Scenery Sunday :- Market Life in Laoag, Philippines

It’s Sunday and I just got back from the Laoag Public Market in Ilocos Norte province of the Philippines. Now I’m hiding in an air conditioned McDonald’s to share with you the photos I just captured in the buzzing market.

It is a combination of an outdoor and indoor market. Outdoor hawkers spread out their goods onto tarps on the road and inside the permanent structure, 4 levels of shop stalls keep their goods in a more organized fashion.

It is literally swarming with people stocking up on fresh produce and daily necessities.
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Honored guest for a day in Chile…

Many unexpected, random things happen to me when I travel as a single woman. Seriously. I don’t know how or why but they just happen.

While wandering the streets of Puerto Varas in Chile in early 2013, I saw a family of 4 taking photos along the waterfront. I walked up to them and offered to take their family photo. What happened the rest of the day was like a fairy tale.

Originally my plan for the day was to explore the city of Puerto Varas and then hop onto a bus and travel to a nearby town called Frutillar – on my own. At the end of the day, I was very happy and grateful that nothing happened as planned. Continue reading

Craving seafood…

It’s snowing outside right now in Toronto, Canada. The Polar vortex has come back for another visit and the roads are a slushy mess!

This morning what I crave is some fresh fish. I love seafood. Lobster. Fish. Oysters. Clams. Mussels. Shrimps. Abalone. Crabs. You name it – I want them all if possible!

I don’t even want them overly spiced or flavoured. I enjoy them au naturel – maybe just a pinch of salt to bring out the flavour. Continue reading