VISITING BUDAPEST: WHEN TWO CITIES BECAME ONE


Years ago, I came across an article about the city of Budapest. I got intrigued as this city is a fusion of two: Buda and Pest. There are seven famous bridges connecting the two cities which is separated by the Danube river, the Chain Bridge being most famous of them.

Little did I know that I will visit this wonderful city during our honeymoon. I was contemplating on removing this city from our itinerary, since I was not that keen on going there. Good thing my husband insisted to keep it, as we did enjoy our stay there.

TRAVEL DIARY: COMMUTING IN VIENNA AUSTRIA

photo credits: https://www.cityairporttrain.com/en/press

Since we did not take any tour packages for this trip, we mostly found ourselves aboard Vienna's very efficient mass transportation.

What to look for when purchasing a Backpack




A backpack is usually like your home literally depending on the distance of your trip. This is probably because it carries almost everything you might need to use while on the road, from food, clothes, even your shelter among other comforts and necessities.


You might need to use your backpack on different occasions but at no particular will you need to use a poor quality bag. This is why you need to choose the right backpack when you go out shopping for them.

TOP 3 THINGS YOU’LL ONLY LEARN IN A WEDDING DRAPING COURSE



Who doesn’t love weddings? Two people are cordially joined together. And they’re starting a new chapter of their lives with all their closest friends and family members there to witness it all happening. I swear, anyone who thinks that this event isn’t magical or breath-taking must have a problem with accepting the idea that there is, in fact, a happily-ever-after meant for everyone.

No worries, I’d be praying for your lonely old soul to find the love it’s been bitterly longing for.

Anyway, that should be enough talk about non-believers of true love for today. After all, we’ve written this article not for those who are afraid of inviolable commitment, but for those who are ready to plan the best day of their lives. And when you think of wedding plans, draping is usually a thought that comes to mind – at least for organizers!

TRAVEL DIARY: ANOTHER SUMMER IN LAS CASAS FILIPINAS DE ACUZAR BATAAN


Time flies so fast and summer is almost here! Since I will not be able to go home this summer, my family and I had an early outing. We tried looking for a new resort to visit, but since my mom enjoyed the last time we were at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan, we decided to just go there again.

We left Manila around 10am. There were some accidents along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), which was why we arrived in Bataan past 3pm already.

It has been two years since we last went, and there were some improvements in the interim. The reception area is now a whole house with a restaurant nearby. 

DESSERT AT WHEELER'S YARD CAFE SINGAPORE


It is not a secret that my husband is very fond of bicycles nowadays. So I decided to bring him to this quaint little bicycle cafe in Singapore.

Since we already had dinner before heading to the cafe, we just ordered key lime pie for dessert. 

HOTEL REVIEW: FOURSIDE CITY CENTER VIENNA AUSTRIA


While looking for a hotel in Vienna, my blogger friend Joy suggested Fourside City Center. I checked the pictures and reviews on TripAdvisor, and I liked them, so I booked a room with them via Agoda.

TRAVEL DIARY: SCHONBRUNN PALACE


Our second day in Vienna fell on my birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to visit a very lovely palace.

We booked a grand tour of the Schönbrunn Palace via the Imperial Austria website for EUR17.50 each (PHP1,100), which includes a tour of forty rooms of the palace.

WEEKEND LUNCH AT AURA RESTAURANT IN NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE


Two of our friends, Crese and Albert, finally tied the knot two weeks ago and they invited JM and me for a luncheon. We arrived around 12 noon and since the couple’s reservation was at 1pm, we had time to look around and take nice photos.

The couple chose an Italian restaurant at the fifth floor of the National Gallery Singapore - Aura. It’s a fancy-pants restaurant and the service was really commendable.

CELEBRATING MILESTONES AT JAMIE'S ITALIAN - SINGAPORE


February is a very special month for JM and I as we celebrate our first wedding anniversary and his birthday. Since we are still in a long-distance relationship for our first anniversary, we had a late celebration when JM had his vacation here in Singapore two weeks ago.

TRAVEL DIARY: THE MUSICAL CITY OF VIENNA AUSTRIA


As the hometown of Mozart, Vienna is often associated with talented musicians. I was able to witness this with our recent trip to this beautiful city.

While walking along Karlsplatz, we saw a lady skilfully playing her harp; on the way to the Schönbrunn Palace, we passed by an old man playing his flute; and on our last day, there was a man playing his accordion on the metro. It was truly a feast for the ears!

HOW I GOT A MULTIPLE-ENTRY US VISA IN JUST 2 DAYS


Photo by Jerome / CC
I always get jitters whenever I need to apply for a visa. It feels like someone is scrutinizing you and trying to find any fault just so they have a reason to deny you.

For a Filipino passport holder like me, I need to apply for a visa for most of the countries on my travel list, and one of them is the US. I figured that it would be better to apply for my visa this early, while I am still in Singapore, since I have already established my career here. That way, the consul has less reason to deny me, haha! The US Visa Application process is similar in Singapore and in Manila, so no need to worry about that.

HELLO 2018

I know that my greeting is quite late as January is already ending but I still want to welcome 2018 before I start my other blog posts. Hihihi.

I must say that 2017 was probably my favorite year so far - got married, ticked a few countries off my bucket list, and was generally a good year for me.

Hoping and praying for a more fruitful 2018!