Rest in Peace, Anthony Bourdain

“Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food.” – Anthony Bourdain

I woke up to the news that one of my travel inspirations took his life. As I am writing this, I find myself tearing up. He didn’t even know me! But I watch his shows from A Cook’s Tour, The Layover, No Reservations to Parts Unknown. I love his writing style. His bluntness made me squirm. The various points of view he presented in his shows made me think. In the Manila episode of Parts Unknown, he sat on a bench in the slums while enjoying a Filipino summer favorite, halo-halo. That episode endeared him more to Filipino hearts, including me.

The news of his death saddens me. I will miss him.

Rest in peace, Anthony Bourdain.

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All-Time Favorites: London, Rome, Istanbul

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It’s sad to see the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge go. Through the weekly challenges, I was able to discover blogs to follow and connect with fellow bloggers. But change is constant, and is to be expected in anything we … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Afternoon Tea in the Cotswolds

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Thanks to my husband’s love for the app Travelzoo, we discovered and got to experience afternoon tea at the Cotswolds’ “Hotel of the Year“, Cowley Manor. Driving the narrow 1-car roads leading to the Manor was a challenge, but all … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Bookworm Leather Crossbody

What a fitting souvenir for my visit to the University of Oxford! I love this leather crossbody bag with a library applique. Book lovers, I’m sure, will drool over it as well.It’s sold at the Bodleian Library Shop in the university, and online at the Bodleian Shop.

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Memorial Day 2018

Today, we remember all those who fought for the United States and in the process, lost their lives.May they all rest in peace, and their sacrifice not forgotten.

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Silent Sunday: Hyde Park, London

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Snapshots: Canterbury Cathedral, UK

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It was a cold rainy day when my husband and I with 2 of my sisters-in-law visited Canterbury. I was looking forward to seeing a lot of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, but a light jacket and a raincoat were … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Wellington Arch, London

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One of the things I love about London is that visitors may get acquainted with it even without spending money for an entrance fee. Visitors may enjoy museums, parks, monuments, and landmarks for free. A popular landmark to see is … Continue reading

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Chasing Waterfalls

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“As long as I live, I’ll hear Waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

When I find myself in times of trouble,

Mother Mary comes to me.

Speaking words of wisdom,

“Let it be”. – The Beatles, British rock band

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