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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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Dear passenger 19I

<<THIS MAY BE A FICTIONAL STORY>>   Dear passenger 19I,   I have been flying frequently and so often that a short ride in an aircraft no longer excites me. I can walk from departure hall through immigration barriers half drunk, and being assigned at the middle seat does...

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10 Travel Trends We Will See in 2016

  Ok, time to channel my inner Zenaida Seva and try to play mister smarty-pants, churn an unsolicited opinion on what I think will happen in the Filipino travel industry and be a total know-it-all. Just to make things clear, this is just my opinion based on...

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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...

In and around Montreal

Advertorial Few North American cities are as perfectly situated to explore both the buzzing metropolis and the wonders of the great wide open as the Canadian city of Montreal. With its distinctive French culture, vibrant nightlife, and close proximity to beautiful rivers and mountains, it offers...

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the grape escape

  [vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"]When I think of Australia I imagine of the Outback: The great vast wild endlessly chasing the horizon. Where taxonomy failed mankind, where Ernest Giles ate a live baby wallaby to survive, where men are men and livestocks are eternally nervous.   I was ready for it and...

the snow angel

  [vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"]"The train came out of the long tunnel and into snow country" ~ Yukiguni (Yasunari Kawabata)   It was the opening line of the epic novel by Kawabata. And that's exactly the chilling narration that I heard playing inside my head as our cable car...

the faces of sydney

  [vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"]The Boeing Dreamliner was cruising from west to east, essentially against time, towards the antipodean sunrise head on. In a matter of what I thought was few minutes of sleep, I was woken up with a breast of a woman in her mid-fifties dangling inches away from...

Getting Leh’d

. Rain. The drops of heaven carrying the nuance of childlike wondering. But these pervade every inch of my being like the countless spirits that permeates every mountain and rock, every island and bay.  Intangible as mist, unavoidable as gust. . After hours of driving from Leh across Ladakh and the...