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Temple Hopping in Ayutthaya, Thailand (26 Photos)

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We spent a day  trip in Ayutthaya to explore some of its temples and see what it has to offer. This is a province of Thailand which was once the capital of Thailand and is located north of Bangkok. It took about 2 hours travel time from Bangkok to Ayutthaya (including traffic). As we brought [...]

Food Trip in Cebu and Zamboanga

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Jana and I spent a few days in the Philippines a couple of weeks ago to be with family and to accomplish some tasks. After having been in Dubai for 4 years, there was a lot of catching up in terms of responsibilities and planning for the future. What was once a travel for travel (or travel [...]

Cebu Trip: Snorkelling at Tuble Marine Sanctuary in Moalboal

My friend, Edwin, was negotiating with boatmen in Moalboal, Cebu, while Doi, Gael, and I, set up a table for lunch. Arriving from the night before, we stayed in Basdaku/White Beach in order to spend a day of snorkelling in the Tuble Marine Sanctuary. Tuble Marine Sanctuary Moalboal, Cebu September 05, 2011 Swimming in Moalboal [...]

5 Luxury Hotels to Stay in Boracay Island, Philippines

Boracay, despite the crowd, is still a great destination to have some sun and sand while you travel to the Philippines. With its powdery sands and pristine water and various beach activities, you can definitely do a lot of fun things in this island. As this is a touristy area, you have plenty of options [...]

Back in Bali for 7 Days

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Either it was Morocco or somewhere in Asia. My wife and I were wondering where we would spend 7 days of our free travel time. We would be able to get affordable flight prices whichever. Since it's peak of winter time in the Middle East, we opted to go somewhere warm. Asia seemed to be a [...]

Bali, Indonesia: Monkeys and Cliffs in Uluwatu Temple

In our 7 days in Bali, Indonesia, we spent a day visiting some of the tourist attractions of this island. After dropping by Dreamland beach, we proceeded to the Uluwatu Temple. Monkeys and Cliffs in Uluwatu Temple Bali, Indonesia Uluwatu Temple Cliff After paying the entrance fee, we were given sarongs to cover our legs. [...]

Zamboanga City Highlights: Things to Do, Places to Visit

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I spent 9 days in Zamboanga City. I visited my girlfriend’s hometown and also toured the area in the process. I was a little worried in the beginning because I left on the day that Typhoon Pablo entered the Philippines. However, Zamboanga was one of the few destinations where scheduled flights still pushed through. For [...]

Thinking of Exploring Bandung, Indonesia

We went to Bali, Indonesia early this year and had a good time enjoying a week of beach, shopping, relaxation and party. Our visit was a laidback vacation that I wondered when we would be visiting this place again. On another note, I’m wondering if it would be good to visit other places in Indonesia [...]

Shooting Trees at Microtel Inn & Suites Luisita in Tarlac

After a fun afternoon of Go Kart racing in Tarlac’s Kart City, we spent the night in Microtel Inn & Suites Luisita. It was an adrenaline-packed day, like all the other days of our Lakbay Norte 3 familiarization tour. I immediately hit the sack which made me wake up early the next day. Shooting Trees [...]

White Water Rafting at Chico River in Kalinga

We arrived from a long bus ride from Nueva Ecija to Las Palmas Hotel and Resort in Tuguegarao. Travel time took about 9 hours so we spent the night inside the Lakbay Norte 3 shuttle to rest. Afterwards, we headed to our assigned rooms so we could get ready for another adventure prepared for us. [...]

Our Melting Pot Hostel in Makati, Philippines

I was in Manila last week and I was searching for backpacker lodges in the area since my friend's place (where I normally crash) was unavailable. I was planning to stay in backpacker hostels in Malate but I found it a bit far from the metro. Good thing I was referred by Dong Ho to Our [...]

Snorkelling at Tenggol Island in Terengganu, Malaysia

One of the perks while working in Tanjong Jara Resort was that during my days off, I could experience the activities that the resort offered. I couldn’t wait to sign up for a snorkelling trip at Tenggol Island in Terengganu, Malaysia when I found out about the adventure. I wanted to spend a day in [...]

Cagayan de Oro Trip: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with a Family

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I travelled to Cagayan de Oro because of an assignment and I spent my weekend there alone. The previous weekend, I went to Siargao by myself, too. I’m starting to embrace the notion of flying solo and it’s not really that much of a big deal for me anymore. I still prefer travelling with friends [...]

Zamboanga Trip: Gorgeous Merloquet Falls

The day before I left Zamboanga, I was able to visit the gorgeous Merloquet Waterfalls in Barangay Sibulao. This was one of the main highlights during my trip to this side of Mindanao known as Asia’s Latin Cty. Merloquet Waterfalls in Zamboanga December 9, 2012 Merloquet Falls in Zamboanga I initially thought there were only [...]