Autumn clothes

Since I’ll be still staying here in Rome, Italy I need to wear proper clothes so that I won’t get so cold, especially the weather in here is really starting to get cold.

I’m new in styling these kind of clothes, so I’ll start with basic styling.

For this one, I pair this top from bershka with my black high-waisted pants and the boots plus the jacket from mama👌🏻

  • Top from Bershka
  • Pants from TheDollHouseShop (IG shop)

And for this another top, still from bershka, I paired it with my simple pants and high heels boots.

  • Top from Bershka
  • Pants from Forme Clothing
  • Necklace from Swarovski (a gift from my mom)

With black jacket, again from mama☺️

And hello to my boyfriend right beside me😘

How I wish we have a season like this in the Philippines, but sadly we don’t. So I’ll just enjoy my stay here for a while and try every possible style for this season💃🏻🍂🍁🍂

Check my IG account ➡️ kristelbotana

-K🐘

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Florence, Italy🇮🇹

After Pisa, we went to Florence — home of many masterpieces of Renaissances art and architecture.

1 whole day is not enough to rome around in this beautiful place! From it’s museums, churches, galleries, old streets and many things to see.

We didn’t have much time so we don’t see the inside of some duomo, museums…

  • Florence cathedral

It is the main church of Florence Italy, Il Duomo di Firenze.

  • Ponte Vecchio Bridge

It was one of the old bridge in Florence and it has an incredibly breathtaking sight! Also there are so many shops around it.

  • Museo di Palazzo Vecchio

It has a copy of Michelangelo’s David statue and it overlooks the Piazza della Signoria.


Check my instagram for other pictures⤵️

kristelbotana 💜

-K🐘

Pisa, Italy🇮🇹

Finally! After how many attempts of going to Pisa, this time we’ve finally made it.

The first attempt was last 2015, my first time in Italy, we didn’t go because we don’t have much time and i’m already going back to Philippines, the second time still can’t fix the date and time and people who want to go with us, then for that third time, finally!😍

Pisa, Italy is best known for its leaning tower.

It is located in the northern half of Tuscany, not far from the coast and about an hour west of Florence.

From Rome going to Pisa we ride the train first going to Florence for an hour and a half then from there we ride again the train going to Pisa for about an hour.

Popular photo opportunity with tourists is to pose as if one was either holding up or pushing over the tower.

And because it’s the famous pose, everyone in that place has been doing the same poses😂 so that makes the people around there to look like they are in thriller music video😂✌🏻 And also doing different poses was sooo difficult especially if you are not so good in taking pictures but it’s alright it’s part of the experience in going to that Leaning tower of Pisa.

Here are some of me and my mom’s epic fail pose!😅😅😅

Either it’s not in the right position or there are photobombers😂

But still we have fine pictures and some of it my uncle edited it because he’s good at it and it’s his work.

Then here are some other places around,

We also ate lunch near the tower and the food was great👌🏻


Then for my ootd⤵️⤵️⤵️

  • Top from Zara
  • Jeans from Tally Weijl
  • Flat shoes from H&M

-K🐘

Venice, Italy🌹

A day tour in Venice with mama❤️


We left Roma at around 11 in the evening then we arrived at Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua the next day at around 5 in the morning. 


Since this church is near Venice we decide to stop by before going to Venice. 

Then going to Venice, you need to ride a boat, it is about 45 mins. ride I guess..


We arrived at Venice at around 9 in the morning. 


First thing on the itinerary was the ride to Gondole, it was by group of 6 because the ride was a bit expensive so our tour guide decided to do it by group, it was suppose to be 80 euro for that ride, since it is by group it became 13 euro each person. 


They say you didn’t see well Venice if you didn’t ride this Gondole!👌🏻


It was worth it because you can really see the beauty of Venice!

After that we were given a chance to roam around Venice the way we want. 


As well as to have our lunch wherever we want. 


Then at 1 o’clock we need to go back to the boat so that we could go to the Murano Glass

Here they made different kinds of glass and it was wonderful pieces.

Also they have accessories and I bought some👌🏻💜


Then at 3:30 we ride the boat again going back to the port because our bus was there. 
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“Embroidered🌹 and ribbon🎀 kind of a day in Venice.”


  • Co-ordinates from Fabyoulookss (IG shop)
  • Sandals from Forever 21

IG account ➖ kristelbotana


-K🐘

Abruzzo, Italy

Gran Sasso d’Italia & St. Gabriel’s shrine


Gran Sasso – means “Great Stone” it is a mountain located in Abruzzo, Italy. It is the highest peak and the peaks are snow-covered. 


St. Gabriel’s Shrine – located at the foot of Gran Sasso. It is here that St. Gabriel spent the last two years of his earthly life and where he is buried. 


Older shrine – has some beautiful mosaics on its facade, also there is a museum inside which has many remembrance from the Saint’s life. 

