New Year New Site

January 1, 2011 (01/01/11) is the time for new beginnings. So yep, The Gypsygals is moving to a brand new site! Check it out!

Quickie:A Solo Female Traveler’s Weekend Guide to Edinburgh (second of two parts)

(This is Part 2 of a two-part weekend guide for solo female travelers in Edinburgh. You can read the first part here.)

text and photos by Nina Sarmiento

If you only got a weekend to spare for Edinburgh, why don’t you try visiting these fab sites: (read more here)

Christmas Reflections: A Well-Traveled Life

posted by: Prime Sarmiento

Christmas is a time for reflection, to express gratitude for all the blessings that came my way; to honor the lessons from the trials that tested my strength. (read more here)

Quickie: A Solo Female Traveler’s Weekend Guide to Edinburgh (first of two parts)

text and photos by: Nina Sarmiento

Scotland’s capital was once known as Auld Reekie (Old smokey), as the buildings there used to be heated by coal and wood fires, emitting smoke through their chimneys. (read more here)

Postcard Moment: Loboc River

photo by Nina Sarmiento

Loboc River, Bohol, Philippines

Quickie: A Solo Female Traveler’s Weekend Guide to Bohol

text by:Prime Sarmiento
photo by: Nina Sarmiento

(This is Part 2 of a two-part weekend guide for solo female travelers to Bohol. You can read the first part here.)

Art Tripping

1. Baclayon Church

Baclayon Church

The province is home to some of the most beautiful and centuries old churches built during the Spanish colonial era. Whether you are a Catholic or not, visiting some of these churches (in Bohol or elsewhere) will give you an insight on the country’s culture and history. One of the churches that you may want to visit while in Bohol is the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception located in the town of Baclayon. Made from coral stones and millions of egg whites, the 18th century church is also home to an old convent-turned-museum which exhibits centuries-old religious relics. (read more here)

Postcard Moment: Chocolate Hills

photo by: Nina Sarmiento

Choclate Hills, Bohol, Philippines

Quickie: A Solo Female Traveler’s Weekend Guide to Bohol

text by: Prime Sarmiento
Photos by:Nina Sarmiento

(This is part 1 of a two-part guide to Bohol)

I wasn’t exactly thrilled When my lil sis told me that we should go to Bohol. I went to this central Philippine province a decade ago, and the only thing I remembered doing was taking photos of the province’s main tourist attraction: the Chocolate Hills. They’re lovely but that was no compelling reason for me to come back. (read more here)

Postcard Moment: Edinburgh

posted by Nina Sarmiento

The Girl Effect: How we can do small things to change the world

posted by: Prime Sarmiento

I don’t remember their names. But I remember how I met them. That was about eight years ago, the first time I traveled to Ubud, Bali.

(read more here)

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