“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.


Taken at a gallery in Mines View Park, Baguio City




Taken at Arca’s Yard. 
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.

Parc des Cascades Rawdon, Quebec
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!!)


Doing what we do best–EAT. (My siblings and I A-D-O-R-E korean food!!)
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 love❤️❤️💋💋,

Arlene Kischaen Aboli


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22 thoughts on ““Summer 2016: A ride to remember”

  1. 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)

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  2. 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.

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