International Travel Blog Posts

Stormy evening- Tornado or smoke?

Well, very gloomy picture huh? But, it is interesting too ... at least for me for the adventure associated with it :) I was driving past Monument Valley towards Page, Arizona in late October last year. It was stormy. First I passed through light sand...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Sep 25, 2014

Manila International Travel Expo and Hotel Suppliers Show

Manila International Travel Expo happening on September 25 – 27, 2014 from 10 AM to 6 PM at SMX Convention, Mall of Asia Complex. Get great deals on travel, affordable fares and amazing travel destinations. Hotel Suppliers Show, country’s...

Conti’s Bakeshop and Restaurant

Hello GG readers! Let me take you to another Filipino treat which I am certain you will appreciate. This time to a bake shop that created a buzz in Manila. I believe that a sudden craving for something leads me to enter in a trance. Or perhaps, a...
by Gourmet Getaways on Sep 18, 2014

Ilustrado Restaurant in Intramuros

When I think of Intramuros, I think of the words “nostalgia”, “time travel”, “Spanish rule”, “historical”. This proved unerringly true when I arrived in the City of Manila to visit Ilustrado Restaurant...
by Gourmet Getaways on Sep 11, 2014

8 Places to eat in Bangkok

8 Places to Eat in Bangkok Bangkok is a bustling and dynamic city that straddles two distinctly different worlds that are both ever-present. One foot is firmly planted in the 21st century with its penchant for speed, technology and international busi...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 19, 2014

8 Places to eat in Bangkok

8 Places to Eat in Bangkok Bangkok is a bustling and dynamic city that straddles two distinctly different worlds that are both ever-present. One foot is firmly planted in the 21st century with its penchant for speed, technology and international busi...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 19, 2014

Trevi Fountain in Rome

On the last day in Italy I went to Trevi fountain in Rome. Just before that We had a dinner opera singers entertaining us. Lots of pasta, wine and tiramisu. A ride in Rome during the night was fantastic. The basilica in Vatican city was decorated wit...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Aug 12, 2014

Weekend Salcedo Market Makati

Weekend Salcedo Market Makati – Philippines When in the Philippines and you decide to stay a few days in the metro, Makati City is an excellent choice. It is a business district in the Philippines that is home to major corporations and hotels i...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 12, 2014

Music box from Sorrento

You must have heard the song Torna a Surriento which means Come Back to Sorrento ... is a popular song that made the comune of Sorrento popular! Well, I was there in Sorrento ... for few hours. Just to wander around the market. Our guide had arranged...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Aug 10, 2014

Capri at night!

In my earlier post I did mention that Capri is a resort island. The nightlife is quite interesting here. From a restaurant I got the view of the marina and it was beautiful! And it is here for you to enjoy ...Read more »...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Aug 7, 2014

Subic Bay Top 10 Things to do!

My first time in Subic was in 1995 for a high school excursion. If my memory serves me right (signs of aging?), we were not able to do much then because the drive took most of the tour’s hours. With the opening of SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressw...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 5, 2014

Grotta Azzurra or Blue Grotto in Capri- Amazing sea cave!

That small opening is the entrance of Blue GrottoDo you see that blue?! The picture is not edited for color saturation! It is real! In the earlier post I mentioned that I had taken a boat ride around the Island of Capri, it included a peek into the p...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Aug 3, 2014

Spectacular Sailing Subic Bay

Hi GG readers, I hope you are enjoying my Subic Bay Philippines series. I would love to share my amazing Sailing Subic Bay experience! Subic Bay is located on the west coast of Luzon in Zambales, Philippines. It was formerly named U.S. Naval Base Su...
by Gourmet Getaways on Aug 1, 2014

Capri, the resort island

View from Monte SolaroAfter getting fried under the hot sun and surrounded by the volcanic devastation I was at Capri, the resort island! Capri- plenty of natural beauty, history, pleasant climate and posh restaurants makes Capri a favorite destinati...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Jul 31, 2014

Off the Beaten Path Honeymoon Travel Destinations

Once the bustle of your big day is over, you truly deserve a little time alone. But with so many couples having the same idea, it’s hard to find a... The post Off the Beaten Path Honeymoon Travel Destinations appeared first on .
by Stagetecture on Jul 15, 2014

Pompei, a city that was buried under volcanic ash!

Ruins of Temple of Jupiter and Mt Vesuvius in the backdrop9KM from the busy city of Naples stands high is the Mt Vesuvius volcano! The most popular to have buried the Roman city of Pompeii in AD 79. It seems it spewed 1.5 milion tons of volcanish ash...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Jul 13, 2014

Assisi- Feel the peace here!

Assisi comuneWell, another destination in Italy ... After 8 hectic days I reached Assisi in the afternoon and was amazed to feel the peace. It felt like in a soundproof town with plenty of fresh air. Assisi is a medieval sacred town in central Italy,...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Jul 10, 2014

Charlie Bar & Bistro Bali

Gourmet Getaway’s readers would know that I love spending time enjoying the vibrant Balinese bar and dining scene. Charlie Bar & Bistro is located in the heart of Seminyak, a popular beachside location. The bar opened in August 2013 and alr...
by Gourmet Getaways on Jul 7, 2014

Venice, The Queen of Adriatic

St Mark's BasilicaHistoric city of Venice is described by many as Queen of the Ardiatic, City os Islands, City of masks, Floating city, City of bridges and City of canals ... and when you visit Venice everything seems right! For me it looked like...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Jun 30, 2014

Florence, The cradle of renaissance

River Arno and the city of FlorenceCapital city of Tuscany now, popular those days as "Athens of Middle Ages" Florence or Firenze or Florentine is one fascinating city! The birthplace of renaissance, Florence has few world famous museums an...
by Scrapbook- A Travel Blog on Jun 23, 2014
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