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THE FILIPINO TIMES AWARDS 2017

The Filipino Times Awards 2017 held in the tallest hotel in the world, JW Marriott Marquis located at the heart of Dubai was a success last Friday, 11th August 2017! It was well attended by no less than the Philippines Ambassador to the UAE, Constancio Vingno Jr., Philippines Consul General Paul Raymond Cortes, The Filipino Times…

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MY TRAVEL PHOTOS FEATURED ON INSTAGRAM

I’m extremely thankful and thrilled each time my travel photo is featured on massively followed Instagram accounts, along with other breathtaking images created by professional photographers and fellow travel enthusiasts. It’s utterly flattering, inspiring, motivating and challenges my creativity more. Being featured never fails to brighten up my day and admittedly, it’s one of the…

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TRAVEL TIPS, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & (MIS)ADVENTURES

I have been receiving a ton of queries through direct and private messages on my social media, regarding my trips from planning and preparation, suggested travel destinations, to how-to-go-about, and whatnot. So I opted to have this article as reference for my readers particularly those who will embark on their first solo travel and would…

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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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IRAN : A VISIT TO NECROPOLIS & PERSEPOLIS

“So, what made you choose to go to the devil instead of Heaven?”¬† I was greeted by a smile under dark sunnies with such query. “Excuse me? I didn’t get you.” “What brings you to Shiraz? Hi, My name is Ivan, and she’s Sabina.” “What brought me here? Probably the same reason why you’re here.…

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IRAN : COLORFUL MORNING AT NASIR OL MOLK MOSQUE

Spending almost an entire morning inside a place of worship, that’s built not even for my own religion became¬†one of my most remarkable travel experiences to date! I reckon, it’s an extraordinary and unforgettable moment that’s worth sharing. Although, I’ve already been to a few impressively stunning mosques in the world (Masjid Putra or the…

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IRAN : PARHAMI TRADITIONAL HOUSE IN SHIRAZ

Although the Visa-on-arrival procedure at Shiraz International Airport took me an hour to wait before I passed through Passport Control and collect my check-in luggage, finding my accommodation for my first 3 nights in Iran wasn’t an issue. I was armed with a print out of the address of Parhami Traditional House, where the location…

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FINLAND : WINTER DAYS IN HELSINKI

I honestly had no intention of going to Helsinki. When I was planning for my 9-day-winter trip for December of 2016, my eyes were on Rovaniemi (then go by ferry to Tallinn and to Riga by bus). I was excited to walk on snow, drive a snowmobile on a frozen river, meet Santa Claus, see…

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HELSINKI : MY HOTEL REVIEW OF SCANDIC PAASI

Location matters. It always does. It’s on top of my priorities whenever I’m scouting the worldwide web or relying from friends’ recommendations for possible travel-accommodation, regardless if it’s a hotel, a hostel, an apartment or a room for rent. And on my recent Nordic winter trip, one trusted name in hotel industry in the region…

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ROVANIEMI, FINLAND : 12 THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT NORTHERN LIGHTS

It was a night filled with hope, northern lights and stardust. When Alex and Ulik of Helios Tours arrived on time for the pre-arranged pick up at 9:15PM from my hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland, I knew I was in a good company. Together with a random Russian tourist, I joined Helios Tour’s Hunting Northern Lights…

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