Saturday, 25 July 2015

Graffiti And Everything Quirky

     I can't count how many times I've traveled to London, but I've never seen this quirky side of the city before. Also known as "Banglatown", Brick Lane is home to graffiti covered walls, wacky street arts, and great vintage shopping finds. It was buzzing the weekend we went there and I'm enjoying not only the artsy atmosphere of the place, but also fascinated by how retro, bohemian and gothic fashion seems to blend in well nicely here. Shame we didn't have the chance to check every corner of the street but will definitely come back to see more next time.
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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Swimming with the Whale Sharks

          It's been a while since my last trip to the Philippines, and it took me ages to recover from what I call a "holiday hangover" -- that phase where you keep reminiscing about your vacation that it takes a long time for you to move on. Yep, that feeling, and I don't like it sometimes.
          One of the unforgettable things I've done while I was there was to finally see the whale sharks. These gentle giants can be spotted in Oslob, a southern town in Cebu about 3-4 hour drive away from the city. Like many of my travels, this adventure was organized out of impulse. Tatay (dad) offered to drive us there, so we left the city the next day at agonizingly 3 in the morning! Glad we started our trip early as the place gets really packed.
          After being briefed about the whale sharks, and things we need to abide while out in the sea, they later provided us with life jackets / snorkeling gears, boarded on a bangka (small paddle boat), and the boatmen paddled our way towards the whale sharks not too far away from the shore. If you are not a confident swimmer like me, let one of the boatmen take the photos for you. Our guide took some amazing shots, and even choreographed us when to go underwater so he can include us in the video.
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