25 Jun

Day 2: Exploring the city of 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. […]

25 Jun

Day 2: Exploring the city of 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 […]

25 May

Travel money tips: Best way to carry money for your travel abroad

When we are getting ready for our international holiday, we are often stumped with this question on how we should carry “money” to be spent abroad. It isn’t surprising that we get confused, given the number of options we have and the different forms that “money” takes these days! After traveling around many countries and […]

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.

27 Jan

Day 2: Crossing the Poipet-Aranyaprathet border over land from Cambodia to Thailand

We woke up early at 5:30am. Today, we were to do an overland crossing from Cambodia to Thailand through the Poipet-Aranyaprathet land border. Rated as one of the most scammed border in South East Asia, many tourists get scammed here, be it for getting your immigration stamp, visa or something else. The buses that get […]

26 Jan

Day 1: At the temple of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

It was past midnight local time that I decided to give up all hopes of catching a wink of sleep for the night. My inability to sleep while traveling continues to haunt me even in this trip. Looking out through the window, I could spot faint lights spread across the ocean below. As the descent […]

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