Maria Carmen Wellington

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Milestone: 14 Europe Countries I've Visited in 7 years

<i>“I knew what I wanted, I wanted to see the world” – Andrea Mueller</i><p>On my birthday, I am remembering the times I have traveled to Europe. I thought …

European Travel

2015 Year in Review

The Highlights of 2015<p>JANUARY<p><i>Charles visited Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar on his 5th month.</i><p>FEBRUARY<p><i>Charles visited The Pearl in Doha, Qatar on his 6th</i> …

Airports

Year In Review Archives

2017 was a year spent with family – holidays, events, birthdays, reunion. We may not have been to more new destinations, we were still grateful for …

Archives

Greece-inspired 'Fortune Island' in the Philippines

Everyone’s been going curious over this popular island across the sea of Batangas, Philippines because of its Grecian Pillar and statues inspired …

Asia Travel

Photo Essay: Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town

Handel went to Cape Town on a business. Having only a few hours to see the place, he decided to go to Table Mountain Aerial CableWay. <b>Table Mountain</b> …

Cape Town

Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tour Experience

<i>“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien</i><p>We have watched the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit …

Photo Essay: Walking The Great Wall of China

<i>“Endure Great Hardships Like the Great Wall’s Bricks.”</i><p>The <b>Great Wall of China</b> is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the …

China

Photo Essay: 7 Different Attractions at Universal Studios Singapore™

<i>Ride The Movies® at Universal Studios Singapore®.</i><p>I am a big fan of amusement parks. So, I will never leave Singapore without visiting its Universal …

Animation

Photo Essay: 12 Hours in Bohol, Philippines

On Charles’ first trip to the Philippines, we decided to go to Bohol, and also to celebrate my 27th birthday at the same time. We went there with my …

Philippines

Photo Trick Shots at Cagsawa Ruins, Albay, Philippines

Albay is just 2 hours away from my hometown. I brought Handel here to see the famous almost-perfect cone of the Mayon Volcano. We also went to the …

Asia

Photo Essay: Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

When I went to Hong Kong, I decided to take a ferry to see Kowloon. Here are the things you can do in a few hours. You can stroll, relax or just …

Hong Kong

Photo Essay: Qutub Minar in Delhi, India

When I went to New Delhi, I went to see Qutub Minar. It is one of UNESCO World Heritage Site in India. There are a lot of tourist there and it is a …

India

Photo Essay: Walking Around Hulhule Island

When you say Maldives, the first thing people think about is the islands. You can still have fun away from the sand! Together with our Chinese …

Photo Essays

Photo Essay: Singapore's Night Safari Adventure

If you want to see nocturnal animals, then go for the Night Safari. Manage your expectations, you might and might not see a lot of animals. Other …

Senior Citizen

Photo Essay: The Big Buddha

<i>“You can leave Hong Kong, but it will never leave you.” – Nury Vittachi</i><p>On our first trip to Asia, H. and I went to Hong Kong. We went to see the Big …

Hong Kong

Photo Essay: 12 Hours in Budapest, Hungary

<i>Budapest is a prime site for dreams: the East’s exuberant vision of the West, the West’s uneasy hallucination of the East. It is a dreamed-up city; a</i> …

European Travel

Photo Essay: 12 Hours in London

<i>Not all those who wander are lost. – J. R. R. Tolkien</i><p><b>Tower Bridge</b><p><b>Buckingham Palace</b><p><b>Buckingham Palace Garden</b><p><b>London Eye</b><p><b>The Notting Hill Bookshop</b><p><i>Have you</i> …

England

12 Hours in Madrid, Spain

<i>by: Carmen Wellington</i><p>Madrid, Spain is the first place I have visited in Europe. Even if you are just stopping over or on a short layover, you can …

12 Hours in Rome, Italy

Italy? I’m in love with this place. I could live here anytime! I have been to Rome, Milan and Venice, and they are all amazing. Here are the things …

Photo Essay: 12 Hours in Berlin, Germany

<i>Berlin, the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine.</i> <i>—</i> David Bowie<p>Handel went to Berlin and still saw a lot even in just 12 hours. …

Germany

Interview with Carmen: Expat Life in Qatar

The Expat Life Interview Series was created to know more about the country, not just from a traveler’s perspective. We hope to help others who are …

Interview with Edel: Expat Life in Kuwait

We are delighted to welcome Edel Marie Urmaza to our <b>Expat Life Interview Series</b>. She is from the Philippines working as a Staff Nurse in Kuwait.<p><b>About</b> …

Retirement

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach

<i>Feel right at home in Paradise.</i><p>After experiencing the warm hospitality of Holiday Inn in several countries, we expect nothing but the best with …

Asia Travel

Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay

Miami is the home of Handel parents. Whenever we go to Miami, we just stayed at their place so we can spend more time with them. However, due to …

Hospitality

Four Points by Sheraton Perth

We always want comfort. That’s why we always choose hotel from mid-range to luxury hotels wherever we are. <b>Four Points by Sheraton Perth</b> is a 4.5 Star …

Hospitality

Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport

Considered as Africa’s Greenest Hotel, <b>Hotel Verde</b> is a luxury 4-star accommodation near Cape Town International Airport. See for yourself and decide …

Hospitality

Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore

<b>Movenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore</b> is a 5-star hotel close to Bangalore International Airport. 5 star hotel and close to the airport – what else can you …

Hospitality

Glimpse of The Venetian® Macao Resort Hotel

From Hong Kong, Han took a ferry to go to Macau to visit his friends. His friends tour him around Macau, and brought him to this famous luxury hotel, …

Hospitality

Motel 6 Irvine - Orange County Airport Hotel, Santa Ana

<b>Motel 6 Irvine – Orange County Airport</b> is a 2-star accommodation in Santa Ana, California “where they leave the light on for you”. It is 45 minutes …

Santa Ana

Miami Air Sightseeing Tour

Have you done a sightseeing tour from above? We had! It was an exhilarating experience – seeing a city from above and enjoying the picturesque view. …

Flying