Hello and thanks you for visiting alonanola.com – my travel blog.

I am Alona Bingert, aka AlonaNOLA.  I started my blog to capture and share my travel experiences after my move to the Philippines.   I wanted to make the most of the unique opportunity of living in the Southeast asia, an opportunity to explore different cities, place and countries.  I love to eat and think that the best way to experience the local culture is through its cuisine. My travel style is to visit a mix of places – places the locals go as well as must see the tourist sites.

I was born and raised in Russia, went to college in the USA.  I call New Orleans, Louisiana, USA my home.

This site contains information about my travels, helpful travel tips and descriptions of places I visited. I hope you find my experiences useful to you.  Feel free to leave comment and sign up to get latest updates.  Happy Travels!