New Places Explored in 2016

I have to admit it was all unexpected but 2016 proved to be a year of new travels for me 🙂 I was given the opportunity to travel 3 new places this year:

  • Bukidnon – my very first trip to the “Baguio City” of Mindanao, Philippines happened last May. I had the chance to experience the beauty of Dahilayan. More about it on a coming post.
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Feeling cool and relaxed in Dahilayan, Bukidnon.
  • Kalibo – I discovered that this laid-back city is actually another cool gateway to the world-famous Boracay beach in the Visayas, Philippines aside from Caticlan. I will be writing more about this October trip to Kalibo soon.
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Back in Boracay via Kalibo this time after more than a decade.
  • New Zealand – My husband and I had the amazing opportunity to explore both the North Island and South Island of this beautiful country very recently. In fact, we just arrived from this trip yesterday 🙂  And yes, you will be hearing more about our lovely time there right here in this blog.
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Feeling cold but happy in Hamilton, New Zealand.

I am grateful to God for surprising me with these trips this year. While I had a desire and plan to travel to new places this year, I did not actually think at first that it would be possible 🙂  And so I am reminded of that saying: “be careful of what you wish for, you might actually get it.” Well, I am glad with what I got so far 🙂

Coming Soon: Passenger Drones in Dubai

Actually, they’re slated to begin flying you around in Dubai this coming summer.

As of this writing, we do not know how much it will cost yet. But if it’s going to be a staple mode of transportation in this known business hub of the Middle East, ultimately it might just be cost-friendly. After all, this step of launching passenger drones is one of the city’s steps to free up the streets and reduce traffic.

Watch and see how cool a passenger drone ride could be 🙂

Buying Musical Instruments While Travelling

 

For music lovers, travelling outside the country is also an opportunity to check out musical instruments available and perhaps even on sale (!).

Drum sets and keyboards can be a bit heavy and challenging to bring home. And guitars seem to be the easier instrument to purchase and bring home for one’s use or for a loved one’s use.  And so a trip to the US for instance can mean dropping by that guitar center pittsburgh if you happen to be in Pittsburgh.

One has to always remember though that buying a musical instrument while on travel also means you have to ensure being able to take care of it as you hop planes and wait out on airports for flights. On the other hand, you can play music while waiting for your flight 🙂