Philippines

Let’s Transit to Manila

Let’s Transit to Manila

“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains,Such shaping fantasies, that apprehendMore than cool reason ever comprehends.The lunatic, the lover and the poetAre of imagination all compact:One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of Egypt:The poet’s eye, in fine frenzy rolling,Doth(…)

A bite into Theo & Philo

A bite into Theo & Philo

http://www.theoandphilo.com/Sharing a peek into a chocolate connoisseurs world. I would like to thank Philo for giving us the perfect post for Valentine’s day weekend. Salute to the great Mayans for this sweet luxury that now has grown into an edible culture for all. What makes a delicious chocolate in the philosophy of Theo & Philo? For us, the(…)

Fort San Pedro

Fort San Pedro

 Wrapping up the short weekend away, I sneakily managed to squeeze in another historical visit to the Fort San Pedro. The fort was the first Spanish settlement and early construction began in 1565.Entering the grand wooden doors and walking into their inner courtyard. We stepped into a time lapse of  of what it was like(…)

Lapu-Lapu

Lapu-Lapu

 Every trip for me has to have the essence of history, after our wonderful seafood feast by the bay. We went for a quick stroll where the historical ‘Battle of Mactan’ took place, here the Portugese explorer and conquistador Ferdinand Magellan arrived in the Philippines in the service of Spain. The encounter resulted in a battle with the(…)