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Peru 2014: Day 1

Peru 2014: Day 1

I left work early today to catch my late afternoon flight to Lima and was fortunate enough to get the last business class seat on the flight. I got a window seat but was unable to really see much of the surroundings upon arrival because of darkness (my arrival time was just after midnight). …

Diversified and Harmonious in Toronto, Ontario

Diversified and Harmonious in Toronto, Ontario

Why I went here? It was a suitable getaway for a long weekend. I have also never been and I wanted to see Niagara Falls. Best time to visit? The best time is from May to September. The city begins to liven, opening up themed parks, farmers markets, and the Casa Loma. Best way to get there? Take a direct flight from DFW to Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The best way to get to Toronto is to take the Pacific Western Airport Express. It is a bus service that stops in several centralized points within the city. It’s comfortable, reliable and it has wifi inside. The cost is $40 round trip and for $6 more, you can upgrade to the “connect” and be dropped off and picked up from your hotel doorstep (that is if it’s not one of the normal stop). …

Invigorating yet Homely in New York, New York

Invigorating yet Homely in New York, New York

Why I went here? My first time in New York was the first summer after immigrating to the United States from the Philippines. As a gesture of hospitality, my uncle who resides there invited me to spend the summer with them. From that moment on, I was a New York lover. The city, with its tall buildings and bustling streets, reminded me so much of home. …