Explorer Pass: Castles of Scotland

Explorer Pass: Castles of Scotland - Chasing Jayce

In Scotland alone there are over 200 castles, places where the famous clansmen would defend their territories against attack. Some even serving as sacred sites where the royalty would live, love and die. Visiting all these castles would be impossible to accomplish in a 4-days-3-nights trip and, of course, it …

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7D6N Surigao Itinerary & Travel Tips

7D6N Surigao Itinerary

Three provinces, a dozen islands, church ruins, a water village, mangrove areas, a lagoon, tidal pools, water falls, rivers (enchanted and not), all kinds of beaches, endless van and boat rides, and butt-numbing habal-habal rides. All these in this 7D6N Surigao itinerary that even includes a chill day in Butuan …

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Ninja Village in Saga, Japan

Raise your hand if at any point in your life you’ve wanted to be a ninja. *raises both hands* Yep, that’s me alright. I’ve always wanted to be a ninja. If only to be able to do one thing: throw a shuriken. How I fell in love with those ninja …

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Europe Feels at Huis Ten Bosch

Europe Feels at Huis Ten Bosch

Huis Ten Bosch. The universe’s way of foreshadowing my eventual trip to Europe or its consolation prize for my Schengen Visa rejection from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Whichever it might be, it gave me a pretty good glimpse of what I could have found had I …

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My 2016. #nofilter

My 2016 nofilter, Chasing Jayce

With two and a half more hours left in my train ride from London to Edinburgh, I finally get the quiet time I need to compose a year-ender post. I was not able to do this type of post last year as I was still reeling from the aftermath of …

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Team Aldous Turns Three

Maraschino Bakeshop: Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Topping

Not so long ago, I found myself accepting an invite from a total stranger – an invitation to review a restaurant. It was my first time to attend any event as a blogger and that night was the gateway to a whole new world. My usher? Aldous of Aldous Ate …

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Sapphire Bloc: Starbucks Reserve

Sapphire Bloc: Starbucks Reserve

I have never been a heavy coffee drinker. People who know me, know that I only like “patweetums” coffee: coffee heaped with sugar or caramel or cream or whipped cream or chocolate or all of them. I am no Lorelei nor Rory Gilmore who love coffee straight from the coffee …

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Sapphire Bloc: Cazuela (Spanish Colonial Cuisine)

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Press Release 25 July 2016 Cazuela Serves Spanish Colonial Cuisine The cazuela is a clay pot used in cooking, it serves as a vessel for combining ingredients to make sumptuous dishes. Executive chefs Mon Urbano and Day Salonga had a similar idea for their newly-opened Cazuela restaurant. “We want diners …

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