Category Archives: My Travel Diaries

My visits and experiences around the world

Retreat at Sir Bani Yas Island

I’ve been super swamped with work over the past 2 months and I needed a getaway asap but I couldn’t take more than 2 days off and traveling outside of the UAE wasn’t an option for me so I started doing some research and found a deal on the Anantara hotel at the Sir Bani Yas Island, and I was blown away on their wildlife preservation and sanctuaries. Read more…

Balesin Island

Being part Filipino you might’ve assumed that I’d have visited the infamous islands like Boracay and Cebu at least once. On the contrary my  visit to the Philippines last month was the first time I actually stepped foot on the creamy white sand beaches that every patriotic Filipino raves about. To top it off, I actually visited one of the most luxurious beachside resorts around the world, Balesin Island, so yes, I was completely over the moon! Read more…

A Trip to Tagaytay Highlands

I finally got to see a little more nature and less citylife on this current trip of mine to Manila. I’m usually stuck running errands for the family and it’s hard to visit places due to time restraints. Thankfully though, a family friend living in Manila, helped arrange a mini getaway to Tagaytay Highlands.

The drive up to Tagaytay highlands is simply put: breath-taking. The place is surrounded by unsurmountable beauty and I was in complete awe of the view of Taal lake and Volcano. I also managed to make a quick stop to the Animal Farm nearby that had Llamas, civet cats, an Orangutan, anacondas, and pythons to name a few.

Tagaytay beauty

View from the Hill top – yes a train track !

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