Friday, July 25, 2014

Siem Reap : The Intricate Carvings of Banteay Srei

Awesome Bas Relief of Banteay Srei
"Bantãy Srĕi" means Citadel of Women or Citadel of Beauty. It is the modern name of a 10th-century Khmer temple originally called "Tribhuvanamaheśvara" or Great Lord of the Threefold World, an appellation of the god Siva. Banteay Srei is known for the intricacy of its bas relief carvings that historians says could only be done by gentlest of woman's touch.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Abby of Tara Gumala

Abby in Winter Wonderland - Genting Highlands

All the world is a stage and it's becoming to be a playground for wanderlusts old and new. And a new kid on Travel Blogging Block is slowly making her presence felt in the travel blogosphere. Meet Abby, a registered social worker by weekdays and an insatiable traveler by weekends.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Linden Suites : My Staycation with the Ragtag Bunch

Find Your Own Corner

I have been working in Ortigas area for almost four years now so the idea of a vacation for me has to be somewhere else other than the area where I work. But when Gay of Pinay Travel Junkie invited me to a staycation at the Linden Suites in Ortigas with some of the best travel bloggers of the country, who am I to say no.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Foodstagram Friday : Dagupeña

Dagupan's Pride

Their Bangus Steak and Binagoongan Crispty Pata are the talk-of-the-town and considered by many as "must-try" so that it what we ordered together with one of my favorite dish - Pinakbet. I know, it's too much food for two but we couldn't pass the idea of having a meat-vegetable-fish combo, and it's already past noon because of the extended trip due to road repairs, so what a better time to indulge. 

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Lyndsay, the Discount Travel Blogger

Lyndsay in Brunei Darussalam

Lyndsay Cabildo started as a fashion and lifestyle writer whom because of her love for traveling on a budget and telling stories created The Discount Travel blog. She believes however that her discount traveling need not compromise her looks, comfort, and style. 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Siem Reap : The Ruins of Angkor Wat

Blocked Causeway leading to the Temples

This will be a long post about the Temples of Angkor Wat so I advise that you take a look at the photos first and if you still have time to spend, please feel free to read my story about the most photographed Khmer monument in Cambodia.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Throwback Trip Thursday : One Night in Bangkok 2008

"One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster; The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free; You'll find a God in every golden cloister; And if you're lucky then the God's a she; I can feel an angel sliding up to me!" Six years ago, I walked the streets of Bangkok and these set of photos pretty much sum-up my stories.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Selfie Sunday : Berniemack of Habagat Central

Berniemack in Calle Real, Iloilo City

Bernardo "Bernienack" Arellano III, known in the blogosphere as Habagat Central is one of the most popular travel blogger in the country. He has extensively traveled the Philippines where he narrates his experiences and trips in his blog Habagat Central. His mission is to help tourists, students, yuppies, burgis, alipin, liping manggagawa, akademisyan, urbanite, conyo, promdi, pulitiko, negosyante, foreigners and many more in their travels and at the same time, guide commuters who need some references on how to survive and enjoy the 7107 islands of the Philippines without the expense of renting a car. 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Camarines Norte : Revisiting Isla Calaguas

Footprints in the Sand

Four years ago, a group of friends ventured into a little-known island off the coast of Paracale. Only few outsiders know the place so it was sort of a hidden gem by that time. I remember to have reached its Mahabang Buhangin Beach and fell in love with it instantly. After all, save from another group of beach combers, we have the entire stretch of beach all to ourselves.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Foodstagram Friday : Food Pampering Calaguas Adventure

No beach get-away is perfect without replenishing yourself with gastronomic treats. Most of times, you bring your own processed or canned goods and cook it either in your camping set or make-shift stove. A better alternative would be to buy freshly-caught sea foods from the local fisherman and grill it or cook in a way you want with whatever ingredients available. 

But in this Calaguas Trip, we were lucky to be hosted by Vinzon's Tourism officer, so that basically means, do your thing on the beach and let them prepare your food. Well, who am I to complain? Let's eat!

Crunchy Breakfast
Crunchy dried espada, itlog na maalat, local sausage, fried rice and hot chocolate drink greeted us for breakfast.