Driver’s License Renewal in the Philippines

Davao City, Philippines — I decided to renew my driver's license inside SM Davao, where the Land Transportation Office (LTO) renewal center is located. It was around 11:10 in the morning when I arrived and I expected a huge crowd. To my surprise, it was almost a deserted government office. I headed straight for my medical examination, … Continue reading Driver’s License Renewal in the Philippines

Lotus Lantern Festival 2016

Namyangju, South Korea — May is filled with exciting holidays and festivals in Korea. To name some: Canola and Rose Festivals, Children's Day, Parents' Day, Rose Day and Teachers' Day. Out of those several special occasions, we were able to visit Bongseonsa Temple (봉선사) for a religious festival. It was a good timing that our … Continue reading Lotus Lantern Festival 2016

Stop and Smell the Roses

Seoul, South Korea — Another most awaited flower festival on the month of May is the Rose Festival. Red, pink, yellow, white and orange are some of the common colors of this thorny yet beautiful blossoms. “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour … Continue reading Stop and Smell the Roses

Canola Festival 2016

Busan, South Korea — Before leaving dynamic Busan, Danny and I visited Daejeo Ecological Park (대저생태공원) for its annual canola flower festival held every mid-April since year 2012. It took us about 25 minutes to go in and find a parking spot. But, the queue was all worth it. The park, situated along Nakdong River, was … Continue reading Canola Festival 2016

Brunch at Brunsweek

Busan, South Korea — I was craving for pancakes that first morning in Busan, and I told Danny that I can even settle for Mcdonald's. But since we were at Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장), there were plenty of restaurants around. So, we walked by the seashore, from the hotel to the end of the beach, trying to … Continue reading Brunch at Brunsweek

Gwangalli Beach

Busan, South Korea — Gwangalli Beach (광안리해수욕장) is known among locals and tourists for its fine, white sand. It's the second most renowned beach next to Haeundae Beach in the dynamic city of Busan. Danny and I were fortunate enough to book a room at Bridge Hotel, across the famous Gwangan Bridge (광안대교) despite the typhoon-like … Continue reading Gwangalli Beach