travels

Weekend in San Juan, La Union

A few weeks ago, my siblings and I went to La Union for the weekend. We booked night-time bus tickets from Pasay City to San Juan (and back), arriving at our destination(s) around 3 in the morning. It wasn’t too bad—at least we didn’t have to drive. Our home base was Charlie’s Hangar, a hostel […]

Overnight in Mabini, Batangas

A few weeks ago, my friends and I drove down to Mabini, Batangas for an overnight trip. It was only a two and a half hour drive from Metro Manila, so there was not a lot of planning needed for the trip. Side note: I’d forgotten how easy it is to do an overnight trip […]

Curious Travels: The Grand Detour of 2019 | Coffee & Tea in Toronto

While in Toronto, I made it a point to visit as many coffee and tea (matcha) shops as I could. My sister provided me with a “hipster coffee fund,” so I had a bigger budget and didn’t need need to skimp out of the coffee. YAY. Since there were simply too many coffee shops in […]

Curious Travels: The Grand Detour of 2019 | Favorite Restaurants in Toronto

As you may have noticed, I was in Toronto for quite a while. Which means… I got to eat a lot of food when I was there. Although I don’t have in depth discussions about taste and texture, here’s my list of favorite restaurants (in no particular order). I’m getting a bit hungry just thinking […]

Curious Travels: The Grand Detour of 2019 | Old Quebec

Confirmed: my favorite part of my grand detour was my trip to Quebec City. We stayed in Old Quebec, a little bit outside the walls. Old Quebec was a fortified city, and the walls have been maintained through the years. The walls reminded me of my history lessons: cities were fortified to protect inhabitants from […]