1. My hands should always be ready. Well, not really to slap somebody, but to defend myself from bad people.
2. When abroad, she shows how smart she is, so that the world will look at Filipinos as smart people. I tried to do this when I was abroad recently.
3. The word colloquy.
I’m proud to say that I voted for Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago in the 2016 Philippine presidential election.
I wanted to go to Trocadero to take pictures of the Eiffel Tower on my last day in Paris but some roads leading to it were closed because of a fun run.
So I just decided to take pictures of the tower near its base.
Au revoir, Paris!
I first saw the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France way back in 2009, but I didn’t reach the top.
Today I finally reached the summit. Here’s a view from the top:
The Palace of Versailles, which is near Paris, France, was the last major attraction on our Eurotrip bucket list of must-visit places.
Our two-week vacation in Europe will end this coming Sunday.
“They say Spain is pretty, though I’ve never been…”
I can no longer sing that song because I’ve actually just been to Barcelona in Spain, albeit for only about three hours.
Due to the limited time, we visited only one attraction: the Sagrada Familia which is still under construction.
I was quite disappointed when I went to see the Jet d’eau Water Fountain in Geneva, Switzerland and it wasn’t there.
I thought it was under maintenance or something. Since I couldn’t do anything about it, I decided to see a nearby tourist attraction – the Flower Clock. It was part of the itinerary anyway.
Then I returned to the lakefront to go to a souvenir shop. Lo and behold, Jet d’eau could already be seen! I was pleasantly surprised because I had thought I would leave Geneva without seeing its iconic water fountain.
After traveling alone in Italy and the Netherlands for a few days, I reunited with my family in Brussels, Belgium and saw the Atomium and Grand Place together.
I parted with them again for a few hours to see Manneken Pis and Parc du Cinquantenaire.
I wrote and published this blog post while on a Brussels to Paris train on September 19.
My stay in the Netherlands will be short (only about 24 hours) but it has been enjoyable so far.
I went to Zaanse Schans, home of some of the many windmills in the country.
Then I returned to the Amsterdam city center to see its red light district.
From 9 pm to 10:30 pm I was on a canal cruise.
I gotta make this post shorter than usual because of poor Internet connection.
It’s more than worth it to deal with long lines of tourists to enter the Colosseum in Rome.
On September 16, after a nerve-wracking journey from Paris to Rome, I was able to visit the following sites:
St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City:
Colosseum, Rome, Italy: