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At The Top of The World’s Tallest, Burj Khalifa, Dubai

For some reason, 2016 was a great year of heights to me. I conquered a lot of towers and a peak that year without meaning to.     I started the year hiking up to Sirao Peak, a very spontaneous one with work friends. So spontaneous that I wore mom jeans to it. A month after, I found myself and my college friends at the top of the Tallest Green Building in The World, Taipei 101. This one’s planned and…

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Running through the Sands of Time, Dubai Desert

I’m an island girl. Living in the Philippines makes you a default island person. Every Filipino has seen a body of water at some point in their lives because, well, Philippines is an archipelago. Falls, seas, oceans, rivers, lakes.. I’m quite familiar with them. But I never thought I’d get cozy with a desert. A desert for me used to mean cactuses, thirst and immense heat. I guess I’ve only read and seen them exaggeratedly presented (or misrepresented) in books…

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Souk Madinat Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab

A souk is an Arab marketplace of several stores of various products. If it were in the Philippines, it is our Divisoria, Baclaran or Greenhills, except it’s posh, clean, safe and products are probably of better quality, lol. You can still haggle in some though, I heard. I’ve only been to two, the one in Madinat Jumeirah resort and another inside Dubai Mall. Both are rather upscale given their locations but you get better variety in Souk Madinat Jumeirah than…

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Blooms of Miracle at Miracle Garden, Dubai

Let’s start the year with something as vibrant as the Miracle Garden in Dubai.   Known for luxury, supercars, the world’s tallest building and many other man-made greatness, Dubai has been putting itself on the map for the past decade. Spots that will entice tourists to visit has been very well marketed recently. In fact, a bunch of bloggers and travel Instagram influencers have just showcased the beauty of Dubai. However, I’m not one of them. Haha But given how…

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