ever get that feeling when you feel that you’re supposed to be doing something else, than how your day normally goes? That unsettling feeling when you feel you’re not supposed to be where you are, and you’re missing half of your life because you’re not where you’re supposed to be. I guess most…

Autumn in Seoul

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic with all the Sakura posts from Japan popping everywhere I look, and it makes me extra lonelier that it’s been months since my last adventure. So I thought of reminding myself of my autumn experience in Seoul. If you read my previous posts though, you may have figured out by now…