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Things to Do in Bugis Singapore

People often ask me where Bugis is. Perhaps this is the area with a huge concentration of affordable hotels in Singapore that will not require you to sell an organ or two to afford. It is also the best and most practical choice of area...

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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"]An hour by boat across the straight plus an hour by land through the gentle slopes of Bintan, hides a refuge that is Trikora.   At first, I thought it would be like the other resorts in the island of Riau Indonesia with generic stretches of average-looking...

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hamilo coast @ pico de loro: quick escape near manila

hamilo coast @ pico de loro: quick escape near manila The most common first impression of inbound travelers upon landing in Manila is usually revolving around disillusionment. The urban chaos smudges what they have in mind when they planned the trip, the lush tropical tourism brochures...

how i almost got kicked-out of an abbey in salzburg

By Ron Cruz . The map and the GPS confirmed that I was at the right location, with my 20kg bags and empty stomach, I couldn't wait to check-in and sit in a restaurant. But my basic cerebral functions were probably still snoozing the alarm. Yes, I am staying in a church in...

buddha’s surf resort: where to stay in siargao

Few miles from Sayak Airport on board an ATR-72, I held on to dear life amidst the whips of dark clouds when the captain’s voice broke the aircraft’s monotone hum. pilot: Ladies and gentlemen, we will be sustaining at 1,000 feet a little longer due to...

nepal for first-timers

MOUNT EVEREST Don't ask me about climbing the Everest Base Camp, I can't even climb our building's stairs to start with. But the most popular trail for non-pro enthusiasts should be the Annapurna Circuit. It is relatively easier and realistic trek especially if you have limited...

dorm room encounters

We don't usually book dorm rooms, specially if it will be just me and Monette on the road. We'd rather have our own little space with private bathroom where we can take our time singing Love on Top covers in the shower. But hey, we've met...

a historical staycation

The stretch of EDSA was once again filled with a familiar plea, the burning rage smolders the sea of citizens converging under the flyover of EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, melting their thousand appeals to one single voice. January 20, 2001. The ousted president fled the palace...

get a room: review of hotel 878 libis

Sometime in 2008, when college stress warrants regular weekend partying and the age when sobriety is a social taboo, I surrendered myself to the lures of alcohol inebriation and temptations of pounding bass sounds of the old strips of Malate. One Sunday morning when the humming...

Siddhartha: Nepal in Retrospect

“It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed...