Lamyerda Diaries

Lamyerda Diaries: Level up in Amstie

“Balang araw, magtatravel tayo. Yung tipong, uy magkita naman tayo sa Europe para magkape; or overnight naman tayo sa USA para mag grocery. One day, antay lang tayo.”

Dati, pangarap lang namen ito. Yung levels lang namin is pang A.S.E.A.N. Tours lang hahahaha ( Alcala, Solana, Enrile, Aparri, Namabballan). A really wild dream we never thought would come true. Kasi nga naman, paano? Parang impossible. Parang malabo. Paano maaachieve? Pero, kaya pala. Sipag, tyaga, tiwala – we made it happen! It may have taken a decade, we may be incomplete (for now) but ACHIEVE!!! Finally, di na po ito drawing, totoo na talaga mga veh! And the chosen becky destination: Amsterdam!

This was more or less just a weekend trip to celebrate our dear Janus’ big 30. Also our chance to bond na din since it’s been a while since lumarga ang mga tita.

Nag antayan nalang ang mga tita sa Schipol Airport. From there, you can buy day tickets which is for unlimited transportation within Amsterdam + return tickets to Schipol Airport (outside the city). This is perfect for when you are aiming to explore the whole city and if medyo tamadchi kang mag alay lakad. If masipag ka naman maglakad, no need to get the day tickets. They now do contactless payments or just get as needed tickets from the vending machine.

We wanted to stay in the heart of the city so we looked for hotels right in the middle of the red light disctrict. We did find an affordable b&b however if you’re a picky traveler, waley siya! It’s good enough to sleep in pag pagoda tragedy na but it’s not the best. Also, dinig mo din yung ingay and langhap mo din yung mga ganap sa labas so if you want to really relax, medyo layo ka ng beri light. The good thing though, paglabas mo, anjan na agad ang mga pasabog! Kulang nalang mapagkamalan ka ring babae sa bintana.

Super chill lang talaga ng weekend na itey. No plans. No itineraries. Super scrung lang wherever tapos sabay lafang on the side. Siyempre as part of the city adventure, I let them try everything. Lol. As in EVERYTHING! Pati yung pagnood ng mga pa-rated SPG ni Mayor pinatulan para avail!

For the birthday dinner, ang Lola Anut natin nagpa lafang ng bongga! Japanese buffet at Shabu-Shabu which is in the Rembrandtplein area. Guysh, super panalo siya especially if betchikolah nyo talaga maging haponesa. I tried to capture the moment kaso, food is life! Isa lang ang na document ko.

At nakaka shala din na sa ipad ka lang oorder tapos after ilang minutes, anjan na ang mga paandar! Umabot sa point na kinain na ng sistema si sis Khie at super pindot ng kung anek anek and ang ending, dalawang bandehadang sushi ang sinerve. Di namin kinaya mga besh. Buti may pinay na kinunchaba para makalusot.

Unfortunately, na-confirm din namin na wala talagang blue light district for the merlats and mamshies. Anyway, busog parin naman ang mga mata sa dami ng sightings. Also, busog din sa food!

For the windmills, you have to go outside of the city which also means di siya sakop ng day pass ticket. On my previous visit, we took the train which costs €6 return pero there’s a long walk from the station to the place. This time, we tried the bus which was €11 but it will stop right outside the Zaanse Schanse museum so no more haggardo na!

Lastly, di macocomplete ang aurahan without a random trip or lss! If before kantahan, this time sayawan naman! Dati nung college, we really love to dance- mapa sa bahay, kanto, club, kalye kahit saan wapakels lang. Siyempre before, malalambog pa ang mga shutawan pero this time, tita levels na so bear with us dahil nangalawang na! Anyway, ito na po ang gist ng aming weekend escapade with a mix of our level up lss. Enjoy!

Acan’t Forget

It’s the little things

You know how they always say the best moments happen when unplanned? I was just reminded by Timehop one of those awesome times.

Rewind to 1 year ago…

As we were starting to build our home together, one of the things that excite us is furniture shopping. We had just invested in a new set of sofa and our living room was slowly but surely coming to life and was just missing a centre table to match.

