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

Tel Aviv Diaries: Alone in Israel

Originally published as ‘Seeking the Promised Land’ on Cosmopolitan Philippines August 2017 Israel: Birthplace of Jesus, Wonder Woman, and Natalie Portman. The author goes on an adventure that stands out as the most intensely unique of her life — transcending South America and Europe. As the epicenter of the world’s oldest monotheistic religions, we suppose Israel has had … More Tel Aviv Diaries: Alone in Israel

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

REVIEW: Tel Aviv Bike Tour with Abraham Tours

I biked my way around Tel Aviv almost every single day. Thanks to Tel-O-Fun (the citywide bike rental system), it’s cheap and accessible to anyone. But the bike tour took us to important historical and cultural sites I would never have otherwise known or noticed navigating on my own. Our local guide ‎Amit Musaei gave us impactful and dramatic doses of history … More REVIEW: Tel Aviv Bike Tour with Abraham Tours

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)