Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Frugal Paris

I know I promised to talk about San Gorgonio, but I think I will leave it for next time. This week, my mind is embracing the idea that even in these hard economic times, Paris can be affordable. Hurrah!!

You can read more about it at
Frugal Traveler (one of my favorite blogs.)

Please let me know if you have more tips on Paris. I will need all of them this September.

Happy Wednesday!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The pleasure of hiking

I used to be an avid hiker in my college years. My classmates and I organized innumerable outings to the Peruvian highlands every time we had a school break. Those were wonderful times!

I have not done much hiking since I moved to the United States in 2000, but I am trying to retake the hobby, so look up for my next postings, I will give you insights of my recent trip to San Gorgonio Mountain, the highest peak in Southern California.

Tales of a Female Nomad

I have to confess that I admire Rita Golden Gelman and have enjoyed every single page of her book “Tales of a Female Nomad."

At times, I envy her (in the good way, of course) for being brave and for finding a rewarding path in the most challenging circumstances.

“Happiness is the Journey not the Destination” and I would like to think that each of us, no matter where we are or who we are, are walking our paths as we dream of them.

My first taste of Durian

In a recent trip to Malaysia, I was introduced to Durian (the King of Asian Fruits). I knew that my mother-in-law had forbidden the fruit from the house, but it wasn’t until I experienced on my own its distinct smell, that I understood why.

I am not going to say more, but if you get a chance, try it, you might like it. I have learned not to judge things from their appearance. I rated it 7 out of 10, how about you?