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KaBloom – Festival of Flowers

Last Easter weekend, we visited Tesselaar for the first time and was treated to a visual feast of pretty blooms in celebration of the first Kabloom – Festival of Flowers. There’s food, entertainment, fun activities for kids, and lots of photo opportunities for family shoots and perfect selfies. The famous…
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Brighter Smile with Carbon Coco

Black charcoal to whiten the teeth? I know, it sounds crazy but to put it simply, it works! I never had super white teeth that could pass toothpaste commercials. I know that the natural color of our enamels is still inherent, so I just want to maintain it that way…
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Coromandel Road Trip

I think we can all agree that it isn’t hard to find a quick getaway from Auckland (or in entire NZ!). Few hours of drive here and there will get you to mountain views, seaside escapes, and endless farmlands. A week before my birthday, we ventured on a 2.5-hour drive…
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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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