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Friday, November 30, 2018

Local Products Perfect as Christmas Gift This Holiday Season



It’s the thought that counts” as the old saying goes whenever we give and receive gifts from our family and friends during the holiday season. This however, doesn’t mean we would just slack off when choosing the gifts we will buy for our love ones. Because, out there beyond the reaches of the usual giant malls, are awesome items being sold online by various groups of people and communities all over the country. These are local products that are not popular yet as a gift idea – but appears to be the perfect ones to give out this Christmas season.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Bandung, Indonesia | Tracking Nature Prints of Volcanoes and Heritage Trails



“I come with the rain,” I muttered to myself while I watched the last sheen of daylight give way to dark clouds, casting over the countryside and heading to Bandung. I spent the three-hour train ride from Jakarta uneventfully fighting off sleep, and I opted to stare at the passing lush scenery as much as I can.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Things to do in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand



When one think of places to see in Thailand outside of Bangkok, most people would cite Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Phuket and Pattaya as just some of the most popular locations. Almost no one will mention a hidden gem of a place called Nakhon Phanom.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Singapore's Marina Bay Sands



Typically, nomadic wanderings and world-class resorts don’t really cross paths. Any regular traveler can appreciate a bit of luxury now and then, but generally the idea is to keep costs low, keep experiences authentic, and avoid commercial tourist traps. Let’s face it: you can’t exactly pull off the nomad label if you’re laying out on a memory foam cabana bed having your feet massaged. Nevertheless, there’s something a little different about the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Yes, it’s a giant, gleaming facility that resembles what we imagine the skyscrapers of a future Earth might look like. At the same time, it towers over an area so full of distinct culture, with such authenticity threaded in between the tourist traps, that it still feels in-bounds, so to speak.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Where to Stay in Dumaguete | the Flying Fish Hostel



Whenever I travel solo, I follow my personal and my own wallet’s desire to stay in hostels. Even though traveling around the Philippines may present a challenge, since most cities still do not have hostels that appears hip and easy on the pocket. In recent years however, I’ve seen a steady increase in this type of accommodation fitting the budget of backpackers on many locations.