The Old Charm Revisited

“When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” – Happy Pill #24 Casually walking through the Block Arcade in Collins Street Melbourne, I spotted this amazing window display of Hopetoun Tea Rooms. You can’t miss it, as at any given time this window would be lined with food lovers staring at their display of…

Festive Windows and Doors in Melbourne

“A good life is a collection of happy moments.” Happy Pills #22 Last weekend was the start of Christmas festivities in Melbourne CBD … not as extravagant as in the Philippines (and I really miss these celebrations) … not as grand as in the USA (hope I could experience that one day) … not as…

The Windows of St Giles

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.” – unknown St Giles’ Cathedral is a working parish church located in the Old Town of Edinburgh. The cathedral is located on the Royal Mile, and one thing that…

Wooden Doors and Purple Chairs in Au Vieux Paris

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paulo Coelho I love the colour purple and i like chairs and doors… so why not share it with all of you … This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge – Wooden Doors in Au Vieux Paris and Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge – Purple Chairs…

Nightcap in Poitiers, France – Wanderlust @88

“A breeze, a forgotten summer, a smile, all can fit into a storefront window.” – Dejan Stojanovic The city of Poitiers is a French city located west of France. It is such a clean place and we didn’t even see any rubbish on the ground! Our tour in 2016 just happened to pass by this…

The Streets of Toledo – Wanderlust @83

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru Toledo is an ancient city, sitting majestically on a hill above central Spain. It is the former Spanish capital…

Behind the Haunted Doors of the Tulloch Castle in Scotland

“Whenever I wander wherever I rove The hills of the Highlands forever I love. – Robert Burns Tulloch Castle is a 12th century castle, located in the town of Dingwall in the Highlands of Scotland. It is now a hotel which has retained its original features, including stone fireplaces and original ceilings. Tulloch Castle is…

Getting Lost in Lucerne – Wanderlust @53

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”– William Least Heat Moon Another start of a beautiful day in Lucerne, Switzerland….

Next stop is Heidelberg, Germany – Wanderlust @50

“The biggest risk in life, is not taking one”– Barfi Didn’t have much time to look around Germany, it was just a stop to have lunch. But still, we were able to soak in the character of the country and maybe one day, we will be able to experience it more. This is what you will see upon…

Cruising through the Rhine River… Wanderlust @49

“The songs of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her.” -(Buffalo Joe) This river cruise was amazing! It was a great experience and was very relaxing. We arrived early to where the boats were docked so we were still able to look around the area….

A day to see the canals of Amsterdam – Wanderlust @48

And the adventure begins… I and my hubby went on our first European tour in 2016. It started with a ferry ride from London to the Netherlands. You can imagine the excitement we were feeling as we started our 23 day tour with Cosmos. After the ferry ride we went on a coach to our…

Doors in Prague…Doors in Budapest

“Every exit is an entrance to somewhere else.” – Rebecca Puig The more I look at the photos I took of Prague and of Budapest, the more I fall in love with its character, its architecture … the more I want to go back and experience it all over again! This is for Norm’s Doors…

24 places to see and things to do in London Wanderlust @44

“…and so the adventure begins”– Unknown Every first time traveller is expected to go to the very touristy places of a certain country. The same is true when I went to London for the first time in 2016. Of course who would want to miss out on these iconic United Kingdom architecture. 1) Buckingham palace…

Wanderlust @12 Around Caledonian Road, London

“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde No jetlag whatsoever. That’s good hey! We had a walk around the Caledonian Road area where I saw this beautiful St Andrew’s Church of England . Passing through Regent’s Canal Towpath Some colourful things I found in some of the shops. Some beautiful…

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…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.“-Mark Twain What country do you first think of when I mention texture? For me, it is definitely Venice. The texture of the walls, the canals, the houses, the churches, the water… I can’t simply…

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….

Pull Up A Seat Photo Challenge 2019 Week #6

“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.”- Kenneth Branagh Seat photos taken some few months or years ago… Having breakfast in a cafe, one Good Friday with friends. Metal seats at a vacation place with good friends. Photo sent to me by my daughter when…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Color of Your Choice

“Small steps in the right direction can turn out to be the biggest step of your life”-unknown My happy place is the colour purple. What’s yours? Walking along the park. Purple door. Streetart with a purple tinge. Purple kale Purple car in a flower show in the Dandenong mountains. Purple seat in Melbourne. And the…

Wanderlust @4 Hong Kong

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous  Hong Kong is a place that has a mixture of the old and the new … skyscrapers and old tugboats … fancy designer clothes and street markets … neon lights … hollywood style walks. Hong Kong has a lot of…

London, the second time around.

“You can shake the sand from your shoes, but it will never leave your soul.” The first time that my husband and I went to London was more than two years ago. Then, it was September, and it was very sunny all throughout. This time around, is a whole new story. We didn’t even see…