06 June, 2016

Five Days in Kyoto, a Photoblog

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A couple at the entrance of Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Jarne and I spent a total of two weeks in the Land of the Rising Sun. Most people were shocked when I told them we planned to stay in Kyoto for five days. I knew it was a perfect amount of time—there's simply so many things to see in Japan's former capital.

After lots of computations, I deduced it was around three times cheaper to go to Kyoto from Tokyo by flying rather than buying a Japan Rail pass to be able to take the bullet train. I got dirt cheap rountrip tickets via Jetstar, which flies out of Narita airport (which is much farther from downtown Tokyo than Haneda, grrr). 

After one sweaty subway transfer, two train rides, and one flight, we managed to get to Kyoto Station.

28 May, 2015

Guimaras Island, Philippines | Travel Diary

Alubihod Beach, Guimaras

It's been a while since I last blogged, and I've missed it a little. I started this site to keep some memories from my student exchange stint in Europe...and now I realise there's more stuff to remember now that I'm home. My beloved country, the Philippines, is just as beautiful as any European nation! Now that's established, let's get on with it!

13 July, 2014

Last Glimpses of Paris: A Photo Diary

My plane back to the Philippines from France was originally set for the 23rd of December, so I could celebrate Christmas eve there. I had my plane ticket and everything. But then things changed, and I decided to stay in Europe for Christmas and New Year's. 

I emailed the attachée for higher education of the French Embassy in the Philippines, and asked if I could change my flight to the 2nd of January (because they booked and paid for my flight tickets, as a part of my grant from the embassy). Thankfully, the attachée was very nice AND was from Lille! She told me it was possible, and in the end I got a flight ticket leaving on the 5th, not the 2nd! Even more perfect. I had more time to spend with Jarne!

The two extra weeks flew by, and it was time to say goodbye for the meantime to Europe and to Jarne. 
Mr. J accompanied me to Paris, because my flight was from CDG. We took the ever-reliable iDBus, and that is where this photo diary starts. :)

08 June, 2014