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That time when we took a 'basic' tour of Coron

Coron is part of the Calamian Group of Islands, which serves as a jumping point for island-hopping adventures to other islands in the area as well as for the wide-range of exciting activities Palawan has to offer: snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking and trekking, and so much more. 

Despite the generic itinerary template arranged by our tour operator, nothing about our three-days-two-nights package was a basic experience. 

That time when we took a 'basic' tour of Coron

GTGL Snippets: Coron, Palawan, Philippines

Conde Nast Traveler's Reader's Choice Award for Best Island in the World in 2015 went to Palawan, Philippines. How serendipitous was it that my family not only paid the Motherland a visit for the first time in five years, but also got to experience the majestic beauty of Coron, Palawan in the same year? 

GTGL Snippets: Coron, Palawan, Philippines

48 Hours in Dubai: The Best of this World Entertainment Hub

For a city like Dubai, which is home to the world’s best skyscrapers, glittering attractions, bustling markets and sumptuous food, 48 hours doesn’t seem enough. True, you need a lot more time to experience Dubai. But, if planned intelligently, even 48 hours in Dubai is enough to capture the essence of the city on a whirlwind ride.

48 Hours in Dubai: The Best of this World Entertainment Hub

GTGL Snippets: Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Our dad has told me countless times how often he would bring me to this beach as a kid; not just for the view or the opportunity for father-daughter bonding, but to help me with my breathing. When I was young, I suffered some respiratory problems, and the sea, it is believed (by those who lived in this part of the globe, at least), has curative powers.

GTGL Snippets: Santa, Ilocos Sur, Philippines