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26 Aug

Running my first marathon, in Hyderabad, India

India 5 Comments by berT

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T. S. Elliot It all started almost a year and a half back in April 2011 when I started running to prepare myself for the high altitude climb in the Himalayas. Like any beginner, I too, started with […]

27 Jun

Day 4: A rainy day in Twantay, Myanmar

shwe san daw pagoda myanmar

It was another day of early wake up here in Myanmar. Today, we were to go to a place called Twantay, which lies on the other side of the Yangon river. We got this information that there was a ferry at 6:30am between Yangon and Twantay from the tourist information centre. So we decided to […]

26 Jun

Day 3: A day trip to the Golden Rock in Myanmar

golden rock myanmar

It was an early wake up for me at 4am as I had to travel 220km out of Yangon to visit the gravity defying, Kyaiktiyo pagoda also known as the Golden rock. We got into our taxi at 5am to set off to Kyaiktiyo. We arranged the taxi from the tourist information centre that we […]

25 Jun

Day 2: Exploring the city of Yangon, Myanmar

circular train journey yangon myanmar

I got up around 7:30am in the morning. Today, we were to explore the city of Yangon. Before we started out, we decided to have our breakfast at the hotel itself. At the breakfast table, we were joined by another tourist, from Germany, who had just come to Yangon, traveling from Mandalay, in northern Myanmar. […]

24 Jun

Day 1: Flying into the land of pagodas, Myanmar


After a perfectly botched up attempt to run a marathon in the Kuala Lumpur marathon 2012, thanks to a flight delay, I summed up my wits to proceed with the rest of the trip. Today, we are flying to Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar (Burma) and joining me in this trip is my TAPMI […]

07 Apr

Day 5: Trekking to the Mt. Pinatubo crater lake in Philippines


I woke up at 4am. Today, we were to go for trekking up to the Mt. Pinatubo crater lake here in North Philippines. It was a photograph of this lake, I saw on the internet back in December 2011 that made me pack up for a trip to the Philippines! Mt. Pinatubo is classified as […]

06 Apr

Day 4: Witnessing the crucifixion in San Pedro Cutud, Philippines


I woke up at 6am. Today, we were to witness a very unusual event here in San Fernando, Philippines. Every year, people re-enact the crucifixion of Christ in real by actually allowing them to be nailed on the cross for the atonement of their sins. Though the catholic church condemns this event, it is still […]

04 Apr

Day 3: Scuba diving into the waters off the Boracay coast, Philippines


We got up at 8:30am. Today, we had to first en cash our traveller’s cheques. So we got fresh and proceeded to the Bank of Philippines Islands (BPI), which processes the traveller’s cheque here in Philippines. Thankfully, we got the cheques encashed without much hassles and we proceeded to do some adventure activities in the […]

03 Apr

Day 2: Enjoying the white sand beach in Boracay, Philippines


We got up at 10:30am. Thankfully, I had a good night’s sleep which I badly needed. We got ready and moved out to get to the beach. Since the beach was just 100m from the resort, we just had to walk over. And as we saw the beach, we were all amazed at the beautiful […]

02 Apr

Day 1: Start of the vacation in Philippines; glitches and beyond

street musicians in Kuala Lumpur

We fly from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Clark(Manila), Philippines to start of this trip. Read on to see how we rush to Manila airport to catch our flight to Caticlan only to face flight cancellations and diversions. All this and more, read the blog.

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