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50 REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH HANOI AND HALONG BAY, VIETNAM

HaNoi. The Vietnamese metropolis has been one of the most favourite travel destinations in Southeast Asia. It continues to draw tourists from around the globe because of attractive and charming reasons that the city and the country have to offer. Old yet striking architecture, traditional cuisine, vibrant however relaxed lifestyle, inviting natural resources, cheap and affordable…

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PRICELESS THINGS I LEARNED FROM LIVING AND TRAVELING IN MALAYSIA

When I first laid eyes on Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, I was mesmerised. It was almost dusk and the famous towers started to twinkle against the twilight. The adjectives that I learned from my English class in High School resurfaced in a blink and were redefined. The sight before me was iconic, magnificent, stunning…

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OF WANDERLUST AND BUCKET LIST : FEW TRAVELS THROUGH THE YEARS.

HOW DID I FALL IN LOVE WITH TRAVELING? You will not understand it unless you also love traveling. Call me cynical, but I will bet my last dirham on my pocket that we’re not on the same page unless we have the same passion. More than two decades ago, I simply enjoyed going to tourist spots and…

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FINALISTS IN TUNE HOTELS x NIKON PHOTO CONTEST

Finalist, Portrait Category. VOTE HERE! >><< Finalist, Nature Category, VOTE HERE! >><< Finalist, Architecture Category. VOTE HERE! Dear everyone, Mabuhay from Dubai, UAE! Currently blogging from Dubai, I’d like to campaign to you my 3 humble amateur photos taken from my years in Penang, Malaysia. These 3 photos were all shortlisted as finalists in the…

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WHERE MY FEET BROUGHT ME IN 2013

It takes a formidable spirit to endure 2013.  From the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan, earthquake and armed conflict in our country, The Philippines, to my personal adversities, we could either dwell on tragedy and misery or choose to rise, become better, and move on. The results will always depend on our decisions. Yet in…

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SUNDOWN OVER PULAU PINANG

April 15, 2013, Monday, 7:40PM. April 18, 2013, Thursday, 7:50PM. April 19, 2013, Friday, 7:40PM. April 22, 2013, Monday, 7:30PM. April 25, 2013, Thursday, 7:42PM. April 26, 2013, Friday, 7:40PM. April 26, 2013, Friday, 7:53PM. April 28, 2013, Sunday, 7:42PM. May 3, 2013, Friday, 7:41PM. May 4, 2013, Saturday, 7:09PM. May 7, 2013, Tuesday, 7:33PM.…

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I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU, PENANG ASSAM LAKSA!

“Anthony Bourdain : No Reservations : Penang” episode was tremendously compelling that watching its replay on cable TV made me decide to revisit Air Itam, an almost 30-minute bus ride from the island’s capital, George Town to finally experience the version of Penang Assam Laksa that most Penangites, if not all, and other local and foreign tourists have…

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CHASING LIONS & DRAGONS IN GEORGE TOWN, PENANG 2013

If I have to narrow down the reasons to be thankful, for living and working in Penang for almost 3 years now, being personally exposed and immersed to diversities in this UNESCO’s World Heritage Site will absolutely be on the top of my list. It’s always amazing how spending few hours in this quaint area of Pulau Pinang, either in an…

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MY MINI GUIDE TO GEORGE TOWN, PENANG

While my family and I have been living and working in Penang for almost 3 years now, I have not written yet a blog post summarizing the reasons why Penang is a must-visit place in Malaysia. So I was inspired by a travel magazine from Singapore that circulates around Asia where one of my amateur travel photos was fortunately published. Below…

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CHIANG MAI SERIES : DOI SUTHEP

29 December 2012. Saturday. Past Noon. Chiang Mai, Thailand. After being thrilled like a kid at Chiang Mai Zoo with my very first sighting of pandas and koalas, I thought I was content with my weekend and was ready to go back to my guesthouse and sleep the afternoon away until I saw red taxi cabs that are locally called, songthaews (literally means 10-seater-2-row-cab)…

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