Ramen & Inglenook in Paris!

Our second day in France, we woke up to a breakfast of jam and bread – a staple in every French household. I suddenly missed my Filipino rice meal, but when in Paris… Right?

After freezing in the castle grounds of Chantilly the day before, I was ready to brave the cold and wore the thickest jacket I had. Weather seemed to have turned in our favor though, and the sun was shining throughout the day – a perfect time to walk around Paris. (more…)


Not Your Ordinary Souvenirs

While I don’t blame you for filling your luggage with miniature Eiffel Towers or the delicate Ladurée macarons, don’t discount this list of Parisian mementos. They are a little expensive but will be wonderful gifts for special people in your life. (more…)

Daibutsu, Green Tea & Music Boxes

Waking up to dreary skies, we desperately wanted to lay in bed and cuddle the whole day. It was the day after David arrived in Tokyo, and he was completely exhausted. However, with the limited time, we didn’t want to deviate from our itinerary and miss out on key places to visit in Japan. So early Monday morning, we were up and ready to go to the seaside city of Kamakura.

Warning: Photo-heavy Post

Kamakura 1

Despite being averse to self-portraits, David looks handsome in each one. Here he was waiting in Ikebukuro for the Shonan-Shinjuku line train to Kamakura. After which, we took bus 23 heading to Hokokuji temple. As soon as we got off the bus, I pulled out my phone to look at Google maps. I recall asking him why the other tourists were going the opposite direction. I was smugly thinking they were going to get lost. Little did I know, it would be me making the mistake leading us to a totally different temple! (more…)

The Old Town: Asakusa

Asakusa Collage


Ginza Line

Asakusa is easily accessed through the Metro Ginza line. If you are coming from major city centers such as Tokyo or Ikebukuro, the best way to connect into the area is by taking the JR Yamanote line to Ueno and changing lines. Take the Asakusa exit, and you’ll be able to follow the crowds easily. (more…)