About a six- to seven-hour drive from Manila, the surfing hotspot of San Juan, La Union is ideal for a quick getaway. Whether you surf or not, there are now so many things to do here—eating good food being the top of the list. Don’t miss these places when you go on your trip!
Every quarter, my sister and I would make it a habit of exploring new places we have yet to discover. Last February, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, became our destination to fulfill our wanderlust, as well as our hungry tummies. 😊
After a bit of rain in the morning, I love walking around in different areas around the quainter parts of the city. I find town too commercialised, but there are such nice little spots cropping up all over, as the “sea turtles” (people who study abroad and bring ideas back) make their way home.
The slower relaxed ambience of retirees and quiet helps me take a deep breath and relax. That sense of peace that washes over me is intoxicating and I need more days like that. Happiness. Like this cat.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a 400-hectare historic site in Bagac, Bataan (about three to four hours from Metro Manila). It's home to several heritage houses and structures that have either been transported from their original locations or replicated in the area. Many local artists and talents have been tapped to contribute to the site's development in form of paintings, murals, sculptures, and more. It offers a great look into Philippine history! 🇵🇭
The full name of Bangkok is impressively long and means something along the lines of “The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn. “
Anyhow, Bangkok is a wonderful city and easily one of my favorite destinations. In this list I’ve compiled most of my favorite Bangkok spots. Hope you’ll enjoy some of these as well!