stories and photos of a simple Filipina who found her second home, Wolfenbüttel, DE

Friday, February 26, 2010


Luxembourg - was my first Europe trip outside Germany, it is a small country about 2600 square kilometers but "big" in History in the heart of Western Europe. Aside of being the center of business, international banks, and considered the richest country in Europe it is also rich in nature, that i will post next,
you can see on the photos the following are: St. Michael's cathedral, The town hall of Luxembourg and the monument of the Duke of Luxembourg Wilhelms II.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Trier - the oldest city in Germany, founded in 16 BC and is along the banks of Die Mosel ( River Moselle) that was May 2006 when we went there after visiting some places like Andernach, Koblenz, Nittel and other places around.

In the photos are the ancient Amphitheater, The Public baths ( Thermae) built by Constantine The great , the Cathedral of Trier ( one of the World's heritage sites ) and Porta Nigra, all built by the Roman Empire 2000 years ago.

if you want to know more about Trier please visit wikipedia.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Penang Island

Penang Island - 25.11.2006 after a very long 22 hours train trip from Bangkok to Butterworth, finally we reached Penang Island, took the ferry from Butterworth for 10 minutes. Next day we made a trip around the town and some factories, chocolate and tin factories. We also visited the Burmese/ Thai temple. Then straight to Batu - Ferringe beach to have lunch, then after we went to the Snake Temple, watched the show and got scared in this big snake ;) they say it's kind of Anaconda and not to mention the King Cobra.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Le Phe Falls

Done Det - 06.12.2005 from Don Khong together with other backpackers, Australian and English couples we sailed for two hours with the small boat and reached Don Det. It's a small island very peaceful and calm, life of the people is so simple, i like it. There's a bridge connecting the two island built by the French.

We found a guest house, Paradise Guest House, located along the river of Mekong, very clean and run by a family and nice Lao couple, i can only remember the name of the woman her name is "Lam".

Le Phe Falls - is the main attraction in the island, for the local Lao people it's called Somphanit Falls. We went biking looking around the whole island, and going to the falls, and to the temple and one historical train built by the French.

Again another unforgettable travel experience.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Serendipity beach- Michael and me went two times in Cambodia and every time we are in Cambodia we never missed to visit and spent at least three to four days in Serendipity beach in Sihanoukville, just relax and doing nothing.... there's a restaurant/bar there called "The Yellow Monkey" and they got the best "Amok" mixed sea foods with coconut milk and chillies ;) (sorry no picture)

did i need to say... i miss the beach? it's freezing here and they say it will snow again next week :(
good thing is my back is getting better now :)
thanks to all my Salitype Family :) thanks guys for all your e mails and messages in Fb :) really rocks! :) and to all my blogging friends... this one is for you guys ;) keep blogging! and have a wonderful week everyone :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Siena - is one of Italy's most enchanting cities, founded by the son of Remus and said to be of Etruscan origin in 1st century B.C.

i love the Duomo di Siena, it was begun in 1196 and finished and completed in 1215, the Duomo is no doubt one of the most enchanting buildings in Italy.

flip-flops and backpack is coming home

" there's nothing half so pleasant as coming home again "
by: Margareth Elizabeth Sangster

this is just a quick post guys... can't use the computer for a long time i am having problems at my back kind of nerve problems at the lower back, they call here "Hexenschuss" or in English "Lumbago" wrong move then it feels like tearing my back a part! :( my doctor gave me one shot and it's feels better now than the last few days.

Anyway so excited about coming home ;) got my plane ticket and will fly on march 14 ;) it's been more than two years since the last time i am home and there are good reasons... no, wonderful reasons to come home ;)

my eldest son Romar will graduate in College ( Computer Science) and my niece Julie Ann ( Business Management) too, my niece Mary Rose will graduate in High school with First Honorable mention and Janine my niece Julie Ann's daughter will graduate in Kindergarten with Second Honorable mention and not to mention so many awards that she will receive ;)

Congratulations! to my son and my nieces! you made me and Michael so proud :) We are so happy and proud of all of you... I'll see you all soon... :) We love you. Wonderful reasons to come home :)
update: i was chatting with my mother and niece in Camiguin, just want to correct that my niece Janine is the 1st honor and not second :) she bit her classmate in the test with a perfect score! :) woooo!!! wooo!! way to go Janine ;)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Frederiksborg Castle

Frederiksborg Castle - from Helsingor (o with the slash) looking over Sweden, after looking around the city we went to see the famous castle in Hillerod, the main attraction for the tourists in Hillerod, Denmark (o with a slash) the majestic castle was built between 16th to 17th century now a national museum, is the magnificent Frederiksborg Slot.

after walking around in the garden of the castle we went to visit Fredericksborg castle, it was raining and cold that time, but still it's worth it, then we leave the place on the same day going to Kalundborg, we took the ferry from there and went to Aarhus.

have a majestic weekend everyone!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Memphis and Saqqara

Memphis - was believe to be the ancient capital of Egypt, but with the rise of Cairo it became the work yard for the new city, Cairo. There is theories that it is built by the great architect Imhotep, it was already a sea of ruins from fourth century A.D. The "Bent Pyramid" is famous because it is the best preserved in the necropolis. (see third photo) the first two photos are the "Red Pyramids"

Saqqara - 30 kilometer south from Cairo, there are about more than 100 pyramids standing there before, but now only some pyramids are can be seen like the "Zoser's Pyramid"or "Stepped Pyramid", it is said to be the ancient burial for the ancient Egyptians that time. The Saqqara Pyramids are said to be 500 years older than Giza Pyramids.