I grew up eating rice with every meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.. rice is always on the menu. Well, what else can I say? Rice is life! That is why I never felt so much rice deprived until my trip to the Netherlands. I thought I was going to lose myself. There was already a little voice inside my head saying “Rice is life! Rice is life!”. I guess I just can’t stop being Asian.
Castle Muiderslot.. the name does not ring a bell at first. But when I saw this in the list of attractions that are included in my Holland Pass, I got interested. It’s a castle! So why not get a dose of my “princess-y and fairytale” deams?
Before I came to The Netherlands, I already had plans how to make my short stay worthwhile. My schedule the day after I arrived was to visit one of the castles in Netherlands since it was the only time I had where I could fit this agenda. In all honestly, I really didn’t have an idea that you could find a lot of castles across the country. I know that it is famous for its windmills and that’s it! So when I knew about its castles, I thought that I really have to visit one of them. With that, I went to the famous Muiderslot Castle in Muiden.
But first thing’s first, how can I go to this castle from my hotel in Zaltbommel?
Dear Diary, I was 6,587 miles away from home. I almost couldn’t believe the announcement from my manager. At first, I laughed. I couldn’t believe what I heard because it was quite unusual. Most of us will be sent to the United States but not in Netherlands. It took me a few minutes to finally sink in what he just said. I concealed my excitement and went back to my cube. I thought, “If everything goes well, it’ll be my first international and solo travel”.
Words can’t explain how hard I fell for Sagada. No offense to Banaue and Baguio but it’s just that I was able to explore more of Sagada than these places. Spending 4 days at this simple town felt like escaping reality. Each day, I was bound for a different adventure. Each day, it never failed to amaze me– its culture, its people, its view.
This 4D3N Banaue-Sagada-Baguio trip is my most anticipated trip for this year.
Last July 31, I went to Kalanggaman Island together with my friends. It was a very nerve-wrecking experience that the squad will never forget.
I was hesitant at first whether to join this Camotes trip or not. After a little push from my teammates, I decided to go although I am still not fully convinced to go.
I went on a 3-day vacation in Toledo last week in time for its Hinulawan Festival. I’ve never been in Toledo for so long and I was excited while I was packing up my things for another adventure. I went there with my colleagues and stayed in Sheen’s place for the rest of the vacation. Having four of my colleagues living in Toledo City is an advantage for this trip because our foods and accommodation is already guaranteed. Our transportation expenses were not shouldered though but that’s fairly fine for everybody.