12 photos for 12 months

“The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way.” – unknown It is nearly the end of 2019 and oh how time flies. I will be having a short break for this busy time of the year but before that I want…

Whites Around the World

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it only empties today of its strength. Let go and you will shine.” – Happy Pill #17 I love the colour white. Although it is not as happy as yellow or as bright as red… it gives me a soothing, calm, fresh, pure and clean feeling. Here…

Some Reds Around the World

“From the withered tree, a flower blooms.” – Happy Pill #13 I am sharing some of the photos I took from all over the place… from different years, from different months, from different countries… This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Red Amazing view by Lake Lugano in Switzerland By the side…

Malacañang of the North

“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.” – Sandra Lake The Malacanang of the North was once a working residence of the late ex president Marcos and his family, when they were having holidays in the northern part of the Philippines. It was named after the official residence and workplace of the President of…

Where am I?

“Just go. Go see all the beauty in the world.” – unknown Just for fun… Can you guess where these 10 textured places are? This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge CFFC – Texture Here are the countries where these places are: 1) Montserrat Abbey near Barcelona 2) Montserrat Mountains, Barcelona 3) Frankston Pier in…

The Benches in Paoay Church in the Philippines

“One day you will wake up and realize there won’t be anymore time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho This is the Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. This church is also known as the St Augustine Church and has been standing since 1704. The architecture…

Roadtrip to Ilocos, Philippines – Wanderlust @97

“Discover how beautiful our country is and how wonderful our people are. Time to fall in love with the Philippines.” – Tony Meloto A few years ago, my husband and I went with my family on a road trip to the northern part of the Philippines. It was a fun and educational experience. We went…

Those Good Old Days

“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfield Nostalgia is associated with a yearning for the past, its personalities, and events, especially the “good old days” or a “warm childhood” – Wikipedia I am putting this out for Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge…

The Towers of Ilocos

“Discover how beautiful our country is and how wonderful our people are. Time to fall in love with the Philippines.” – Tony Meloto Ilocos is a province in the northwest portion of the Philippines. It is known for its historic sites, its beaches and the well-preserved Spanish houses in Vigan. Here you will also find…

From a long, long, long time ago

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl Vigan is a small town in Ilocos Sur, in the northern part of the Philippines. It has now become famous because it has become a UNESCO Heritage site. When you go there you will be transported to…

Open the Door to the North of the Philippines!

“Open the door… it may lead you some place you never expected … This is Vigan, a province in the northern part of the Philippines. It is known for its preserved Spanish-era streets. Vigan is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This horse and carriage (karitela) can be used as transportation for locals…

Wanderlust @10 Bohol, Philippines

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty  The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres. They are covered…

Pick Me Up – February 19, 2019

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow,You have to be in their lives today.”― Barbara Johnson Every time I post, I also find something inspirational that I incorporate with it. Thanks to Cee Neuner , I am able to do this on a regular basis. Growing up in the Philippines was very different to the way…

Wanderlust @8 Cebu, Philippines.

“The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens Cebu is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region, comprising Cebu islands and more than 150 smaller surrounding islands and islets. Every time there is a mass celebration, this is what you see outside the church….

Wanderlust @7 Anvaya Cove, Subic (Philippines)

“Footprints in the sand of time… Where have you been? Where are you going?” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie This is a private paradise in Subic, where our good friends took us a for a few days of much deserved rest. Walking along the miles of soft sand. Very peaceful and so relaxing. Sunset is an…

Wanderlust @3 Palawan

“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde Palawan is the largest province in the Philippines. One must take a budget airline, like Air Asia or Cebu Pac from Manila to get to Puerto Princesa. Unlike other tourist spots, Puerto Princesa is still untouched by tourism. We were told that they…

Wanderlust @2 Manila

“The thrill of coming home has never changed.” – Guy Pearce Although I have been living in Australia for 28 years and this is my home now… there is still that feeling that I get when I go back to the Philippines. It starts when the plane stops and almost all the passengers are speaking…