May 15, 2015

Five Awesome Boutique Hotels in Amsterdam

Hipmunk City Love/Top Cities Project Best Of Hotels Arched bridges, passageways, and quintessential houses along canals and rivers are the instant images Amsterdam conjure.  For locals living in this city, it feels like being a detail in a painting. For the visiting nonlocals, it feels like looking at a living painting. A visit in Amsterdam should be lived and celebrated to the fullest. Start your journey with these five celebrated boutique hotels among the many affordable hotels in Amsterdam.
April 21, 2015

CRUISING MAGAZINE: Meeting Whang Od

Cruising magazine published my photo essay on my encounter with the phenomenal Whang Od. The essay, just about 700 words, was hard to write especially I already wrote an exhaustive essay on Whang Od and Her Village. To read the whole essay, you can buy Cruising #GoingPlaces at any bookstores nationwide. I included some parts here as a teaser. ***
April 18, 2015

The Other Anaheim and More

Anaheim – Hipmunk City Love/Top Cities Summary of a City Guide Blog Post #3 Anaheim’s image has long been judged as the home of Mickey Mouse and his cohorts, where everyone wears the brightest smile and the most colorful costumes. But Orange County is more than Disneyland. The real OC is outside the imagined realities of imagined characters. Of course, you are free to come here, enjoy a ride or two or more,and have selfies with the jolly Disney characters. But once everything you must do is done, it is time to explore the other Anaheim. Here are some of […]
March 17, 2015

On Content Writing and Travel Funding

  At this very moment, I am on a slow ship to Iloilo. It is quarter to eleven in the evening, and surprisingly the Internet connection still looks good. The last real entry on this blog was my narrative on “Whang Od and Her Village” that saw print on Sunstar last month. Rappler published my social commentary on “Being a Dark Filipina Traveling the Philippines” earlier this month. A narrative (have to rework on it) and photos on Malapascua are included in the Sun.Star Yearbook 2014, which is now available at National Bookstore. I have not written on my Down South column for a […]