We didn’t want to spend a fortune over a new one so we went to Facebook marketplace for some secondhand items. I then found the Ikea table I was looking for for only 10 quid (versus the brand new price of 60); checked the map which wasn’t too far off, messaged the seller and immediately closed the deal. That same day, we scheduled to pick up the item and as it turns out, the actual address was not where we expected. It was far off and the roads felt like it was leading us to nowhere. I was starting to regret driving (well technically I wasn’t driving lol) all the way to their place but we then found the house and got the item; the family were just so nice and the table was like brand new so I guess it was a good deal after all. Before heading back, we also noticed that it was unusually sandy around plus there were loads of caravan around so we thought of checking where we actually were on the map which looked like a shore line. Went to drive nearer to what looked like water and lo and behold, we found this beaut.

St. Lawrence Bay

Cool winds. Relaxing sound of the rippling water. Sunset. Orange hues. Talking and laughing about random things. Everything was just perfect. The moment was just perfect. It’s moments like these that makes you just appreciate the little things that makes life worthwhile you know? And it’s these little things that make my heart so happy. :)

Blabbermouth, Lamyerda Diaries

Chamonix Chamonix Shapopo

It has become a (sort of) tradition that instead of celebrating birthdays with food or booze or party, we just treat ourselves with travel- whether going somewhere new locally or take advantage of the cheap travel around Europe. Since we had to hold off with travel last year for the wedding, this year we figured it’s time to get back in the game- in short, nakaluwag luwag na po mga besh! So for this year’s birthday (Hubby my labs) destination… Bonjour Chamonix, France!

Ever since our trip to Zermatt (our favorite destination to date), I’ve always been amazed by the Alpine regions. So majestic and breathtaking (and I mean that figuratively AND literally)! And also, contrary to most people’s opinion, I adore snow.

Although Chamonix is in France, due to its distance, we opted to land through Geneva Airport and just ride the bus (1 hour only) getting to our destination. We didn’t pre-book any bus tickets anymore since there were loads offering by the airport anyway. But, if you’re planning to go, some bus companies offer advance booking anyway (just so wala nang hassle when you land). Also, there are different bus companies that offer a different price range so it would be handy to research beforehand to save a bit of money.


The weather forecast before we flew was rainy and cold. Much to our surprise, it turned out to be sunny after all! We were also lucky to have booked this B&B that offered this awesome view. Perfect for the gram!img_18231

Our itinerary was quite simple, Alps, Ski/Snowboard and chill. On our first day, we literally just stayed by our accommodation, had 3 hour naps, ate dinner and birthday salubong. On day 2, we just went around the small town then to the top!



Travel Crew <3


I swear everything around just looked like it was straight out of a desktop background. I sometimes catch myself smiling at these awesome and unbelievable views just because of it’s sheer beauty.



Going to the top isn’t that cheap. It costs 60 euros to the peak- Mont Blanc, and you can also avail the Midi for 31 euros.


I’ve already learned my lesson from the last time. Take note, there’s thin air with this altitude so if you’re asthmatic like me, it helps to bring your inhaler. Also, since you’re at a closer proximity to the sun, use sunscreen and any protection from its rays. And oh, bring extra clothes to change in especially if you plan to play around the deep snow. And finally, don’t wear Vans lol.


Unfortunately, it wasn’t ski season anymore so there were no stores open to rent the equipments. We ended up just playing around the peak for 3-4 hours then went back down, walked a bit around the town then called it a night. The next day, we went to the other mountain which was basically opposite Mont Blanc


Going up costs a bit cheaper at around 15 euros. We initially planned to go paragliding but.. budget cuts lol


As usual, we just relaxed and did the usual photoshoot



I wish I could show you more pictures but I’m afraid I would run out of memory space here in WordPress lol. Here’s a video I made anyway (Usual travel assignment: Hubby takes the videos, I take pictures then I edit video footages)

Siyempre, nakikiuso din. Charing!