Up and Down the Ancient Step Well of Agrasen Ki Baoli | Delhi, India

February 20, 2020


Not far from the frenetic streets surrounding Connaught Place in Delhi, an ancient subterranean marvel possessing a fascinating history remains in an almost Zen-like condition. For the believers of mystical tales and legends, this is also where strange occurrences happen and ghostly demons plot curses. The Agrasen Ki Baoli is an ancient water reservoir common all over India of the olden times. Descending to a total of 108 stone steps, it has three levels all lined-up with arched niches on both sides.

Marky Ramone Go

Capsule Transit KLIA2 | A Place to Stay Kuala Lumpur International Airport T2

February 17, 2020


Slept on an airport floor. Been there, done that. During my previous red-eye flights to KL, I remember dozing off in several carpeted areas of Kuala Lumpur International Airport T2 as I await my connecting flight the next day — a few times to India and another one to Sri Lanka. However, on my last trip to India, I found a cozy and affordable accommodation located right inside the KLIA2 terminal. Aptly called "Capsule Transit", it serves its function which is to provide just enough space for transiting passengers who don't have time or money to go to downtown Kuala Lumpur and look for a hotel.

Marky Ramone Go about to sleep in a bed in Capsule Transit
"I don't have claustrophobia do I?

Woven PH: Weaving Change in the Lives of Women Artisans of Basey, Samar

February 10, 2020

I first came to learn about the banig weavers of Basey, Samar many moons ago when on a pre-Yolanda morning, I explored the entirety of San Juanico Bridge on foot. I arrived in Samar with no destination in mind until a local I encountered pointed me to a fascinating place. “You can go to Basey, it is a small town not far from here. There’s an old church there and a cave where you will see women weavers making beautiful banig”, he told me in Tagalog.

Lakbay Norte 8: Bonfire Bonding, Charcuterie Feasting and Glamping at El Kabayo | Pampanga

February 08, 2020


During the first night of our #LakbayNorte8 in Pampanga, we were taken to a lawn covered ground surrounded by towering trees in Clark, Pampanga. “We’re going to go glamping” our host told us travel writers and vloggers as we got out of our chartered bus. Surveying the scene, I immediately saw the rows of tents pitched for us and a wooden table full of charcuterie boards screaming of an incoming feast.

Lakbay Norte

High-rise Observation and DTF in Taipei 101

February 03, 2020

I mean DTF as in ‘Din Tai Fung’

It may have feel like eons ago when Taipei 101 stood as the tallest skyscraper in the world when it first opened in 2004. Ten taller buildings later—led by Dubai’s Burj KhalifaTaiwan’s tower of power, remains as an enigma of an architectural wonder lording over the skyline of Taipei. Standing 1,667 feet with 101 floors, Taipei 101 held the title of the world's tallest building from 2004 to 2010.

Notice the architecture resembling a stack of Chinese food take-out boxes

5 Ways to Spend More Time in Nature at Home and Abroad

February 01, 2020

Being outdoors has indisputable benefits. Improvements in mood and mental health, as well as healthy doses of vitamin D, are just a few positives that you can gain from spending time in nature. Unfortunately, many of us lead hectic schedules, so if you are working long hours at the office and need an escape, here are a few things you can do to spend more time in nature both at home and overseas.