Three years. So much has happened in three years time. Instagram was born and everyone’s into vlogging nowadays…but seeing the places I have visited through captured images bring a sweet sense of nostalgia. I remember the time we joined a group tour to see Salzburg in Austria.
I always like to take a little something with me as a reminder of my travels, something I can use to look back and reminisce about the fantastic time I had. Especially for Filipinos, we always love bringing home “pasalubong” to our friends and family. Not to mention, displaying such a memento around the home… Continue reading Keepsakes from Paris
One of the highlights of our trip to Paris was of course, seeing the Eiffel Tower. We took the Metro and as soon as we got off the train station, we took the bus which dropped us off at the grassy park at the opposite end of the Eiffel Tower.
After all the eating and shopping, we left Tuscany several pounds heftier and with heavier luggages. It was early in the afternoon when we boarded the train to Venice.
On our way to the town of Pienza, we made a few stops to take photographs. Everything was beautifully breath taking.
Among the places that I have visited during this trip, the town of Siena, Italy was one of my favorites because this Tuscan hill-town gave me a sense of being transported back to the Middle Ages. Of the three Italian cities – Siena, Florence and Rome – Siena was the coldest.
The sun was about to set when we arrived at the Firenze Santa Maria train station. It was much colder in Florence than it was in Rome. Perhaps twilight, the time of day, added to the chill but more likely it was because of Florence’s geographical location. We then took a cab to what would… Continue reading Firenze: A Love at First Sight
A visit to the Vatican City is a must for any tourist in Rome. It was built over the tomb of Saint Peter. Peter (Petrus, Petros or Petra) means rock, so it is the rock or the foundation on which Catholicism was built. It is also the smallest country in the world.
My mother and I applied for our Schengen visa in the last week of November and since it was APEC week and the holiday season, it took some time to get it. Our visa was approved mid-January.
After we left Nami Island, we went looking for the Gapyeong Tour Bus that will take us to Petite France. The bus stop is just right outside the 7-11 store, a short walking distance from the Ferry Wharf.