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Winter Charm of Vieux Quebec

December 26, 2019
Old Quebec Chateau Frontenac

Toronto is a great city. But I’m not a city girl. Without concrete plans, I extended a business trip by 3 days and spent all of it on Vieux Quebec (Old Quebec), home of streets dubbed as the most charming streets in North America, located in the largest French-speaking city outside of France. Quebec was […]

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Goblin Tour in Quebec

Goblin Canada

Gong Yoo is Goblin! Good news for Goblin fans who would take their fan girling to Quebec – the shooting locations are near each other. With good weather, you can tick off all locations with a good half day to one whole day max. Also, I did not pay for anything. No entrance fees whatsoever. […]

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Toronto to Quebec City

Toronto to quebec

  Where to Stay: Hotel Marie-Rollet Address: 81 Rue Saint -Anne, Vieux Quebec (Canada) Phone No. : 1-418-694-9271 / 1-800-275-0338 Price per Night: 95CAD for Small Economy Room with Double Bed Website: www.hotelmarierollet.com Email Address: info@hotelmarierollet.com What I liked: free coffee, discount voucher for breakfast at Chez Jules, clean and exclusive bathroom, luggage deposit after […]

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Trail to Kaparkan Falls, Hell Ride to Abra’s Paradise

October 14, 2019
Trail to Kaparkan Falls of Tineg Abra

The trail to Tineg, Abra’s Kaparkan Falls, our travel organizer warned, is “physically and emotionally taxing”. This was reiterated by the tourism representative who did the briefing for all travelers before we were allowed to ride the 6×6 SKW Military Trucks. Now, sometimes the tour organizers and tourism officers would exaggerate for safety reasons. This time, though, it […]

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Christus Vivit at Northern Blossom Flower Farm

September 7, 2019
Christus Vivit

I missed Carmel Youth last August because of a supposed trip to Kaparkan Falls in Abra. They discussed Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation released March, 2019, addressed to everyone especially the youth entitled “Christus Vivit“. I spent some days reading this piece and inspired by Pope Francis’ teachings and the beauty I saw at Northern Blossom […]

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Sea of Clouds in Northern Blossom Flower Farm

September 4, 2019
Northern Blossom Atok Benguet

At times, because of traffic and over familiarity, we run out of new things to see in Baguio City. But just a few hours away, there are still places within Benguet Province that offers spectacular view of sea of clouds and fields of flowers in chilling temperature. Such is the case of Northern Blossom Flower Farm in […]

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Climbing and Discovering What “Hapunang Banoi” Means

May 2, 2019
Hapunang Banoi 2019

Intentionally ignoring the time, I did not monitor the exact hours and minutes it took to climb Mt. Pamitinan. Based on how the sun shone that morning, I guessed it was still hours before noon when we went back to the jump-off point, plenty of time for two more mountains. For those who would like to […]

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