Sunday, January 28, 2018

Cebu, Philippines: Catching Up Time at La Vie Parisienne

When I was in Cebu the other year, I managed to meet up with a long time friend, Sheena. We spent the whole day together starting with lunch until midnight.


La Vie Parisienne in Lahug, Cebu City


I met Sheena in high school, we were classmates. We also went to the same school in our early college years, but later decided that we will both be happy with a different study to pursue which meant enrolling in a different university.

Every now and then we went out but life took a major turn when I moved to Manila after graduation. Things watered down a bit. Real life gets in the way. Career (for moi). Living in a new and alien city. Family (for most of my friends and for Sheena). Children (alas, not for me, haha). The meaning and purpose of life begun to unravel into something different. We all go through the stages of life.

[To read the rest of the post and see more pictures, click the READ MORE link below]

Friday, January 26, 2018

Scheveningen, Netherlands: Last Summer's Strolling, Tapas and Lounging

We seem to have been going every summer to Scheveningen in the last few years.


Scheveningen is surely a great place to go for a day out on the beach during the summer months. Especially if you do not plan on swimming.

There are many beach restaurants here, club lounges, pavilions and terraces where one can spend a few hours lazing around. The more than a kilometer promenade also offers an entertaining place to stroll on, and the pier as well which is now under new management has a food court. There are also new attractions added such as the Ferris wheel and the zipline are great options for the sportive lot.

But Scheveningen has more to offer. Go here: Scheveningen

[To read the rest of the post and see more pictures, click the READ MORE link below]

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Grilled Gambas Dinner in Zurich and Coffee at the Limmatquai

My flight back to Amsterdam was scheduled for the evening, so I decided to have an early dinner in the city, my last meal in Zurich during my visit two autumns ago.


Alfresco dinner in Hirschenplatz.


I was eyeing to have dinner in the Niederdorf part of the Old Town. Earlier in the day I walked around in the area and discovered several nice places. I thought Hirschenplatz would a great candidate for a memorable last night dinner location. The square is always busy and is flanked with restaurants with outdoor seating areas. Very promising.

The weather has only been perfect since the day I arrived so I was looking forward to eating outdoors and do some people watching. It’s my last hours in the city, so I’d like to have a relaxing and enjoyable dinner.

[To read the rest of the post and see more pictures, click the READ MORE link below]

Monday, January 22, 2018

Zurich Old Town: City - Lindenhof Quarter

Or also known as Kreis 1 locally. It is the other half of the historical old town of Zurich.


One of the cafes on Glockengasse.


This is Augustinergasse.

The Old Town of Zurich is divided into two parts, the Niederdorf Quarter that lies on the eastern side of the Limmat river and the City-Lindenhof Quarter, on the western side where the Zurich hbf (railway station) is located.

I earlier wrote and posted a few pictures of our visit to the Lindenhofplatz, a small hill with a park on top with great views over Niederdorf.

[To read the rest of the post and see more pictures, click the READ MORE link below]

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Finding "La Tartiflette" Dinner in Val Cenis, French Alps

Oh wow, the time has passed by so quickly. We are almost one week here in the French Alps and the winter sports holiday is almost coming to an end.


We are enjoying the holiday very much and I will be posting more stories about our experiences and pictures of this low key and excellent powder piste ski resort.

On a holiday like this, Dutchman and I normally eat our dinners at our chalet, for the most evenings. The chalet aparthotel we stayed at has a partnership with the nearest bakery and a couple of the local restaurants where you can order your lunch and dinner and they deliver the food right at your doorstep. This is a great service when you are not in the mood to go out and eat dinner after a long and tiring day of skiing and boarding in the mountains.

[To read the rest of the post and see more pictures, click the READ MORE link below]

Monday, January 15, 2018

First Day of Skiing in Val Cenis (French Alps)

Hi - Bonjour! I am writing from the French Alps =)


It's winter and its that time again for the yearly wintersports holiday!

We arrived in the Alps Saturday afternoon. The weather was looking good but that does not say for the weather the next day. We quickly settled into our chalet aparthotel, which we liked and which I will later on blog separately.

[To read the rest of the post and see more pictures, click the READ MORE link below]

Friday, January 05, 2018

Strolling the Quays of Zurich (Mythenquai) and Brunch at the Quai 61

When I was in Zurich in 2016, I went to eat at the Seerestaurant Quai 61, a lakeside restaurant in the Enge Quarter of the city that sits on stilts in the harbour area of Mythenquai. I went with girlfriend Bubbles and M who I met up when they were visiting the city.


The walk to the restaurant on Mythenquai.


I was going to have my brunch, whereas the girls were going to have a light lunch before their flight back to Portugal where they will spend another few more days before flying back to Canada. Zurich was basically their side trip from their Portugal holiday.

So I spent some time googling about Zurich restaurants by the lake and the Quai 61 seemed to have come up everytime as a promising location, thus I booked a reservation for the three of us around lunchtime.

[To read the rest of the post and see more pictures, click the READ MORE link below]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

My Daily Life in the Netherlands #005

Happy New Year!


I was in Paris, France between Christmas and New Years meeting up with an old girlfriend, Pinpin. We visited the gorgeous Palace of Versailles.


This is IJsselstein centrum, taken during one of our visits in December.

Hope everyone is having fun during the holidays. Because I was =)

For the past 2 months (November and December 2017), I have been very busy with living life to the core. To the point that my blogging has suffered. I tell you though that living life hardcore style is sometimes not fun at all.

[To read the rest of the post and see more pictures, click the READ MORE link below]

Link Within

Related Posts with Thumbnails