Hotel Review : Sleeping at The Palace Gate Hotel

  Ever since I’ve been consumed with my usual 9-5 day job (make that 9-8 job), I tend to spend my weekends being a hermit in my one-room apartment. This would happen ...More »

Five Beaches to Experience While in the Philippines

  The more you travel around the Philippines, the more you will realize that it is a piece of paradise on earth. Identified by Conservation International as one of 17 mega-diverse countries ...More »

48 Hours in Unique Thimpu Valley

  Getting to know Thimpu in 48 hours.  Bhutan is one the best places in the world to see natural green surroundings and mountains overlooking the valleys. It is also known to ...More »

Laos : Buddha Park In Pictures

  Stopping in Country #27  Vientiane is an administrative city for Laos with a very relaxing atmosphere. It reminded me a lot like Phnom Penh city, with a more organized and cleaner ...More »

Bhutan: A Tale Of Altitude Sickness

  Adjusting attitude to altitude.  Age is creeping up on me as I’ve come to realize that I cannot simply consume medicine without reading up on all the information. It all started ...More »

Bhutan: A 5D4N Itinerary For “The Last Shangrila”

  The trip to Bhutan took two years of saving and I can tell you personally that it was definitely worth every cent. Bhutan is a small Kingdom known as the Last ...More »

Guest Post: Things You Must Not Miss in Hong Kong

  There is simply no way you can experience all the interesting things of Hong Kong in just one visit, but there are some of them you just absolutely can’t miss 1. ...More »

Phnom Penh: Staycation in Aquarius Urban Hotel

  A weekend away, but still in the city.  It had been awhile since we left Phnom Penh to go anywhere, especially after the incident which left me passport-less for a bit. ...More »

 

Travel Spotlight: Erman “Ini Jalan Bapak Aku”

  How I Met Erman.  Erman and I go way back when we were both starting out in a local advertising company. This was 8 years ago. Our friendship has grown leaps and bounds to the point that we have ...

A Khmer Fortune Teller Once Told Me.

  It was because of that darn magazine.  A Khmer fortune teller told me something strange. I was restless one weekend and wanted to get out of the house to see something new in Phnom Penh. So while reading a ...

UNESCO Hunt #14 : The Great Wall of China

  UNESCO Sites #438 says: “In c. 220 B.C. under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when ...

Stories from the Road: Month September

  Anticipating what the weather would be like for this month is tricky. Sometimes the weather report tells us that it’s sunny in the morning and right before we step out of the door to work, it starts to pour. ...

MURFEST 2015 – Malaysia Urban Retreat Festival

  Recently, the folks behind MURFEST invited us to their event which will be held from November 13-15 in Pullman Hotel, Bangsar, Malaysia. Before attending the event, I had to of course find more about it since this was the ...

Travel Spotlight: Bino from “I Wander”

  You can say that I found out about Bino by accident and did not realize that I have been following his Instagram photos all this while. I was looking at an interesting story from the Filipino Travel Bloggers page ...

Road Trip Selangor: Mah Meri Ancestral Celebration

  Road trip weekend to Carey Island. The Mahmeri tribe can be found on an island located in Selangor. From Kuala Lumpur, it takes about an hour to reach Klang town and then another 30 or so to Carey Island. ...

UNESCO Hunt #13 : The Temple of Heaven

  UNESCO Site #881 says: “The Temple of Heaven, founded in the first half of the 15th century, is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods. In its overall layout and ...

Stories from the Road: Month August

  Rainy days will arrive soon in the Kingdom and I know this because my parents visited us exactly a year ago during the flash floods. We weren’t able to go out in the evening because the main road was flooded ...

UNESCO Hunt #12 : Prambanan Temple, Indonesia

  UNESCO #642 Says:  “This is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are the 3 temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic Ramayana, dedicated to the ...

15 Ways To Celebrate Malaysia Day

Two Celebrations for Independence. Not to be confused with the recent Malaysia Independence Day celebration (31st August), the Malaysia Day marks the establishment of the Malaysian federation in 1963. It was when Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore joined together ...

Travelling Tips every First Time Traveller Should Know

Traveling­ for some people it’s their life, for some it’s part of a job and for some it’s a dream. Most people relish traveling while others save money for months to go on that perfect holiday they’ve always dreamed of taking to ...

Cambodia Bus Trip Wish List

  More that meets the eye. Whenever anyone mentions Cambodia, the first two things that come to mind are Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat which is located in Siem Reap. These are the well known spots to tourists and travelers ...

Common Malaysian Phrases Every Traveler Should Know

  Getting acquainted with a few common Malaysian phrases.  Malaysia is home to many ethnic and race which makes most of multi-lingual in our own country. This means that majority of us speak Bahasa Malaysia (Malaysian language) and English. Visitors to ...

Stories from the Road: Month July

  It’s a month of celebration namely Hari Raya Aidilfitri and my 35th birthday. Yes that’s the halfway mark to 40 right there and it’s not bothering me at the moment. In fact, I am grateful and thankful to have ...

5 Things I Think About When Not Traveling

A whole month of not blogging makes a girl wonder to herself “Should I still continue?” or “Should I take a break permanently?” The reason for the disappearance lies in my work schedule which got busy and slightly crazy this ...

Stories from the Road: Month June

  Half of the year is gone now and when I’ve reflected on the past travel round-up months, it’s been good with many learnings on slow traveling. The weather in June was still sunny as hell and I’ve had to ...

This 4th of July: Memories of America

  First and foremost, Happy Independence Day to all American readers! I’ve never had a chance to properly remember this day when we were living in Pennsylvania. But I did remember singing the National Anthem and reciting the pledge when ...

Bassac Lane Phnom Penh: A Hidden Alley of Nightlife

  What a surprise.  I can’t believe that I’ve been living here for a year and not know about this place. I guess that’s what being comfortable does to you after awhile, you stick to the same routine day in ...

London Market Hop : Borough Market

  My all time favorite, the markets.  During the trip to London this year, my parents had asked us where we wanted to go so that we can plan to cover all the places together. While my siblings chose Harry ...

Stories from the Road: Month May

  Cambodia has many public holidays in the first half of the year and this month, May, is no exception. This is one of the things I love about this country. They celebrate religious occasions, international ones, and celebration for ...

Living Abroad : Spending Ramadhan in Cambodia.

Second Ramadhan in Phnom Penh.  I remembered the first time we arrived in Phnom Penh, a few months before Ramadhan took place. We had to adjust ourselves to a number of things including completing our ‘fast’ for the first time ...