Archive for December, 2009

I took a stroll down the old long walk Of the day I-ay-I-ay

text and photos by: Gypsygal Nina

I took a stroll down the old long walk
Of the day I-ay-I-ay
I met a little girl and we stopped to talk
On a grand soft day I-ay

And I ask you friends, what’s a fella to do?
Because her hair was black and her eyes were blue
And I knew right then, I’d be takin a whirl

—Down the Salthill Prom with a Galway Girl

You probably heard this song a thousand times before. Especially if you’re like me who watched – and loved – the movie “PS, I Love You I often sing this song, never expecting that I will find myself strolling in the western ireland city of Galway. (read more here)

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Seven Ways to a Stress-Free Holiday Travel

posted by: Gypsygal Prime

I don’t usually travel during the holidays as I don’t see the point of paying for peak season (i.e. overpriced) tickets/accommodations, or jostling for seats and space in crowded places. A holiday for me means relaxing in my own space, without having to deal with noise and nosy people. (read more here)

Postcard Moment: Traffic Stopper

Photo by: Gypsygal Nina

Who says only hot babes can stop  traffic?

Baaa! Baaa! Baaa!

Let’s raise funds to support a rural school in Cambodia

My sis and I donated 10 U.S. dollars to Passports with Purpose. It’s just a small amount but we’re hoping that this can help them raise 13,000 U.S. dollars to provide facilities for a school in one of the villages of Cambodia. (read more here)

 

Christmas Gift Guide for Independent Women Travellers

Art of Losing Yourself pampering kit by Leyende

Art of Losing Yourself pampering kit by Leyende

Muni Travel Journal

Muni Travel Journal

Posted by: Gypsygal Prime

Traveling light is a must for independent women travellers like me. We want to seek and experience both new and familiar places with all the essentials, none of the heavy baggage.

Listed below are some Christmas gift ideas for that travelling girl who likes to go solo. They’re all stylish and portable that you might end up buying Christmas gifts for yourself. Happy shopping! (read more here)


Quickie: 48 Hours In….Baguio City

The view from Good Shepherd's  deck

The view from Good Shepherd's deck

Text and Photos by: Gypsygal Prime

Better known as the summer capital of the Philippines, travellers usually flock to Baguio to escape the heat and dust of Manila. Located some 1,500 meters above sea level, nestled within the Cordillera in northern Philippines, temperature in Baguio is always below 30 degrees Celsius (this even at the height of the summer months of March to April). In the colder months of January to February, temperature drops to less than 20 degrees Celsius– that’s pretty cold for a tropical country like the Philippines. (read more here)

This is not a travel post: Stop Killing Journalists

Text by: Gypsygal Prime

Photos by Avi Olarte: Taken November 25 during the National Day of Indignation organized by the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP).

I need to deviate from my usual travel posts, as no working journalist can remain apathetic given such atrocity. The Maguindanao massacre – which involved the murder of 30 journalists – has been described as by the International Federation of Journalists as “the biggest single atrocity against journalists in recent history.” (read more here)