Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

We had just returned from the beach and then took a quick shower to freshen up. The cumulus clouds that brought a brief rainfall earlier painted a red orange sky. The sun has not completely set at 7 o’clock in the evening. The Salvadoran asked me if I want to walk on the Malecon on our way to the Zona Romantica in search of a good sit down dinner. I said why not, especially on a beautiful evening like this.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Balitang NYC

I thought Las Vegas is the only city outside California that I will visit more than once. I have added DC and New York in that list. We don't even remember why we chose NYC as our destination because I thought we've been wanting a beach vacation. I guess we just wanted to get away anywhere after a grueling week of signing papers and the long wait for the escrow to close.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Balitang Roma (March 2006)

Il Coloseo
I wanted to spend the entire trip solely in Paris. J was itching to go to Rome since neither one of us has been there. He argued we didn't even need to add a single cent if we include Rome to the itinerary, the hotel and flights to-from Paris. It is just I hate the packing-traveling-unpacking that is involved in a hectic travel schedule.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Balitang Paris (March 2006)

Parisian landscapeI have never been to Paris on a cold winter month. It was on a summer when I visited the City of Lights for the first time and I remember it was hot, muggy, bustling and chaotic. The scene is the exact opposite this time of the year, tranquil, which makes the sirens from the city streets seem irritatingly loud. The trees are bare, the air frosty and everyone dressed in layers and mostly in black. The temperature is nearing 0 degree celsius which probably matches the Parisians' attitude toward outsiders in general (of course I'm only joking!).

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Balitang Rio (September 2005)

There are so many things to write about Rio De Janeiro. I scribbled a lot while I was at the beach so I have tons of notes but I'd rather not bore you with details. Rio is so blessed by nature it has beautiful beaches, breathtaking scenery, romantic language, and sensual, laidback and very friendly locals. I loved it!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Balitang Madrid (November 2004)

Plaza MayorMe lo estoy pasando bomba pero extrañando a mijo tanto! I am having a great time so far. My first day at the language school is officially over. While everyone is having their siesta, I am here typing the afternoon away. The best thing about this school is that internet access is free! (Although I wish the keyboard is, ha!)

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Balitang New York (June 2004)

Two days after shaking the Miami Beach sands off my shoes and flipflops, I started packing yet again for another trip. This time I joined my cousins F & L (who are in the country on a holiday) and wandered the busy streets of the Big Apple. I normally refer to SF as the 'City' in my Balitang SF but this time that city is New York. This is Balitang NYC afterall. I will occasionally mention the City by the Bay as SF.