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My Travel ABC’s

June 18, 2013
Nice, France

I found this post from Anna of Travel Bungle and I found it really interesting as some of the things she mentioned were same as mine. I always like comparing notes with other travelers and learning new things/destinations from them. Having read her post, I am now going to convince the Greek boyfriend to bring me to Amorgos so we can visit Agia Anna and see for myself how good this beach is.

Now here’s my Travel ABC’s version. 🙂

A: Age you went on your first international trip

11. I went to Hong Kong with my aunt.

B: Best beach you’ve been to

Coming from the Philippines with about 7,000 islands, I should say one of those islands. However, as I am trying to be absolutely honest here I’ll have to say Maldives. 🙂

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C: Cuisine (favorite)

Mexican dish. I haven’t been to Mexico though. LOL.

D: Destinations, favorite, least favorite and why

I loved Greece. Well actually, I love the places along the Mediterranean sea because of the weather, food and people. Least favorite will probably be Munich.

E: Event you experienced abroad that made you say “wow”

I’d probably say Disney Dreams Show in Disneyland Paris. 🙂

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F: Favorite mode of transportation

Train is not really a favorite but I prefer it than taking a flight. If I can teleport myself, that will probably my answer to this question.

G: Greatest feeling while traveling

Being in the places which I never actually thought that I can be in, specially those historical places which I only see in history books. Like the Colosseum in Rome.

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H: Hottest place you’ve traveled to

Well, I live in Dubai. Go figure.

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I: Incredible service you’ve experienced and where

Hotel du Dauphine in Lyon. 🙂

J: Journey that took the longest

Rome to Munich by train, 10 hours. At least it was a train, not a flight. I probably would’ve killed myself if that was a flight.

K: Keepsake from your travels

I usually take fridge magnets for myself and an ashtray for the boyfriend. Just recently, I started collecting coasters.

L: Let-down sight, why and where

I’m not really sure why but Munich didn’t impress me at all.

M: Moment where you fell in love with travel

I’ve been traveling locally in the Philippines as early 7 years of age and I do believe that I’ve known since then that I would love to travel for a living someday. 🙂

N: Nicest hotel you’ve stayed in

Velassaru in Maldives. Of course I didn’t pay for it, I was there for business. 🙂

If this is what you have on your balcony, what more can you ask for?

If this is what you have from your balcony, what more can you ask for?

O: Obsessions while traveling

Photos most definitely.

P: Passport stamps, how many and from where?

Maldives, Cairo, Kenya, London, Athens, Paris x2, Venice, Goa, Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Saigon, Colombo

Q: Quirkiest activity you’ve done and where

Watched a Ping Pong show in Phuket and a slightly illegal thing when I was in Goa. 😉

R: Remote place visited

I don’t think I’ve ever been in a remote place yet. I think I will have to add it on the bucket list. 🙂

S: Scariest moment experienced

I witnessed a guy getting beaten up by two grown men in front of Marylebone station in London. I think I’ve ran the fastest in my life at that time.

T: Touristy thing you’ve done

The obligatory tourist pose at the pyramids. 🙂

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U: Unforgettable travel memory

I will never ever forget my first time to travel alone – Paris, 2008.

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V: Visas, how many and for where?

7 Schengen visas, 1 India visa, 1 Egypt visa, 1 Sri Lanka Visa, 1 Kenya Visa, 1 UK visa

W: Wine, best glass of wine while traveling and where?

Vinsanto in Santorini.

X: eXcellent view and from where?

I’m torn between the three:

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Nice, France

Nice, France

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo, Monaco


Z: Zealous sports fans and where?

I don’t really have much experience on this but when we were in Madrid, the team of Real Madrid dined at the restaurant which is right opposite the house that we were staying. They woke me up from my siesta, I thought there was a fire or something as it was chaotic outside. I’m not a fan of football and well, I didn’t realize then that I should go get my camera and take photos since I have the best view from the 3rd floor balcony.

That’s my Travel ABC’s version, what’s yours?

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  • Reply set June 22, 2013 at 20:33

    I’ve now this incredible place in Florence (Italy). It is an historical sculpture studio, amasing!
    Raffaello Romanelli Sculpture(Florence)
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  • Reply Anna June 19, 2013 at 13:57

    Love it! You’ve seen so many nice places! The Maledives seem like a dream destination. And that view at Santorini island is lovely! The Agia Anna beach at Amorgos will be nothing compared to the beaches you have seen (I’ve heard so much about the islands at the Philippines;) and it’s rocky, very small, etc. Amorgos has better beaches but this is an interesting place because it’s so quiet and different 🙂 Amorgos island itself is what people want to see because the famous movie “The Big Blue” was partly filmed there. When are you going to Greece?

    • Reply Pinay Flying High June 19, 2013 at 15:28

      Thank you Anna, I really enjoyed writing this post. Thanks to you. :-p

      I am going back to Greece this August. I can’t wait! 🙂 and you have to go to the Philippines. Let me know if you will. 🙂

      • Reply Anna June 19, 2013 at 16:11

        Sounds nice! I bet you will have a wonderful time in Greece again 🙂 And the Philippines really are on my top 5 list of countries to see! 😉

  • Reply trainwestcan2espano June 18, 2013 at 11:55

    BRWebb

  • Reply trainwestcan2espanotra June 18, 2013 at 11:49

    What a wonderful commentary. Lucid, contagious, explicit, – all those words cannot fully describe my complete agreement.
    Never been to the Maldives but imagine it from photos seen. At Pisa in Italy I was posed ‘holding up’ the leaning tower at 10am on a Sunday. Venice was fabulous, Paris magical, and the people touring with added a splendor. But Monaco took my vote for view.

  • Reply Matthew Curry June 18, 2013 at 08:40

    I loved Munich! 🙂

    • Reply Pinay Flying High June 18, 2013 at 15:31

      Let me guess, you went there October? Lol

      • Reply Matthew Curry June 18, 2013 at 22:11

        No. 🙂 June! You?

        • Reply Pinay Flying High June 19, 2013 at 08:48

          I thought you were there for octoberfest that’s why you loved it. :-p i was there april, cold and raining. :-/

          • Matthew Curry June 19, 2013 at 08:56

            No, ha ha. I went to Germany on a school trip when I was 18. We spent a little bit of time in Munich, but we wandered all over the country. Then I stayed with a family in Heidelberg for two weeks. It was wonderful.

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