Category Archives: Travel Journal

The Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh

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The Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh
      I am not going to lie, I became immensely curious about Vietnam’s history because of the West End musical, Miss Saigon which I had the privilege of watching on CD back in high school. I vividly remember my history teacher dividing the class into two groups, instructing each one to present a musical play as a quarterly project. My group mates, for some demented reason, concluded that I would be the one to direct our own rendition of the play. I reluctantly obliged due to the fact that I had never been involved in any theater production. It was basically a herculean task for me. But as far as I recall nobody wanted to take the responsibility, so me and my hero-complex-self at the time stepped up to save the day.

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Travel Guide: Pinto Art Museum

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Travel Guide: Pinto Art Museum

     Pinto Art Museum is cool, really? That was my initial reaction when my three nieces first mentioned this art gallery in Antipolo, Rizal. To be completely honest, I got completely flustered when my girls pestered me, okay, encouraged me, into going to this apparently uber-cool art museum that everyone they know had been raving about. I was then like, Since when did museum became uber-cool? Curious! Anyway, their excitement was contagious; I had no choice but to cave in.

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Daraitan, Tanay: A Hidden Paradise

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Daraitan, Tanay: A Hidden Paradise

     There’s nothing more thrilling than spontaneous adventure. It eases the burden of planning, alleviates the stress of packing provisions and it can steer you away from all the mumbo-jumbos associated to concocting a strategic game plan for a strenuous journey.

     One Thursday morning, my niece and I were randomly discussing some of the coolest places on earth. Then from the recesses of her brilliant mind emerged her own list of must-see-places near the metro. It was a ‘eureka’ moment when she blurted out this Masungi Rock Formation located in Tanay, Rizal. Read the rest of this entry