Canggu Diaries: Seeking out Bali’s Unesco Heritage Sites

In this post: Bloopers video in Jatiluwih Itinerary (flexible!) Impulsive cycling through the rice terraces + other adventure options Tanah Lot temple + market shopping DON’T BUY CIVET / LUWAK COFFEE Unesco chasers Since it was Joyce’s first time in Bali, and I hadn’t properly checked out the island’s Unesco Heritage Sites before, we thought … More Canggu Diaries: Seeking out Bali’s Unesco Heritage Sites

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

Destination Wedding: Aguirre-Cahen French-Filipino Beach Nuptials

February 25, 2017 – Scroll down to download MC script and / or Bride and Groom Questionnaire It took me a total of four flights and three changes to make it to Mayen’s wedding a couple of weeks ago in South Palms Beach Resort, Bohol. I was supposed to fly in with my ex, but the airline … More Destination Wedding: Aguirre-Cahen French-Filipino Beach Nuptials

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

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

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

What they don’t tell you about climbing Mount Daraitan

…and why I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Where is it? Between Tanay, Rizal and General Nakar, Quezon It took us around 2 h 30 min to drive to Daraitan (we Wazed it) from Makati. We left too late – at around 8am. There were already too many people on the road at this time. On the … More What they don’t tell you about climbing Mount Daraitan