International · Thailand · Travel

Thailand: Getting to the Highest Spot and the Royal Twin Pagoda at Doi Inthanon

Date: November 22, 2018 On our second day in Chiang Mai, we had the Doi Inthanon tour. We had to wake up early morning to prepare, for our van would be fetching us from our hotel early. Before starting off the tour, our guide/driver stopped us at a shop where we had our first meal.… Continue reading Thailand: Getting to the Highest Spot and the Royal Twin Pagoda at Doi Inthanon

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International · Thailand · Travel

Thailand: Wat Chedi Luang and Night tour in Wat Umong and Doi Suthep

Date: November 21, 2018 This is a long visual post for the temples we had on our first day in Chiang Mai. On a high noon, we went to one of the famous temples in the center, the Wat Chedi Luang. At the entrance, we paid 40 Baht to be able to go inside. There… Continue reading Thailand: Wat Chedi Luang and Night tour in Wat Umong and Doi Suthep

International · Thailand · Travel

Thailand: First Breath of Chiang Mai’s Warmth

Date: November 20-21, 2018 It was a busy night when I took the bus to Mactan International Airport in Cebu. Every time I get to the airport, I become nostalgic. This has always been the set-up though it always excites me knowing that someone is waiting for me on the other side, or should I… Continue reading Thailand: First Breath of Chiang Mai’s Warmth

International · Thailand · Travel

Thailand: Chiang Mai – First taste of Mango Sticky Rice!

November 20-23, 2018 I'll start with Food! I made it all the way to Thailand just to taste the ever famous "mango sticky rice or sticky rice with mango" and Pad Thai.  Thinking of them right now makes me drool. Aside from tasting Thai food, I've been longing to see the Lantern Festival. I was… Continue reading Thailand: Chiang Mai – First taste of Mango Sticky Rice!

Manila · Philippines · Travel

Manila: Venice at McKinley Hills Taguig

Date: October 1-2, 2018 Welcome back humid my old friend. I'm back to your embrace! It was that day when I first get the feeling of excitement to be back to the warmth of the city. This is no longer an immersion, it's going to back to reality.  And it made me happy and a… Continue reading Manila: Venice at McKinley Hills Taguig

Baguio · Philippines · Travel

Baguio: Enjoying 17 Degree Celsius

Date: September 30 - Oct 1, 2018 Baguio is a home of pines, and that's why it's called the "City of Pines". And in nearby town, La Trinidad is where strawberries are grown. It was cool to know that you don't have to go outside the country to see strawberries for real. Just like Sagada,… Continue reading Baguio: Enjoying 17 Degree Celsius

Philippines · Sagada · Travel

Sagada: First Spelunking Experience

Date: September 29-30, 2018 It was sunny hot when we rode the bus from Bugnay. From Buscalan we weren't able to get a jeepney straight to Bontoc so followed the advised of our guide to get a motorcycle or "habal-habal" to Bugnay and from there get a bus to Bontoc. At around 12 noon, we… Continue reading Sagada: First Spelunking Experience

Buscalan, Kalinga · Philippines · Travel

Buscalan Kalinga: Inked by Apo Whang-Od

Date: September 28-29, 2018 After the long winding road, almost 3 hours of travel with our stomach already churning that sounded "food!!", we reached Buscalan turning point at around 3:00 pm in the afternoon. We were so excited on seeing Apo Whang-Od. But wait! Our journey didn't end there. We bid goodbye to our van… Continue reading Buscalan Kalinga: Inked by Apo Whang-Od

Ifugao · Philippines · Travel

Banaue Ifugao: The Scenic Rice Terraces of the Philippines

Date: September 27-28, 2018 When I was in elementary, in our history subject, Philippine's rice terraces was introduced as one of the eight wonders of the world. In my young mind, I always thought that this land form was a staircase to somewhere creepy, like a castle on top or a passage to a different… Continue reading Banaue Ifugao: The Scenic Rice Terraces of the Philippines