Archive for Quickies

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)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

Quickie: 48 Hours In…London

text and photos by: Nina Sarmiento

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. (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)

Quickie: 48 hours in… Dublin

Text and photos by Nina Sarmiento

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.

This is why I’m re-posting this week Gypsygals’ Tales Quickie guide to the capital city of Ireland. I’m positive that this post will show that you don’t need to spend a lot of euros to enjoy Dublin!

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Dublin – the city of a thousand pubs and a thousand bards, the historically hip capital of Ireland. In this city full of Craic (ah..that’s the Old Irish for a dose of fun!), sightseeing means an itinerary filled with something old, new and wonderfully brewed. (read more here)

Quickie: 48 Hours In…Penang

Posted by: Gypsygal Prime

Located at the northwest part of the Malaysian peninsula, Penang island was established as the first British settlement in Malaysia in 1791. Its capital, Georgetown, evolved into a colonial administrative center, with Captain Francis Light, who once worked in a European trading house, as its superintendent. (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)