Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A Delightful Dining Experience at Banzai

"Banzai" is a Japanese cheer that can be translates as "Long life!" or "Hurrah!" It is usually repeated three times to express enthusiasm, celebrate a victory, applause and favor on happy occasion while raising both arms. It is commonly done together with the large group of people. 

Monday, September 08, 2014

Ephesus at Selcuk in Izmir, Turkey

Ephesus  was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, three kilometers southwest of present-day ─░zmir ProvinceTurkey.
The city was famed for the Temple of Artemis (completed around 550 BC), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Exploring Around Algeciras, Spain

When we arrived at the APMM container terminal in Algeciras, Spain, the weather was good  to explore the sights around. Algeciras is an industrial port, and the gateway to Gibraltar, Tangier, Ceuta and other neighboring areas.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Wonderful Experience at the Happiest Place on Earth

Being in Disneyland, wherever it maybe located in the world, will always be  a dream come true for the young and those who wish to be "forever young". We've been to Hong Kong, Disneyland in 2006 and during our stopover in the City of Angels, CA we got the chance to see the difference.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tourism and Community Development : A look back at Cape Town, SA through the Heart of a Warrior

As I recall the places I travelled, for this year's World Tourism Day, I chose to write how I left Cape Town with a warrior's heart.
We were  at anchor in Cape Town when the South African icon Nelson Mandela passed away last December 2013. The ship's traffic can be an indicator that Cape Town's economy is indeed booming and beaming. Is it because of tourism? Partly, YES, because the place is  well endowed with Mother Nature's bounty.
Safari Tour

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dropping by Island Cove

Island Cove is a hotel and leisure park located in Kawit, Cavite.  It is only 11kms from the Coastal Toll way and easily reachable via the new CAVITEX. It's been a long while since we last visited the place. When hubby had his practical in Basic Safety Training , we decided to stop over for lunch.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

A Journey to the Past

We made a short trip to Bataan on a rainy week end, just to take some time off from the busy Metropolis. Out of curiosity, we  decided to visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, because it will be the venue for  the 2015 APEC Summit .

After a two hours and a half drive from Manila with moderate traffic on the way, we reached the place. It is a heritage resort hotel with some recreational amenities, where the sea meets the land. Las Casas, as it is commonly called, is an open-air museum and a heritage park located in Barangay Pag-Asa in the Municipality of Bagac, Province of Bataan.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Winding up at Hobbit House, Manila

It is an entertainment place that we always passed by everyday when in Manila. It is located at 1212 M.H del Pilar St. Ermita, Manila. Outside, some staff are waiting and very willing to assists customers getting inside.
The catch, are the midget service crew who are very friendly and polite.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

A quick but meaningful stay at Boca Chica

We stayed at the Port of Caucedo in Dominican Republic for only four hours.  However, we managed to take a quick visit to the town of Boca Chica because of it's proximity to the pier. It was only a ten minutes drive and we can very well see the  beautiful coast line and crystal clear water along the way when going in to the port.The sights we passed by, made me more curious to take  an eye witness account of the place. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Visiting the Municipal Museum of Algeciras, Spain


It was spring time last May 8, 2014 when the vessel called the port of Algeciras in Andalucia, Spain. A perfect time to roam around and visit the town's treasures. It may not be a big town but it is rich in history and art. Immersion to the Spanish culture who had an influence in the country that I came from was a valuable experience. While we study the language in school, it was a different experience when we have to speak and communicate with the locals in their own lingo.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Algeciras in Spring time

In the beautiful Maria Cristina park, next to the Merinies bains, we can find the replica of the Islamic Noria. It is  an old faithful large Muslim wheel reproduction that was used to carry water to the bath or hammam. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Good Friday in Istanbul, Turkey

It was on a Good Friday when we arrived the Port of Ambarli . Istanbul, is a forty five minutes ride by car assuming a moderate traffic along the way. We are grateful, for the chance to be in port during this times of the year, at least we can have our share of holiday. The sight underway when cruising the Bosphorus strait was fascinating.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Glimpse of Panama

Panama City, Panama is home to the 8th wonder of the world the Panama Canal. For Panama, the Panama Canal meant progress and they are celebrating their 100 yrs in operation. It's been more than twenty years since I last set foot in this country and I am eager to see how the place has evolved.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island

I was not that lucky to be in port for a much longer time during the day, enough to go ashore to visit Port Lucaya where the Market place was located . Nevertheless, I had the chance to see how it is during midnight, where safety and security is quite impressive.

Friday, January 10, 2014

A Walk To Remember at Charleston, SA

Does it sound like a favorite movie title?
For someone who visited the place for only a couple of hours, seeing all the tourist spots is quite a challenge.
However, a few minutes of stop-over at the Waterfront park is an afternoon delight.
The Pineapple Fountain