Category Archives: Lifestyle

An Excursion to Nice

I have two days off from work because I have some expiring holidays this month that I have to use. I don’t know where to go and as I was reading my book of France (it includes some stories, tour guides and maps), I checked how much to spend, what to see and do, the health and safety regulations and I came into a conclusion that, nope, not now. I still cannot go and it made me sad. That would somehow contribute to the local economy but with all the options I’ve had, I cannot go any further than my neighboring towns for now. I’m thinking about where to go and what to do tomorrow, but today, I decided to go to Nice.

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The Sunday Currently

I don’t know if I will be able to continue with this series of The Sunday Currently. Depending on how you look at it, Sunday is either the start or end of the week. For me, it’s the end of a week/weekend, and today, I started my morning by attending the online streaming of the Catholic mass officiated by H.E. Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle in Rome.

I planned to go to Nice to explore the shops but I feel lazy going out in the hot weather, plus some of the shops that I want to go are closed today. So I decided to focus more on my blog by posting some travel stuff and scheduling some short stories that I wrote a few years ago.

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A Discovery of Culture in Barcelona

Moving to Europe was an entirely new adventure for me, and one of my dreams would be to visit Spain, whatever region, whenever. It came true when one of my best friends went for her annual European business trips during autumn season in Portugal, and we decided to hit the streets of Spain this time. The last time we met, we were in Paris. This time, it was the chance for España. It was in 2019 BC (before Covid19).

We chose Barcelona because it was the easiest place among the options that matched our schedules and budget. We were both busy at work so we also did not have the time to plan an itinerary for a week of adventure.

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Welcome!

It has been almost two years since I moved from Asia to Europe, particularly here in the south of France. Life in Côte d’Azur is different from the other places in Europe. Right now, it is winter. But our winter here is nothing compared to our neighbors from the north. Mornings are difficult but halfway through the day, it was very sunny that we have to take our coats and bask in the warm rays of the sun. With those months of adjustment in this new life, I decided to try on blogging. I would like to share my lifestyle and travel experiences that hopefully will help some. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more.

Discovering Ile Ste. Marguerite

According to Wikipedia, the Île Sainte-Marguerite is the largest of the Lérins Islands, about half a mile off shore from the French Riviera town of Cannes. The island is approximately 3 kilometres in length and 900 metres across.

Last October, me and my colleagues decided to visit the islands as there was an ongoing exhibition about the Man in the Iron Mask. The mystery that surrounded this unknown prisoner has brought us to the island. Also, this island has a forest filled with guided paths and areas for picnic. It was a calming respite from the crowded scenes of the mainland.

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