above the clouds where broken hearts go

The void that I feel when I walk aimless and uninspired, is the same hollow spot that aches when I’m broken. WHERE DO BROKEN HEARTS GO? Ask me this question again when I'm drunk and I will quickly answer: That fantasy place where population age ranges from...

manila revisited | intramuros in a new light

My heart used to enter the gates of a state university that is housed in the place that is built by blood and stone. It stole silent kisses in the nooks and crannies of the famed walled-city known for its marriage to history. It walked...

delhi: backpacking tips for first timers

The beauty of Delhi stretches across the extreme ends of all imaginable continua; peace-chaos, eccentric-conventional, aromatic-stinky and the list goes on. It could be the reason why it is a real challenge for experts to put together a definitive guide to this colorful city. The City's reputation among...

Rong, Ronald and Noodles (Shanghai part 1)

I arrived in Shanghai at noon with a sunshine attenuated by the freezing air and overpowered by the bustling crowd of platform 11. I was carrying my 60 L backpack and my day pack, plus big boxes of Aunt Xi Ling--whom by the way, I...

a break from the hostel dorm

When we travel, most often than not, there will be days that we prefer staying in the hostel lazily rocking our knees and watch the time pass by...

serendipity

When I was in college, all I could think of when hearing the name Sri Lanka was the place where Ravana took Sita after abducting her away from Rama and Lakshman. In my professor's version of Ramayana, Ravana took a big leap from India to...

mui ne motorcycle diaries

Previously, on Fliptravels: We were both drifting fast to La-la land when I asked Monette… Ron: We booked a round trip ticket right? Monette: Yeah...

tips to save your millions

... Another stretch of walking was followed with more walking, the setting sun and cramped limbs reminded us that we have a cultural event to attend at 6:30 PM. Oh yes boys and girls, your folks here are no "all beer, no humanity" celebrities (celebrities?!)....

rice, curry and beyond

Whenever we ask a waiter or a store attendant on what food they would recommend, ALL of them would say one, and only one dish...