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10 EVENTS IN MY 10 YEARS OF BLOGGING

I always smile and cringe whenever I think of my first blog post. It was a very short narrative about my trip to Roxas City in Capiz (one of the southern provinces in my country, the Philippines). If you must know, I wrote about how sweet the mangoes I tasted from Guimaras; I briefly discussed…

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MY 2016 TRAVEL MEMORIES FROM 38 CITIES IN 14 COUNTRIES

It’s never been the volume of destinations but the random experiences, the priceless learning about the world and myself, the few strangers I met who became my friends, the travel memories to cherish, and most importantly, the kind of person I’ve become after each trip. Although in retrospect, I know my wanderlust has been extremely…

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EUROPE : MY FIRST IMPRESSIONS, VISUAL STORIES, 25 PHOTOS FROM 5 CITIES.

Nine days and eight nights. Five cities in five European countries, starting from France and ending in Hungary, with nothing in mind but to break the daily routine, while chasing the tail end of winter. To soak myself into arts, culture, a bit of history and architecture in some of the world’s famous cities was already…

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#TRAVELMEMORIES x BEYOND TOXICITY

Grateful. Ecstatic. Overwhelmed. Excited. Hopeful. Despite my pineal gland is fighting a good battle with Insomnia, because I need to stay awake for my responsibilities as I work on perpetual night shifts in an Award-winning-International-medical-insurance-company based in Dubai with branches worldwide, I cannot put into a single word the mixed emotions I’m currently experiencing as…

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MEDINA OF FES, MOROCCO

Ammoniacal odor inside Guerniz Tannery from  lime and pigeon droppings used to soften the hides. Belgha : Finely crafted and colorful Moroccan slippers inside Medina of Fes. Photographed and printed on postcards, the Bab Boujaloud, the gateway a UNESCO Heritage Site. In retrospect, everything and everyone in Fes, Morocco was utterly interesting to a curious…

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER TRAVEL TO CHEFCHAOUEN, MOROCCO

In my recent brief but memorable first time trip to Northern Africa from my current home-base in Dubai, UAE, I only chose to experience three places in Morocco. Because of limited time and restricted budget, I only went to Rabat, Fes and Chefchaouen. That practical decision left me with an unfinished business with Morocco to go back…

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JORDAN | ROAD TRIP X FOOD TRIP

Similar to an impulse that travels from the brain to the spine and elsewhere, the decision to take my feet to one of the places in my bucket list happened spontaneously. Destination : Jordan. My random online surfing during ungodly hours of the morning in mid-May of 2014 made me aware about His Holiness Pope…

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ABU DHABI | SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE

Eighty two domes. World’s largest chandelier in a mosque weighing 12 tons. World’s largest hand-knotted carpet at 5,700 square meters. A majestic architectural treasure of United Arab Emirates. “An expression of a visionary leader who conceived that the most gracious achievements start from the heart.” Few minutes past 8AM last 27 February, 2014, Thursday, I…

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WHERE MY FEET BROUGHT ME IN 2013

It takes a formidable spirit to endure 2013.  From the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan, earthquake and armed conflict in our country, The Philippines, to my personal adversities, we could either dwell on tragedy and misery or choose to rise, become better, and move on. The results will always depend on our decisions. Yet in…

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PENANG | THANK YOU TO MY MALAYSIAN FAMILIES!

Sometimes, random moments happen that you wish you could freeze and savor them longer, before they become a beautiful memory. 🙂 On my last hours in Penang (prior heading to Kuala Lumpur for 3 days, then finally off to Manila after living and working in Malaysia as a Medical Lecturer for 3 years), I am…

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