Cuenca, my hometown, is so much more than just a mountain. It's a town filled with friendly people, some of the best lomi you can ever taste in your lifetime, an overwhelming number of bakeshops, and a view that you wouldn't have to hike hours just to see.
The time was almost midnight. It was our first night at our bamboo cottage. We looked around and wondered whether the nipa wall could survive an attack. From what, we didn't know. The horror legends are enough to scare us out of our wits. We hear a scream just a few meters behind our cottage.... Continue Reading →
Beaches near Manila? I search for that all the time too. But let's be honest, the good beaches are at least 4 hours away. Luckily for all of us, I found a solution, Shercon Resort & Ecology Park. I'm never one for resorts, at least since I've found love in the sea and the sand... Continue Reading →
Traveling alone in a foreign country, with only a level 1 knowledge of their language, was more difficult than I ever thought. I did not put into consideration the lack of English (or even romanized) signs, much less English speaking people. But this adventure opened my eyes to a whole new side of South Korea, and helped me get to know this small country a little better.
Day trip from Seoul? Nami Island is almost always the answer. It is indeed beautiful, an iconic filming site for many dramas and movies, and is often crowded with tourists. But do you know that getting off the train just a few stations from Gapyeong (the gateway to Nami) would bring you to a whole... Continue Reading →
Wherever I go, I like looking at the place from above - a tower, a lighthouse, a mountain. Being high up gives you a better perspective, reminds you how very little you are in this big world. In Busan, there is Geumjeongsan, an 800-meter mountain fortress. On our third visit to South Korea, my friend... Continue Reading →
My fascination for trains and railways brought us to Bangkok's Thonburi Station at 7:35AM, with 15 minutes to spare before our train leaves. It was an ungodly hour for my night-wired brain, but we couldn't miss the first trip to Kanchanaburi. Otherwise we would have to spend the night there, and we really only had a... Continue Reading →