Watching the Beautiful Sunset in Boracay, Philippines

Hello world! I am resurrected again! I apologize for the late update here. Life is so busy right now especially that I am already working. Not really my dream job but it is better than nothing.  My  dream job is traveling around the world while earning a living. lolz!  I am thinking when it is going to happen…maybe next year, in  5 years? hmmm…hopefully soon!

I am thankful before I started this job, I did able to spent a vacation in Southeast Asia especially in the Philippines. That dream  of visiting  the island of Boracay finally  came into reality. That vacation in Asia was planned months and even years before it commence. Thanks to my family, relatives, siblings and friends  for  all the support. I had a great time visiting Philippines again.

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The beautiful sunset in Boracay, Philippines during my travel to Southeast Asia this year. In 2012, Boracay was awarded as the best island in the world from the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure.
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Experienced the Jura Volksfest in Neumarkt, Bavaria

It is time to visit this blog again! It seems that the author is gone for a long time. She is glad to be backed! There were so many travels that happened in the past, one of the reasons why she was not able to give you some updates. My deepest apology for that.

Let’s go and visit Europe this time. I am bringing you today to the so-called “Land of Beer and Sausages”. How would you love that. There are a lot of festivals going on in Germany especially this summer season. If you love to enjoy and fun, visiting this country is surely a must. In fact, the biggest  beer festival in the world takes place in Munich, Bavaria every year.

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Let us forget first Oktoberfest and visit Jura Volksfest. This is a yearly festival held in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz or Neumarkt Upper Palatinate. It takes place every summer, in the month of August. Since there are a lot of places named Neumarkt in Germany and Austria, I am  especially talking here about  Neumarkt, a town   located in Bayern or Bavaria, Germany. Be careful when inputting it in your GPS, you might land to the wrong place. (more…)

 

The Collegiate Church in Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy

It was only a short visit in this little but lovely and lively town of Santarcangelo di Romagna. It is a town and comune in the province of Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, on the Via Emilia. Our tour guide who was with us in the bus that time was already telling a lot of history and important  facts about the  places in Rimini including this town.

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The beautiful fresco at the chapel where the relics of the Blessed Simone Balacchi can be found.

One of the sights we visited in Santarcangelo di Romagna was its Collegiate Church. I always love to visit churches everytime I go for sightseeing in a certain place. I heard from a friend who mentioned  last  time when they visited Europe,  “churches and castles again”? Well, this is Europe, a continent  where  you can find a lot of historic sights. I know that traveling is not for all people especially if you don’t have interest in historic architecture and sights.   (more…)

 

Will Be Visiting the Oldest Republic of the World, San Marino

I have been to these country-states Vatican City, Monaco, Andorra and this time I will be heading to San Marino. Two more sleeps and the journey will begin. I am already done packing my luggage. I just need to finish little things and I am off for my first travel for this year.

It has been my dream to  visit this so called  oldest republic in the world. This is written in  the travel flyer  that was sent to me  when I booked this 8-days trip to Italy. One of the places to be visited  is San Marino.  In fact,  a friend who also love to travel convinced me to travel with her because San  Marino is included in the itinerary, or else I won’t join her in this  trip. Besides,  we also had a great deal with this trip. It is really very cheap, the reason why we also booked it. (more…)

 

Fasching, Carnival Photos from Hemau, Germany

The Fasching or carnival season in Germany is almost ending but you still have time to party and have fun. Until tomorrow, known as  the Shrove Tuesday,  also called as Shrovetide Tuesday or  Pancake Tuesday, you can still celebrate the carnival season in Germany . This  is the day before Ash Wednesday. During the Rosenmontag (literally known as Rose Monday) or Shrove Monday, the biggest celebration of Fasching or carnival takes place in  Germany  especially in Cologne, Mainz and Düsseldorf.

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A group  wearing priest and nun costumes during the Fasching or carnival parade in Hemau.

There were already a lot of people waiting for the parade at the town center in Hemau last Sunday, March 2, 2014. The parade should start at 2:00 P.M. but it did happened later at around 2:20 in the afternoon or 14:20. We were already waiting for around an hour. We went there earlier to make it sure that we will have a good place to watch the carnival parade. Indeed, we found a perfect spot to take some pictures of the  Fasching participants.

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Colorful clown costumes in Hemau’s carnival parade.

It is said that there were   around 1,200 participants with around 60 groups who participated  in this carnival parade. You can find various fancy costumes from  priest to nuns, clowns, swimmers, vampires, Brazilian motives, Chinese costumes and more.

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Very interesting presentation of the group wearing Chinese  costumes.

Groups of bands and musicians, colorful and well-decorated floats or various themes and motives were also presented during the carnival parade. Children and adults were also happy to catch sweets and candies  thrown by the participants. You will for sure expect heavy drinking and shouting like the Fasching cry. In Hemau for example, they are shouting “Tangri Tangri”. In  other places in Germany, you can hear  “Helau”  or  “Alaaf.”

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A tractor float during the parade.

Indeed the Fasching or carnival season is one of the great festivities to witness in Germany. Hemau is only small town in the district of  Regensburg in Bavaria but they also had a  fun-filled  presentation and celebration of the carnival.

See you next year in  Germany’s Fasching festival!

 

What to explore in Bilbao

The city of Bilbao is located in Basque Country, a region in the north of Spain. The city is known for its architecture, its art museums and its pintxos.

The city is located on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, in the northern part of the country. The city can be reached by ferry, train and car, and the city’s airport offers cheap flights to Madrid, Barcelona and other large cities.

Guggenheim Museum.

The Guggenheim Museum is one of the many reasons why visitors choose to spend a city break in this city. The museum has many collections of art and of sculptures, and some of the exhibits are interactive.

The museum is located on the banks of the river and Foster’s designer building has made the museum one of the city’s symbols. Take note of the statue of a dog made from flowers that is located in front of the museum’s shiny, colourful metal structure. The museum’s backyard, on the banks of the river, is decorated with a large sculpture of colourful tulips. (more…)

 
 

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