Experiencing Cebu’s Sinulog For the First Time

I am an Aklanon. Therefore, I am convinced that the best Sto.Niño fiesta can only be experienced in my hometown of Ibajay in Aklan. I mean I thought it was the only Sto. Niño fiesta that really mattered. But going to Cebu for the Sinulog was a genuine revelation. The Sinulog is Cebu’s biggest and …

The Beauty of Brick Lane, London



  The narrow London road called Brick Lane is renowned for its row of old yet beautiful brick buildings. Many of these buildings are now home to some fascinating tourist attractions including vintage clothing boutiques, specialty coffee shops, the Old Truman Brewery, the famous Brick Lane Market, and some of the best street art in …

The Kunming International Cherry Blossoms Festival

I have always wanted to see the cherry blossoms in Japan. The Japanese call this practice Hanami which literally means “flower viewing”. But the plan to do that was set aside because of an unexpected trip to China earlier this year. Little did Hubby and I know that we were going to be in for …

TARLAC: A Feast for the Senses

  From ylang-ylang oil extraction, animal raising and vegetable farming, to modern churches and classic dishes, TARLAC is truly a feast for the senses. It’s an agricultural province that is often overlooked, yet its offerings can be smelled, seen, felt, and tasted in every town.   Follow your nose The hint of floral notes wafting …