That Sorta-Before-Sunrise Walk Around Vienna

About two years ago, I dragged my friend Robson to come do the 'Before Sunrise' walk with me in Vienna and his response was, "What is Before Sunrise, bitch?" And of course, I went to great lengths explaining to him about the love story of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) which started … [Read more...]

Updated: Countries Where My Filipino Passport Can Take Me

(Updated: 31 October 2019, all new details have been marked in maroon) I have dreamt of travelling for as long as I can remember. Obviously, I’m all 38 years grown up, married, and I still want the same thing. The dream remains the same - I want to discover the world (this time with my husband) and … [Read more...]

Another Reminder

This is bound. I knew it. Despite my many attempts of staying put. I simply cannot. I knew it was there but the signs were gradual this time – like that of a person growing old, inconspicuous as time passes until the period relentlessly screams of reality. I was going to travel again. Not to run … [Read more...]

Idaho: It’s Not Just About Them Taters

Don’t go to Idaho, they say. There’s nothing there but their damned potatoes. There’s not much you can do except ski, snow tube, snowboard to your heart’s content; or walk around artsy downtown Boise for the modern feel or Idaho City for the older, more authentic one; or visit the State Penn amongst … [Read more...]

Wind Me Up

When the plane landed, Velma (yes, the Velma Kelly in the musical ‘Chicago’) started drumming her solo in my head --- “C'mon Babe, why don't we paint the town... And all that Jazz. I'm gonna rouge my knees and roll my stockings down... And all that Jazz. Start the car I know a whoopie … [Read more...]