Saturday, December 10, 2016

WEEKEND ESCAPE TO TAIPEI

I was able to take some time off and fly to Taipei to spend my birthday weekend. My first time, and I was able to meet up with my college friend Cheng who I haven't seen in ages. It was a short but meaningful trip.

#Taipei, #Taiwan, #Asia







Tuesday, July 19, 2016

THE WAY TO WHANG OD

The hidden village where the 97 year old legend lives was shrouded in mist. People were patiently waiting for their turns to get inked my the master. She was full of grace, but you know how serious she was with her art once she started her "pagbabatok" using thorns, charcoal and a bamboo stick. This was the legend at work.
#meetingapo, #waytowhangod, #Kalinga, #Philippines









Sunday, July 17, 2016

A FOURTEEN HOUR TRIP TO BUSCALAN

14 hours to reach Buscalan in Kalinga. And for 48 hours, we were out of reach because there was no telecom signal whatsoever. But the reaction of the kids more than made up for any inconvenience that we experienced. 
#kalinga, #buscalan, #philippines







Sunday, September 27, 2015

WELCOME TO BATAD

"In my perception, the world wasn't a graph or formula or an equation. It was a story." Cheryl Strayed, from the movie Wild.

It is my first time to visit the famous Terraces. Batad part of the Ifugao Terraces is a breathtaking sight and will definitely bring out the wanderlust in you.


#Ifugao, #Batad, #Philippines







Thursday, February 12, 2015

IN THE MOOD FOR BANGKOK

The traffic can be unbearable, the food is an acquired taste, the market can be a tourist trap, and the people - "same,same but different" as the slogan shirts say. There is something about the city that I can't pinpoint but the concoction of all the elements is a love potion that keeps you coming back for more.









Tuesday, February 10, 2015

AN OLD RIAD IN MARRAKESH

Sleeping in an old Riad in Marrakesh. A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. A really great find and a cheap place to stay. This was my home for days, and where I met a lot of other travelers.






Monday, February 09, 2015

MARRAKESH BY NIGHT

Marrakesh by Night. Marrakesh is famous for its local food that you can get every night in the big plaza. Tajine, moroccan salad and baked aubergine, are a must for travelers and foodies.