Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Varenna and Lake Como

Like a breeze 
Or sunbeam over your domain I passed
In motion without pause
But ye have left your beauty with me
A serene accord of forms and colors
Passive yet endowed
In their submissiveness with power as sweet
And gracious, almost I dare to say 
As virtue is, or goodness; sweet as love
William Wordworth, Excerpt from The Prelude, Lake of Como

    Lake Como

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016


"Have yourself a merry little Christmas 
Let your heart be light 
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas now."
Excerpt from Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Image by travelswithcharie


Monday, December 19, 2016

Where to go (and places to avoid) in 2017

If you haven't decided yet where to go in 2017, here are suggestions from travel magazines and bestselling travel guide books for the best destinations in 2017:

Condé Nast Traveler

    Jeronimos Monastery, Portugal


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dubrovnik in the off-season

"Those who seek paradise on earth should come to Dubrovnik." George Bernard Shaw

    Adriatic Sea

The drive along the coastline from Čilipi International airport to Dubrovnik was every bit as enchanting. It was the magical hour with the sun calling it a day. I was watching the sunset from the bus window and decided to capture this welcoming introduction to the walled town, not quite sure how it would turn out. But I need not have worried, this picture speaks a thousand words. 

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

Upcoming Posts

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