I just realized that I haven’t exactly written detailed posts about the trips I’ve been to for the past two years. Either I’m that busy or I’m just lazy but never mind, I’m here to change that.

The upcoming posts will be about the following trips:

Hong Kong – January 2013
Macau – January 2013
Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh and Mui Ne) – April 2013
Cambodia (Siem Reap) – April 2013
Thailand (Bangkok) – April 2013
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Penang) – April 2013
Singapore – April 2013
Hong Kong – July 2013
Singapore – January 2014
Japan (Tokyo) – May 2014
Cagayan de Oro City – August 2014
Japan (Kyoto, Osaka and Nara) – January 2015

I know there’s a lot on my plate right now but I really want to share my adventures (and more often than not, misadventures) so I will try my best to complete this…within the year.

Wish me luck!


Bangkok: Chilling Under The Sweltering Heat

One word to describe Bangkok: HOT.

Two words to describe Bangkok: FREAKING HOT.

So here’s the story: While in Siem Reap, we decided to book a flight to Bangkok via Royal Cambodian Air. We were supposed to take a bus going to the border of Cambodia and Thailand, but we were traumatized with the 16-hour bus ride from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap. Our time is precious, and spending it on the road is a waste.¬†We arrived in Bangkok earlier than scheduled, and so we decided to visit the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun.

I think we rode two trains going to the river, and from the river we rode a boat. The ride was a bit scary, the boats were already old, but we crossed the river safely.¬†Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to the Grand Palace on time because we didn’t realize how long the travel time from Ratchada to our destination was. It was so hot, I could swear I lost weight by just walking two blocks under that sweltering heat.

All the sweating and the exhaustion was nothing though, compared to the temples we saw.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Damnoen Saduak

I’m two weeks too late for this but I’m still going to post this, regardless.

When I first read the topic in my Feed, I was excited. Oh, the ideas I have! I mean, it was the most perfect timing. I was still on a trip where I visited three new countries that I have never been to before, it was all new and I just can’t wait to share it.

But alas, I forgot to bring my camera home…so there, the post had to wait.

Anyway, about this photo— this was taken when we went to Damnoem Saduak Floating Market in Thailand. I’m not sure how far from Bangkok the location was, as I was asleep all throughout the journey, but it was a refreshing sight nevertheless.

I was thinking of using a photo I took in a Vietnamese Fishing Village, but I had second thoughts. Why? Well, while the boats they use are one-of-a-kind and the way they come together as a group is fascinating, there are a lot of countries with fishing villages albeit less impressive than the one we saw. But with this floating market, it might not be the only one in the world, but there certainly isn’t many.

We didn’t buy anything, except for the Mango Sticky Rice that was being sold by a lady in one of the boats we came across. It was such a unique experience. And oh, the food was great.

Check out the mosaic below for a few other photos from the Floating Market:

Five Countries in Twelve Days? Challenge Accepted.

Brace yourselves for a very long post (or for a lot of posts, rather) — because I finally got my camera from the boyfriend, so I have the photos with me now.

Just an overview, we went to the following countries: Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. My colleagues at work think that we spent a fortune for this trip, but honestly speaking, that’s not the case.

Here are two tables I made before the trip, hope this helps those who are interested in touring across Southeast Asia.

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