Walk: Derwent and Howden Reservoirs

Back in 2010 when I first visited this place, we didn’t know how long we will be walking. I remembered only having bottled water for the entire 17 km walk. I died – figuratively.  Last night, the husband asked what were we doing for the weekend. As always, I have no idea because the weather…

Destination: Interlaken, Switzerland

This town is located between two lakes, Thun and Brienz. It was a foggy afternoon when we arrived but the views still look so beautiful.   We booked in a hotel in the village of Widerswil when we came to Switzerland. It was part of a tour that we booked last year.  Both me and…

Glimpse: Alkborough Flats

This area is at the confluences of the two rivers – Ouse and Trent – forming the River Humber. The flats is a great site for bird watching and leisurely walks. We once walked around here two years ago. My parents in law and I stopped at Julian’s Bower where you can see this. 

Destination: Bakewell, England

Pudding or Tart? These are two things you can find in Bakewell – Bakewell Tart or Bakewell Pudding. It was the latter that was accidentally created here in the mid-19th century. It has a flaky pastry with a layer of jam and topped with egg and almond paste. Of all the shops, i prefer getting…

Destination: Shrewsbury

On our way home from Wales, we stopped in Shrewsbury. I visited this town in 2010 and it had a lasting impression on me. This time we were only there for a couple of hours because we have ran out of coins to pay for parking.  If you’re not going inside any museums or buildings…

Crossing the Stream in the Sky

Last week we went to Wales for only one reason – to see and walk across the Pontycysyllte Aqueduct. My parents-in-law have told me about this aqueduct when we went on a boating holiday with them in 2014. It was also shown recently on Channel 5’s Celebrity Carry On Barging. My interest on the place…

Visita Iglesia 2017

Visita Iglesia, or Seven Churches Visitation is a Holy Week tradition back home in the Philippines. This is usually done on Maundy Thursday or until Good Friday, when devotees visit and pray in seven different churches. The Augustinian missionaries introduced this practice in 1540s. Initially, this was to honor the Blessed Sacrament but nowadays it…

Destination: Chester

If you did not come here to shop, there are many things you can do in Chester. For me, we have to do the city wall walk. It is a good start to get your bearings around this walled city. We started our walk from the Eastgate, built during the Georgian era. The original gate…