So today I break my blogging silence in the middle of all the Papal Visit stuff because I Like It Dog-Eared is one of the stops for theÂ Cities Blog Tour!
Today, author Carla De Guzman is over at the blog to talk about her Top 3 Favorite Cities in the World.Â Handing you over to Carla, now! :)
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Here we go! My 3 favorite cities in the world, listed in no particular order. I’ve included a photo that I took myself that kind of shows what aspect of that city I love the most.
My first European city ever, and definitely my top one. It’s so vibrant and busy, you can feel its age and history as you walk their streets. I love the architectural details of almost every place, I love the accents. It’s one of those cities that can be overwhelming, but London was warm and welcome, if a bit rainy. :)
Can this island be counted as a city? This was one of those trips that I didn’t expect to go on, and yet loved every minute of. It doesn’t get more beautiful than turquoise seas, white beaches, gorgeous waterfalls and delicious Italian food! Who needs cellphone signal in paradise?
We stayed here for a week when I was fourteen, and we were lucky enough to come back last year for a day trip. The whole city has a chill, artsy vibe that I love so much. The weather is always cool, and there’s always something to see. While walking is a bit of a challenge, it’s a beautiful city to visit. Plus there are so many Filipinos around, it feels like home!
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Thanks, Carla! I haven’t been to any of those places, gasp! Perhaps one day soon? :)
I readÂ Cities last year, and I really, really enjoyed it. If you’re just reading it now, it is confusing at first, but I tell you – hold on, and you will get it. :D Â If you want to win a copy, join the giveaway below!
Celia has dreams.
She dreams of going to Seoul for a scholarship she never took, ofÂ leaving everything behind and moving to New York.
In all those dreams, she finds herself attached to Benedict, the boyÂ she has always loved, but who doesnâ€™t love her back.
Ben believes in parallel worlds.
Worlds where things you didnâ€™t do come trueâ€”worlds in whichÂ he goes to London and falls in love with Celia, where he showsÂ up on the day she needs him the most. He believes that dreamsÂ are glimpses into that parallel world, and itâ€™s not a coincidenceÂ that Celiaâ€™s been having them too.
But here, now, theyâ€™re in Manila. Itâ€™s the day of Benâ€™s wedding,Â and a typhoon is raging through the city. How will these dreamsÂ and unmade decisions change their lives? Will they bring themÂ closer together or drive them farther apart?