Given my limited time, I was able to squeeze in Zurich in my itinerary. I was also fortunate that Nicole Bataclan, someone I met and came to know a few years back in Stockholm, was currently in Zurich. So we decided to meet and see the city with her as my tour guide.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
A highlight of my stay in Basel was spending an afternoon by the River Rhine. There was something calming about it, sitting by the bank and watching the currents, the boats that passed by, the beautiful architecture across the river and the people whiling their time away.
Posted by sojournersol at 11:54 PM
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
It isn't difficult to figure out Basel. The place can be explored on foot. Or for tourist spots which are quite a distance from the city center, there is always the tram to make moving about easier. And for lesser carbon footprint, there are bicycles commonly used by the locals.
Posted by sojournersol at 10:39 PM
Monday, February 24, 2014
I have always wanted to see Switzerland, the land of cheese, chocolate and timepiece, but never got to during my past trips because it meant having to apply for a separate visa. But finally, Switzerland has become a part of the Schengen agreement which means that the country can now be included in the European itinerary without the worries of applying for a separate visa.
Posted by sojournersol at 2:49 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Two weeks flew by so fast and our seminar came to its conclusion. We have learned so much from our speakers, from our field trips and more from the interaction with our co-participants and facilitators. It was truly a fun and enriching experience.
Posted by sojournersol at 2:24 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2014
For a couple of days, we had the chance to see the city of Dresden in Germany. They say that Dresden can be likened to Manila during the World War II as the city was also bombed during the same period. So let me show you around Dresden through these photos.
Posted by sojournersol at 10:55 AM
Friday, February 21, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
It's been a hundred days since Typhoon Yolanda wreaked havoc on the coastal towns and cities in the Eastern Visayas region. People lost their loved ones, their homes, their properties, their livelihood. Things will never be the same. I will never look at Tacloban the same way again. As I tread on the city streets and highways that still reek of decay, burnt debris and dead bodies, I will remember how this place was under water, of the many lives that perished and families displaced, how at one point this hometown became ground zero. I will never forget what I saw as I came out of our house after the typhoon.
Posted by sojournersol at 12:48 AM