Shanghai – the old and the new

Shanghai is where China first met the west. Since then, it’s galloped off at a pace that the rest of the world is finding hard to keep up with. This bustling, thriving and ever growing metropolis is at the forefront of technology – the city...

pinoy travelers’ weekend

Who would have known that this September would be one of the most memorable months of our travel blogging experience. Years ago, we would never imagine getting within a hand-span distance from people who live and breathe travel. But the bug hit, and the rest of...

tour de force in sri lanka

We came, we saw, we kicked some arse! Our short trip in Sri Lanka was packed with stories we would not get tired of telling over and over--over some bottles of beer. We got loads of pictures and gigabytes of video clips as proof of our little...

Rockin’ Sigiriya

We arrived at the Sigiriya Hotel around 10-ish. It was too late to climb and the heat of the equatorial sun will sear us to ash by the time we reach the top of the rock. So we asked the tuktuk driver to fetch us...

you guys should go to….

Last week we got a bit generous and decided to run a contest in celebration of our blog's third year anniversary. We asked the readers to send us a photo of them telling us what place we should visit next by simply writing: “fliptravels.com, you guys should...

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...