Dôme des Invalides Napoleon Bonaparte

Looking down on Napoleon Bonaparte at the Domes des Invalides

It was monumental. Grand. And I was awestruck at the spaciousness of the interior of the Dôme des Invalides. From the paintings of Charles de la Fosse at the underside of the dome, finished in 1705, to the ornate baldachin at the altar. So grand and spacious that visitors, including me were all dwarfed. But […]

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Strawberry ice cream
Baguio’s strawberry flavored dirty ice cream is actually good

You see these sorbeteros, ”dirty’ ice cream vendors ubiquitously peddling this singular flavor around the tourist traps of Baguio City and La Trinidad near the strawberry fields. Just like the taho vendors, they’re cashing in on anything with strawberry in it, ice cream included. And like pesky touts in these kind of places, they can […]

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Calayan homestay

When in Calayan town proper, there’s really no problem with where to stay. There is an organized homestay program with eleven homeowners but this post will only focus on two that I know and stayed at.

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