About 60km from Barcelona or an hour by train, are the majestic limestone rocks that form the Montserrat mountain range. Montserrat is one of the most popular daytrips from Barcelona, and one that I never took until my third time in the city. This time, I booked my flights to Barcelona with the clear intention that I was there to see Montserrat. It only took a couple … Continue reading Que Sera, Sera: Daytrip To Montserrat
There are some places that leave a lasting impression on you. These places have a certain aura that pictures, stories, or videos can never capture. One can only try in vain. The only way to truly know it is to be immersed in it. Mt. Talinis holds that mystery in its trails. Continue reading Cuernos de Negros: A Wander-full Weekend on the Apolong-Bediao Trail
There is an island in the middle of the Philippines that has long been shrouded in mystique and magic. It is the subject of many oral legends – a place where the sick come to visit shamans and others come to wreak havoc on their enemies with the help of black magic. This is the almost-forgotten tale of my adventure in Siquijor. Continue reading Isla del Fuego: Siquijor
Athens, mother of Western civilization, invokes idyllic images of Classical Greek temples, marble statues of gods and goddesses, and neighbourhoods frozen in time. Yet, it is also part of a real world – a world where a dead rat rots on the foot of a building’s marble staircase, where grand public buildings rise against dilapidating concrete blocs, and where a vibrant contemporary scene blossoms in the midst of a troubled economy. Continue reading A Weekend in Athens
In Budapest they name the districts with numbers and yes, District XIII does exist. Continue reading The Grand Budapest Adventure
The Germans call it Schnappsidee (an alcohol-induced idea) – and as I’ve learned, it’s rarely a wise one. Continue reading A Kayak on the Vistula?
With life on the fast lane, I never had the chance to send my love to Canada. So here it is, half a year late. Continue reading Toronto – Cosmopolitan Charm