New shrine – it was built in 1970’s in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council. The urn with the remains of St. Gabriel is here.

 

💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

Ootd⤵️⤵️⤵️

  • Dress from Murashopphclothing (IG shop)
  • Shoes from Keds

-K🐘

My Rome, Italy trip.

Ciao!!!

It’s my very first time to travel to another country and I’m so blessed that it is in Rome, Italy. 

How Rome looks like that you should include it in your travel list!

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That’s some of my pictures in different historical and beautiful structures you can see in Rome, Italy. I’ve stay there for almost half a year. I was born there but I’m a Filipino because my mom and dad were both Filipino.. I need to fix some important papers there in Rome so that I can go back there easily whenever I want to. My mom is working there and I was so happy to meet the family where she had been working for almost 20 years. IMG_7211

And they were all so tall hahaha, while me and my mom were on the same height 😀

Now let’s talked about different Italian foods I have tasted!!!

I have tried so many PIZZA and they really are so delicious ❤

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My forever love… FRIES! ❤

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And their GELATO that you would want to buy always because it is really tasty!

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Then my favorite breakfast! Cornetto as they call it but it is their bread that has full of nutella inside! ❤ But it can also have cream inside.

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That are some of the foods you can see in Rome but there are so many to choose from.. From steak, chicken, lamb, sushi, salmon, macaroons and many more 🙂

To sum it all my trip there was so amazing and so blessed to see Top rated tourists attraction! From Colosseum, Pantheon, St.Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo, Spanish Steps, Piazza Venezia, Villa Borghese, Mirabilandia, Fontana di Trevi.. 

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“Colosseum”

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“Pantheon”

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“St.Peter’s Basilica”

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“Castel Sant’Angelo”

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“Spanish Steps”

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Piazza Venezia”

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“Mirabilandia”

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“Piazza del Popolo”

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“Piazza della Minerva”

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“Ponte della Musica”

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“Fontana di Trevi”

When I arrived in Rome the Fontana di Trevi is under construction up until the week I will be leaving Rome.. So I didn’t have a chance to throw some coins and have a picture with it in a nice view.. But that is one of my dreams.. To see it in person and I was so blessed to do that hopefully next time I can have a nice picture in there and throw some coins 🙂

That’s all I can share about my travel to Rome, Italy! Hope you can have time and visit it also and experienced what I experienced. Amazing place, amazing people!

Arrivederci! Ti amo♥

Mirabilandia

Last Sunday morning we went to Mirabilandia. It was 5 hour drive from Rome to there. And we also paid for a stay in the hotel there for a day. 

First we go to Mirabilandia before heading to the hotel. Our things was in the pullman(big bus, with a capacity of 40 people I guess) I was with the teens who also want to go there. 

  We’ve got two days to enjoy every rides there. Here are some rides I got to try in that two days there. 

 This one is a tower in Mirabilandia where you will be going up then suddenly it will fall fast and it was really fun to try. I tried it 2 times.   

 This one’s a mini roller coaster. It was fine, my hips ache because of the sudden turns it makes. I rode it once. 
   Then this one, my favorite althought it was so extreme for me. This is called I-Speed. It is how fast the ride goes and it was all fun!

 Then this Niagara, where you will really get wet. But it was fun also. It was great for a weather that time. So hot. 
   
Then this laser thing. The things were amazing inside and outside. 
Then here are some that I didn’t get to ride on because I was scared and really don’t want to.   

Katun. Where you will really go upside down and it really scares me that’s why I didn’t rode on it. It is the most extreme for a roller coaster. 
   
    
Then this Phobia. A horror house. I love watching horror movies but when it comes to seeing it in person it is so creepy and I don’t like it. 
Then the hotel we stay in. 

   
  

    
 There are 3 bedrooms because I was with my 2 lovely cousins. And it was fine for a 4 star hotel in Rome. But I must complain for the aircon ’cause it was not that so cold. And the breakfast the next morning was fine also. 

  “Untill next time Mirabilandia”

Hoping next time I l’ve got to ride all of that. 

And for the last my outfit. But I only got to take a picture of my outfit on our second day. 

 

  • Top from Murashopph (IG online shop)
  • High-waisted shorts from H&M
  • Watch from Hoops watch here in Rome. 
  • Shoes from Vans 

✔️Torino, Italia

Last May 2&3 we went to Torino, Italia.   It was like a 8 to 9 hours drive from Rome. We leave at 10:30 in the evening of May 2 and arrived at around 7 in the morning I guess. 

We first went to church to have mass. 
   
  
Then after that we went to like a museum which they explain something about the body of Jesus. 
   

 

   
Next stop is the church up in the mountain. It was said a church for Don Bosco. Because near that church is also the house of Don Bosco. 
   

     


 
   

It was also so beautiful up there!   

