Today is my lucky day! I boarded the 9am boat from Coron to El Nido. The boat was new, very clean and freshly painted. As it turned out, I was only one of two passengers out of a 21-pax capacity. It was like ‘playing house’ in my very own boat with a nice deck and…… Continue reading That birthday surprise
I had an amazing day. It started when I stood in front of the boat, excited to get into the water. Then I put on the wet suit and couldn’t wait to dive. By the time the day ended, I was ecstatic. Why wouldn’t I be? Today, we dove as deep as 107 feet. We…… Continue reading Diving, shipwrecks and being in awe
So how do I look in a wet suit? I feel like Catwoman or Catherine Zeta-Jones in ‘Entrapment’; I might just go to the mall wearing this. Nah, just kidding…I’m just trying hard not to freak out underwater. What a fun way to kick start my adventures this year! Location: Coron, Palawan, Philippines Dive center:…… Continue reading First-time high – diving in the Philippines!
After two months, 10 countries, 14 cities, 11 planes, 87 metros/trains, 26 buses, 18 trams, 3 boats and 1 bicycle, my itchy feet and grateful heart are back from Europe. I was dreamy in Vienna, emotional in Berlin, awestruck in Bern, nostalgic in Salzburg, romanticized in Bruges and Verona, bored in Brussels, giddy in Prague…… Continue reading Back from Europe
It was freezing cold but I wanted to take a photo, so I took my glove off. It was very windy, my hand shivering, unable to keep the camera still. *Click!* “What a mess”, I thought when I saw the photo. I was about to hit the trash button when I stopped: “Wow, this is…… Continue reading Beautiful mess
So many things to say, so little time.
BUDAPEST! It wasn’t even in my plans until someone suggested I consider it since I’ll be coming from Vienna anyway. I didn’t know what to expect and frankly, I didn’t know much about Budapest either. Coming from the Philippines, it’s usually the bigger (and often overrated?) cities that bag the limelight when in comes to…… Continue reading And the best surprise of them all was…