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VIDEO: Hiking Mt. Pinatubo

Is it nice in Mt. Pinatubo? A lot of people ask me this question. Well here’s my short answer: I’ve been there thrice. Mostly to accompany cousins from abroad. I hope that answers it. I recommend it mainly because it’s beautiful, but also because it fits the adventure and nature categories without much of the pain (i.e. […]

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VIDEO: An Airbnb Birthday at Anvaya Cove

My birthday ideas for this year revolved around Airbnb listings. Seriously – a boat in Hong Kong, an island in the Philippines… There are a hundred extraordinary places to experience if you look around there. But finally, I thought, I wanted to spend some time with the family. And so I settled for something simpler. […]

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VIDEO: Exploring Coron, Palawan

  It has been a long, long while since I’ve written anything around here. At times I feel like adult life has been pulling me away from the part of my soul that likes creating things just for the heck of it. But no. Not today. Two months ago, I “discovered” the GoPro. Of course I’ve known her […]

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Asia Cambodia World

Temple Raiding at Siem Reap, Cambodia

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – Throwback from August 2013. I had a long blogging hiatus last year, but it doesn’t mean I also had an adventure hiatus. I have been out and about, as I always am, though I’ve reduced my stories to snippets of social media posts which I now only see via Timehop. Blog posts […]

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Asia Singapore

Wandering Ancient Egypt and the Lost World

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, SINGAPORE – How I wish it were really Egypt or The Lost World. That would have been fantastic. But this is the nearest thing to that, at least here in Asia.

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Asia Vietnam

Cruising at Ha Long Bay – Hanoi, Vietnam

The Ha Long Bay Cruise was part of the Groupon package we bought for the Vietnam trip. We took the one-day cruise, although there’s an option to have it overnight. It’s just enough to actually experience the place and take photos of the beautiful scenery. 

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Asia Vietnam

By the Hoan Kiem Lake – Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoan Kiem Lake or “Lake of the Restored Sword” is probably the most scenic spot in Hanoi (that I know of). When we went there, it was – no kidding – literally filled with people. Not in an I-can’t-breathe kind of way, but in a this-is-just-such-a-nice-place-to-stay kind. Despite such, it is still clean and picturesque.

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Temple Hopping in Hanoi, Vietnam

Temples again? Well, yeah. In almost every country we go to, it is almost a must to see a temple or church or two. Religion is a very huge part of culture. I am not religious, mind you, but I find that getting a feel of a people’s religion is essential to understanding who they are. […]

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Bali, Indonesia: Random Things

BALI, INDONESIA – A bunch of random photos of random things from Bali.

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Bali, Indonesia: Temples Galore

BALI, INDONESIA – Bali is called “The Island of a Thousand Temples” for a reason. Everywhere you go, every corner you take, you’ll see a Hindu temple or shrine. It is said that there’s one in almost every home.