Travelling as a Couple: a 4D3N Itinerary in El Nido, Palawan

El Nido has always been the beach in the Philippines that I wanted to see so that's why we took the chance to visit Palawan during our most recent holiday in the country. It was in April, summer time so it was the best season to go to the beach, yet it was busy - … Continue reading Travelling as a Couple: a 4D3N Itinerary in El Nido, Palawan

Travelling as a Couple: A 3D2N Itinerary in Sagada

  When asked of one thing that he would like to see in the Philippines, my husband would mention the rice terraces. The Banaue rice terraces are irrigated rice terraces in the mountains of north-central Luzon, created more than 2,000 years ago by the Ifugao people. In 1995 various sections of the terraces were designated … Continue reading Travelling as a Couple: A 3D2N Itinerary in Sagada

Family Travel: A Day Out at Warwick Castle

It was a beautiful sunny Saturday so we decided to visit Warwick Castle, the historical medieval castle which was developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. It is only a 37 minute drive from where we live and as a member of the English Heritage, we thought that the ticket prices would … Continue reading Family Travel: A Day Out at Warwick Castle

Travelling as a Couple: Honeymoon in the City of Love, Paris

  This lovely holiday took place on the 8th – 12th of September 2017.   It’s been a year since we went to Paris, France for our honeymoon. The city has always been my dream destination and I am so glad my amazing husband brought me to the City of Love. We flew on a Friday afternoon and got there … Continue reading Travelling as a Couple: Honeymoon in the City of Love, Paris

My First Festival Experience – Coventry Godiva Festival 2018

At age 27, I have just attended my first-ever UK Festival on September the 2nd. Back home, where I used to be an introvert, I would go to gigs but I have never gone to a proper festival like this one. Like they say, it’s never too late to try new things in life and … Continue reading My First Festival Experience – Coventry Godiva Festival 2018

Family Travel: Best Things to Do for 2 Days in Edinburgh

My boys and I went to Scotland in July, mainly because I was dying to see Bruno Mars' concert which is happening on a Tuesday night in Glasgow – IKR! Matt and I thought that since it's in the middle of the week, why not take a short holiday trip to Edinburgh before we head … Continue reading Family Travel: Best Things to Do for 2 Days in Edinburgh

How to Make a Decadent Dark Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting

As a Filipino expat, one of the things I miss the most is the chocolate cake from Goldilocks and Red Ribbon. I find UK bakery cakes loaded with too much sugar so I thought I need to learn how to bake to create the Filipino taste. I started by getting all the necessary baking equipment from mixing … Continue reading How to Make a Decadent Dark Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting

UK Standard Visit Visa – What You Can Do After 15 Days Of No Decision

The UK Visit Visa application process can take longer than 15 working days - Sad truth. My mother wished to come to UK before my son's birthday so we applied for a visa one month before that day thinking that she may get the visa in just 10 working days (like it did when she … Continue reading UK Standard Visit Visa – What You Can Do After 15 Days Of No Decision

Japan Tourist Visa Application for Philippine Passport Holders with a Foreign Guarantor

Reminder: This post is a guide for Philippine Passport holders applying for a tourist visa with a Foreign Guarantor. For guidelines to another visa type, please visit the Japan embassy website. There are various types of Japan tourist visa from the simple visit visa up to the one with guarantor may it be a Japanese national or … Continue reading Japan Tourist Visa Application for Philippine Passport Holders with a Foreign Guarantor