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

Monday, September 1, 2014
Jakarta

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
Pokhara

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
Kathmandu

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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First Time in NAIA Terminal 1: Seriously, It’s Not As Bad As You Think!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
NAIA Terminal 1

In my younger years, the old Ninoy Aquino International Airport, now referred as NAIA Terminal 1, was a popular landmark, a Filipino pride, an architectural masterpiece, one of the newest and modern in Asia. It was designed by no less than National Artist Leandro Locsin,…

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Rediscovering Puerto Galera

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Puerto Galera

When was the last time I have been here? This was the question I had in mind during my visit in Puerto Galera for Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2014. The truth is, I have been here thrice already in the past prior to this…

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