Last June marked my second visit to Japan after 11 years. Eleven y e a r s ! So, of course, I was itching to see and experience more of the Land of the Rising Sun! Though our time in Tokyo was very limited (literally a day & a half), we were determined to make […]
Off to Western Visayas in 5 Days!
On what has become an annual tradition with my favorite crazy group of friends, this year we embarked on this Western Visayas trip with a seemingly impossible itinerary: Siquijor, Apo Island, Bacolod, Lakawon, Iloilo, and Islas de Gigantes all in 5 days. For those unfamiliar with Philippine geography, that’s a total travel distance of over 800 […]
Off to the Holy Land — Highlights in Israel & Palestine
For those unfamiliar with the term “The Holy Land”, this actually pertains to the significant sites considered sacred by Christians, Jews and Muslims alike. These sites are actually spread throughout the Middle East, but several of them are found in Israel and Palestine. For Christians (like myself), the rich history of the Holy Land helps […]
Off to Jordan’s Lost City of Petra!
Located in southern Jordan, the once-lost city of Petra stands as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It’s world-renowned for its ancient structures that were actually carved into the stone mountains themselves. All this coupled with a rich history on the ancient civilizations, you can bet that Petra has long been on […]
Off to El Nido or Coron?
During our lovely visit to Coron last month, I really couldn’t help but compare the island with its famously known sister, El Nido! To several aspects, these two Palawan hotspots obviously do have their similarities — popular destinations with pretty island hopping opportunities and various other island life trimmings. But if you are on the […]