Porto! Oporto! Oh Porto!

There is something absolutely enchanting about this place. You’ll get lost in its labyrinth-ish streets, within its medieval and contemporary architecture, and the colorful sights and sounds, not to mention the culinary experience, and don’t forget the Port Wine!   Advertisements

Sunset over Rio Douro, Porto, Portugal

“one day,” you said to me, “I saw the sunset forty-four times!” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the little prince I may not saw the sunset forty-four times in Porto, since I was only here for a week. but, I’ve stared at it like no one is looking. It’s magical, just like the first Fransecinha sandwich that…

Happy Centennial to US National Park Service!

Happy 100th birthday to the US National Park Service! I always tell people that my “disneyland” are the national parks. If given the option to choose, I’d much rather visit a national park or monument (both natural and historical) than a theme park. Maybe its the old soul in me, but I always stand in awe…

yep it’s been a while…

Yep, I know I know… It’s been some time (an epoch! really) since I even touched and posted anything here. I will not spurt out any excuses as to why. In fact, I wasn’t that busy. Let’s just say, I was in a hiatus from blogging, or even social media. Anyway, so what am I…

Summer in the USA

This whole month of August, I have been travelling around the East Coast of the USA (partly work related and of course for fun!). I’ll try to update and post pictures about it in the next days as I try to organize all my stuff.  

Stop Over: Valencia, Spain

Valencia might be the third largest city in Spain but it isn’t in everybody’s “must visits” lists when touring/visiting the country. For this week-long vacation/Easter/spring break, we decided to take a quick tour of Madrid and Barcelona. But instead of directly flying to these big cities, we decided to land in Valencia and roam around…

Christmas 2013 at the Grand Place, Brussels

Yuletide, Holidays, Winter etc… Whatever one may call it, I just can’t get enough of Christmas! It is the most wonderful time of the year! Although we are way past the holiday seasons; the sights, sounds and most definitely the smell and tasty delights of the last Christmas is still well vivid in my memory….

Destination: Vienna

When will you realize… Vienna waits for you? – Billy Joel Finally, Vienna at last! It was my first visit, and  before coming to the city all I could think about Vienna is the Danube, Classical Music and Vienna Sausage. I must admit, I did not do my assignment about reading more on what to…

Stop over: Salzburg

Arriving at a simple yet homey B&B accommodation (shout out to Pension Jahn!) in Salzburg from a very long train ride from Fussen, Germany was such a delight, as I just want to drop dead in bed and get that much needed sleep. Good thing, the train that we have to catch the next day…

Stop over: Füssen / Hohenschwangau

We stopped by at Füssen from Stuttgart en route to Salzburg for another overnight stop over. I chose Füssen for a quick stop not because of convenience but I wanted to see the most famous castle in Germany: Neuschwanstein Castle – the inspiration to many fairy tale and princesses castles all over the world, most notably…

Stop over: Stuttgart

Before catching another very early train to Fuessen, we stayed over night in Stuttgart. Luckily, the night we were there was the opening of their Christmas market! It was one of the most festive and colorful Christmas market’s I have ever been to, with larger than life decorations on top of the stalls, open stage…