nepal for first-timers

MOUNT EVEREST Don't ask me about climbing the Everest Base Camp, I can't even climb our building's stairs to start with. But the most popular trail for non-pro enthusiasts should be the Annapurna Circuit. It is relatively easier and realistic trek especially if you have limited...

notre-dame de paris: the pop culture, the history, the legacy.

. When Victor Hugo wrote the French gothic novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame in 1829, he was aiming to raise awareness on the importance of saving old buildings during the time when everyone's pulling a Miley Cyrus wrecking structures left and right. Little did he know that his...

a day in mount pilatus switzerland ++

. Switzerland welcomed me with a bang---Yes, the land of chocolate, watches and bank geeks banged my pocket big time with €20 (P1,200) for a plate of bratwurst after our 13 hour drive from Paris. The square cropped Swiss flag is instagram friendly but its huge plus symbol should...