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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Nomadic Experiences of 2011


I took my traveling to a whole new level in 2010, to say that I've grown content with that is an understatement as I've taken my wanderings to another height this year. Though I'm still unable to do long-term traveling because of my job - which serves as my source of income to finance my trips. I was still able to maximize whenever I can, doing so on long weekends and holidays, plus the smart usage of our company's vacation and sometimes sick leaves. While I still wait the day where I would wake up every day and treat it as a Saturday and travel continuously, these short bursts of travel experiences has taught me and afforded me to meet gregarious people along the way. Reasons why I had gotten deep into the beautiful depths of travel addiction.

clockwise: Angkor Wat, Malapascua, Coron, Kota Kinabalu, Saigon, Phnom Penh, HK, Apo Reef, Lake Sebu 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sendong Donation Drive: Donate Your Money and These are Yours


I'm putting these three items for auction and 100% will go directly to the "Sendong victims" in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City. You don't have to pay me directly, rather I would want you to donate the amount to this link: One For Iligan and CDO: Help the Typhoon Sendong Victims. It is a one stop donation website set up by the Iligan Bloggers. 

Here are the steps for this mini-auction

1. Make a bid - starting amount is stated below each image.
2. Auction ends as long as there's a few bidders already. 
3. Highest bidder will have to donate the said amount to the link provided: 
4. Once you donated, an email confirmation from the Iligan bloggers will be sent to you.
5. Email me that confirmation email at: markyramone@nomadicexperiences.com
6. Then the said item is yours.

* you can send your bid at my email: markyramone@nomadicexperiences.com
* Its alright to haggle, important thing is we raise some funds.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Short Note About Khao San Road


As I plan to write one long blog post about Khao San Road in the coming days or even weeks. I decided I should make one that introduces it to the readers of this blog. I'm sure, Khao San Road has been into the minds of the many, from reading the Alex Garland novel or those that has seen the Leonardo movie. Either way anybody could muster enough case for the over-romanticized build-up of this place. Which is actually a short stretch of a street that goes around to a few more and is crowded with backpacker's inns, bars, art, tattoo, souvenir shops.


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Monday, December 19, 2011

On Assignment for Travel Time Magazine: La Inmaculada Concepcion de Malabon



I went to Malabon a few weeks ago to cover the La Imaculada Concepcion de Malabon fluvial parade, which also serves as a thanksgiving feast for the city's fishermen, in behalf of the popular "Travel Time Magazine" of Susan Calo Medina. Though, I have already written four articles on another travel magazine, the "Republic of 7107 Island Travel" this one is different, since it was my first time to go to a place and a festival with the assignment of writing about it. During my previous published articles, I just wrote it and submitted it as a contribution article and was fortunate that the publisher liked it, thus its inclusion in the previous issues. 

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Phnom Penh de Sarapen: The Royal Palace


After settling into our place for the night at You Khin House in Phnom Penh, we hurriedly went out to explore the city. We plan to check out first the Genocide Museum, but our tuktuk driver mis-heard our instructions and instead took us to Phnom Penh National Museum, which we didn't mind since we will still have another day to spare in this city, on the way back to Saigon from Siem Reap later in the week. After being awed by the vast collection of Angkorian era artifacts, lingas and other statues such as the "Leper King" at the National Museum, we took off on foot towards the Royal Palace which is located only a few meters away.

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The Throne Hall

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Street Scene: Hongkong



The streets of Hong Kong is a combustive collaboration of people from all over the world. Its bustling and filled with energy so robust it'll make you set aside foot pains and aching knees brought about by hours of walking. I spent most of my five days stay walking around as much as I could. I would hop on trains and disembark on random MTR stations and come out each time with splendid anticipation at what kind of human parade awaits me at every stop.

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