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44 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BUENOS AIRES AND PATAGONIA, ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires and Patagonia, in Argentina are a sensory feast! It’s difficult not to fall in love with Argentina! Es uno de los lugares más hermosos en los que he estado (It’s one of the most beautiful places that I have been to)!  Its tasteful and savoury cuisine, unbelievable natural resources, awe-inspiring heritage sites, friendly locals who are…

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HOME HOTEL BUENOS AIRES : MY HOME IN PALERMO, BUENOS AIRES

Staying in HOME HOTEL BUENOS AIRES on my last 4 days and 3 nights in Argentina felt like it’s the cherry on top of my trip. Everything was pleasant from overall hospitality, to provision of comfort and use of amenities. They gave me accommodation without complexities, and made sure I was welcomed, like a family member…

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LA CANTERA BOUTIQUE HOTEL : WARMEST HOME IN EL CALAFATE, PATAGONIA

Southern Patagonia is one of the coldest places that I have been to however, La Cantera Boutique Hotel in El Calafate provided me with impressively warmest accommodation and friendliest hospitality! LOCATION Following 3-hour-and-25-minute-flight from Buenos Aires, I arrived at El Calafate Airport before 10AM. Because I opted to arrange all my transportation and excursions in Patagonia…

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PATIOS DE SAN TELMO : MY HOTEL IN SAN TELMO, BUENOS AIRES

On my first few days in Buenos Aires, I stayed at Patios de San Telmo! And I’m glad I did! ACCESSIBLE LOCATION The hotel is located along the street at the heart of San Telmo district that makes it very accessible. My taxi driver didn’t even need to use his GPS as he’s familiar with…

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#WORLDPHOTODAY : THIS IS MY WORLD THAT I SHARE WITH THE WORLD

“What camera do you use?”  If I’ve counted the times whenever I’m asked of that query, and if the number of times could be exchange to cash, I think I’d be richer than usual. I’m not complaining but mentioning a fact. While I consider it flattering, most people still believe that the beauty of a…

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AROUND THE WORLD : HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, @GELOTHEBEAR

If you’re following my social network accounts, you must be aware about my travel buddy since July 5th, 2015. And yes, from that date when my brothers, JC & Marky who are based in Abu Dhabi suggested for me to buy a teddy bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop in Al Wahda Mall, for me to have…

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9 YEARS OF BLOGGING : 26 COUNTRIES, 5 CONTINENTS, COUNTLESS CITIES AND A THOUSAND AND ONE MEMORIES

Evolving.  That’s how I describe my blog that has been existing since I conceived it on 8th of May 2007. Complimentary airline tickets, invitations to sponsored hotel accommodation and restaurant reviews, exclusive social media events; international awards, citations, and a few features online and on print. Traveling and dining opportunities. Perhaps, even a bit of…

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2015 : 10 COUNTRIES, 4 CONTINENTS, A COUNTLESS MEMORIES

Words aren’t enough to express my gratitude for the chances to travel to 10 countries in 4 continents in 2015.  Apparently, the wanderlust in me was actively at work the entire year! And despite the inevitable hassles and problems, I’m certainly grateful for all the blessings – big and small, that have been pouring in. More than…

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BOLIVIA : SALAR DE UYUNI, THE WORLD’S LARGEST SALT FLAT

Uyuni in Bolivia is the most isolated and most quiet town I’ve been to. Is it worth the travel? My breakfast in Cusco, Peru before leaving for Uyuni via La Paz, Bolivia. WHAT ?  My main game plan in visiting Uyuni in Bolivia was to experience Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat.  After booking…

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BRASIL : 36 HOURS IN SAO PAULO

“Don’t let the density of Sao Paulo fool you.”  I told myself in a blink as I stand by the sunset, viewed from the 360-degree-observation-deck, at the 46th floor of Edificio Italia, the third tallest structure in Sao Paulo. I was trying to convince myself that this metropolis has more than meets the eye. From…

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