The past two weeks was difficult because I kept daydreaming about Mexico City. Time flies indeed. This city is so humongous, you're going to need over a week (or two) to explore all of it. I'm going to do something different for this post. I'll be storytelling. Let me know if you like this post, i'll be doing it for my future posts if you guys like it. Now, when I was in high school my art teacher was obsessed with Frida Kahlo and she mentioned to all her students that we must make sure to go visit her museum at least once in this lifetime--and I did. Now, I have to find her contact information and tell her! I don't know why it took so long for me to visit CDMX but nonetheless, I experienced it now. A lot of high-pitched laughters and food is a dangerous combination haha.
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I was in Chicago, the magnificent city up north two weeks ago. They say it's more fun the second time around and yes, I found that to be true and believable. On top of that, I was with friends that made the experience much more comfortable and enjoyable. What was the weather you ask? Like NYC. It was breezy though warm and sunny-my post-lasik eyes couldn't handle it either. I didn't take many photos so I hope you like these photos I had to serve (satisfactorily). With all that said: click Read More link below to see more!
New York City will always be number one in my heart. Two weeks ago, I went there and I think that was my tenth time visiting THE concrete jungle. I’m telling you every time I visit there’s always something new but the feeling of being in the center of the universe never changes. It’s arguably the best city in the world. I wanted to live there after university but sometimes things don’t go as planned. However, I’m a few hours away (by plane) and I can always hop on a flight and savor the pollution. With all that being said, click the Read More link below for more New Yawwwk photos.
Last weekend I visited Boston, Massachusetts! I've never been to Boston before and this was my chance to go visit. I didn't know it was chilly up there during this time of the year! What do I know about Boston? Gisele-Tom and Ryan-Blake hah! But with all kidding aside, I think Boston is full of culture and thus, a different environment to explore. I wish I had more time to traverse Beantown though. Click Read More link below to see more photos.
When I think about Rome, I think about the culture and the heaps amount of activities and sights to see. Two weeks ago, I explored Rome with friends and apart from the ample amount of walking, we laughed and shared stories and there's no better way to do it than in the eternal city itself. I hope these pictures turned out well. We tried to take many photos as much as possible while at the same time absorbing the roman environment. I am excited to share with you finally! (I got several DMs on snapchat about when I will be uploading) Click Read More below for more photos.
Last weekend, I visited Orlando with my family. You know what that means? Disney World! We only got to visit two theme parks: Epcot and Magic Kingdom. Apart from the miles and miles of walking, the weather took a toll on me. It was hot! it's lethal! Regardless, I was able to take photos for blog content. Yay! (I tried my best haha). Click Read More below for morrrre photos.
Toronto is beautiful and such a global city. I run out of words to describe it, I want to say multi-ethnic, dynamic, diverse and has its own idiosyncrasies. I have been in and out of Canada since last year and I just think that this country has so many things to offer. A parka doesn’t cut it this time of the year, one should take the word “layering” important when visiting Toronto. Apart from the runny nose and hoarse voice effects, it was all worth it. Click Read More below to see more photos.
I flew to Amsterdam to experience winter wonderland because where I live, it is a rarity to experience the cold and get immersed in wintry vibes. Although, I love jackets and I continue to buy them otherwise. The purpose of this escapade is to take photos for the blog and it didn’t snow in Amsterdam when I was there but I think it was a blessing since it was extremely cold and raining. I've been back home and as my last post for 2017 and as a surprise I have posted more than the usual number of photos. Until next year earthlings!!
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They say time flies when you are having fun. Yes indeed as I'm back home now. Vancouver is one of those cities that you just want to keep visiting. This was my second time and I enjoyed it regardless of the rain. It was a quick trip since as many of you know, I always take short trips. From traversing the wet and slippery streets and relentlessly eating delicious meals, sometimes a weekend trip is all you need to recharge, to get inspired and fall in love with the world even more. Click the link to view more photos.
This past weekend, I flew to Montréal to attend my cousin's wedding. Although, I won't be posting any wedding photos here, I promised to post travel photos. This is my first time visiting this city and it has always been on top of my bucket list. Yes, I managed to take a plethora of photos despite of being a quick trip (only two days for me). Traveling exudes such a positive emotion for me, it always uplift my spirits and always ends up a transformative experience. Click the link for more photos!
There was this sudden vertical increase of tourism in Iceland just in the past year alone. In the past, I have never really considered to even visit this country, but after googling photos and reading multiple travel blogs, I decided that it will be one of my dream destinations. It has that unique, small city charm, but has a big city feel to it. I'm so glad that I visited Reykjavik (the capital city) and hopefully I can come back in the future to do more sightseeing.
For me, traveling is an inconspicuous collection of memories. Every chance I get, I try to get out of my comfort zone and boy I did when I flew to Tokyo for a friendly reunion. Such a dynamic city, unbelievably large and bustling for sure. I was only there for three days but I tried to spend as much as I could with my friends from Manila, Philippines. The amount of photos I took was scary but as promised here's a few photos....Click the link for more photos.
I recently just got back from Dublin, Ireland. I say it's my favorite country ever! Having to visit Ireland for the 6th time made me realize that this country will always have a special place in my heart. Ireland was the very first European country I EVER visited. Since Ireland is so special to me, I took so many photos (I've never taken so much photos in my life lol). Here are just some that I'd like to share with you all... Click the link for more!
After spending Thanksgiving day breakfast and lunch at my parent’s house. I went home and zipped my luggages, rushed to the airport and departed for Copenhagen. I’ve always wanted to visit Denmark ever since I was young. The atmosphere, the history and the culture excites me and I thought why not take this opportunity. Yes, it was cold but I loved every minute of it.
I flew to Madrid, Spain to escape the hot weather of Texas. However, it was even hotter over there! (many sweat infused tissues and several oil blotting sheets discarded haha). I attended a birthday celebration there and we took what it seemed like a thousand photos and we pigged out, we danced the night away and because photography is one of my hidden passions--even though my photography skills are abysmal I think--Madrid is really full of photo opportunities...
They say Chicago is the windy city, but when I was there it wasn't windy at all. I recently visited Chicago and by recently-meaning like last week. I have never been here before and I've always aspired to visit. (Also, my co-worker Rebekah who lived there for 20 years encouraged me to). Plus, I didn't know there was a beach!
Last weekend, I flew to Seattle, Washington and had an amazing time with my cousins. I felt like I needed a short weekend to clear my mind, to de-stress and to relax. The weather is amazing! Oh that's also one of the reasons why I flew to Seattle--to escape the hot and humid and lethal weather of Texas. The temperature were in the 70s and at night it was even cooler.
Yes we do it for the thrill--traveling that is. Recently, I visited Lisbon, Portugal and I must say that I have enjoyed this wonderful city. A dream destination of mine ever since and I will be back and that's a must!
This book has been popular for awhile now. And yes, once you pop you can't stop. I haven't been reading books as much as I used to but I'm now just getting back to it again. Different emotions going on in the story and as much as I would love to share, i'd rather keep my mouth shut.
Song of the day:
GoldHOUSE- FeelGood (Pierce Fulton Remix)
One thing that my parents instilled in me and my siblings is the love of travel. Being born in Manila and growing up in Riyadh and living in the US made me realize that I am a wanderlust. Traveling for me is euphoric and sensory overload. The hustle and bustle of each cities that I visit. The intonation of the voices of people excites me. There's something about the smell of the air that tells my gut feeling that I am somewhere but at the same time I am nowhere I'd rather be but in that place.
When I travel, I like to share the world through my eyes while capturing photos that will forever remain with me. I'm Leo by the way, U.S based wanderlust.