Eyeing Taj Mahal from the Thick Walls of Agra Fort | India

March 31, 2015

Since we arrived in Agra early in the morning, we've been simmering our overflowing desire to see the Taj Mahal. Aileen and I agreed that we should relax, gorge on local food and see other sights first. Among the places we first visited is the massive UNESCO World Heritage Site; Agra Fort. Standing wide-eyed with admiration near the entrance, I stared at it and imagined myself being a part of the opposing Mughal forces of centuries back. I saw myself nimbly escaping and running away from these marvelous and imposing thick walls. How could one ever penetrate such structure? apparently, during the old feuding times of ancient India's history, many a kingdom and their brave warrior soldiers have succeeded–at the price of countless casualties of course. 

Tania Marie Gonzalez

Where to Stay in Baguio: See the Pine Trees Sway at Arc Residences

March 23, 2015

Eyeing for a place to stay in Baguio City can become such an ordeal as you will be confronted with options of choosing an expensive but cozy 3 star hotel or run down homestays that charges ridiculous high prices, totally mismatched with its interiors and amount of bed bugs at night. I am not a picky traveler when it comes to lodging on the road, but since I will be traveling with my girlfriend - both budget and comfort becomes necessary requirements in choosing a place to stay.


Metro Hotel Bukit Bintang is a Budget Hotel in the Heart of Kuala Lumpur's Food District

March 21, 2015

Coming off from an 18 day exploration of the state of Kerala in India, I decided to stay for a few days in Kuala Lumpur before heading back to Manila. My choice of accommodation requires a strategic location close to a food district, the Petronas Towers - which I wanted to see again after 7 years, fits my backpacker budget and a walking distance to train stations. I searched around hotel booking websites until I came across Metro Hotel Bukit Bintang at agoda.com

Postcard Series: Periyar Lake | Kerala

March 10, 2015

Day 10 of Kerala Blog Express 2: Our afternoon was well spent cruising on Periyar Lake and spotting sambar deers, black monkeys and an assortment of endemic birds including the Kingfisher at the surrounding forest—where if you get lucky, you also get to spot some leopards. Tough luck, we didn't saw any but the scenery was still something to marvel at.

Isa Rodriguez cruising over Periyar Lake