Lea sends some lovin’ from PARIS

Lea in front of l'arc de Triomphe in Paris, France


          I used to be a group leader and chaperone to other Filipino exchange students to Europe (France, Spain, the UK). It’s fun although taking care of younger students and making sure they’re safe (and going to their classes) – while wanting to skip class and roam around myself – is not the easiest thing. Especially when you’re in another country. But once in a while, there are those ones that help you out and make you remember why you love being with people, especially those younger than you, and why you volunteer to do things like that.

          Here’s Lea – a girl I went to the United Kingdom with. We took heart photos in London and Scotland together and she reminded me of myself when I was 16! She knew I was an exchange student to the US when I was in high school and told me that she wanted to do that herself. NOW, she is spending a year in the Netherlands as an exchange student and is traveling, meeting new people, learning a new language & spending the best time of her life!

          One of the most heartwarming things anyone has ever told me was from her when said, “Thanks for being the inspiration to go on one of the greatest adventures of my life! Thanks  for being one of the greatest people I could look up to and be inspired. You were one of the key people who got me to want to go on gap year. :”) loveyouso!”

          It’s kinda nice when somebody tells you that you’re made a difference in their life : )

          So here are some photos from Lea during her trip to PARIS, France. She’s been sending me tons from Europe and will be sharing them eventually. xoxo

Lea and friend under the Eiffel tower

view from the Eiffel tower

the Notre Dame

 


We heart the Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands and although I’ve had my fair share of exploring these places, I still find that there is always something new to discover and love about this beautiful country that I live in! Mountains, white sand beaches, chocolate hills, smiling locals. There is definitely no place like home.  Here is a collection of photos and hearts from myself and my friends found in different places in the Philippine islands.

Have feet & love, will travel! Sheila in Baguio

Alexa in Capones, Zambales

Batad Elementary School, Mountain Province

a heart shaped rock found in Batad, Mountain Province

a heart shaped coral, Capones Island, Zambales

Anna in Capones, Zambales

Sunset in Batanes from Ian

Chocolate Hills, Bohol from David & Monika

Beautiful mountains north of the Philippines in Banaue, Mountain Province

Beautiful local girls, Sagada, Mountain Province

Cow chilling on the mountains with a heart shaped mark in Sagada

Heart painting from an exhibit in Manila, Sheila

Lots of love during Cat's wedding in Palawan, photo by Amanda

Sunsets, swimming pools & chill days, Southwoods Country Club

Beach love in Zambales, photo by Isabel

Biking passion in Tagaytay, photo from Mara

Alma momma love, Pagudpud

Bolinao from Isabel

Richelle at her home sweet home, La Union

Loving these islands isn't so hard. : ) Palawan by Kage

The beach, horses, elephants, pro surfers & lotsa hearts, Phuket, THAILAND


Who would have thought that Phuket, Thailand would have a lot of hearts? You really do find things where you least expect them. I just got back from a spontaneous trip to Thailand and I really didn’t think I would find THIS much hearts. But I did! What made find them a lot more fun was taking photos and posing with friends who were game to spread and give a little bit of lovin’ – even if they’re supposed to be cool professional surfers. ; )

So besides all the pad thai noodles, elephants, horses, beach, surf, and surf friends – all these hearts in Phuket made me heart this place more! Kob khun kha, Thailand! (I’m pretty sure I spelled that wrong!)

 

Filipino girls on Thai soil - or sand. Patong beach, Phuket


Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand with Mika & Amanda

 

Mango & watermelon shakes, how cute are those little hearts!!

 

Mika used to send me heart photos from Europe! Now traveling together, yay

 

Artsy fartsy cute little watermelon heart shot

More hearts on that "wholesome" strip of restaurants

 

Another resto with Luke's rice - while adding a smile on top : )

 

Aussie - Indo professional surfer Lee Wilson (Now THAT'S cool & badass! Haha)

 

Found this after riding an elephant! Cute

 

Went riding on the southern beaches of Phuket! Found this in an alleyway

 

I'm such a kid when I find these random little hearts everywhere!! Photo dedicated to my friends who love riding horses

Killing time during a surf comp & enjoying the colors at Patong Beach

Loving my newly bought tie-dyed beach dress!

 

Filipino-Aussie professional surfer Luke Landrigan (see! pro surfers are cool)

actually taken in the Bangkok airport, Thailand

Following their hearts in Europe

More random photos around the European continent from friends!

 

Postcard from Amsterdam!!! from Armand

Heart stamp from the Netherlands

What kind of shop is this Armand?? Haha! Amsterdam

Mika traveling the world/Europe!

Leaf in the forest in the Basque Country by Ananda

Trizzia in Greece

Heart wreaths in Slovenia, from Trizzia

Art on a chair in Vienna by Ivan

 

Stockholm Sweden, still by Trizzia (my world traveling friend)

Kat in Budapest

 

London, England

Most photos were taken in London during my trip to the UK, but there’s a couple from other parts of England and Scotland.

 

Big Ben in London

Buckingham Palace, London, Elaine

Prince William, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Street art I spotten near the Trafalgar Squage

Learned to love tea while I was there!

in one of the castles (where they filmed Harry Potter) around England

inside the tube around London

pretty mosaic, seaside town of Scarborough, England

Big Ben, London, from Torsten

wrote this in one of the cooold beaches in England

This shouldn’t be included with my England post because Scottish people might get mad but I’ll make another entry if I get to have more photos from Scotland. But in the meantime, here’s a photo from Edinburgh, Scotland!

Edinburgh, Scotland

Paris, France

Ahhh… l’amour. How can anyone not feel a little bit of romance while in this city? (Or am I just being way too romantic or cheesy?)

Voila! Heart photos from the world famous city of loooooove, PARIS!

Trocadero, Paris, Jocelle

 

Eiffel Tower at Trocadero, Bon

 

La Tour Eiffel love by Jocelle

 

same place, different time & hands, Mika & Abe

which in English means…

photo by Bon

 

Champs Elysées, Paris, Coco

Outside the Louvre Museum, Karen

Inside the Louvre, Mika & Abe

A little bit of vandalism in our favorite pub, Elaina & Elise

Morbid but cute, Les Catacombes, Mika

taxi phone photo by Bon

I'm not sure where she got this, but it's in Paris! Marga

Hawaii

My friend Noelle went to Hawaii and sent me these heart and love photos. Thanks Noey 🙂

Noelle in Hawaii

Hawaiian Island Love!

 

 

 

And so did Donna! : ) Thanks mate!

Hawaiian sunset

Dianne & Rachelle in Hawaii

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