My favorite travel photos

Every time I travel, I love taking a piece of that world with me. It can be a fridge magnet, a piece of stone, a memory of a new friend, and my favorite–a photograph. It lets me freeze a perfect moment in time for me to look at whenever I want and to remember that moment forever. I may be a frustrated photographer, but at least I make beautiful photographs.

I will be posting in this page only the select photographs from my numerous adventurous at home and abroad. They are definitely not the perfect photographs by technicality, but they are my perfect reminders that mine is a life well-lived.


The rugged paradise of Mahe Island.




Paris, Leap year of 2012




St. Basil Cathedral, Moscow during the Presidential election day of 2012




Auckland, New Zealand

Taking a photo of our plane’s shadow before jumping off the plane.

Hill Street, Singapore

Last day in Singapore with my husband. He was the man behind the camera.

Role playing during my trip to Chinatown in Singapore with a Chun-li hairstyle and a Chinese umbrella borrowed from the store display.

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

The trip to the Stonehenge was probably my favorite layover trip. And I did it by myself. 🙂

Monaco-ville, Monte Carlo

Jádore beaucoup. Oui! Oui! Oui! Just setting foot on its sidewalks made me feel like I am rich already.

Selinog Island, Zamboanga del Norte

Tried on a skimpy bikini a month later after giving birth.

Bangkok, Thailand

The Reclining Buddha at the Wat Pho Temple in Bangkok, which is also the birthplace of the traditional Thai Massage.

Venice, Italy

A portrait of a lovely colleague from Romania who said she wished to be as beautiful as I am. Yeah right!??!

“You see the woman across the room, you think, she’s so poised; she’s so together. But she also looks at you and you are the woman across the room for her.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

The romantic city of lights. The things I did just to see her, like walking in the freezing cold and unkind wind for many hours.

Open Beach, Dubai

Me and my little lovey dovey in Dubai.

London, UK

This was one of my very first few travels abroad. It was not obvious but I could barely feel my lips to make it turn into a smile because of very long exposure in the cold. I was wearing the hat that I lost, the boots that I lost too and the fluffy coat that I ruined in the wash. 😦

Great Wall of China, Beijing, China

This is the only man-made structure that left me in awe: not the Mona Lisa, the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower. Though the Burj Khalifa makes me gush once in a while.

Australia Zoo, Brisbane, Down Under

Such gentle, caring and compassionate giants.

Photo taken by Captain Marco Rueff

Location: Moscow, Russia with Luna from Spain

Auckland, New Zealand

Being able to cross out an item from my things to do before I die is always a day worth remembering.

Monaco-ville, Monte Carlo

Roll it like Grandpa.

Moscow, Russia

Moscow is much more beautiful when it is not cold. The colorful domes of the St. Peter Basilica is the only worthy rival of its beautiful women.

Venice, Italy

Souvenir shops lined the narrow streets of Venice. The Venetian masks are easily the most eye-catching with its hollow stares from the empty eye sockets.

Lion Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

I wish I could say that was me, but no. That was the caretaker of the lions. The visitors were all inside the vehicles for safety as we slowly drove inside the lions’ territory. You could see the love from the animals as they competed of who were getting more kisses from their caretaker. The saying was right, “love can tame the beast.”

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Sharing the bench with a stranger after a tiring tour around the city. This was one of my many solitary walks around the world. In a city where an English speaker is rare, I still managed to find my way. The secret weapon? A charming smile and of course a good, old map.

Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Before you reach the entrance of the Batu Caves, hundreds of  pigeons flock for free seeds from visitors. My husband took this photo during one of our trips together. I had to make him take a lot of snapshots to make it look like the pigeons were worshiping me. 🙂

Rome, Italy, the most romantic place in the world.

Mount Pinatubo Crater, Philippines

After an hour and a half of rough road driving, a hidden path across a stream and tall grasses leads to a warm pool of water that is trapped in a sleeping volcano’s crater. Its blueness puts to shame the color of the sky. Look no further, here is our very own, rivaled only by very few natural wonders in the world. I give you my word on that.

Taken at Camiguin Island, Philippines. This is probably my most precious photo with my baby boy. I miss him everyday.

To be continued…

4 thoughts on “My favorite travel photos

  1. I love your photos! And, you’ve been to South Africa! Within this lifetime, I shall visit that country, too. 🙂

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