The journey to El Nido

Jul 26

The journey to El Nido

After 2 nights in Puerto Princesa, we continued our journey to a small town call El Nido located at the northern tip of Palawan. The journey itself was nothing short of exciting. The cheapest way is by local bus and like the local bus I took in Laos, is has all the weird cargo from live chickens to motorbike. What I enjoyed the most during the more than 9 hours...

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Puerto Princesa Underground River – A Natural World Heritage Site

Jul 26

Puerto Princesa Underground River – A Natural World Heritage Site

OK, let us continue our journey in Philippines. The reasons why I wanted to visit this place is because it is listed in UNESCO World Heritage list (it has been nominated for the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” competition)  and the terms underground river sound like full of adventure (think Journey to the Center of the Earth). However it was not like that...

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Puerto Princesa – Where is the rubbish?

Jul 24

Puerto Princesa – Where is the rubbish?

This is yet another phlog (photo blog). Palawan is our main destination and it is a huge island. The time it takes to drive from here to El Nido at the northern tip of the island is as long as driving from Penang to Johor. We arrived by Philippines Airlines around afternoon. We decided to stay here 2 nights and discover the town before continue our journey to EL...

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A brief moment in Manila

Jul 24

A brief moment in Manila

During my recent trip to Philippines, I have to spend one night in Manila before catching a plane to Puerto Princesa in Palawan island on the next day. While I was in Manila, I wasted no time and went for sightseeing on foot and sampled some local delicacies. If a picture truly paints a thousand words, then it saves me a lot of trouble because I really have no time...

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Perfect vacation, shitty ending in Philippines

Jul 17

Perfect vacation, shitty ending in Philippines

I couldn’t choose a worse date to visit Philippines. In my haste to grab the limited and ridiculously cheap flight tickets to Manila, I didn’t think much and simply picked July as my travel date.  I found out months later when I did the research on Philippines, July is the wettest month with high possibility of typhoon. There goes my hope for Hawaii like...

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One month backpacking in India – Part 3

Jun 19

One month backpacking in India – Part 3

A traveler once told me, it would take 2 lifetimes to finish visiting India. Since I only have 1 month, I decided to take full advantage of the limited time I had by going on a grand tour of India. The journey was so grand that it took me from the south to the north, from the baking desert plain of Rajasthan to the freezing snow capped mountain of the Himalayan, from...

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