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My Bucketlist

My Bucketlist

So much to do, so little time. Make everyday count! This is my bucketlist, what’s yours? Witness cherry blossoms in Japan Roam the temples of Angkor Wat See Cappadocia on a hot air balloon Sip coffee on the European side of Istanbul while overlooking the Asian […]

The Misadventures of the Chicken “Rambut”

The Misadventures of the Chicken “Rambut”

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 airport and looked for transportation to the hotel. You will find many taxis and private cars in Yogyakarta and you can hire most of them for as little as $40 a day.

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My journey to Borobudur started with a plane ride to Yogyakarta

It was a great thing to finally be in Yogyakarta; however, luck was not with me during my recent trip. A nearby volcano, Mt. Kelud, had just recently erupted and most of the place was covered in ash. I was disheartened to hear over breakfast on our second day that only up to level 2 of the temple would be accessible to tourists as they were still cleaning. I was disappointed but I was already in Yogyakarta and I was not going to pass up the chance to finally see Borobudur. Bring on the ash!

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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 […]

Borobudur at Sunrise

Borobudur at Sunrise

Had to wake up at 3am to prepare and meet our driver at 4am. After an hour’s ride to the lookout point, we waited to see the sunrise and the magnificence that is Borobudur. I have absolutely fallen in love with this place. It has […]

Christmas at the Gardens

Christmas at the Gardens

I have been busy recently because of the holiday season but I was still able to squeeze in some time to take pretty pictures. Here are some beautiful photos taken at Gardens by the Bay. If you are ever in Singapore, you should drop by.

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Vibrant colors

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The Best Beaches in the Philippines

The Best Beaches in the Philippines

If you want to lie down on powdery white sand or swim in pristine turquoise waters without the high price tag, the Philippines is definitely the place to go. With more than 7000 islands to choose from, there is always something for everyone. The Philippines […]

Bohol: The Land of Inedible Chocolate, Dolphins, Tarsiers and Beaches

Bohol: The Land of Inedible Chocolate, Dolphins, Tarsiers and Beaches

Bohol is an island province of the Philippine Islands which is located in the Central Visayas region. It consists of Bohol island and 75 other smaller islands. The province’s capital is Tagbilaran city and it has an area of more than 4,000 square kilometers. The […]

Phnom Penh: The Other Side of Cambodia

Phnom Penh: The Other Side of Cambodia

Cambodia is a country which is most popular for its ancient structures called Angkor Wat. After being featured in Angelina Jolie’s movie, Tomb Raider, it has gained worldwide popularity. The movie was not very good but the location they have chosen for it was spectacularly beautiful. Since then, tourism in the country has boomed and continues to draw millions every year.

Although Phnom Penh is the country’s capital, it is much less popular than Siem Reap. It is often used as a transit point only and tourists do not spend a long time there. If they can go to Siem Reap directly and skip Phnom Penh entirely, they would.

So, it was quite our good fortune not to find any cheap tickets for flights from Singapore directly to Siem Reap. We were able to have almost a full day exploring Phnom Penh. As soon as we got out of the airport upon arrival, we saw that there were many tuk-tuks waiting outside to take tourists around the city.

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A Day Spent Amongst Ruins and Ancient Structures

A Day Spent Amongst Ruins and Ancient Structures

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap is indeed one of the most beautiful places on Earth and I just cannot get enough of it. I definitely want to go back and one of these days, I will. Here are more pictures from our trip. Angkor Wat […]