New Zealand: Auckland Volcano Walk

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow. — Khalil Gibran Auckland is known to many as the City of Sails. I, however, would like to… Continue reading

Bangladesh: Dhaka (City of Rickshaws)

When I have learned that I will be sent to Bangladesh, I was excited and at the same time frightened. Well you see, a few months ago, a terrorist attack hit Dhaka where… Continue reading

Borobudur & Prambanan: Indonesia’s Soul

Yogyakarta (often called “Jogja or Yogya”) is a city on the island of Java known for its beyond visible traditional arts, cultural and intellectual heritage – hence being regarded as Indonesia’s “soul”. This… Continue reading

Historical City of Melaka (Malaysia)

The appealing and pleasant city of Melaka is a UNESCO world heritage site, with a rich trading history and multicultural heritage, making it a gratifying place to discover. I was in Singapore one… Continue reading

Baguio Holes-in-the-Wall (Benguet, PH)

“The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” -Mark Twain Holes-in-the-Wall: these are out-of-the-way, small places like cafe, bar or restaurants… Continue reading

Stobosa Murals (Benguet, PH)

There are three specific places I would like to see in Brazil one day. One, the gigantic Christ, The Redeemer statue; two, to trek the Amazon, and three, to have a photo shoot… Continue reading

Phuket Beaches (Thailand)

The beach is almost always a great place to invigorate our mind and senses. The scent of the saline air, the sound of crashing waves and the amusing feel it imparts as they… Continue reading

Maynuba Circuit (Rizal, PH)

It definitely wasn’t a walk in the park. With a knee-trembling uphill climb at the early part of the climb along a trail that is newly made, the early morning sweltering temperature plus… Continue reading

Mount Batolusong (Rizal,  PH) 

​“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” – John Muir, Our National Parks Work has been pretty… Continue reading

Staycation 101: Tagaytay City, PH

A vacation is almost always equated with traveling. And traveling, most of the time would involve island hopping, beach-bumming, and sight-seeing or even engaging in various adventures to a significantly distant place. While… Continue reading