INDONESIA

Taman Bunga Nusantara – The Not So Secret Garden of Puncak

Taman Bunga Nusantara – The Not So Secret Garden of Puncak

Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes ~ Clare Ansberry Bogor pleasantly surprised me. I thought that the only thing worth doing there was just paragliding but it has more to offer. Located 3 hours from the […]

Paragliding in Puncak Bogor

Paragliding in Puncak Bogor

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci All his life, man has wanted nothing but to fly. We have […]

The Plight of the Civets – The Practice of Kopi Luwak Production

The Plight of the Civets – The Practice of Kopi Luwak Production

It was with much anticipation that I finally took a sip of the most expensive coffee in the world, kopi luwak, while in Bali and I was disappointed to say the least. It was not exceptional. As a matter of fact, it was bland. How […]

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Southeast Asia is a place which has a profusion of temples and Buddha statues. Bali, aptly called the Island of the Gods, is home to magnificent temples but I have to admit that the one which impressed me most was Pura Luhur Uluwatu. Also known as […]

Kecak and Fire Dance in Uluwatu

Kecak and Fire Dance in Uluwatu

“Cak cak cak”. On and on goes the chant from half-naked men sitting in a circle around a fire. They are in a trance, “cak cak cak”. Inebriated perhaps? No. Got a little hash-hish in their system? Wrong again. This is the most stunning of […]

The Beat of Bali

The Beat of Bali

Bali, the images the island conjures are that of almost naked bodies clad in the skimpiest bikinis; tanning lotion; surfboards; and temples. Bali, the island of the gods has so much to offer us mere mortals. If the gods are to be pleased with Bali, […]

My Food Journey in Yogyakarta

My Food Journey in Yogyakarta

Whenever I book tickets, I make sure that the weather is good for the planned travel dates. Nobody wants to travel to an exciting and lovely place during rainy season when you can’t do anything but stay in the hotel or hostel. I was thinking of […]

Candi Borobudur: A Journey to Nirvana

Candi Borobudur: A Journey to Nirvana

It was a little overcast when our plane finally landed at Adisucipto International Airport but at least it was no longer raining. After a quick check through immigration ( my friend and I did not need a visa as we are Filipinos), we exited the […]

I Left My Heart in Yogyakarta

I Left My Heart in Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta has truly captured my heart. The culture, the sights, the music, the food and the people are just incredible. Here are more of the photos taken during my trip to a Javanese jewel called Yogyakarta.

Falling in Love with Prambanan

Falling in Love with Prambanan

Finally seeing Prambanan was like a rollercoaster ride for me. For lack of a better description, I felt giddy. I felt like a teenager who was looking at a boy she really liked and secretly wished to be with. Yes, it is kind of embarrassing […]