Pinay Traveller Recommends #15: Château Eza

Pinay Traveller Recommends is a weekly round-up of interesting sites, photos, stories and/or events found around the net. I consider myself koboy–that is, I can get really down and dirty when I need to. And when it comes to sleeping arrangements, I have no particular needs or requirements. I can sleep on a thin mattress, …

Pinay Traveller Recommends #14: La Maison Pujol

When I grow up and finally start writing my “novel”, I will go to the South of France just like Charlotte Rampling’s Sarah Morton in the film Swimming Pool. But instead of squatting in my publisher’s villa where I would probably end up getting involved in a murder mystery, I will stay in La Maison Pujol, …

Pinay Traveller Recommends #13: 5 Reasons Why I Like Samsung Galaxy S3

I’m not really a techie kinda girl.  That is to say, I wouldn’t fall in line for hours to get the latest version of  the iPhone or Black Berry.  I  would usually  love my gadgets to death, never mind that they are outdated. But these days, I am beginning to feel the need for more …

Pinay Traveller Recommends #12: The Ultimate American Food Trip

Just the other day, I was asked by a friend why I haven’t ever been to the US and if I had plans to go there in this lifetime. “Well, I’d love to go,” I told her.  “It’s just that I haven’t really thought about it that much.” So I came up with a list …

Pinay Traveller Recommends #11: Alternative Winter Holidays

It’s almost winter! For tropical Asians, this statement doesn’t really mean much. After all, most countries this side of the world only have two seasons:  wet and dry.  In the Philippines, the dry season lasts from  December to May and the wet season, from June to November. But recently, the line between the two seasons …

PinayTraveller Recommends #10:  How to Pack Clothes to Avoid Wrinkles

PinayTraveller Recommends #10: How to Pack Clothes to Avoid Wrinkles

I don’t have a travel iron and I’m not really that trusting of hotel laundry and pressing services. So I looked around for ways to keep my shirts wrinkle-free when travelling (at least the ones I need to wear for meetings) and found this. I have used this technique several times and it works. The …

Pinay Traveller Recommends #9: Fantasizing About Mobile Living

Recently, Will Smith drew a lot of flak from New Yorkers when he parked his gargantuan motorhome in Soho during a shoot. The two-story, thirty-foot monster naturally created a lot of traffic and caused such a furor among the locals that Smith had to have it removed ASAP. But honestly, since when did people need …

Pinay Traveller Recommends #8

My theme for today is CONCEPT. Travelling can sometimes be tedious. Thank  heavens for the many designers around who pour their time and energy into making travellers’ lives easier. Designing is a miss-and-hit affair but somewhere out there, I’m sure one or two of these concepts will find a future consumer. 1. THE LUNCHBOX. A …