Ruins of an Ancient City

This is one of the shortest and most physically challenging trips I have taken, staying only in the country for 2 days. Following a 9-hour travel time (including a 3-hour lay over), I checked in at my hotel past 2 am.  By 6 am, I was on my way to a new adventure with barely…

Climbing the Steps of Sigiriya

Climbing up 1,202 steps (according to the tour guide) up to the peak of the fortress under the scorching heat of the sun is a serious matter.  The steps were a combination of the original steps made from limestones and the more-recently added steel staircases.   I thought I was physically fit.  But I was literally breathless…

Sigiri Apsaras

Sigiriya Rock Paintings or Frescoes of Sigiri Damsels locally called as ‘ Sigiri Apsaras’ painted on a Western Rock face cavity about 100 meters high from the rock base .There now remains around 21 paintings of Sigiriya Damsels but there had been around five hundred paintings during King Kassapa’s’ time along several other places of…

Sigiriya Rock

Before Sigiriya became a Kingdom in the 5th century, the Sigiriya Rock base and the places such as Pidurangala which were endowed with many Caves and a temple had been dwelled by Buddhist monks from around 3rd Century BC. It is also found that these areas had been inhabitant by people prior to King Kassapa’s…

Shangri-La Mactan Resort

  This is the last throwback beachy tales.  This time, we went to Cebu to celebrate my birthday in 2012.  This was before I started my journey to wellness and you can very well see how much of my pregnancy weight I have retained. Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa is a luxurious resort, covering 13 hectares…

A Quick Visit to the City of Pines

We planned to celebrate my birthday in Tagaytay but work got in the way, requiring me to be in Baguio by the 28th of February.  Since it was impractical to travel to and fro Baguio and go to Tagaytay during the weekend, we decided to cancel our hotel reservations and planned our stay in the…

Reverse Prayer

This pose reminds me of progress.  This pose used to be inaccessible; having very tight right shoulder from years of playing badminton.  My right wrist used to hurt whenever I come into this pose.  I am grateful for the journey of patience and discipline.  Namaste. Travel Tales of a Yogini.  The Manor, Baguio, Philippines Related…

Reverse Warrior

I love the grace of reverse warrior.  But in this case, baby’s smile is more beautiful. Travel Tales of a Yogini.  The Manor, Baguio, Philippines.   Related Links: Top 3 Reasons to Introduce Yoga to Your Kids Quick Visit to the City of Pines


Kayla was in the mood for massaging mama’s back.  And I couldn’t do a proper upward facing dog.  So I settled for a cobra instead. Travel tales of a Yogini.  The Manor, Baguio, Philippines.

Triangle Pose

Do you know how hard it is to keep the leg straight in triangle pose when wearing heels?  I’m usually comfortable with triangle, but this time I found it impossible to straighten my leg!  And I couldn’t reach the floor for the extended version.  Bummer.  Nevertheless, I had fun doing this pose in this iconic…

Lord of the Dance

The majestic view of Mt. Mayon is breathtaking.  Amidst volcano rocks and this awesome backdrop, dancing this pose was a humbling experience. Travel Tales of a Yogini.  Mt. Mayon, Philippines READ MORE:  Playing Hide and Seek with a Shy Volcano  

Warrior III

Such a difficult pose to maintain.  Strength, balance, grace…The hardest part for me is to keep those hips facing downward while lifting the leg up high and keeping balance.  TOUGH. Travel Tales of a Yogini.  Misibis Bay, Philippines. READ MORE: A Night at Misibis Bay READ MORE:  Top 3 Favorite Yoga Poses

Wild Thing Pose

By far, my favorite photo from the travel tales of a yogini series.  I realize I need to work more on my backbend and I have yet to learn a lot to deepen this particular pose.  But looking at this photo made me realize how graceful I can look when I am not self-conscious.  This…

Sugar Cane Pose

    One of my favorite poses captured in the forest-like backyard of Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.  Travel tales of a yogini. READ MORE:  AN ENCHANTING STAY AT ELLENBOROUGH PARK

Tree Pose

Caught in a pose, literally!  We had fun with this photoshoot, being photographed by a tour guide with her neat trick shots.  Travel tales of a yogini, Cagsawa Ruins, Albay, Philippines.  Indeed, #itsmorefuninthephilippines. READ  MORE:  Playing Hide and Seek with a Shy Volcano

Reverse Warrior

      Be playful and creative.  The warrior series always bring strength to mind.  But for this  pose, I feel particularly graceful and creative.  Namaste.  Travel tales of a yogini, Paris, France.