That Great Feeling: The Feel of the Great Wall of China

That Great Feeling: The Feel of the Great Wall of China

They say that the Great Wall of China is one of the few (or probably the only) landmark/s that you could see from outer space. I heard it was a myth though. I couldn’t say for sure. I haven’t found a way to go out there just yet… I was, however, able to visit the Great Wall of China! Last year, I invited my sister to go to Beijing with me for one of the many quick-escapades. For some reason, I couldn’t be brave enough to explore it on my…

The Year That Was: 2014 in Luck, Fate, and Several Weekenders

The Year That Was: 2014 in Luck, Fate, and Several Weekenders

Each of us looks at things differently. What is important to others may not be important to you. And vice versa. For me, visiting places I’ve never been to and soaking myself in its complexity is what I treasure the most. And to be able to share it is a really great bonus. It’s been months since I’ve written something and unfortunately, I allowed myself to slack around… Again! At first I thought, this–2014–year would be slow. I mean, during the first half, nothing has made me excited apart from…

Shanghai: The Old City and a Let Down kind-of-story

Shanghai: The Old City and a Let Down kind-of-story

Without putting so much thought on our itinerary, me and my sister had decided to visit the Old City first in our Shanghai weekender. Heading out from the nearest metro stop, me and my sister took in the surroundings first before figuring out the right direction. For some reason, I expected for the old city setup to be “in-your-face” upon getting out. Instead, we were welcomed with a line of trees on one of the exits. I had assumed that this was the way to take, plus the fact that people…

When Sisters Travel: A Shanghai Trip Realization

When Sisters Travel: A Shanghai Trip Realization

The Pudong Skyline, as seen from the Bund The thing with traveling alone is that, even if you meet people and travel with along the way, you still have that  huge independence in the palm of your hands. You leave your so-called “comfort zone” to explore the mysterious world without over thinking. It’s always scary as shit, and yet it’s really exciting. Admittedly, for the past few years, the world out there has been my comfort zone. So to travel with one of my closest family member in this unfamiliar place is something new for…

More than Half a Year of Absence: So Far… So Good!

More than Half a Year of Absence: So Far… So Good!

That Side of Baguio, As Viewed from BenCab Museum It’s hard to believe I haven’t put anything for more than half a year! Allow me to summarize. Excuses… Excuses… So, just to give myself the satisfaction of “justifying” my absence, let me tell you that I had been very very busy. I started working again last December (2013) and THAT is eating up most of my time. It’s been more than a year post surgery and yes, I’ve started to go out and about again! 🙂 For some reason, my weekends are usually full. Then there’s…