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WHERE’S YOUR NEXT TRAVEL DESTINATION?

I am usually asked by people who know me and even random social media followers, “where’s your next travel destination?” Well, where do you think is the next best place for that much-needed break? Apparently, the world is so vast and there are so many beautiful destinations that could prolong your so called, bucket list.…

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TALLINN : MY REVIEW OF THE ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL VIRU

Have you ever been to Tallinn, Estonia? Where did you stay? How was your experience?  Neither I thought that my senses will be charmed, nor my entire being would be left in awe by this attractive country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. Experiencing Tallinn was like sitting in front of a fireplace on…

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ROVANIEMI, FINLAND : MY SANTA CLAUS SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN LAPLAND!

“If you live an ordinary life, all you will have is ordinary stories.”  Those were the sharp yet truthful words of  Aurora Lane, played by the stunningly gorgeous, Jennifer Lawrence in the movie, the Passengers. So here’s a rundown of my extraordinary experiences from Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland! Why travel to Finland? I am a 40 year old kid who’s…

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BRATISLAVA : WHAT TO DO WITH LIMITED TIME IN SLOVAK REPUBLIC

It only took 5-Euro-bus-ride and about 45 minutes to reach Bratislava, the capital city of Slovak Republic from the bus stop at Vienna International Airport in Austria.  Armed with my pre-purchased one-way-ticket from Eurolines that I booked from the website of Slovak Lines Express, and with my backpack on my shoulders, plus a 32-inch-25-kilo-luggage in…

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AUSTRIA : MY 27 HOURS IN VIENNA

I ate injury for breakfast in Vienna. But not a sprained right ankle could spoil and falter my wanderlust.                                                         TRAIN  RIDE  FROM  PRAGUE  TO  VIENNA. The  third…

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RUSSIA : WEEKLONG BREAK IN MOSCOW AND SAINT PETERSBURG PART 1

I initially thought that my plan to set foot in the world’s largest country was too ambitious. From the very strict guidelines of tourist visa application (with atypical requirement of visa invitation / visa voucher), to the fact that when tourist visa is granted, it will only be limited to the specific dates of travel; with…

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ISTANBUL : SYNOPSIS IN 35 PHOTOS AND 3 DAYS

Snow looks so good on Blue Mosque. The Blue Mosque or Sultanahmet Mosque up close sans snow. Colossal. Iconic. Stunning! The heritage tram that plies along Istiklal Caddessi to Taksim Square in Beyoglu district. When the German Fountain at Sultanahmet Square was blanketed by snow. Iznik tiles in floral patterns adorned the interiors of domes…

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LETTERS FROM TOKYO #10 : TOKYO DISNEYSEA

Dear Tina and Gabby, It was last Sunday, March 28 when our group rode Yamanote Train line from Gotanda to Tokyo and hopped off from Tokyo Station to Disneysea.  Yup, it’s only in Japan where one can find and enjoy DISNEYSEA.  😀  Remember I told you that we availed of their promo rates of Y10,000…

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IRREPLACEABLE

When I visited my parents’ home in Pasig City this afternoon, where my 3 brothers and our father are staying, less our mom who’s in UAE now for work,  I waited for my brother to borrow his treasured memorabilia for me to feature them here, I’m glad he granted my simple request.   My youngest brother JC…

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