The Adventure Begins

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Simple Yet Sophisticated Me

After a long time deciding on my vacation plans, I decided I would take a trip to the Amazon Rainforests. There were too many options and too many companies that provided jungle lodges, cruises and what not! A lot many boasted of providing authentic jungle experience staying inside the jungle itself which was quite tempting. I did not spend too much time searching for such places anyway. I thought of doing something different as I had time on my hands. I wanted a bit of luxury and also get exposed to some of the adventure in the Amazon. I chose to book the Iberostar Cruise on the Rio Negro (Black RiverI) for 4 nights. The reviews were very positive, including from a few solo travellers. The company claimed they would provide you with the best of the Amazon experience combined with an all inclusive cruise on the Rio Negro for…

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 Bohol       

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Mr. Philippines 1974 Pinoy Traveller

Panglao resort, Bohol I’m just curious to visit Bohol because most travel agencies endorsing that Bohol is better than Boracay , but when I visit it , it’s a duplicate of Boracay , even the set up of those bar on the beach are the same. The sand quality is the same white and fine. The worst thing here in Panglao , the bar and restaurant occupied the beach not like Boracay , that you can sunbathing and have a big space to play on the beach.

From Bohol , I took this super ferry heading to Cebu City. It’s a pressurerized aircondtion cabin ,nice and clean with uniform stewardess that only took hour and half to reached Cebu City….

Cebu City beautiful city very modern city ,carbon copy of Ayala everything in Ayala in Makati they have here because the builder here are the…

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Day 2: Kyoto x Dotonburi

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Today was a long and tiring day. My feet is stil aching from all the walking that we did. I have no idea how the Japanese do it; but I got to give props to them. No wonder they all look so fit. They just keep walking around and around until they reach their destination which is unbelievable. I can’t believe the Philippines still doesn’t have this kind of means for transportation working so effectively.

For the second day, we went around Kyoto to look at temples and hopefully see some geishas. Sad part is that we couldn’t find any so oh well.

The tour around Kyoto was supposed to be for three temples but given the time we were able to get to the place and under renovation signs. It seemed unrealistic so we only went to the ones we could. To get to the first destination, we followed…

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Paris, je t’aime

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I always think about the first time I went to Paris. My dad took for a few days when I was only 12 years old. I can still remember the joy I felt being in this incredible city. The sense of awe I felt simply walking down the street. The same joy I felt being there twelve years later. The world is full of beautiful and interesting places, but there is something special about Paris. IMG_1636IMG_1638IMG_1641IMG_1650IMG_1654IMG_1658IMG_1660IMG_1662IMG_1664IMG_1673IMG_1687IMG_1689IMG_1700

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Côn Đảo’s Calling

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Reasons to go to Côn Đảo – by guest blogger, Kirsty Denison

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Côn Đảo is an island of day-job, desk-bound fantasies; a place where cloud-topped, jagged mountains encase bays of turquoise and paper-white sands. Just an hour’s flight from frenetic Saigon, this 50km square patch of paradise is skirted by 15 other smaller islands and islets, making up the Côn Đảo Archipelago of South Vietnam’s Vũng Tàu Province. This is a place at once warmly familiar and other-worldly exotic. The town-centre, with its dilapidated pale-yellow buildings and lamp-lit seafront promenade would not be out of place in Provence, and tell of a complicated past under French Colonial rule. Outside of this comfort-zone however sit the winding jungle-lined mountain paths and unbeatable beaches that make this the most absurdly spectacular place I’ve ever visited. As I walk you through the reasons I believe you should immediately hop aboard a plane here, I’ll share some of…

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My 10 Favorite Cathedrals and Basilicas in Europe 

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I’ve always had a fascination with churches and cathedrals. The history of how churches came to be and the stories of how they were built spins a compelling narrative that spans hundreds of years. The Catholic Church has a long history that is deeply intertwined with Western culture. The Church’s influence is inescapable. The fire of my interests exploded after having read Ken Follett’s incredible novel, Pillars of the Earth. Pillars of the Earth is a historical novel focusing on the fictional town of Kingsbridge in England. It’s an epic tale, but the main focus is the construction of a cathedral in the town. The story spans years and generations, and even though it’s 800 pages, it’s a page turner. The book gave me a new-found appreciation and layman’s understanding of how a cathedral is built. Since reading this book, visiting cathedrals and basilicas while traveling has never been the same. Below, you…

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Travel – London

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A few years ago, we went to London and Paris, and had a fantastic time

I loved the history of London, and it was great to see Buckingham Palace, the changing of the Guard, 10 Downing street, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral.  We even got to sit in on Parliament which was kind of neat – we were there in summer.  The parks were especially beautiful, and who could not see the Tower of London.  Lots of history there, and we had a phenomenal tour guide. We also took the river cruise.  Brixton Village is worth seeing – market, bazaars.

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We stayed a bit north in London at a cool place called Hendon Hall – a train ride into town, but we really enjoyed the hotel, and there was much history behind it.

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I didn’t know that was there!

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So today was one of those days when all I wanted to do was be outside, away in another place, with God just to hear His voice. The past few weeks have been a little hectic with the transition to my new job (which is freaking awesome by the way) and the devil has really been trying me.

Alot of great blessings have been taking place in my life within the past few months, and it is evident that the devil is not happy and doesn’t want me happy either. Nevertheless, I have been fighting to keep my mind focused on God and enjoy what He has given me. So I did what always works for me when I need to reclaim my footing…..searched for God in my immediate surroundings…..my backyard!

While in my backyard, I felt so much peace and warmth creep over me that it brought tears to my eyes.  I was instantly reminded of God’s promise in Jeremiah 29;11. I felt safe with God and could exhale in confidence that I could trust my weaknesses to Him.

The sun was perfectly positioned over the trees beaming on me like a spotlight, the lake flowed like a river, and the wind whistled in my ear. It was just me, nature, and God. And I heard a small, subtle, repetitious whisper in my ear, “let it go, It is well”. In that moment, all of my worries left me, my weaknesses fled, my spirit leaped inside, and I released my grip on life. I was reminded that I can’t control everything, everyone, or the outcome anymore. God is more than willing to do that for me, and I have to trust that He knows what He is doing.

I felt so loved….even with my flaws. I thanked God again for His creation because it has taught me to appreciate the simple things in life and has helped draw me nearer to Him. Today GodWith3n was in my own backyard.

What is your GodWith3n?!

God Bless.

Traveling Abroad At A Young Age

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Golden Hour Girl

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One of the greatest things I have done in my life to date was packing my bags and leaving for Europe (from Australia) when I was 19. I lived and was based in London for six months while traveling all around Europe (you can read more about it here and here). It was magical and the places I saw have left a mark on my heart. Those trips are the reason I blog, love photography and have a serious case of the travel bug.

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