On May 20, 1521, one man’s fate–and faith–was changed forever. Ignacio de Loyola was a soldier who was called to defend the city of Pamplona against the French. As he stood on one of the wall towers, he was struck by a cannon ball. With both legs injured, he was carried back to his home […]
I almost missed summer! I was away for so long and work was unrellenting when I got back and before I knew it, summer was almost over! But I wasn’t going to give her up without a fight. So I bullied urged The Hubby to take me to the beach. Or else… 😉 As we […]
If you happen to find yourself in Spain, don’t miss Besalú in Girona. This beautiful medieval village is worth the trip! A note about Footnote: Footnote is an ongoing photo series featuring my feet, taken in different places around the world. Click here if you want to see my other Footnotes.
The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. The name “Ati-Atihan” means “to be like Aetas” or “make believe Ati’s.” Aetas were the primary settlers in the islands according to history books. They too are the […]
Disclaimer: I am from Ibajay so this post is slightly biased. 😉 The Ati-Atihan Festival is the mother of all Philippine festivals and perhaps one of the oldest in the country. Ati-Atihan originated from Aklan but due to its success, many have created similar festivals: the Dinagyang of Iloilo, Masskara of Bacolod and Halaran of […]
The Church of the Nativity is a basilica originally built in the fourth century by Saint Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine I, over what is traditionally considered as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. The basilica has undergone several changes and renovations since it was completed in 333 AD. But one of the most interesting […]