 

Travel here and experience also this kind of trip. Experience how amazing everything is despite of it was built long time ago. So put Italy as one of your dream destination!👍🏼

First few days..

“First few days in Rome”

The next day after we arrived in Rome we need to go to police station to report that I am here. I think it is their policy here. After that we eat French fries in one of the stores near the police station because I’m a fries lover I ask my mom if I could try it.

  

After that we need to go back again to my aunt’s apartment. First we take autobus to go to the train station. We ended up in Roma Termini they said it is the main station like that because it is so big and so many people going there and there.  Then after that we need to ride another train, this time it is from above because the other one is from underground. But before we take the ride we saw the Piazza Venezia, one of the tourist spot here in Rome. So we went there first then take a picture of me and my mom, the photographer is my other aunt sister of my mom.

  “Roma Termini” 
 
“Piazza Venezia”


When we arrived at my aunt’s apartment we decided to eat pizza near their apartment together with my cousin, mom and my other aunt.

 
  
Then the next day—Friday, I just stay in the apartment up to afternoon then I and my other aunt went to the house where my mom is working. Because my mom wants to be with me she said to stay for a night there.

Then the next day—Saturday, we went to San Pancrazio church and have a mass first before we went to a park near the church because it is holiday that time so there are so many people also that time. We are many, youth like my age then their parents and a priest who is also their friend and also the one who gave us a mass. After eating lunch we relax after a few minutes then we started doing some activity.

   
 
It is an activity to learn to communicate and cooperation to each other. We need to bring down the stick together. We have different reaction on how to do it. But I think all we need is to cooperate well in this activity to do it. We done it after 45 minutes but the priest said when they did that they finished it in just 20 minutes. If you will look at it you will say it is so easy, yes it is if you and the other persons know how to communicate and cooperate.

The second activity, I didn’t join because I was waiting for my mom. This time they are all speaking Italian language that’s why I can’t understand. They are all with Filipino blood but some of them where born in here or some grew up here that’s why they spoke more of Italian than Filipino.
But I enjoy this day! When we return to the apartment we ate pancit for dinner. After that we still need to return to the house where my mom is working. We went out at around 9 in the evening. It was so cold outside. And I was so sleepy.
Also I would not forget my ootd!

Please check my instagram account for other pictures! ▶️ @istelbabe

 

  • Shoes from Vans 
  • Bag from Forever 21 

  

  • Bag from Calvin Klein 
  • Shoes from Vans

To Rome!

“To Rome”

Finally after how 18 years I will be back to the place where I was born, Rome, Italy. I was born there but I grew up in the Philippines. This will be my first time to travel and to be in plane, because my first time in the plane is I’m just a 6 month old baby so I don’t know what happen. So I consider this as my first time to ride the plane and to feel how it will be to be in the plane.

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Of course my outfit will be included…

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  • Long sleeves from Forever 21
  • Shoes from Vans
  • Travel bag from Forever 21
  • Cardigan from 101 New York

My flight was at night of April 21 in the Philippines and I have stopover in Abu Dhabi. I arrived at Rome in the morning. I was with my grandmother, good thing my first time to travel I have a companion so that I will not be confused on what to do in the airport. My grandma has been going back and forth in Rome since she was still strong enough because she is not that young anymore she is a little weak.

Our flight going to Abu Dhabi was so smooth. I was so relaxed the whole time it was almost 7 or 8 hours from Manila to Abu Dhabi. Our airline is Etihad, it was so good! The plane is so beautiful my grand ma said, compare to the other plane she had been. I was seated beside the window to see how beautiful things from above. The comfort room was bigger than other plane as to my grandma. And every seat has a TV; I never knew that I would be watching Into the Woods in the plane I’ve been searching for it in different site because I didn’t get to watch it in cinema. Then I also watch again the movie Love Rosie because I love the story of it that’s why even thought I had already watch it with my best friends I watch it again.

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“Love Rosie”

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“Into The Woods”

Then the foods was so great! You would never feel hungry. After the plane take off there would be snacks then after an hour you would be served a rice meal for dinner and then before landing you can choose if you want noodles or sandwich. In the next plane, still Etihad after take off there is again a snacks, a bunch of snack to call it because each one of us were given one small paper bag with snack in it. The before landing we had our breakfast. But on this second plane I wasn’t feeling good because my tummy is so full and I don’t want to make poop in the plane ‘cause I’m not comfortable that’s why it was loaded all in my tummy.

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“This was from the first plane, I didn’t get to capture the snacks and the noodles, hehe”

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“This was from the second plane, the snacks and the breakfast.”

After that we landed safely in Rome. Italy. Thank God nothing bad happen the whole time riding the plane. Althought there is a little bit of shaking but I wasn’t that frighten about that, in fact I love looking in the window and see what was happening outside of the plane. I was so amazed of everything from above. Including this beautiful clouds from above.

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