Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WIN A Nikon Camera When You Vote For The Winning Air Asia Travel Photographer






What does it take to be a travel photographer? A camera and a good sense of adventure are all you need! Be ready to explore the world and your surroundings, and open your mind and eyes to see images worth capturing, worth keeping and worth sharing. The photos should bring you and the viewer to places they’ve never been before.

AirAsia’s slogan, “Now everyone can fly,” is not just a tagline but a promise. With Air Asia’s year-round promo fares, you can travel more, meet fascinating people, live the dream and create more memories.

This year, AirAsia has teamed up with NIKON to help FOUR lucky people (with zero or little knowledge of photography) experience travel photography accompanied by their own professional “coaches.”

Watch the lucky contenders and find out WHO their coaches are and HOW YOU CAN WIN AIRASIA BIG POINTS AND A NIKON CAMERA:

Sunday, July 12, 2015

BATANES: Celebrating The Joy of Life





There are no words to describe Batanes and its beauty. More than the breathtaking scenery, I was even more impressed and amazed by its people, the Ivatans. They have shown me how easy it is to find joy in life: the simpler, the better.

Ivatans value Honesty and Integrity more than the material stuff. They value education. They value hard work and perseverance. Did you know that there are no out-of-school youth in Batanes? I commend the local government and the teachers in Batanes. There are no beggars and no street children. Everyone gets to eat and live in a comfortable way. They live an honorable life.

As of the moment, there are only a few places in Batanes that have an internet connection, and I hope it remains this way to preserve what they have. I believe in the power of social media and its ability to influence people and at times, its tendency to make people crave for more “wants” in life. For now, let us treasure the peace and serenity of Batanes – because with the contentment of a simple life, they have found the joy of life.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

15 Things To Do In Puerto Princesa, Palawan






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Puerto Princesa: another paradise in Palawan that captured my heart.


Aside from visiting the Subterranean Underground River, below are some of the things we've experienced or wanted to try that I’d like to share with you: food, tours, tips, where to eat and where to stay in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

PINTO ART MUSEUM: A Feast For Your Eyes







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I have been wanting to visit this place. Many thanks to Koryn for posting and sharing her blog article on Facebook and I was once again excited to hear about Pinto Art Museum.
I read that there are guided tours, but when we went there, the lady collecting the entrance fees just shrugged her shoulders and said that we can find them (tour guides) inside the galleries… There were NONE. It would have been a lot more interesting to know the stories behind the beautiful artworks (see some of these below). I’d like to think that she wanted to give me a reason to come back :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

12 Things To Do In Sabang Beach, Puerto Princesa, Palawan







It was our first time to visit Puerto Princesa, Palawan, and we were amazed by its beauty. For this trip, we opted to stay in Sabang Beach area than in the city because we wanted to try the other side of Puerto Princesa, more quiet and relaxed. 

Sabang Beach is like Boracay 20 years ago – imagine a long stretch of clean white sand without the crowd and without the numerous peddlers. The place is dreamy but of course, we will definitely return to Puerto Princesa to try Honda Bay island hopping and city tour the next time we come back.

Here are a few things we highly recommend for you to try and do when visiting Sabang Beach, Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

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JoTan is a Foodie, Travel Enthusiast & she lives her everyday life as if it was the last.

 "IT'S FOR THE EXPERIENCE" -- this is what she always tell people when she wants to do something FUN like Mountain Climbing, Rappelling on a Hanging Bridge (which was not determined if it was in good condition since it was a really old PNR Bridge), Eating Beef Liver SASHIMI (yes, the raw one) and even Jumping off the Plane at 15,000 feet.

She also loves to share the new things she learned, her adventures and other personal encounters through this blog :) 

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