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Hagia Sophia in Istanbul: a Christian Basilica, a Mosque and a Museum (Turkey).

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul: a Christian Basilica, a Mosque and a Museum

Aya Sofia or Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is another must-visit attraction that would blow your mind away. It served as a Byzantine Cathedral from 537-1204; a Roman Cathedral until 1261; a Greek Orthodox Cathedral through 1453; an Ottoman mosque until 1931; and then, it became a museum which we enjoy until today.  I gasped when I […]

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Blue Mosque in Istanbul (Turkey).

10 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

Istanbul is a culmination of Byzantine, Constantinople, and Ottoman art and culture. Although, there were many eye-catching attractions in the city, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul stands out from the rest of the list. Tips for Visiting: Come in the morning before everyone goes in. The serenity of the place can be deafening with only few […]

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Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban - the Philippine's Version to "Christ The Redeemer" in Brazil

Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban – the Philippines’ Answer to “Christ The Redeemer” in Brazil

Kamay ni Hesus in Lucban or the Hands of Jesus Shrine is a must-see tourist destination located in Quezon province. It is famous for the legends that revolve around the healing church located in the area and also the staircase museum (sort of) of all the important biblical events. Considering the religious devotion of the Filipinos, seeing […]

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View of Taal Volcano from the Unfinished Marcos Mansion (Tagaytay, Philippines).

View of Taal Volcano from the Unfinished Marcos Mansion

Approximately 90 minutes away from Manila, on the clearing above the subtly mighty Mt. Gonzales, there is an unfinished mansion or a palace that speaks of the cruelty of human extravagance when it reaches its epitome. Called the “Palace in the Sky”, it is hard to believe that the rustic mansion with its dusty verandas […]

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Sri Lanka: What to do and see in Pettah (Colombo).

Colombo: What to do and see in Peetah

Peetah is the name of the cultural, religious, and urban neighbourhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is also a crowded market that sells everything you could ask for – from kitchen wares to tools and to beauty products. In my first 10 minutes of strolling around, it was pretty overwhelming bumping into elbows and shoulders […]

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Things to do in Kandy Lake

Sri Lanka: 8 Things to Do in Kandy

After Colombo, if any city that totally mesmerized me in Sri Lanka was Kandy. Dotted with interesting places to see here and there, you’d see Buddhist temples and ancient relics that represent its former identity as the capital of the ancient kings of this land. From the Tooth of Buddha to some esthetical gardens and […]

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Gay-Owned Guesthouse: 5 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Mahasen by Foozoo in Colombo (Sri Lanka).

Gay-Owned Guesthouse: 5 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Mahasen by Foozoo in Colombo

One of the perks of traveling is that you get to stay in many hotels / guesthouses and you get to taste incredible local hospitality. Mahasen by Foozoo in Colombo (Sri Lanka) is one those accommodations I’ve stayed where as soon as you enter the door, you feel like you’re welcome – whoever you are. […]

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Sri Lanka: Top 9 Things do and see in Colombo (Independence Memorial Museum)

Sri Lanka: Top 9 Things to do and see in Colombo

Colombo is an organized chaos. It’s the largest and the capital city of the island country,  Sri Lanka. The best way to get around it is by tuktuk – if you don’t mind the heat and the dust. If you do, hiring an Uber is cheap so, your $10 can really go a looooong way […]

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My Walking Tour Around Galle Fort (Sri Lanka).

My Walking Tour Around Galle Fort

On my walking tour around Galle Fort, I was accompanied by Swiss friend I’ve never seen in a long time. We met and started our walking tour at the Clock Tower and ended it there, too. But before we burned calories and hardened our calves, we had our lunch first at the former Dutch Hospital. […]

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On The Road: The Scenic Ride From Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka).

On The Road: The Scenic Ride From Kandy to Nuwara Eliya

The scenic ride from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya is one I’d never forget too soon. We meandered on a narrow highway that goes nowhere but up. As we ascend, the views down the valleys and hills are getting better and more splendid. I had to open the car window to feel the cool mountain breeze […]

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