Exploring BRUNEI: The Land of Unexpected Treasures

Tell me one thing that comes to your mind upon hearing the country of Brunei. Mosques? Oil? Royalty? If you answered one or more of these three, then somehow you already know Brunei because these are three things it is usually associated with. Brunei is predominantly a Muslim country, and naturally, mosques are built all…

Exploring TAWI-TAWI: The Southernmost Frontier of the Philippines

Sitting on the seas of Sulu and Celebes are far away islands that only some people have dared to visit: Tawi-Tawi. But recent statistics beg differently, as it has constantly been attracting visitors from all over the Philippines and the world.  Very peaceful and astoundingly beautiful, Tawi-Tawi has so much to offer to those who…

Exploring Sorsogon: Luzon’s Amazing Southernmost Province

Sorsogon is the last province in Bicol that I haven’t visited yet that’s why going here to explore the place has been my goal after visiting Catanduanes. And to my really big surprise, it was very beautiful! I think all of the beaches that we went to here have fine, white sand and clear, aquamarine…

Exploring MYANMAR: Mandalay, Bagan and Yangon

I’ve heard a lot of interesting things about Myanmar even before. When I saw posts about the beautiful town of Bagan have surfaced on Instagram, I said to myself that I must go there soon. It’s really great that I have been planning to have an Indochina trip with my Shembot Squad brothers, and we…

Exploring Vientiane: Laos’ Mesmerizing Capital

The country of Laos has initially caught my attention as a child because of its name. (If you’re not sure about what I mean, the word laos in our mother tongue means obsolete.) Of course, I knew better when I already grew up. The country of Laos is definitely not obsolete, outdated or unpopular in…

Exploring Bali: Indonesia’s Premiere Travel Destination

The last leg of our Indonesian getaway happened in Bali, the most famous travel destination in the country of Indonesia. According to statistics, Bali accounts for approximately 45% of Indonesia’s total tourist numbers. Reported to have attracted 5.5 million foreign visitors in 2017, Bali offers a lot of natural wonders, man-made structures and various activities…

Exploring Lombok: One of Indonesia’s tropical gems

The next leg of our Indonesian getaway happened in Lombok, an island found in the province of West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. It is located at the east side of Bali, having Lombok Strait separating it from its more famous neighboring island. Unbeknownst to many, Lombok is the place to go to when you are…

Exploring Breathtaking BATANES: A Primer

My Batanes trip is one of the most exciting travels that I’ve had. The province is beyond beautiful; you can’t help it but appreciate its beauty and magnificence wherever you may go. But going here won’t be so easy. Preparing to travel here is a must. Let me help you with some tips that I…

Exploring MT. BROMO: Indonesia’s Iconic Place of Beauty and Danger

Definitely my most favorite part in our Indonesian trip is none other than our Mt. Bromo experience. To tell you the truth, I had no expectations whatsoever when we were going here. All I knew was we’re going to this volcano in Indonesia which is a beautiful and an active one. I saw pictures before…

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…