The Mount of Olives, or Mount Olivet, the starting point of our journey through the Holy City of Jerusalem, Via Dolorosa and walking the Stations of the Cross. We were up quite early that day since the best time to start your pilgrim is definitely the morning. By the afternoon, the streets in the old city are jam-packed and it’s quite hard to navigate, especially if it’s your first time here and don’t know your way around.
“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi
Currently drafting this on my phone, in the dark, with the fan on speed three with a pomegranate sheet mask on my face. Feeling super relaxed tonight, especially since its a long weekend (hooray for three day weekends!). It’s raining at the moment and the sound of the raindrops is quite soothing.
It’s already the middle of August and I’ve been so busy at work lately, but I still wanted to update you guys on my June and July, hehe. ☺ Thinking back to it now feels like it was so long ago and it’s so weird to think that in a few days Christmas songs will already be playing in the Philippines, plus I’ll be turning 24! Ekkk.
MASUNGI GEORESERVE BLOG | Masungi Georeserve, a silent sanctuary located in Baras, Rizal flocked by hundreds every week to become one with nature. Spanning across 1,500 hectares of land and surrounded by trees, plants and lime stones, it’s hard to believe that this place used to be underwater! My office mates and I booked this trail months in advance and we were worried it was going to rain, but thankfully the skies cleared and we had an awesome time! Sharing with you guys my experience and some tips for the trail. 🙂
WELCOMMMMMEEEE TO ISRAEL!!! After a quick 3 and a half hour flight from Rome to Israel, a various number of security checks, and a taxi ride, we finally made it to Jerusalem. It was almost dusk when we arrived at our apartment so we got settled and decided to walk around the neighborhood, look for some dinner. A lot of the shops were closed early that night because it was Sabbath day the next day but luckily we found a small grocery store that was open and also a pizza place! We headed home straight after dinner to rest up for our first touring day in Israel!
Finally arrived here in Florence! Another beautiful Italian city that I’ve always wanted to see in person. From Venice, we took a train which only took us around 2 hours. Hassle free and I loved seeing the scenery along the way. Once we arrived in Florence we met up with the owner of the apartment where we’d be staying at for two days. It was around a 15 min walk from the train station to our apartment, very convenient! If you want to see our Florence apartment, click here.
Ahh. Life lately has been incredibly lazy yet very productive at the same time. Weird, I know hehe. I’ve lacked the time to draft a lot of posts, but I’m making up for lost time. Drafting two today! This post plus one about our day trip in Florence (which was a year, oops). Anyway, I have been writing a lot though outside the online world, it helps to ease my mind. Sometimes I also find myself randomly doodling or writing to help keep my thoughts at bay. It’s also been quite an eventful past few weeks for the world, a lot of tragedies, a lot innocent lives lost. Praying for their souls and their grieving families and friends, I’m sure one day we’ll all find peace.