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The Hong Kong I Did Not Know Part 1: Tai O Fishing Village

HONG KONG | Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | Views [953]

I came to know about the Tai O fishing village in the Lantau Island while researching less travelled destinations in Hong Kong. I read that it's a refreshing shift from the busy city. Well in deed it is. It's not different from what we already have in ... Read more >

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Photos: Tai O Fishing Village, Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Tai O Fishing Village in Lantau Island, Hong Kong
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Photos: Dreaming of New York 2005

USA | Monday, 5 Sep 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Photos from my 2005 work assignment in the United States
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Travelogue: Beautiful When It Rains

PHILIPPINES | Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | Views [22532] | Comments [1]

I sit by the dining table as I write this account. From time to time I stand up to check on the fish I am cooking for breakfast. By now, the room should have smelt of fish and oil combined, the odor sticking to my hair and pajamas. But the scent of pine ... Read more >


Photos: Surreal Singapore

SINGAPORE | Saturday, 20 Aug 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery


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Ayutthaya - the Ancient Capital

THAILAND | Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | Views [885]

After 2 days in the busy city of Bangkok, my friend and I were ready to make the escape. We appreciate Bangkok for all it has to offer - temples and other attractions, shopping malls and markets, a lot of good street food prepared the authentic way, ... Read more >

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Photos: Ayutthaya the Ancient Capital

THAILAND | Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery


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Photos: Exploring Bangkok: Khao San Road - backpackers haven

THAILAND | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Traveling to Bangkok? Try staying in Khao San
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Photos: Exploring Bangkok: Jim Thompson House

THAILAND | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery

The famous Jim Thompson House
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Photos: Exploring Bangkok: Canal Tour

THAILAND | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Photos from exploring Bangkok via long tail boat
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Photos: Exploring Bangkok: Walking Tour

THAILAND | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Photos from exploring Bangkok by Foot
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Exploring Bangkok

THAILAND | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Views [624]

Excited and with a lot of energy to burn, Cathy and I set out to "where again?". We came to the city with a plan but ended up on an ad hoc more exciting stroll. E arlier the vendor gladly took her time in preparing my surprisingly sweet and ... Read more >

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Giant Guangzhou

CHINA | Saturday, 25 Jun 2011 | Views [522]

Travel Date: June 12 to 17, 2011 (Business) Departing NAIA The flight attendant is counting the passengers manually, those seated, those standing and oopps, some are lying. She had to count again. I feel sorry for her and her team. They ... Read more >

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Negros - Around Dumaguate

PHILIPPINES | Saturday, 30 Apr 2011 | Views [1165]

The seas were rough and it was not safe to travel by boat to Panay Island. We opted to travel by land instead to Dumaguete. It was my second time to explore the place. 3 years is long enough for change. Either way the lakes and the falls still had ... Read more >

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Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

PHILIPPINES | Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | Views [3493] | Comments [1]

The very dark space was lit only by our headlights and the light from distant houses. Our cab driver said that both sides of the road is already the lake. It was dark so it was not evident. It felt like we were just floating in dark space. We headed ... Read more >


Gallery: Singapore Walk Around

SINGAPORE | Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Tales from Singapore: Remarkable Auntie Maybel

SINGAPORE | Sunday, 21 Jun 2009 | Views [1190] | Comments [2]

We spent most of the day walking around the "city/country" exploring as much corner as we can until we were ready to go home. It was going to be a long ride from Harbour Front to Orchard Road with a couple of train transfers in between.... Read more >

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Exploring the Balingasay River - Bolinao, Pangasinan

PHILIPPINES | Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Views [6601] | Comments [3]

We hopped on a pump boat one warm summer morning. I read that the river is one of the cleanest in the Philippines.  I wanted to see that for myself. I have just visited a few rivers on the other regions of the country so I had enough to compare it to.... Read more >

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Gallery: Trekking and Camping in Daraitan

PHILIPPINES | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Trekking in Mt. Daraitan

PHILIPPINES | Wednesday, 1 Apr 2009 | Views [12717] | Comments [10]

Daranak Falls Gracey invited me to join her and her outdoor club to trek Mt. Daraitan. After saying no to her invitations so many times, I finally said yes. We took the 3-hour trip to the location by hopping on one of the Tanay, Rizal-bound ... Read more >

Tags: camping, daraitan, rizal, tanay, tinipac, trekking


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