How I Fell In Love With Hiking x The North Face

First seen on We Are Sole Sisters Unathletic and skinny-weak Sole Sister Julienne broke out of her sedentary lifestyle three years ago and threw herself into the wild outdoors By any means, I don’t consider myself a bonafide hiker or hardcore trekker. I don’t trail run. I can’t read coordinates. I don’t have a compass or … More How I Fell In Love With Hiking x The North Face

Canggu Diaries – The Day I Woke Up at 1.30am for a Sunrise Hike to Mt Batur

A continuation of Canggu Diaries – Yeni arrives in Bali Writer’s Note: I had just received some very frustrating news during the writing of this post, hence the slightly angsty tone. Apologies in advance for the crankiness! Day 2 – Kadek, the villa’s housekeeper who comes and does her duties at random times of her choosing, … More Canggu Diaries – The Day I Woke Up at 1.30am for a Sunrise Hike to Mt Batur

Waterfall Trek in Rizal, Philippines: Mt Maynoba

May 1, 2017 I knew from the get go that it was a crazy idea to do a hike in the Philippines, in the middle of summer no less. I wouldn’t even do it in Hong Kong this time of year, but I was dying to get out of Manila and get my heart rate up. Thankfully there … More Waterfall Trek in Rizal, Philippines: Mt Maynoba

Food Trip + Easy Hike: Tagaytay & Mount Talamitam

We combined a Tagaytay food trip with a short excursion to burn off the calories! Distance: ??km – I don’t know why the Mountaineers over here never give precise information on trail lengths, but my estimate would be 7km up and down. Duration: 3 hours up and down Difficulty: Easy Admittedly, hiking in the Philippines is far … More Food Trip + Easy Hike: Tagaytay & Mount Talamitam

The Ultimate Guide to Cebu for Travellers, written by a Filipino

Cebu is a gateway to some of Asia’s greatest tropical adventures Manila’s southern sister is nothing like her. Cebu is older, prettier and more relaxed. She doesn’t even speak the same language. Manila’s tongue is that of the northern Tagalog minority – the country’s official language despite having only 17 million native speakers. Cebuano, on … More The Ultimate Guide to Cebu for Travellers, written by a Filipino

Journeying through Jordan’s Lost Cities: Petra and the wadi

The first draft of my story on Jordan as published by Gafencu  Long before the first Muslim dynasty arrived in Jordan, ancient civilizations built majestic cities in its dramatic terrain – from the Greco-Roman Decapolis in the north to Petra’s Nabatean kingdom of sandstone in the south When you begin the winding path through the … More Journeying through Jordan’s Lost Cities: Petra and the wadi

10 Reasons Why Tel Aviv Should Be Your Next Holiday

Step aside, Barcelona. “You’re going to Tel Aviv?! Why there?” Asked my girlfriend incredulously before I flew out of Asia for a three-week romp through Israel and Jordan. “That’s such an unconventional destination! And isn’t it dangerous?” She raised her eyebrows at me as if to say, ‘think about THAT’. I’ve only ever heard of … More 10 Reasons Why Tel Aviv Should Be Your Next Holiday

How to Get a Visa for Jordan from Israel (Philippine Passport Holder)

Up until the last minute, I still wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to cross the border… I’m not going to whine about how shitty it is to hold a Philippine passport. I’m just going to walk you through my experience acquiring a Jordan visa from Israel, where Filipinos can travel visa-free for three … More How to Get a Visa for Jordan from Israel (Philippine Passport Holder)

Chiang Mai Temple Tour x WÖLSCH Watches

February 10, 2017 – We decided to do the major temples of Chiang Mai all in one go. More than halfway through it, we were so tired from walking under the powerful sun we took a massage break at the Old Medicine Hospital. The latter is actually a massage school where you can get good quality no-frills services … More Chiang Mai Temple Tour x WÖLSCH Watches