The best part of a road trip is that you get to pass by some great stopovers along the way. Enroute to Baguio, we stopped at the Candle Gallery of the Manaoag Basilica in Pangasinan where the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag sits. I didn’t know much about it but I’ve heard of its miraculous powers.
There’s something about sunsets…the romanticity of it or the symbolism it brings of time passing as the day comes to an end. To me, sunsets are part of the beautiful things in life that I often seem to neglect.
Some of Australia’s most major cities just so happen to be coastal cities. Lucky for me, Melbourne is one of them. Brighton Beach is about a 30 minute train ride from the CBD, the perfect little getaway on a sunny day in Melbourne.
Before this trip, I never imagined for this city to be one of rich, artistic expression. Only to find out that Melbourne is one of the world’s best street art capitals. Canvassed all over the city’s laneways are creative yet, impermanent expressions of art. Each with its own story, each with its own place, Hosier Lane is known to be one of the more iconic laneways in Melbourne featuring some of the best street art the city has to offer.
Giving you the perfect reason to sleep in and get up at noon, Melbourne prides itself on its brunches through its thriving cafe culture. Much of these cafes are tucked away in laneways but are bustling with people enjoying the perfect cup of a flat white over poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.
The Melbourne City Centre, also known as the Melbourne CBD, has some of the city’s most central businesses, shopping centres and famous landmarks. I spent the day touring some of the city’s best sights, for free!