Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

Twisted things give a little bit of drama and a different kind of charm. The picture is taken in one of the parolas or lighthouses in Cape San Agustin, Davao Oriental, Philippines. It took us three hours just to get here and it seemed like we were heading to an unknown place. Good thing our…

Crossing Borders: Journeying Between Armenia and Georgia

Not I, not anyone else, can travel the world for you. You must travel it for yourself. – Walt Whitman Our journey starts at Yerevan. It was 8AM when the travel agent from Holiday Factory, Lilit, picked me up at my hotel and as much as I want to stay in Armenia, it was now…

Don’t Go to Georgia….

…If you are a person who doesn’t love nature, history, and food; well I am sorry but this country is not for you! As much as I want to share with you right now my travel adventures with this beautiful country, I am very busy these past few days lately. I am trying to squeeze…

Day 3: Part 2 – The Northeast of Armenia

This is my last part of my trip to Armenia and I┬ásolely dedicate this post to my most memorable experience in this beautiful country – that is to eat, drink, and laugh like an Armenian. Truly, it was a cultural immersion I will never forget. Before we headed to Noravank, we made a stop to…

How to Pursue Your Passion?

When I was young, I wanted to be a fashion designer or a painter but it was not economically practical. I came from a family with a meager income and as much as my mom and dad wanted to support me with this career, they couldn’t. I have to sacrifice my dreams and choose another…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

There are places in the world that captivates us even without visiting the actual place. Greece is one of my dream destinations in the world but the possibility of getting there for a girl like me who lives halfway across the earth is very slim. However, who would have thought that you can somehow experience…

Day 3: Part 1 – The Northeast of Armenia

I thought I’ve seen everything about Armenia on the second day of the tour but I was wrong. This country has more things to offer and places to see and although I had a rough start on this third day (refer on my previous post, Storytime: My Unpleasant Experience in Armenia), I didn’t let this…

Storytime: My Unpleasant Experience in Armenia

Disclaimer: My experience may be an isolated case in Armenia. Even with this unpleasant event, I find their country safe and beautiful. The day three of my Armenia tour started with a bad experience at the most unexpected place that I could imagine, the church. Our tour guide, Johann, fetched me first at my hotel…

When Paradise Becomes a Distraction

One thing I missed being an auditor in the Philippines is to audit a paradise. Two years ago, my former boss assigned me to audit one of the locations that my former company owns. The assignment is just to conduct a fixed asset count and that’s it. I was very hesitant to go (as if…

Day 2: A Trip to the South of Armenia

My second day in Armenia officially started with a complimentary breakfast from Europe Hotel. This hotel serves decent amount of delicious breads, pastries, fruits, eggs, hams, and other food items for breakfast. Of course, as a caffeine-dependent person, coffee should not be missed! Johann with his Armenian brother, Hayk, picked me up at my hotel…