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“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” – Martin Buber

Revisiting Ilocos Sur

As with any visit to Ilocos, the most recent one entailed a stopover in Narvacan, my father’s hometown. Here was where I spent most of my childhood summers in, and … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 5

On our final day up north, we woke up early for yet another long day of travel. From Agra, we caught a train for Delhi. This time around, we booked … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: ONE

I took this photo in Jodhpur’s famous fort, Meharangarh. A man in costume was peeping out the window of the palace’s hall. This is my entry to this week’s photo … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · 10 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 4 Taj Mahal

This is the second serving of the fourth day of our Northern Indian odyssey. To view the previous portion, please click here. Then we arrived to the most iconic Indian … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: GRAND

Owing to my recent trip in  India, I feel as though it is necessary to share with you the grandness of their heritage – from the humongous forts to the … Continue reading

December 7, 2013 · 11 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 4 Agra Fort

This is the continuation of my Northern India journey. You may check out my posts on Jodhpur and Jaipur here and here. We departed Jaipur in a haste, as we … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 8 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 3 Amber Fort

This is the second portion of my tale about our Jaipur day tour. You may check the first portion here. Salim told us that our next destination was somewhere serene … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: LET THERE BE LIGHT!

I’m happy to share with you three photos this week — all showcasing lights! First is an outdoor structure in Bangkok’s Siam Paragon, which I believe was part of the … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 17 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 3 Pink City

This is the continuation of my Rajasthan journey in India. For the previous post, please click here. Pearl Palace Heritage We were fortunate enough that the manager of this guesthouse … Continue reading

November 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 2 Jaswant Thada and Clock Tower

This is the final portion of our second day in Rajasthan. You may check the first part here. Jaswant Thada is on the way to the Mehrangarh Fort, but since … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 2 Umaid Bhawan Palace

I got up early the next morning feeling refreshed, despite the numerous times I woke up during the night. The painting of a Hindu god in our room didn’t help … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: LAYERS

Layer after layer of intricate sculpture — this is what the temples of Belur and Halebidu in Southern India offer. While I have seen the great temples of Angkor in … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · 8 Comments

Northern India Journey – Day 1

A couple of weekends ago, my friend Jo and I began our adventure to the northern part of India. The trip lasted for only five days, yet it was nonetheless … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

Of Nature and Temples: Chikmagalur, Belur and Halebidu

Part of going around the state of Karnataka involves a nature escape. We’ve considered many places to go to, most of which were out of state, including Ooty, Kodaikanal and … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Around Bangalore

After two weekends of going out of town, it was time to explore Bangalore. Ankush met us at the hotel, and we started early to watch the sunrise in Nandi … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 5 Comments

A Side Trip to the Chitradurga Fort

We started our Sunday with a short visit to the Tungabhadra Dam, a few kilometers away from the town of Hospet. Our vehicle was parked at the base of the … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Weekend in Hampi (Part 1)

India is vast, and the sights to see are varied. There are gardens, lakes, rivers, ancient ruins, palaces, and temples. Name it – they almost have it all. It was … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Bangkok Temples (Part 2)

This is the second portion of my post on Bangkok temples. If you missed the first part, please click here. Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace Entrance Fee: 500 … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: UP

No matter how little these gigantic twin towers make me feel, they never fail to amaze me. They’re stunningly beautiful, especially at night. Too bad I didn’t have a good … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 26 Comments