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On The Fly: Travel Trade Secrets from the Experts
Jul20

On The Fly: Travel Trade Secrets from the Experts

By Nikka Sarthou     T.S. Eliot once said that, “The journey, not the arrival matters.” Though the destination may be the main attraction, part of the appeal of traveling comes from the journey itself — from packing your suitcase to actually being in transit. Before you head for some summer fun, consider these helpful travel tips from seasoned travelers.   Capsules and Cubes: How to Travel Light Airline regulations...

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Travel Tips: On the fly – travel secrets from the experts
Jul02

Travel Tips: On the fly – travel secrets from the experts

  There are two things that can be said about vagabonds, explorers, voyagers: one, they can’t stay in one place for too long and two, they know how to prepare for a journey. Wander girl Nikka Sarthou rounds up these travel fiends and gets them to share their trade secrets. T.S. Eliot once said that, “The journey, not the arrival matters.” Though the destination may be the main attraction, part of the appeal of traveling comes from the...

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Beautiful Batangas: Pico De loro
Feb27

Beautiful Batangas: Pico De loro

Beautiful Batangas: Pico De loro By Nikka Sarthou  Sometimes, city life could get so stressful and boring, which is why it is necessary for urban dwellers to take a breather from time to time. For me, a weekend getaway would do the trick in allowing me to get a respite from work and get recharged for another workweek and beyond that. In my last weekend trip, my hubby and I headed south of Metro Manila and took a road trip to Pico de...

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Under the Sea: Swim like a mermaid
Dec15

Under the Sea: Swim like a mermaid

Text by Nikka Sarthou What child doesn’t dream or wish (even a little bit) to be like the mermaid, Ariel, swimming and gliding, flapping your tail to move about and showing off your fins. Now, that dream of being under the sea and being a mermaid can be a possibility, thanks to the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy (PMSA), the brainchild of Normeth Preglo who has a natural fascination for mermaids. Normeth is a licensed diving...

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Sleeping with Fishes at the H2O Hotel
Jan04

Sleeping with Fishes at the H2O Hotel

Photos courtesy of Hotel H2O If the Little Mermaid were to take a vacation outside her underwater kingdom, she would feel right at home in Hotel H20. Nikka Sarthou spends the night in this hotel built on stilts in the waters of the Manila Bay and steps into her own luxury aquarium. Inside the Manila Ocean Park is Hotel H2O, a hotel unlike any you will find in the Philippines. In this one-of-a-kind hotel, guests stay in aquarium-themed...

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