Batanes: Sweet Rendezvous With My Playground

Thursday, December 18, 2014

If there’s one province that has long been staying in my bucket list, well that is definitely Batanes! Known as the Land of the Northern Wind, this magical place seems quite elusive for me. There was a chance to visit the place few years back…

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Balabac Sojourn: Bugsuk Island Stole My Heart

Thursday, November 6, 2014

It was a long road to Balabac from Manila, one needs to fly to Puerto Princesa, catch a six-hour bus to Rio Tuba and venture to at least two-hour boat ride to the island. But it was a place I’ve been longing for for so…

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Five Hours in Jakarta: A Walk in the Old Batavia (And Misadventures in Jakarta)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Coming from a short trip in Yogyakarta, the night train arrived at Jakarta’s Pasar Senen Station at three in the morning, I thought of relocating to Gambir Station to spend the rest of the dark hours there before daylight. Gambir is more tourist friendly than…

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Himalayan Adventure: Kathmandu to Pokhara Overland

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It was another cold morning in Kathmandu, the sky was clear and the Himalayan wind was blowing in subtle speed. I woke up before six in the morning, had a quick shower before packing my stuff up. My mind was still in state of trance,…

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Back in Kathmandu’s Lovely Mess

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

At two in the afternoon (Kathmandu time), three hours past our departure from Kuala Lumpur, our plane touched down Tribhuvan International Airport. It was sunny yet hazy afternoon, Nepal was transitioning to winter. Namaskar Kathmandu! The jumbo plane was almost if not fully occupied, a complete…

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Sidetrip: The Petronas Twin Towers

Monday, June 16, 2014
Kuala Lumpur

It was an uneventful red eye flight from Manila to Kuala Lumpur via Malaysia Airlines, my first time to fly with them. It was a pleasant flight but I am not totally impressed with the entire service. The economy meal was mediocre, the cabin is…

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