The amazing vaulting of Exeter Cathedral, England. French cathedrals are perhaps more elegant, but I just love the delicate yet sturdy vaulting ribs of Exeter. It’s just a beautiful structure. #exetercathedral @visit.britain #england
My favorite conversation that sums up our whole outlook on this trip was between AJ and some random guy.
It was the end of our first day of trekking, and we pulled into Upper Pasang exhausted and well behind everyone else who had already dropped their bags and were lounging. ⠀
Guy: "Whoa, where did you guys come from?" Expecting some far away answer that exceeded his expectations...⠀
AJ: "from Chame..."⠀
Guy: *eyebrow crinkle* "oh. From Chame? Really?" ⠀
AJ: "yeah we did!" Stated so matter-of-factly and with the enthusiasm of a child, not recognizing that he wasn't actually impressed with our feat for the day! But instead was questioning our late arrival into the village... ⠀
Ultimately, he was judging us for our slow pace, but nevertheless it had no effect on AJ's joy and that days' accomplishment! I couldn't help, though, but double over laughing at how excited AJ was that someone else was giving us praise for making it all the way to Upper Pasang, or so she thought! ⠀
Moral of the story: Trek your own trek, man. ⠀
Recently I realized this was the hotel this band called Flo'rida filmed their most famous music video. Ladies and gentlemen...Atlantis the Palm Hotel Dubai, a luxury hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah in the United Arab Emirates. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis 🙌🏽 #dxb#dubai#mydubai#uae#atlantis#atlantisthepalm#atlantisdubai#aworldaway
The Chinese community always had a deep connection with Cebu. They have been part of the province’s growth, more so to the whole country. — Even some of our current business tycoons had their humble beginnings here.
A look at this temple is a manifestation of the Cebuano-Chinese bond that was built in trust and mutual respect and sealed through time. This type of affiliation is what our country needs more of today.
Cheers to scaling a volcano to see that lil island - Vulcan Point - an island within a lake within a volcano within a lake within an island. Make sense? Check it out on google maps. Better yet, check in out in person. And definitely hire a guide to get you there! I highly recommend Jonathan Dequina! One if the best guides I ever had EVER! Can’t wait to go back for more tours with him.