That was really a fun day! I and a friend went to the Oktoberfest in Munich last month. We took the train in going there and it was quite scary riding the train without a ticket. There was  a story  behind  it and I will surely share it in my next post. It was quite an adventure and we were lucky to solve the problem.  Sometimes the power of speaking and explanation can really help. This   is especially true   if you speak the local language. I am thankful,  I can speak and understand  German language.  In short, we were able to obtain  a train ticket  from the inspector.

The Ferris Wheel at the Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest festival, held every year in Theresienwiese in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

I was deciding whether to go to this so-called Tillyfest  festival or not. The rain was on and off that day but then, I  decided to go. When I left home, the rain stopped for awhile.  After some minutes of arriving  in Breitenbrunn, the rain started to pour again but it did not hindered the parade that took  place that afternoon.

A group of musicians who performed live after the parade.

Tillyfest is an annual  festival held every month of September in  Breitenbrunn,  a municipality in the district of Neumarkt in Bavaria in Germany. If I am not mistaken, it is held every second weekend of  September. The festival is unique  on its own. It might not be a big festival but  celebrating and seeing its parade is very interesting. It is already a part of the culture, history and solidarity of the people in this town. ==> READ MORE

Hello peeps! How have you been? The harvest month is almost ending and I   hope that you are  all doing great out there. It is time to slowly and gladly say  goodbye to August and continue to  hope  that the coming month will be a better, or I would say great one for us all.

I am happy because I finally had the chance to talk to my family back home. I miss home so much but since I just spent a  vacation there recently , to be exact almost 3 months ago, it is impossible for me to travel now especially that I am working already.

The water is just  direct in my door step. This place is a paradise for me. I wish to be there again next time. ==> READ MORE

I have live in the Philippines half of my life but it was the first time when I visited this beautiful place.  Imagine visiting 7,107 islands? I haven’t been  to all of these island but I  already  visited  its three biggest archipelagos namely Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. I   have been to many places  in my home country  and hopefully when I retire there for good, I can visit  more places again.


The beautiful white sand beach in Boracay. This is the beach front of  Mandarin Resort Boracay,  the hotel where we stayed for three nights. It was indeed a luxury vacation that time. So thankful for my siblings for this holiday.


Summer time is one of the best time to visit Germany. This is where you can find a lot of festivals from Volksfest to Weinfest, Sommerfest, Medieval festivals, Music festivals and  more.  Last Sunday, we went to the Volksfest,  (literally translated as People’s Festival) in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz or  Neumarkt Upper  Palatinate.

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Group of musicians during the Volksfest Parade in Neumarkt  last Sunday.

The weather was sunny that time or I would say, was really hot. It is better than having a rainy day. The parade started at around 2:00 PM but they already arrived in the Altstadt or Old City of Neumarkt at around 2:30 PM. According to the newspaper last Monday, it was participated by 103 groups.    ==> READ MORE

Hello everyone! I am back here again. I believed,  I had a very long off from this blog. I hope I can still catch up and can share more articles or even just travel snapshots with  some words describing it.

Let me start  with these snapshots taken during my recent vacation in the Philippines. These were taken in El Nido.  It is a coastal area located in the island of Palawan. According to CNNGo, it is the Best Beach and Island destination in the Philippines  for its “extraordinary natural splendor and ecosystem.”

It was quite a short trip we had in this beautiful part of the Philippines. I wish  we can stay longer but our itinerary only allowed us to stay for  2 nights and 3 days. If I really have to sum it up, it is actually around 48 hours only. At least, my dream of visiting El Nido did finally came into reality. I am a  happy  soul after that short trip  and wish to visit this place again.

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If I am not mistaken, this is called the Cadlao Mountain in El Nido, Palawan. It is some minutes walk from our hotel. We stayed that time in Ipil Lodge which is so far good except for the black out that takes place in certain time of the day. I can’t imagine the heat inside our hotel room especially if the power is out. If I have to literally translate Cadlao or “Kadlaw”, it actually means “Smile”.  This is such a very lovely and breathtaking scenery. One of my favorite spot in El Nido. 

It was the first place we visited that day. I already set the alarm at 6:30 in the morning. The breakfast at the hotel will be at 7:30 AM. That time, I know for sure, I am done in preparing myself before the trip  begin.

Santarcangelo di Romagna is not so far from where we stayed during that 8-day trip in Italy  including San Marino. It is less than 20 kilometers from our hotel in Rimini. At 8:30 AM, the bus will already start moving. I was 5 minutes earlier  in going to the bus because I don’t want to be the last one. If you are  the last and worst will be late, you will surely caught the attention of other passengers.

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The Collegiate Church in the  middle of the image in  Santarcangelo di Romagna. It is one of the most important 18th century buildings in the whole territory of Rimini; built between 1744 and 1758 by Gian Francesco Buonamici, Chamber architect and architect of the cathedral of Ravenna, with its grandiose and refined interior similar to the Roman and Bolognese forms. ==> READ MORE

It was good to be backed to Venice again! The trip in Italy is over now and all I have are the memories and the photographs I took from those trips we did to the different places there. I never had enough of Venice and I keep on coming back in this beautiful city. Indeed, for me it is always one of the most beautiful cities I visited in Europe. I won’t be there again and again if  I don’t love it!


Facts about Rialto Bridge:

Width 22.90 metres (75.1 ft)
Height 7.32 metres (24.0 ft)
Longest span 28.80 metres (94.5 ft)
Construction begin 1588
Construction end 1591

I am sharing now an image I took of the this famous bridge in Venice. This is the Rialto bridge, knonw in Italian as Ponte di Rialto. It is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy and the oldest bridge across the canal. It divides the districts of San Marco and San Polo. ==> READ MORE

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