A new Discovery in Boracay
by Christine S. Dayrit - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Upping the ante and ‘wow’ factor are 11 Signature Suites at Discovery Shores, Boracay’s new and exclusive wing, offering elevated guest experiences for the island’s most discerning guest...
Sweet memories of Chiang Mai
by Christine S. Dayrit - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Vast and verdant mountains, vibrant hill tribes and old-world charm set the scenery for Chiang Mai.
Petra—magical and mind-blowing
by Christine S. Dayrit - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Awe and wonder take on new meaning in Petra.
Belenismo: A spectacle of hope
by Christine Dayrit - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Inspired by a visit to the Holy Land where he’d been shown the traditional birthplace of Jesus, Saint Francis of Assisi, then a deacon, created the first nativity scene display at Greccio, in central Italy,...
Dubrovnik: Walls to another world
by Christine S. Dayrit - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Many places in the world can mesmerize the mind but few can tantalize the soul. Dubrovnik in Croatia, for instance, has the instant ability to steal the heart.
The best of Budapest Cuisine
by Christine S. Dayrit - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Three years ago, on a cold December night, I left my heart in Budapest. As we cruised down the Danube that evening, the river glistened with reflections of the city lights, magnificent buildings and clear, starry...
Beguiled by Beijing
by Christine S. Dayrit - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
It was love at second sight the minute I arrived in Beijing.
Club Paradise renewed
by Christine S. Dayrit - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
If Club Paradise were a song, it would be an enchanting tune.
World Chefs without Borders in Myanmar
by Christine Dayrit - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s something about the charm of Myanmar that pacifies the heart and mind.
God Resides in the Holy Land
by Christine Dayrit - May 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The very essence of faith is in believing God even if one does not see Him. Faith is the communion between God and man and from it a covenant is sealed.
Mesmerized by Matnog
by Christine Dayrit - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
If Matnog were a dance, it would be a hypnotic yet gentle waltz.
Listen to the sound of Petra’s silence
by Christine Dayrit - March 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Silence, without doubt, has a sound. In Petra, the city reverberates with solemn joy.
Nara and Kyoto: Cities that are as old as time yet upbeat as the modern rhyme
by Christine Dayrit - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
A beautiful clash of contrasts is experienced in Japan.
Memories of Osaka
by Christine Dayrit - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Memories created with the family are always special. They are cherished forever because they’re the solid constitution that glues family members together.
A Decade of Belenismo sa Tarlac
by Christine Dayrit - December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Each November for the past 10 years, the province of Tarlac ushers in what is called “the longest Christmas in the world” — Pinoy Christmas, that is, with its own brand of grand spectacle called...
Edfu, Abu Simbel & Philae: Egypt’s ancient treasures
by Christine Dayrit - November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
The 6 a.m. sun was a bit friendlier at 39 degrees when the Nile Goddess docked in the old Egyptian town of Edfu. The night before, we had been lulled by the Nile River from the city of Luxor, about 115 kilometers...
Cruising the Nile River to Luxor
by Christine Dayrit - October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
The start and climax of every journey to Upper Nile is the small town of Luxor. The great temples and funerary in Luxor are tributes to the advanced civilization of the capital Thebes.
Falling in love with Egypt’s 5,000 years of civilization
by Christine Dayrit - October 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
If you’re looking for mummies and their sarcophagi, you don’t have to look very far because when you enter the Royal Museum in Cairo, they welcome you at the first-floor entrance.    
A food excursion to Paris in eight days
by Christine Dayrit - September 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
What is a Parisian trip without escargot? Try L’Escargot Montorgueil, established in 1832 and frequented by writers such as Proust, and actors like Sacha Guitry and Charlie Chaplin.      ...
Rediscovering Pinto Art Museum, A paradise in Antipolo
by Christine Dayrit - August 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
Antipolo is steep in myths and legends. And high above its hills is a place where folklore and reality cohabit the Pinto Art Museum. The museum is a home to Philippine contemporary art and a shelter for artists from...
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