A video blog of our trip to Calicoan island in the Philippines
In the winter of 2012 we set out on an exciting journey to the Philippines. We explored 3 key regions – from Manila we explored Luzon, from Cebu City we explored Visayas and from Giuian we explored Eastern Samar. The following video blog is about our trip from Guiuan through Calicoan island and eventually to Sulangan, the tip of Eastern Samar by the Pacific Ocean.
This part of Samar islands still has remnants of American and Japanese military bases from World War II. The Spanish history is evident from historic churches. And the journey on a motorized tricycle on a rural coastal road is a treat in itself! Hope y’all enjoy the video!
Explore Sydney on a boat cruise!
How to get a first look at a large city quickly and comfortably? Chicago, New York, Toronto, Paris, London – all these cities are by the water and boat cruises are popular way to explore them. So when we had a few hours to kill at Sydney on our way to Adelaide, such an excursion was an easy choice. Check out the video blog below to explore Sydney and its iconic landmarks!
A video blog of our first look at Vienna on a bus tour
We arrived in Vienna during the summer of 2018 for a 3-day stay including a side trip to Hungary. This video blog is a first look at Vienna on the way to Budapest, as narrated by our Guide Joseph. Enjoy!
A video blog of our brief tour of Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria. The historic city center (Altstadt) is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Salzburg is also the birthplace of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The video blog below is a brief tour of Salzburg during the summer of 2018.
Salzburg is located in the picturesque Austrian Alps. It is a short train ride away from major cities like Vienna or Munich. The historic center is just 10-15 min pleasant walk from the train station. You can grab a quick lunch on the way in several street side cafe or restaurants.
The historic city center is a well preserved testament to 18th century Baroque architecture, dotted with beautiful gardens and fountains.
Another major attraction is Mozart’s house which is now a museum. You can find a good collection of memorabilia here from Mozart’s early years.
A short walk from Mozart’s house brings us to the bridge connecting the two sides of Salzburg. A stunning view of the fort and the town from the bridge is a must see!
We enjoyed Salzburg and hope you get to visit it soon as well!
A video blog of our walking tour in Siena
We visited Siena in the fall of 2017. Siena is a historic city in the picturesque Tuscany region of Italy.
The city center is one of the most well preserved from medieval times. Enjoy the video blog and take a walk with us in Siena!
A short video introduction of Munich, gateway to Bavaria
In the summer of 2018, we arrived in Munich from Paris to embark on a tour of Bavaria. We took a guided tour through Viator (Trip Advisor) . The above video clip is an entertaining short introduction to Munich. See my other Blogs of Germany to see where we headed next! Bon Voyage !
Video blog of our trip to Cozumel
We took the Carnival Fantasy on a memorable cruise to Cozumel, Mexico on January 2017. It was the largest vacationing group we had in a cruise so far with myself, my wife, all 5 of our kids and my Dad.
The video blog above details our experience at the wonderful Carnival Fantasy. We left from Mobile, Alabama and reached Cozumel a day and a half later.
Hope you enjoy the tour of the ship in the video!