P o s t e r D e s i g n _ E l e c t r o l y c h e e . c o m
Reykjavik is pretty small for a capital city. I'd have a harder time navigating Quezon City but it is slightly larger and more vibrant than Naga.
From our apartment everything seems to be walking distance; the city centre is about a 15 minute walk and the harbor is about 20-ish at a leisurely pace.
|Moving houses...quite literally|
|You can see this mobile crane far away.|
The Harpa, according to a walking student guide was built when Iceland was in financial meltdown. Talk about Keynesian economics, eh. The inside is impressive but I wish they had a bar on top or something. It is a concert hall but I did hope there was more variety to the things they catered for.
I tried the Lobster sub and it was good (too good, I didn't have time to take a picture) as it was quite tasty and not that filling. My friend had the Lobster soup which was in a coconut-curry base of some kind.
It's an Icelandic tradition so we had to try it.
|Shark. Shark fin soup. Hotdogs and Whale steak|
|Note to self: Learn to snowboard and get a better camera|
|A quick tipple before going home.|
The Golden Circle tour starts
The Strokkur geyser
Apparently, the word geyser came from this place. So even though it wasn't as popular as the one in Yellowstone National Park (I'm basing this from pictures) it is still pretty awesome.
|This cute couple got caught in the steam.|
Further on we went to this awesome falls. It's called Gullfoss and it looked brilliant with all the snow - very Game of Thrones beyond the Northern Wall vibe.
|You know nothing Jon Snow, but if you read this you might learn a thing or two|
Word of warning, I opted to rent a robe and a towel. They both got lost so I had to ask for replacements (they were lost twice).
The towels and the robe all look the same so some knobhead must have just taken the closest one they could find. My slippers on the other had I couldn't replace anymore.
To be fair, I mistakenly took someone's bath towel in the shower by mistake. How did I know? My friend pointed I had a light brown towel whereas my rented one was darker brown with Blue Lagoon logo on it. My bad to whoever I pinched that towel from - I swear I didn't mean to.
Sonétos Gabós (Sonnets All) presents Gode B. Calleja’s translation in Bikol of all of William Shakespeare’s 154 Sonnets. It will be published in April 2015 by the Ateneo de Naga University Press in time for the opening of the 400th death anniversary (1616-2016) of the great Bard.
C A T
I can’t wait to learn what you do with your hands
when you’re not holding anything
and how big your handwriting is
and what your face looks like
when you’re reading or listening.
I want to admire
every inch of your being.
I wonder if I should write these things
But if you’d written them for me
I could easily cry for joy
Thank You -
Andi Manzano – Reyes X Cat Juan – Ledesma| Styling – Rabbithole Creatives | Hair & Makeup - The MakeUp Studio | Flowers – Teddy Manuel | Shot on Location – The Henry Hotel |
It's always been known as the playground for the rich and popular, so it's gotta be done. :)
November is the start of the low-season for Amalfi so we weren't able to go to Capri as no boats were travelling but, honestly, we wouldn't have found the time to go the Capri anyway.
When we went, I think the time was just perfect as the sun was out and there weren't that many people. Win-win.
We flew to Naples airport and then took a taxi to the Amalfi Coast. Cab prices were clear, fixed and regulated so take note NAIA.
We were dropped to our apartment that we have rented through AirBnb (Yey sharing economy)
|View from the Taxi ride, priceless. Actual taxi ride about 100 Euros for the one-way trip.||.|
|View from the apartment. Waking up to this was just bliss|
|Amalfi is known as a playground for the rich. Julio, ihanda ang helicopter!|
That was amazing!
|Only good swimmers need to try|
Positano is one of the jewels of the coast.
|View on the drive back to Amalfi|
Amalfi, of course, is the popular destination for the not-so-rich rich. Positano hotels are almost always posher and more exclusive than Amalfi but I thought Amalfi had more charm.
|Peroni. I know Stella Artois is available in Manila now but you wouldn't even touch that after you'd had Peroni.|
|If I was a rich boy da-da-da-da...|
|The very charming Amalfi Cathedral|
|Dog 1: Sono Filippini. Dog 2: Si|
|The site is massive and well worth the entrance fee.|
Allan Popa's first collection of poetry, Hunos, will be republished in April 2015 by the Ateneo de Naga University Press. The new edition includes translations in Katandungan, the poet's native tongue, by Gerry S. Rubio and Arnold M. Valledor.
CALL FOR PAPERS: "Bikol Studies: Perspectives and Advocacies" is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year by the Ateneo de Naga University through its University Press. The journal acts as a forum for critical and interdisciplinary approaches, perspectives and advocacies centered on Bikol, as a region, society, culture, and identity.
Bikol Studies accepts research articles, critical essays, photo essays, translations, commentaries, reviews and other forms of scholarly papers. Submissions should be sent as an attachment to a brief letter of intent to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts must be prepared following the Chicago Manual of Style. The journal accepts submissions written in any of the Bikol languages, Tagalog or English.
For its Volume 2, Number 2, Bikol Studies sets focus on Jesuits and Bikol, with Dr. Rebecca C. Torres, Dean of AdNU Graduate School, as the Issue Editor.