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Kek Lok Si: Penang Island’s Must-See Temple

Kek Lok Si: Penang Island’s Must-See Temple

Known as one of Southeast Asia’s largest Chinese Buddhist temples, it is an atrocity not to get a glimpse of Kek Lok Si Temple when in the island of Penang. The temple is a pilgrimage site to some Buddhist followers in Southeast Asia and when […]

Ayutthaya – Real Life Temple Run!

Ayutthaya – Real Life Temple Run!

I have always had this attachment towards ancient temples and ruins. There is just something so charming, otherworldly and endearing about them. I cannot explain the appeal of ancient structures. Perhaps it is the knowledge that generations of people have made these temples their homes […]

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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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.

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 […]