Food Guide, Story Nights Cebu

MARGAUX’S STORY: I’M FILIPINO, DO I SMELL LIKE PORK?

While digging into my bowl of steaming Lechon Arroz Caldo from a local Cebuano restaurant, the thought of Filipinos smelling like pork crept into my mind. For the majority of Pinoys, pork is a consistent table choice.

cebu, Hotels and Accommodations, Philippines, Published Essays, Published Stories, Travel Column

STAYCATION AT THE CITADINES IN BASELINE CENTER IN CEBU

The opportunity for my own writer's retreat presented itself at the right place and time, when I was invited for a weekend staycation during the launch of Citadines in Cebu City. Citadines is not your 'regular' hotel--the brand is in a different niche category known as Apart'hotel, which essentially combine the best of home and… Continue reading STAYCATION AT THE CITADINES IN BASELINE CENTER IN CEBU

Europe, france

Arriving to Paris on a City Lockdown

We arrived in Paris on the day the Charlie Hebdo shooting happened. The city is on a manhunt as they pursue the gunmen responsible for the terrorist-driven shooting that left 12 people dead. What a time to come to the world's most romantic city. For the next few days, we would experience Paris like never before: military and police everywhere on the streets, no tourist crowd, and the attractions almost all to ourselves.

Kid Friendly Travel, Published Stories, Travel Column

10 Things That Changed Since I’ve Become a New Mom

Three weeks ago, I received a message from the awesome Fiona of Sunstar Weekend, asking if they could feature me and Caleb for their Mother's Day Issue. It never really dawned on me until that point: Oh right. I am a mom! I can't believe I forgot.

Europe, Travel Tips and Guides, uk

10 Moments of Culture Shock in Europe as a Filipino

Europe has always been a place of wonder and romance for me--a place from dreams of a little child. I thought I've read enough books seen enough Downton Abbey to prepare myself on what Europe is like. But, just like marriage, you can never be fully prepared for what's to come. Here are 10 moments of culture shock you'll likely experience as a Filipino traveler!