New York, New York, New York, I finally made it to New York City. If there is one thing that sparks my interest in visiting USA to begin with, that would be my intention of seeing New York City. After all, some of the good movies I’ve seen, TV series I binge-watch and late night […]Read more "Central Park, New York City, USA"
The UNESCO World Heritage Town of Vigan, Ilocos Sur is a prime example of well-preserved Spanish colonial town in the Philippines and in the region. With a grid street pattern lined with historical buildings which are preserve not only for its design but function-wise as well, walking the cobbled streets of Vigan is like going […]Read more "Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Luzon, Philippines"
The capital of the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines, Laoag is the getaway to everything Ilocandia and was my stop-over after Pagudpud. Not only it houses the region main government offices and universities, it has an international airport that makes the overnight road trip from Manila into a less than an hour plane ride only. […]Read more "Laoag & Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Luzon, Philippines"
A visit to the Philippines is a visit to many of its amazing beaches, whether you head north or south or whether your plan is to go somewhere else; all roads lead to the beach. Think of it this way- if the Southern region has the popular Boracay, the Northern region has the low-key yet […]Read more "Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Luzon, Philippines"
Time and time again, a curious friend will approach me to talk about visiting Philippines and often, my answer bias as it seems is to get out of Metro Manila as quickly as they can and head to an island or nearby provinces. Once you get out of the congested metro, regardless if you are […]Read more "Bangui & Burgos, Ilocos Norte, Luzon, Philippines"
“It is not a disappointment that I will not be able to finish the temple. I will grow old, but others will come after me. What must be always preserved is the spirit of the work; its life will depend on the generations that transmit this spirit and bring it to life”, A. Gaudí. I […]Read more "Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain"
Gaudí is Barcelona. Barcelona is Gaudí. Exploring Barcelona is similar to stepping inside the mind of Antoni Gaudí i Cornet, a Spanish Catalan architect known for his distinct style of mixing his passion- architecture, nature and religion into his creation. One of the word often use to describe Barcelona is colorful, but I think this […]Read more "Gaudí’s Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain"