I’m still ALIVE!

I’m sorry for being on a hiatus for half a year. Had a bit of life crisis. Anyway, I only took a break from blogging but I didn’t stop spreading my postal love. And here’s an evidence for you guys!

IMG_2702Sending postcards from United Arab Emirates!

Yes, I was overseas for a few weeks. The company I work for sent me to Dubai to meet with our business partners. Had to mix business and pleasure a bit, ’cause I also met up with my friends and relatives who live there. I saw four Emirates in total while I was there. Thanks to all the people that I met, activities I tried (iFly, flyboarding, skiing, and sand boarding), places that I saw, and foods that I tasted, I had a blast in UAE.

I’m glad that I brought a DSLR camera to document my visit in the Middle East. The culture, the people… so much beauty. I can’t even put to words how much awe I felt during my stay in there. I just hope my photos will bring justice on how beautiful it is.

Madinat Jumeirah

IMG_8912Sand Dunes

Screen Shot 2013-07-05 at 8.37.53 PMInside a sandstorm

IMG_8617_SnapseedLocal kids enjoying an afternoon at the beach

Screen Shot 2013-07-05 at 8.37.43 PMThe city of the future

6Locals and the famous luxury hotel Burj Al Arab

Screen Shot 2013-06-18 at 8.14.55 PMDubai, I will miss you.

For those in the Philippines who are planning to visit United Arab Emirates, Cebu Pacific now has flights going to Dubai. And guess what? There’s an ongoing seat sale for as low as P999!

Screen Shot 2013-07-05 at 9.07.22 PMSo, what are you waiting for? Book a flight already while there are still available seats, and see the glorious place that is United Arab Emirates.

© Patricia Milanes 2013 All Rights Reserved

A Walk In My Garden pt. 1

Here’s the first part of my ‘A Walk In My Garden‘ posts. I got a lot of postcards, letters, cards, and such this January. Thanks to Swap-Bot, Postcrossing and to the lovely people from Couchsurfing. I was thinking of how I will blog about it since I really got so many. And, I’ve decided that I will do it per category– postcards, letters, swaps, etc. So, first off, batch one of postcards.

Let’s start with this yummy postcard from Brooklyn, USA sent by Caroline.

(1313 Postcard Swap by Swap-Bot)

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l’obsession. Paris vs New York postcard. LOL!

Brooklyn

Isle of Wight, England postcard from Amy.

(Newbie Postcard Swap #2 by Swap-Bot)

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Vintage New Mexico linen paper postcard from Dinna. I’m so in love with this postcard!

(Newbie Postcard Swap #2 by Swap-Bot)IMG_8199_Snapseed New Mexico

Provence, France from Gabriella. Pretty, pretty colors!

(Newbie Postcard Swap #2 by Swap-Bot)IMG_8183_Snapseed Southern France

Anatolia, Turkey from Filiz. I was really happy when I got this. I’ve been dreaming of Anatolia since I was 14 years old!

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Filiz sent the postcard inside an envelope.Turkey

California, USA from Judee.

(1313 Postcard Swap by Swap-Bot)

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So, that’s the first batch of postcards that I got this month. I’ll probably divide the postcard posts into four. Since, I don’t want picture heavy posts. We have really poor internet connection here in our country. And I still want my countrymen- Filipinos to be able to see my blog posts without a problem or without the hassle. Ha-ha! Till the next post!

© Patricia Milanes 2013 All Rights Reserved