Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Recent publications

    Baybay Beach

Two of my travel articles about Capiz were published recently. Check them out at the links provided below.

7 of the Best Things to do in Capiz
https://waytogo.cebupacificair.com/things-to-do-capiz/

10 Reasons why you should visit Capiz
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/iloilo/lifestyle/2016/11/03/10-reasons-why-you-should-visit-capiz-506932

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Image by Charie



Thursday, December 01, 2016

Posts coming soon

Been traveling in Europe these last few weeks and will be posting soon about my journey to the Netherlands, Croatia and Italy. It's been cold except in Dubrovnik where the temperature hovered around 18°C. Here are some images of the places I visited.

    The Markthal in Rotterdam is the queen of all markets

    Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic Sea

    The Duomo, Milan

    Piazza Maggiore in Bologna with the Basilica di San Petronio

    Lake Como from Varenna.

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Images by TravelswithCharie





Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween 2016


The one bright spot today was the Pumpkin Patch of Uesugi Farms in San Martin near Gilroy, California. The marigolds were so blinding that despite rain clouds, I needed sunglasses. This is the first year in business for this particular pumpkin patch and the little ones were having the time of their lives with the choo choo train and tractor rides through corn mazes. 


And a pumpkin pyramid too! What a happy place! 


I wonder how many pies this pyramid of pumpkins would make? According to trivia I found at the patch, the largest pie ever made was 5 ft. in diameter and weighed 350 lbs. of which 80 pounds represented cooked pumpkins.  

Turban pumpkins
It was fascinating to check out the many varieties of pumpkins like white munchkins, blue pumpkin, and turban pumpkin. But there was no pumpkin carriage though. 😀


Happy Halloween! 🎃🎃🎃

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Images by travelswithcharie

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Capiz

Sorry to disappoint you but there are no aswang in Capiz. If there were, the airlines would lose money since we could probably get promo fares more frequently on the back of an aswang. Seriously though, release your fear. Come to Capiz. Wear a garlic bracelet, if you must. But do come and experience our world. 

1. Life is simpler in flip flops

Baybay Beach and Mantalinga Island

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

When in Ivisan

"I've traveled far and wide to explore new horizons only to find that there's so much to see right here in my own backyard." TravelswithCharie

Basiao beach

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Pinto Art Museum

Walang Iwanan, Elmer Borlongan, 1999
The Pinto Art Museum has a vast collection of Philippine contemporary art and it requires more than a single visit to appreciate all that it has offer.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Markets of Seoul

Myeong-dong
If LA is a great big freeway, then Seoul is a great big market. Above ground or underground, there is no dearth of choices. The only limit is how deep your pocket is.