EXPLORING BOROBUDUR AND PRAMBANAN: Indonesia’s Centuries-old Temples

Aside from Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism are two of the most popular religions in the country of Indonesia. Temples of these denominations are found across the archipelago, but it is in Central Java where two of the oldest, most impressive and most visited temples can be found. They are the Buddhist temple of Borobudur and…

Exploring the Extraordinary Beaches of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

There are two things that you have to know first before reading this blog post about Yogyakarta. First, I went here with my Shembot Squad friends, and should you see words like we, our and us in the post, I am referring to our group. Second, this travel to Yogyakarta is the first leg of…

Exploring LEYTE: Gateway to Eastern Visayas

I have always heard good stories about the province of Leyte and its nearby provinces from friends who have lived there or have been there. Monumental and historic structures, islands with pristine beaches and other interesting sights have attracted my curious mind even back then. And I am just happy that I have already set…

Exploring EASTERN SAMAR: The Province of Beauty and Resiliency

One of the three provinces in the island of Samar is Eastern Samar, located at its easternmost part that faces the Pacific Ocean. I didn’t know very much about this province until I visited it recently. I was surprised to find out that Eastern Samar is endowed with beautiful waterfalls, pretty beaches perfect for surfing…