The Lennon Wall: Looking Back, Giving Back

The Lennon Wall: Looking Back, Giving Back

An image of John Lennon, just one of his many faces that has been drawn at the wall As I was staring at my desktop, reflecting on the last couple of months here in the Philippines, I almost failed to realize that I was staring at the Lennon Wall. For almost 4 years now, a few photos of the wall have been residing in my laptop as the wallpaper. I remember visiting Prague for a few days, almost in a rush to savour as much of Europe as I can. I remember…

A Tragic Love Story: Heloise and Abelard, Père Lachaise, Paris

A Tragic Love Story: Heloise and Abelard, Père Lachaise, Paris

As tragic as their story was, Heloise and Abelard’s is one of my favorites. In my previous post, I’ve mentioned that somehow, even when tombs have been erected, the city of Paris still shouts love and romance. This is where Père Lachaise comes in, as it is currently the home of Heloise and Abelard. Abelard was once one of the most distinguished scholars of his time. At the peak of his career, he met Heloise, a remarkable and brilliant woman who clearly had made a huge impression on him. He was 20 years her…

Paris: The City of Love in the Eyes of a Single Hopeless Romantic

Paris: The City of Love in the Eyes of a Single Hopeless Romantic

Perhaps the most beautiful and worth-seeing tourist trap there can ever be, the Eiffel Tower. It is such a beauty, isn’t it? Ever since I was bitten by the travel bug, the city of Paris had become my #1 destination to avoid. Known as the “most romantic city in the world” or better yet, “the city of love,” it had kept me running towards the opposite direction. I mean, what was I going to do there flying solo? I must admit that although I’ve been travelling by myself to almost everywhere, the…

The Year That Was: 2015 in Life and Wander

The Year That Was: 2015 in Life and Wander

The past few months had been very surreal. It passed by quickly that before I knew it, I was back home. Again. And now, I am trying to figure out how I will manage my 2016 by getting over a few essentials before I send myself off. Away. Again. My 2015 actually started slow in terms of going out and about. I mean, I was swamped with so much work that the moment I was able to take a breather, it was already April! My previous job was the most challenging albeit…

Seeing, Almost Not Eating, and (Not) Leaving the City of Luxembourg

Seeing, Almost Not Eating, and (Not) Leaving the City of Luxembourg

**It has been quite a busy month for me and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to put something up. All good because now I am back (YAY!) and I am glad to finally have the time again to catch up and reconnect with my past travels and thoughts. Almost 2 years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Luxembourg while being around BeNeLux during fall. Not really knowing what to expect, I just counted on my friend’s word that it’s really worth a visit. Clearly, it is. Not only was I…