rise and shine world

It was early morning when Monette literally pulled me out of the bed. We need to rush to Srah Srang in time for the break of dawn to witness the rumored “best place to see the sunrise.” According to most tourists: the most popular place...

angkor thom: core of grandeur

The first densely populated city in history should be credited to the Angkor Civilization. And the capital of this ginormous city is Angkor Thom. At its height, Angkor Thom may have governed a population of one million people in the surrounding area. Outranking Paris, London and...

Maligayang Pasko

The Misa de Gallo, bibingka and puto bumbong Kris Kringle and unwanted angel figurines Carolers singing "...

a kiss that never betrays…

The most faithful of all kisses is that of the sun on the rock. The sun's rays would touch upon its face, never leaving it till it sets. And even at that, when the sun lends it's light on the other side of the earth,...

nature’s fireworks display

In the last couple of months, the pacific ring of fire has been under siege. And now, Mt. Mayon is on the verge of erupting. The Country's  most active volcano could erupt within days, officials warned Sunday after detecting a drastic surge in earthquakes and eerie...

an anatomy of magnificence

Angkor Wat is comparable to Parthenon and the Coliseum. With it's rich culture and history you would feel its soul haunting every block of stone of its temples. After several youtube clips and books I have read prior to our trip to Cambodia, I felt that every inch of Angkor Wat's ornate wall got...

give love

Christmas is here, so what's the best way to celebrate this joyous season than through love and giving, right?. So here's our OFFICIAL HOLIDAY 2009 BACKPACKER'S WISH LIST: hahaha Ron's Wish list 1. The perfect Narrow brimmed straw hat. This one may seem easy to find, but I'm telling...

alone again, naturally…

Ah the single life! I leave whenever I want, go home anytime I want and most importantly, travel anywhere I want. I value my alone time so much that when Ron and I and some friends from the office went to Ilocos, I stayed one...

kabigan falls: a hidden enchantment

I’ve been reading stories of other wanderlusts and adventurers like us who documented their quest in search of this allusive enchanting place. Many who have seen it unanimously agreed that it is truly a drop of paradise. Some failed and has to experience the horror...

vigan for dummies

First things first, there's no airport in Vigan. The nearest airport is in Laoag, about 2 hours bus ride away. Cebu Pacific Air flies twice daily (to and from).  Vigan is a very small town, you can actually cover a complete itinerary in one day,...