Philippines, Siargao

#UhawForSIARGAO – Our Thirst To Be On Asia’s Number 1 Island

Our 4th anniversary as a couple was an extended weekend in Siargao - adjudged as Asia's Number 1 Island by Conde Nast Travelers Readers' Choice Awards in 2018. This title was previously held by Palawan and Boracay, who are 3rd and 2nd respectively in the latest awards. Read more about our Boracay, El Nido and… Continue reading #UhawForSIARGAO – Our Thirst To Be On Asia’s Number 1 Island

International Travels, Australia

#melBOURNEforyou – Our Second Australian Trip And Its Misadventures

We were torn between a trip to Greece and Turkey or Australia and New Zealand for Mary's 2018 birthday. I didn't feel we were ready for a Schengen visa, but I have a 3-year multiple-entry visa to Australia; Mary has an expired visa and could easily apply for another one. Plus, who can pass up… Continue reading #melBOURNEforyou – Our Second Australian Trip And Its Misadventures

Others

Avengers: Endgame and the 3,000 Emotions It Made Us Feel

DISCLAIMER - spoilers inside. Please do not read any further if you haven't seen the movie. Thoughts of a non-comic reader. Photos not mine. For 10 years we have followed our beloved heroes - caped, masked, suited, transformed, or hiding in plain sight. In the years that followed,  we anxiously anticipated the end. The end,… Continue reading Avengers: Endgame and the 3,000 Emotions It Made Us Feel

International Travels, Museum and Theme Parks, New Zealand

Middle Earth Goals: New Zealand’s Auckland and Hobbiton In Two Full Days

The dream to step on New Zealand soil has been brewing since 2014. I never knew I could make it there, much less make it there with Mary (I haven't met her yet at the time). The country is dreamy from the outside, so I wanted in. If you'd ever wish to come by New… Continue reading Middle Earth Goals: New Zealand’s Auckland and Hobbiton In Two Full Days

International Travels, China

48 Hours in Shanghai – China’s Cosmopolitan City “Upon The Sea”

Mary and I sipped our Mojito as we feasted our eyes on the mega buildings before us on one side, 19th century buildings on the other, and the rest of the Huangpu river in the horizon, as the blue hour faded into the night. Flying to Shanghai was conceived in December 2017 when Cebu Pacific… Continue reading 48 Hours in Shanghai – China’s Cosmopolitan City “Upon The Sea”