Category Archive: Travel

Oh El Nido

Palawan has been lauded the best island in the world many times over. When a place is voted the ‘best of the best’ no matter how foreign it seems, you might earmark that… Continue reading

Take a Swingapore

Singapore is described many things: sterile, strict, affluent and successful. Characteristically, it’s defined by mountains of department stores, commercialism and an irrepressible shopping culture. But if you scratch the gleaming surface of one… Continue reading

A holiday to remember

One year, my friends and I went on vacation to Philippines for five days. We planned to relax on the island of Boracay, party, overeat, over-drink, and shop in Manila as dictated by… Continue reading

The Balikbayan (one who returns to their home country)

The Peruvian poet Pablo Neruda wrote, “It’s well known that he who returns never left”. This is my exact sentiment every time I return to my birth country, Philippines as a balikbayan. It’s… Continue reading

The first-timers guide to New York (Vol. II)

It would be sacrilege to not visit the 9/11 Memorial To omit the September 11 Memorial and Museum from your itinerary wouldn’t seem right. I believe it supersedes any other monument, venue or… Continue reading

The first-timer’s guide to New York (Vol. I)

If you are heading to New York for the first time, there are tomes of guidebooks and websites that can acquaint you with what to expect when you’re in the Big Apple. Some of… Continue reading

Piecing together Seattle

Have you ever lost your holiday photos? When my hard drive was accidentally wiped out, it took all my photos of Seattle but by some miracle, spared all of my other photos. When… Continue reading

Perfectly Penang

The tiny island northwest of the Malaysian mainland has numerous drawcards but the beach isn’t one of them. The fringes of Batu Ferringhi, approximately one hour drive from Penang International Airport, are lined… Continue reading

A New York Love Affair

When the most famous cities in the world – London, Paris and New York – are strung together in any given context, I’ll take New York. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all… Continue reading