Chiang Mai’s Best Elephant Tours – Elephant Jungle Conservatory

Diary of a day spent with the elephants in one of Chiang Mai’s jungle conservations Plus a comprehensive list of Chiang Mai’s best elephant tours in the end The elephants made sure I would never forget that day. The scrapes and bruises all over my legs rendered me unable to do anything remotely physical for weeks afterwards, … More Chiang Mai’s Best Elephant Tours – Elephant Jungle Conservatory

What It Really Feels Like To Be A Stereotyped Filipina

As seen on Thought Catalog and (more notoriously) on Coconuts Hong Kong “Where are you from?” asks a man across the aisle from me on a flight to Hong Kong from Tokyo. He is a middle-aged Asian, stout and short, and has been working on a Japanese language exercise book since the plane took off. “Philippines,” … More What It Really Feels Like To Be A Stereotyped Filipina

Gallery Vask: If Manila had 3 Michelin stars, this would be it

I never knew Filipino fine dining existed, until meeting Gallery Vask‘s degustacion menu Having scanned through the other reviews, I thought to add my own two cents to the literature out there, since several of the others sound little better than press releases. Premise When I heard that the 39th among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was … More Gallery Vask: If Manila had 3 Michelin stars, this would be it

Template: Request for a Long Term/Multiple Entry Visa

<Date> To the <Name of Embassy>: I, <Full Name>, Filipino citizen with passport number <Passport No.>, would like to request a longer stay visa for <country>. Over the past two years I have been flying in and out of <region> as part of my work and assignments as <reason>, in addition to leisure trips as a … More Template: Request for a Long Term/Multiple Entry Visa

Day Trip from Barcelona: Hiking Montserrat

Easily one of the most beautiful days of my life. The first thought that comes to mind when someone says “Barcelona” would be the famous beachfont, La Sagrada Familia, FCB / Camp Nou, La Rambla… but hiking in the mountains? Little do people know that the mountain range 50km northwest of Catalunya’s capital is a magical world entirely … More Day Trip from Barcelona: Hiking Montserrat

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

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