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Don’t Miss: Ephesus, Turkey

While exploring Cappadocia and Pamukkale, we learned that early Christians fled to different parts of Anatolia to escape Roman persecution. It makes sense; geographically, Jerusalem is near Turkey. But I had no idea that this country held much history and references to places in the Bible. Ephesus, in particular, is…
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Auckland’s Farmers Santa Parade 2017

It’s Christmas Time in the city! Auckland’s Farmers Santa Parade gave us an early yuletide cheer last weekend as dozens of colorful floats strut around the streets of Auckland CBD. Thousands of people eagerly waited as an amazing line-up of different characters brought cheer, dancing, street acts and lots of…
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Waking Up to Magical Cappadocia Dream

While sailing over Cappadocia through a hot air balloon is the best way to see the entire region, sharing the same sunrise experience from the ground is just as magical. The balloon-filled morning skies against the golden rock formations make for a dreamy landscape. The place is so picturesque and…
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Why We Left Singapore

When I first left the Philippines to work in Singapore in 2012, I was only planning to stay until my two-year contract ends. Leaving to work abroad is a pretty major life change I didn’t expect. I was randomly submitting my resume everywhere online while feeling dejected over lack of…
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The Grounds of Alexandria

I’ve been wanting to visit The Grounds of Alexandria since the first time we were in Sydney. But it was closed for a week then because of Christmas holidays. Wandering around the city again, we finally managed to pop in this time. And how charming it was! The Grounds is…
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Second Time Around: Sydney, Australia

We’re back in Sydney! Australia holds a dear place in my heart. It was our honeymoon destination, the first country we visited after our wedding in 2014, the first country we traveled to that needed visa, and the start of many other visa applications right after. From a third-world passport…
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Hello from Auckland, New Zealand!

After spending much-needed family time for a month in the Philippines and wandering around Eastern Europe for another month, I surely have a lot to catch up on. I know, it’s been a while. Life happened and time has been passing like wind since we left Singapore last July. As…
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12 Instagrammable Places in Singapore

Singapore may just be a dot on the map but there’s no shortage of insta-worthy spaces in this tiny country. There are always cute cafes, creative murals or colorful shophouses right around the corner. And every now and then, you’ll discover a new one pop into the neighborhood. Living in…
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