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Penguin Around Cape Town, South Africa

Penguin Around Cape Town, South Africa

The flight to Cape Town from Los Angeles was perhaps the longest I’ve ever endured: 11 hours to Amsterdam, and another 11 hours to Cape Town. I arrived into the city late in the evening. Exhaustion had taken over. My alarm blared at 9am and […]

Quick Guide to 3 Days in Cape Town, South Africa

Quick Guide to 3 Days in Cape Town, South Africa

As Day Zero looms, I dream about the time I traveled to Cape Town around my birthday in 2016. Everything was still lush and water wasn’t such an issue. So in light of everything that is going on in Cape Town, I decided to share […]

Quick Guide to 3 Days in Switzerland

Quick Guide to 3 Days in Switzerland

I dream of inhaling the crisp fresh air as I hike through the Alps. I see myself sitting on the mountain side devouring milk chocolates, creamy cheeses, and sipping warm refreshments as I admire this gorgeous panoramic landscape. My short visit to Switzerland surpassed my […]

Glamping in Julian, CA

Glamping in Julian, CA

I’ve been to Julian, CA once before on a glamping trip…AKA cabin trip. I remembered trying to trek three sisters falls but nearly fainted from the heat and the lack of nutrition in me. I recalled the spectacular view while crossing over streams, boulders, and […]

How to Pack for Ecuador

How to Pack for Ecuador

Ecuador is a fascinating country canvased with stunning picturesque landscapes, neighborly natives, and exotic cuisines. There is a phrase in Ecuador: All You Need is Ecuador. It’s true. Ecuador is surrounded by the Andes, the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands. As desired as Ecuador is, […]

Ecuador: Day 2 – Banos to the Amazon

Ecuador: Day 2 – Banos to the Amazon

Luis is already waiting for us when we sat down for a quick bit to eat before we voyage on to our next adventure. On the menu today: fresh fruits, warm rolls, and huevo (eggs) cooked to our preference. The weather now is overcasting but […]

Ecuador: Day 1 – Quilotoa Loop to Banos

Ecuador: Day 1 – Quilotoa Loop to Banos

Luis picked us up from our hotel around 8am to begin our journey through Ecuador. We took the back road through the Quilotoa Loop. The ride was rocky, filled with potholes. I wish i took one of those motion-sickness pills. Our first stop was in […]

Quick Guide to 4 Days in Ecuador

Quick Guide to 4 Days in Ecuador

Ecuador is a country where the Andes meets the Amazon, where the land straddles between two hemispheres. Ecuador has so much to offer: the beach, the wildlife, the mountains, and the jungles. I spent 4 full days in Ecuador mid-May, the end of their wet […]