Posts tagged "trips"
EuroCruise: Istanbul is an Eyeful

EuroCruise: Istanbul is an Eyeful

After our sunny stop in Mykonos, Greece, our cruise on the Celebrity Equinox ventured to a different country to visit what is consistently rated as one of the most beautiful and enchanting cities in the world… Rich in history and a unique atmosphere, it will definitely take your breath, and attention span, away. Catch an...
Save the Date: 20th Travel & Tour Expo 2013

Save the Date: 20th Travel & Tour Expo 2013

Since you already have the official holiday schedule for 2013, now it’s time to start booking your tickets and accommodations and make the most out of the long weekends. I’m always excited for the PTAA Travel & Tours Expo because there are a LOT of good deals happening on the three-day sale. PTAA Travel &...
Scenes from Siena

Scenes from Siena

Same time last year, I spent a beautiful week in Italy with one of my favorite people in the entire world: my roommate, Chants. After a short but sweet stint in Rome, it was time to travel to our next destination. Roomie & I woke up early to get to the Sena Bus Terminal which...
Featured: ToT in Lifestyle Asia April 2012

Featured: ToT in Lifestyle Asia April 2012

I was part of Lifestyle Asia’s April issue dedicated to travel. I talked about Copenhagen, one my fave cities.
il Colosseo di Roma

il Colosseo di Roma

The monument that launched a thousand tourist traps. From afar, it looms like a giant celebrity, illiciting al fresco seating options even in the height of winter. Il Colosseo di Roma Originally named Anfiteatro Flavio after the Roman emperors Vespasian (who commissioned the Coliseum to be built in 72 AD) and Titus’ (who completed the...
Villa Borghese Gardens, Roma

Villa Borghese Gardens, Roma

After our first night in Rome, Roomie and I were very excited to see the city during the day. So after our breakfast in bed at the hotel, we dressed for warmth and headed to our first destination. Yes, the weather was so chilly we had to wear boots out. I love Roomie’s Corso Como...
Tourist Sights and Local Fare at Piccolo Buco

Tourist Sights and Local Fare at Piccolo Buco

So after a whole day spent by myself, unpacking, settling in Rome, lunching and gelato-ing. I was pooped. I was also excited for Roomie to arrive, since her flight was right around dinnertime, so I went back to Roma Boutique Hotel to take a nap and wait in anticipation for her arrival.When Roomie arrived and...
Creative Seafood at Ristorante Crispi 19, Roma

Creative Seafood at Ristorante Crispi 19, Roma

After getting settled at Roma Boutique Hotel, and after getting my luggage opened, I was famished for some late lunch. Since I was a bit disheveled from the happenings of my first day in Rome, I asked for a restaurant recommendation from Umberto, the Front Desk signor. He ushered me towards Via Crispi for a...
It Really Is... More Fun in the Philippines!

It Really Is… More Fun in the Philippines!

I’m excited for the Department of Tourism’s new campaign for the Philippines! Finally, after the fiasco of plagiarism last year, we can resurrect our reputations and show just how creative we are as a people, and just how fantastic the Philippines really is! Especially if you like banca rides… Commuting is pretty interesting here. Hello,...
Auguri from Firenze!

Auguri from Firenze!

Auguri from Piazza della Repubblica in Firenze! May this 2012 be as amazing a journey as my 2011 has been! Back from hiatus on Jan 3! How was your New Year’s celebration? Posted with WordPress for BlackBerry.
Best €20 Spent

Best €20 Spent

The first thing I bought upon arriving at Roma Fiumicino Airport is a Voce 20Euro card from Vodafone. It’s the BEST €20 I’ve spent.Since I like to be connected wherever I go, literally and signally. And knowing my Foursquare/Twitter/FB/Wordpress ways… it was either break the bank or break the phone. Vodafone €20 Prepaid Sim For...
Il Gelato di San Crispino, Roma

Il Gelato di San Crispino, Roma

Remember that scene in Eat Pray Love where Julia Roberts devours a cup of gelato beside nuns? Yes, I was on the lookout for THAT yesterday. On my last visit to Rome in 2010, I was already hunting down the famed gelateria ever since I read the book, and got prodded by friends to try...
My Maleta Mayhem in Roma

My Maleta Mayhem in Roma

After all my travel experiences blogged and undocumented, you would think that the travel karma gods would give me a break for the holidays, no? So I arrive in Rome, and first thing I do is to set my luggage down and take a gander at my hotel room. I arrived fairly early, so I...
When in Rome...

When in Rome…

In a not-so-few hours, I’ll be back in my summer-school haunt and one of my fave places to be in: Italy. Will do a lot of walking around the cobblestone streets of Rome, Florence, and Siena. Will haunt for some exotic food finds and eat some damn good Bistecca. Might even do a bit of...
The Velassaru Maldives, Part Deux

The Velassaru Maldives, Part Deux

And the Velassaru tour continues… For those who want to get wet without being in the ocean, the Pool is quite a spot to be at. An infinity pool with a teak deck and lounge chairs. At first glance, the pool seems to be connected to the ocean. One thing I absolutely adored about Velassaru...
My Water Villa at Velassaru Maldives

My Water Villa at Velassaru Maldives

There is something about being near or by the water that just brings in the calmness. And when you’re in Maldives, a country known for its crystal clear waters, there is no excuse. You have to live by the waters. Must stay when at the Velassaru Maldives is at one of the water villas. If...
It's Official.

It’s Official.

At LONG last… I am finally in Maldives. I am, officially, on vacation.
Tubbataha Reef: Wonder of the World, Indeed

Tubbataha Reef: Wonder of the World, Indeed

Sometimes… words get in the way. I remembered seeing this “Immigration” table, and feeling the urge to whip out my camera at the Palawan Airport Where we flew in to get on this dive yacht to go to one of the most beautiful dive sites in the world, as well as a UNESCO Heritage Site...
Fawning Over Firenze For a Day

Fawning Over Firenze For a Day

You gotta love the streets of Firenze… I love it so much, after over 24 hours of being on planes and in transit to get to Europe, the first thing we did after unloading our bags at our hotel was to purchase a Trenitalia ticket from Roma to Firenze that very same day. Here is ToT’s bro getting all excited just thinking...
Stay at the Hotel Stendhal in Roma

Stay at the Hotel Stendhal in Roma

Ahh Roma… You know you’re in Italy when you see a Biglietteria (ticketing) machine with several language selections for the Trenitalia line. If ever you’re in Italy, you know the way to go is via train. Upon arrival from our very long flight and exiting the Roma Fiumicino airport, ToT’s travelbuddy, aka Jerico, and I decided to relive our studiare days...

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