“Summer 2016: A ride to remember”

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Summer is officially over. (sigh!) And as we welcome the cooler breeze of the autumn air I wanted to share with you a few memories I enjoyed this past summer.

My summer started on my visit to my hometown-Baguio City, the Summer Capital of the Philippines. I had fun visiting new cafes, restaurants and tourist spots in the city.

Another picture taken at Mines View Park. (I’m wearing traditional clothes called tapis from my hometown–MT. PROVINCE)

During my vacation in the Philippines, I visited another famous tourist destination-Coron, Palawan. This picturesque place boast its beautiful waters that makes you fall in love with nature all over again. This would be one of the best places to go when you’re looking for a more peaceful vacation. Unlike Boracay, Coron is more tranquil since there’s only a few bars or clubs around town.

Blue Lagoon, Coron, Philippines (A photo taken by our tour guide.)

Photo taken by me. Coron, Palawan, Philippines

Blue Lagoon

The beautiful “KAYANGAN LAKE” in Coron, Palawan

After spending a month in the Philippines, I returned in Montreal around June. Summer is just starting and I was excited to finally enjoy this season in this part of the world. I visited Eastern Townships in Quebec with my sister. This town has a lot of beautiful places to go and experience. One day is definitely not enough to roam around town.

Taken at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook

My sister and I enjoying our lunch in a restaurant at Bleu Lavande

My family and I visited yet another beautiful place in Quebec called Rawdon. Our first stop was Parc des Cascades. This is a good place where you can do barbecue, swim or relax on the rocks.

Ma Famille (My family)

And of course, I enjoyed a few moments with my siblings. We love to eat out, watch movies, shop and just hang-out. One of the places that we always visit during summer is the Old Port here in Montreal (duh!). It is very accessible for us and there are a lot of activities and restaurants here that we all can enjoy.

Old Port, Montreal

This is us after completing the SOS Labyrinth. (Yey!!)

At Cacao 70. (The best place for CHOCOLATE lovers!)

I’ve also spent a few moments with friends and co-workers.

With the co-workers enjoying some Korean dishes

Bamboo’s (A famous Filipino performer) concert in Montreal

Dinner with friends.

So there goes a few of my summer experiences. Can’t wait for the next summer to come 😜😜.

Hope everyone enjoyed their summer as well.

Much loveβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’‹πŸ’‹,

Arlene Kischaen Aboli

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  • mar bucag
    September 26, 2016 at 1:06 AM

    Salamat, Kabayan!

  • Daniela Soriano
    September 26, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    It’s indeed a summer to remember!


  • Eddie Two Hawks
    September 28, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Sagittarius folks make excellent story tellers as witnessed on this exciting recap of your worldly travels.

  • vinneve
    October 8, 2016 at 9:13 AM

    Beautiful photos!

  • Tails Around the Ranch
    October 16, 2016 at 12:05 PM

    Lovely summer pics, thank you for sharing. And thank you for swinging by the “Ranch.” We πŸ’™ visitors.

  • Iris@poetsmith
    October 18, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Beautiful photos of family and places! Glad you had a great time and your summer was wonderful… best wishes, Iris πŸ™‚

  • renxkyoko
    October 20, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Very nice ! !

  • Imelda
    October 22, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    My brother and his family used to live in Montreal, now they live an hour away from the city. I love that place. πŸ™‚

  • http://www.salpa58.wordpress.com
    October 23, 2016 at 6:44 AM

    A lovely post. Thank you for sharing some of your summer with me.
    I love the photos of you and your beautiful family and it looks like you are close knit. It is wonderful to see there are still families that stay together and enjoy each others company.
    Your blog is interesting and well done. I will visit often. :o)

    • thatgirlArlene
      October 23, 2016 at 1:16 PM

      Thank you. Yes, I’m lucky to have a very close knit family. Because at the end of the day, your family will be the ones to get your back. ❀️😊 thank you for visiting❀️

  • Ginene Nagel
    October 23, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    Hi Arlene,
    It looks like you have an interesting life and I am interested in reading about how you came to Montreal. My mother is French Canadian and I have been to Montreal. What an extreme difference between the exotic Blue Lagoon Phillipines and the rugged Canadian vistas. Both very beautiful, one seems like home to me and the other like a place of dreams. All of your parents’ daughters are lovely.

    • thatgirlArlene
      October 23, 2016 at 1:13 PM

      Thank you Ginene. I’m thinking to write a post soon on how me and my family came here in Montreal😊. Indeed both places have their own beauty. Thank you again😊

  • Emily
    November 5, 2016 at 12:10 AM

    Great photos! Traditional Filipino clothing is beautiful πŸ’•

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