My 2018 Summer Playlist

Summer may be over in the northern hemisphere, but the southern hemisphere is getting ready for another summer and the Philippines will always be warm. Of course, what's a good summer road or beach trip (or even a mountain or city adventure) without a  good soundtrack, so here is a list of songs I put … Continue reading My 2018 Summer Playlist

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

Biarritz Photo Diary

Two other Basque cities I had the chance to see were Biarritz and Bayonne. We came to Biarritz to surf (of course) and Bayonne to eat (of course). Bayonne looks interesting for a cultural trip but it seemed like Biarritz has its own fair share of history and culture, too (mostly because it was a … Continue reading Biarritz Photo Diary

Saint Jean de Luz Photo Diary

One of the things I did during one of the Roxy and Quiksilver Pro lay days was going with Harriet's family on a quick trip to Saint Jean de Luz, a town south of France and near Spain (we also made a quick stop to Spain, mostly to look at surfboard outlet stores) to eat … Continue reading Saint Jean de Luz Photo Diary

A Mövenpick Mactan Experience

We celebrated my Dad's 57th birthday at the Mövenpick Hotel in Mactan Island. The resort was selling rooms for discounted prices for locals and it was the perfect opportunity to be able to experience this Swiss-owned resort and hotel chain which was previously under the Hilton chain. Location The resort-hotel is located in Punta Engaño … Continue reading A Mövenpick Mactan Experience

A Laiya, Batangas Photo Diary

Yet another summer and beach post. I spent an entire day with my former colleagues in KPMG Makati at San Juan, Laiya Batangas for a day of swimming, games, sunbathing, and chillaxing. It was definitely a good way to spend one sunny summer afternoon. I was happy to have spent the afternoon with the people … Continue reading A Laiya, Batangas Photo Diary