The Mesmerizing Architecture of Taj-ul-Masajid Mosque | Bhopal, India

September 28, 2019


I was feeling benumbed when I stared out the window of the bus and saw the sky reddened with strokes of sunrise. “Dawning of a new day” I told myself and instantly, burst of excitement shot up my body as this meant a new opportunity to explore. It was the first morning of the Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart where I was invited to cover. Before the event started, the organizers took our group of travel writers for a short incursion to the city’s landmark known as the ‘Crown among Mosques’—the biggest mosque in India, the Taj-ul-Masajid.

Nueva Ecija | Spectacular Wow atop Mount Sawi

September 23, 2019


In this age of Filipino ‘hugot’ culture one can easily assume the name of this mountain was coined as a reverence to such Filipino movies like “Camp Sawi” and “This Thing Called Tadhana”. The real story behind it though stems from a tragic suicide that happened a few years back right on top of the mountain. A woman—as the story goes—after experiencing a heartbreak, hanged herself at one of the tree branches of the now mowed down Balete tree. Locals originally named the mountain Mt. Sawing Balete, as a reference to the sad fate shared by the fallen tree and the lovelorn soul.

Mount Sawi Gabaldon Nueva Ecija

AirAsia’s In-flight Celebration of 600 Million Passengers Milestone

September 22, 2019


We were flying at above 30,000 feet for about half an hour when a flight attendant of the AirAsia Davao-Manila flight started speaking over the public-address system. “Ladies and gentlemen, because we are celebrating a momentous occasion, we have prepared a short program for you”. The short program she talked about consisted of a dance performance by two pretty FA’s who twirled to the tune of “señorita” and a trivia contest that awarded six lucky winners with a round-trip domestic ticket.

Things to do in Da Lat, Vietnam

September 01, 2019

At almost 5,000 feet above sea level, Da Lat dishes a chill vibeboth literally and figurativelythat appeals to travelers. The cool weather coupled with an array of nature and man-made attractionsmake this city in Central Vietnaman ideal place for wanderers crisscrossing the land of Pho, to make a pit stop for several daysTo give you an idea on what to do in Da Lat, follow some of the things I did.  

Marky Ramone Go sits atop a rock near Pongour in Da Lat, Vietnam