family photo on the beach with Boracay sand sculpture

A 60th Birthday Celebration in Boracay Island

What we did and see and where we ate during our three day holiday to Boracay in December 2018.

My Active, Cultural, and Gastronomic Experience in San Sebastian

I was already in the south of France for my nephew's christening in Toulouse, so I decided to take the opportunity to get myself to the Atlantic Coast for much needed surf. I was deciding between Biarritz and Hossegor (where I went last year to watch a WSL Pro competition), but due to lack of … Continue reading My Active, Cultural, and Gastronomic Experience in San Sebastian

The Polonnaruwa Vatadage, a structure that enshrined sacred Buddha relics

Exploring the Sacred City of Polonnaruwa

From Sigiraya, we drove 60 kms to Polonnaruwa, the ancient capital of Sri Lanka from 1070 to about 1255 AD. One of the reasons we drove here was that there were a lot of ancient Buddhist ruins, something that le hubby has not seen before. Polonnaruwa comprises the monumental ruins of the fabulous garden-city created … Continue reading Exploring the Sacred City of Polonnaruwa

Visiting Sigiraya: The Formidable Lion’s Rock

Our one day trip in Sigiraya continued with a climb to another rock; the rock we watched from our climb in the other mountain rock - Pidurangala (no seriously, they are both just rocks). This time, we made our way to Sigiraya's Lion Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The entire fortress are ruins of … Continue reading Visiting Sigiraya: The Formidable Lion’s Rock

Local or Resort: How to Choose your Perfect Maldivian Island

This is the last of the posts about the Maldives. Our trip was short but sweet: we visited a couple of local islands and visited a luxurious one, enjoyed delicious food (and fell in love with the Maldivian breakfast mas huni), saw sharks and mantas (among other underwater animals), and met some amazing people. If … Continue reading Local or Resort: How to Choose your Perfect Maldivian Island

A Guide to Thulusdhoo in the Maldives

I admit we were a little bit biased for this guide to Thulusdhoo simply because we did not enjoy it as much asΒ Dhangethi. It wasn't as much fun as our first Maldivian local island. Nevertheless, it was still a fun and relaxing trip despite the bad weather and not being able to go to surf. … Continue reading A Guide to Thulusdhoo in the Maldives

A Guide to Dhangethi in the Maldives

Like the Philippines, the Republic of the Maldives is an archipelago composed of 26 atolls and 1,192 islands. Some of the islands are owned by resorts, other are inhabited by locals, and a few are uninhabited. We went on a two-part holiday in this archipelago (flying to Sri Lanka in between) and went diving on … Continue reading A Guide to Dhangethi in the Maldives

A Guide to Ericeira

We happened upon Ericeira simply because there was lack of affordable beach front hotels near Lisbon. Ericeira Soul Guesthouse was the last affordable one, so we booked it and instead planned our days around the location. Honestly, I did not know anything about this seaside village before our trip, other than it has a lot … Continue reading A Guide to Ericeira