March 12, 2019 Catherine Mendoza 6Comment

5,500 steps? One way or back and forth? The answer is, one way! I know, right?!   Adam’s peak reaches an altitude of over 7,350ft above sea level.  Climbing up Adam’s peak was part of  Chris’s and my itinerary during our 25-day trip to Sri Lanka.   We took the train from Ella,  our previous destination, to Hatton for five5 hours at $4 each, and we were picked up at the Hatton train station by a driver we hired. Hiring a driver costs $40/day.   It was a two-hour drive from Hatton to Adam’s Peak and we had to stop…

November 21, 2018 Catherine Mendoza 1Comment

Deutsch? Ich verstehe das nicht! In English, I don’t understand!   Determined, dedicated and for the love of learning our partner’s main language, we passionately decided to enroll the Deutsch language class.   We were all strangers to the Deutsch language on the first day of class. Our Deutsch lehrer, Greg, however, was kind enough to speak a mix of Tagalog and English to us and explain everything we needed to know about our course. (more…)

November 7, 2018 Catherine Mendoza 25Comment

You probably may have not heard of Duli beach before. Have you?🏖🌊 If you’re heading to El Nido and seems undecided which beach to go, well, here’s my finest recommendation.   Duli beach is one of the most extra ordinary beaches we’ve ever been. It was recommended by a local on our two weeks trip in Palawan. And didn’t dismay!  (more…)