The Sunday Currently # 2


It's Sunday once again, and I believe I haven't posted a Sunday Currently entry since last month. I don't know what are the exact rules of this blog series (should I post one every week or every month? or every time I'm running out of new things to blog about?), but anyway, here I am publishing a new one.

One Day in The Surfing Capital of The North (La Union)


The last leg of our backpacking weekend was San Juan, La Union. From Baguio city, it took us probably more than an hour to reach the town of San Fernando where we chartered a motorized tricycle to take us to the resort we stayed in. The tricycle ride probably took around 30 minutes. 

My friends and I stayed at Isla Bonita Beach Resort in San Juan. The whole place has Mediterranean charm all over! I especially liked the brick walls we had in our room. We spent one night there and had dinner in their restaurant. I remember clearly how amazing their food was. I think not one of our order disappointed us. We loved their crispy pata and sinigang. Clearly, Ilocanos know their way around the kitchen and are  definitely culinary gods!

5 Places I Wish I Could Teleport To


Getting the urge to pack up your bags and book a ticket to anywhere but not being able to do that because of responsibilities you need to attend to (and not to mention funds you need to check lol) is probably one of the most frustrating feelings in the world. Plus, preparing for a trip isn't as easy as pinpointing a place on a world map, blindfolded. Not when you've got tons of things to consider like money, visas, and hotel bookings. 

Turning 22 In The Cold City of Baguio


Jackets on, backpacks ready.

After spending most of the day touring around Intramuros and the National Museum (plus getting some well deserved nap), we headed to the Cubao bus station, got our bus tickets (that we purchased online days before the trip) and rode a super comfy bus. There were four of us now. The new day was already starting when the bus finally left the terminal and started the long journey to the summer capital of the Philippines.

It was my first time to celebrate my birthday away from home and exploring a place I've never been to. Saying that it was one of my most unforgettable moments in life is not enough.

Weekly Favorites # 1


Before diving right on to talking about my favorites this week, let me just congratulate myself for surviving such a crazy week. All that has kept me going is the thought that I'm a day closer to my next vacation (can September come reeeeeallyyy fast now?). I can literally hear the sound of waves crashing and feel the cold sea breeze right now. *sigh*  Steady, my heart.

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