June 16, 2018

PAGUDPUD ON MY MIND

561 kilometersa north of Manila lies this picturesque town right at the tip of Luzon where the waves of the West Philippine Sea crash with wild abandon on its beaches. It was an overnight trip by bus that we took which arrived quite late in the morning that’s why when we got to our hotel, we immediately hired a tricycle to take us to the famous Bangui windmills. For two days we went around visiting other famous tourist sights which were all amazing and Instagrammable! The roads were very well paved and there was greenery everywhere with so many ricefields as far as the eye could see. Our driver, who…

June 16, 2018

AN EPIC MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE

When it was built for Norwegian Cruise Line in 2010, the Norwegian Epic was the third largest ship in the world. The specs alone are impressive: 329 meters long, 61 meters height, 155,800 tons, 22 knots, 1,738 crew and 4,100 passengers. For all intents and purposes it was a floating small town. Crammed into its 19 decks were 20 restaurants, sports facilities, outdoor movie theater, spa, casino and swimming pool. We boarded the Epic in Barcelona for a 7-day Mediterranean cruise that took us to Naples, Rome, Livorno, Cannes and Palma de Mallorca. It was a great time specially the optional shore excursions that took us to Florence, Cinque Terre,…