Things Off My List | I See Bela

I love exploring. I love seeing new things. Thus, it means everything (well, only the good things) is on my bucket list. However, there are a lot places to see, things to have, experience to gain, people to meet and facets of life to explore. Death is not the only possible reason why I might not…

Korea: Trick Eye Museum

No filter. No Photoshop edit. Only background tricks. Admission Fee (Adult): 15,000 won /15 USD The Tale of the Two Sisters and Their Journey to the Star Once upon a time, in a land without magic, there were two sisters – Isabela and Katrina. They live in a land that something always bad happens – not…

A Weekend in Palm Springs

First stop of our western USA road trip: Palm Springs – a desert resort city within the Coachella Valley, California My flight from New York to Palm Springs was around 9 hours, including stopovers. Arriving at the Palm Springs Int’l Airport is a lovely way to start your vacation. With its open-air concourse, cute shops, easy-to-navigate size,…

Mt. Batulao: Easy to Climb, Easy to Love

As an archipelago of 7,107 islands and a tropical country blessed with some of the world’s greatest biodiversity, it is a given that the Philippines can serve as a good playground for both beginner and seasoned hikers alike. In Nasugbu, Batangas, there lies one of the most climbed mountains in the country due to its…

Mt. Daraitan – Travel Guide

How to Get There For Public Transportation: At the EDSA- Shar Crossing, ride a UV express (70 pesos) or a jeepney (57 pesos) to Tanay, Rizal. The trip would take you 1.5 hours. Upon arriving the Tanay market, ride a tricycle (120/person but you can haggle) to Barangay Daraitan. For Private Vehicles: Head out to…