Sapa, Vietnam: May Kieu’s Ta Phin Homestay Review
In September 2015, whilst backpacking from North to South Vietnam with two friends, I stayed at Ms. May Kieu’s Homestay in Ta Phin Village, Sapa.
Ash Asana Sessions at LiFE Yoga Studio BGC
I recently took a rocking introductory Ash Asana session at Life Yoga, a beautifully designed new yoga studio in Taguig, Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila.
Sultan Mediterranean Grill Review
I was recently invited to a blogger dinner at the newly opened Sultan Mediterranean Grill in San Juan. Mediterranean food is one of my favourite cuisines in the world (hello, slow-cooked lamb shank), so when food blogger Aldous sent me the details for the dinner, I said yes before I finished reading the email. Ha!
Inspired by the historical Sultan leaders of the Ottoman Empire, the restaurant serves culinary delights from traditional shawarma, lamb shank, kebabs, horiatiki, moussaka, curry and more. The existing Sultan Grill in Makati, open since 2010, grew so popular that they developed a second branch.
Uganda, Africa: Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp Review
During my unreal month in Uganda, I stayed at Nyinabulitwa Country Resort & Safari Camp for a night, right on Nyinabulitwa Crater Lake, a short drive away from Kibale Forest. I recommend that you stay there if you’re going to go bird-watching or chimpanzee-trekking at Kibale National Conservation Forest. The scenery and the lodges are beautiful. The owner is a gorgeous, generous woman, and the staff are happy and relaxed (I mean, they get to work there every day!).
Thank you again, Nyinabulitwa, for your magic.
Boracay to Islas de Gigantes
To download or screenshot the a phone-friendly version of the instructions, CLICK HERE. For my detailed version of the journey, read on!
5 Tips For Gorilla + Chimpanzee trekking
Apes (including gorillas, orang-utans, gibbons, and chimpanzees) are amazing creatures. They're dexterous, intelligent, and cute. (Apart from gorillas, who are cute in a terrifying way.) I've put together a few practical tips for chimpanzee trekking that I hope will help you out when you go forth and frolic with these wild, beautiful creatures.
The Ultimate Guide to Chimpanzee Trekking
When I went to Uganda earlier this year, I had the adventure of a lifetime doing wild chimpanzee trekking through Kibale National Forest. The minute we entered the forest, howls and shrieks of wild chimpanzees echoed all around. Leaves and branches rustled above us as the apes bolted from tree to tree. For three amazing hours, I was able to observe these magnificent creatures live their lives freely in the wild.