Archive for Chronicles

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)

Postcard Moment: Edinburgh

posted by Nina Sarmiento

Quickie: 48 Hours (to Eat, Pray, Love) in Ubud

text and photos by Prime Sarmiento


I consider Ubud in Bali, Indonesia my spiritual home, a place to center myself. Whenever I can spare the time and money, I travel to Ubud, to help me cope with frustrations and pressures. To nurture my writing. To have some breathing space. To hone my spirituality.(read more here)

A tour of Vatican City

Note: In my previous post, I listed down ways on how to travel for less in Europe. One of which is to just roam around and tour the many fab landmarks, museums and galleries which you can visit either for free or for a token fee.

Last week I posted Gypsygals’ Tales Quickie guide to the capital city of Ireland. where I showed that you don’t need to spend a lot of euros to enjoy Dublin! Last Wednesday, l showed you how you can have fun in Rome without racking up massive credit card debt.

 

If you want to extend that Roman holiday, you might even go to Vatican City. Enjoy!

Text and Photos by Nina Sarmiento

The Vatican City is the seat of the Pope, the leader of the Catholic flock. A sightseeing tour of Rome won’t be complete without a side trip to this walled enclave, a sovereign city state in Italy’s capital. (read more here)

Quickie: 48 Hours in…Rome

text and photos by: Nina Sarmiento

Note: In my previous post, I listed down ways on how to travel less in Europe. One of which is to just roam around and tour the many fab landmarks, museums and galleries which you can visit either for free or for a token fee.

Last week I reposted Gypsygals’ Tales Quickie guide to the capital city of Ireland. where I showed that you don’t need to spend a lot of euros to enjoy Dublin!

 

This week, I will show you how you can have fun in Rome without having to bust your budget. (read more here)

I joined the Pahiyas festival and I got this kitschy souvenir photo

by Prime Sarmiento

Thank goddess for entrepreneurs! (read more here)

Ilocandia Diary Part 2: Nature tripping, Beach bumming

Posted by Prime Sarmiento

The travel coordinator handed me a list of things to bring in this four-day tour of Ilocos region. The regulars in my travel pack are in there: bottled water, comfy shoes, prescription medicine. The list also advises us to have that spirit of adventure and a sense of humor (as, after all, some things always do go wrong when traveling). (read more here)

Binondo Food Tripping (part 2): Food Wok Tour with Ivan Man Dy

posted by: Gypsygal Prime

Note to self: I should really spend more time in the gym.

I was thinking about this, out of guilt, or maybe out of vanity, as I munched on a spring roll (which, I have to remind all you foodies there, really goes well with a dollop of that sweet brown syrup and some hot sauce). (read more here)

Binondo Food Tripping (part 1): Memories of Tikoy

posted by Gypsygal Prime

(for my lil sis)

Being more Pinoy than Chinese (I’m a fifth generation Filipino Chinese from my mother’s side), our family celebrate the Lunar New Year (or better known as Chinese New Year). We go to church, then have lunch at Binondo (Manila’s Chinatown district) , watch a lion dance in the street and cap the day with my mother buying almond jelly and other sweet breads in Salazar Bakery in Ongpin and/or drop by Eng Bee Tin shop ( I love its violently-violet motif ) for its yummy ube hopia (and lately because both my parents are diabetic, sugar-free hopia). (read more here)

Channeling Lara Croft in Ta Prohm

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Next only to Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm is perhaps the most recognizable Cambodian site, having served as a location for the Angelina Jolie starrer-Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. (read more here)

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