mexican fiesta

Fiestas are globally known as lively celebrations of all major national holidays. All over the world, there are many different types of fiestas. For example, you can have a family fiesta in your own home without the need to honour a special occasion; just because you feel like having one! Or you can keep in line with Mexican culture and keep it traditional by commemorating Mary and Joseph’s search for refuge in Bethlehem. However you choose to celebrate or if you’re just simply fascinated by…Continue Reading “9 Fun-filled Facts about Mexican Fiestas”

Things to do in Bali

My first visit to Bali was just limited to a transit stopover from Lombok’s Gili as we were enroute to Surabaya. My second visit last October was a prize after winning an online contest sponsored by Tourism Indonesia. It is a culinary tour in this wonderful island by the Ministry of Tourism with the centerpiece of the visit a cooking class and a fine dining experience. Although not as exhaustive, here are eight things to do in Bali, listed here based on our tour for…Continue Reading “8 things to do in Bali for two days”

The highland city of Bandung reminds me of Baguio. But better and more interesting. For the first time traveler, it is such a beautiful city filled with geologic wonders, cheap shopping, great food, and of course, it’s Indonesia’s art deco capital. Life here is a bit slow but the cool weather make it the perfect weekend getaway for the people of Jakarta that it can get crowded and traffic becomes terrible. But on weekdays? It’s bliss. Here is a list of some things to do…Continue Reading “Things to do in Bandung for a memorable visit”

Tokyo Metro

Visiting Japan has been very convenient than ever and for many Filipinos and most international tourists, Tokyo is almost on everyone’s bucket list. But despite the ease, it can be overwhelming at times. Other than the language barrier, the second most significant concern, I think, is how to go around the city and visit the different tourist spots and shopping areas? Or how does one get to this particularly good Michelin starred restaurant? The answer: take the Tokyo Metro. In this post, I’m listing the…Continue Reading “10 Reasons why you should take the Tokyo Metro”

I’ve always wanted to see the famous cherry blossoms in Japan but in the two years that I’ve been traveling to that country since last year, wasn’t really able to time my trips during Spring. But then, I was told that we will be seeing the cherry blossoms during an invitational trip early this month. November? Cherry blossoms? I was intrigued. I was also ecstatic. To see cherry blossoms in November at the height of autumn. Wow. And the images of white and pink cherry…Continue Reading “Shikizakura, Aichi’s cherry blossoms in autumn”