Why You Should Read A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

“A pastry never needs to be overly sweet. It only needs to be memorable.” from A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow. Fall in love with Cuban cuisine and England’s sights and sounds with Laura Taylor Namey’s second YA novel. … More Why You Should Read A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

The Jeju Love Affair

Dubbed as the “Hawaii of Korea”, Jeju island is brimming with natural wonders including a volcanic landscape, beautiful beaches, stunning coastline, lush countryside, and home to South Korea’s tallest mountain. The Jeju love affair began some 12 to 15 years ago and it’s all because of a drama. … More The Jeju Love Affair

Gaia Cafe – That Thing Called Tadhana

Another 2-year old post from my trip way back in January 2018. This treehouse-inspired cafe shot to fame becase of the movie That Thing Called Tadhana. This cafe is also popular for its delicious organic and vegetarian menu and beautiful mountain scenery. The cafe is a 25 to 30-minute walk (1.7 kilmoters) from Sagada Municipal … More Gaia Cafe – That Thing Called Tadhana

Trekking Mount Pinatubo & the 4×4 Ride

Mount Pinatubo has been on my bucket list for a quite some time after climbing Taal Volcano few years ago. I was intrigued that it became a tourist destination after the catastrophic 1991 eruption. My friend (and former teammate) and I availed of a joiner tour by Tripinas last November 25, 2017. I didn’t prepare … More Trekking Mount Pinatubo & the 4×4 Ride

2016 Taen Tulip Festival/2016년 태안 튤립 축제 – Spring Series in Korea

Ah spring! As Gerard Hopkins would say, ‘Nothing is so beautiful as Spring’. Nothing beats spring season for me. Spring season signals the end of cold winter, colorful flowers start to bloom and for travelers, no more winter coat and layers of clothing when you go out. In Korea, there are numerous spring festivals including … More 2016 Taen Tulip Festival/2016년 태안 튤립 축제 – Spring Series in Korea

Cheonggyecheon/청계천 – Spring Series in Korea

Cheonggyecheon (청계천) is another popular tourist attraction in downtown Seoul. It’s also a personal favorite. Locals and foreign tourists frequent this long stretch of recreation space which includes an 8.4 km stream flowing through downtown Seoul. It’s another fabulous place to people-watch as you can see office workers, couples, families, friends strolling around, tossing coins … More Cheonggyecheon/청계천 – Spring Series in Korea