Day Trip: Melaka on a Shoestring

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Malacca, Malaysia – Located two hours  south of Kuala Lumpur, Malacca (‘Melaka’ in Malay) is a perfect weekend getaway. This UNESCO Heritage Site is a popular weekend destination for many because the city with its charming old buildings, wide range of food selections and shopping street can be explored without spending too much. It’s a great escape …

Join Tour Radar: My Summer Moment and Win a Europe Tour for 2!

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We just want to share to you all the Tour Radar Contest. You can Win a Europe Tour for 2 just by uploading your best and memorable summer-y photos! It's always been our dream to visit Europe, that's why whenever we see contest like this, we always try our luck. You never know when you'll get lucky, right? …

Day Trip: Welcoming Year of the Goat at Thean Hou Temple

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Our first impression of Kuala Lumpur is that it is among the bustling cities around the world. From towering skyscrapers to trendy fashion and geeky technology, KL proves that it can keep up with the nonstop evolution of the modern times. But aside from these fancy trends, KL does not forget about its …

Day Trip: Date at the National Museum of Malaysia


Muzium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – When planning a visit to a new country or a new place, make sure that 'visit museum' is part of the itinerary. We think one of the best way to learn about a place is by visiting its museum. Thus, a true traveler's must-do list must not miss this one. For expats, …

Architectural Landmarks: Ilocos, Philippines

Sightseeing: Must-See Places of Vigan


Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines – From Pagudpud we traveled down south to cover the rest of our itinerary. This includes the areas near the boundary of Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte. From old churches to ancestral houses, zoo, museum and cobble-stoned street – Vigan all have it, no wonder the city is dubbed as one …

Sightseeing: Must-See Places of Pagudpud

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Philippines – If the Day 1 of our Ilocandia trip was mostly about old churches and Marcos memorabilia, our Day 2 was all about the unspoiled natural beauty of northern part of Ilocos Norte – from sea to falls, rocks to sands and more. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m47!1m12!1m3!1d484407.07112541614!2d120.59100076151621!3d18.46416081946519!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!4m32!1i0!3e0!4m5!1s0x338ec620c9b943f5%3A0xa50abd1e3c08024d!2sLaoag+City%2C+Ilocos+Norte%2C+Philippines!3m2!1d18.1960128!2d120.5926679!4m5!1s0x338ecb7cc5a05575%3A0x650dd58af3f55a09!2sPasuquin!3m2!1d18.333333!2d120.61666699999999!4m5!1s0x3389316a80d4c545%3A0xfc64d9081bfce9fc!2sBurgos!3m2!1d18.516111!2d120.64611099999999!4m5!1s0x33892e54b6917a3d%3A0x8b9bf3d508acf0b3!2sBangui!3m2!1d18.512734299999998!2d120.7349584!4m5!1s0x338927491180a9df%3A0xb5f6f482da8bac79!2sPagudpud!3m2!1d18.587467699999998!2d120.8220827!5e0!3m2!1sen!2smy!4v1425397218893&w=600&h=450] First stop of the day, Pasuquin Salt Making stalls. It …

Sightseeing: Must-See Places of Laoag

Paoay Sand Dunes

Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines – This is where our travel-back-in-time weekend began. As mentioned on the earlier post, we left Manila at around 9 PM and arrived the next day at the city center of Laoag at 6AM. Yes, we started the tour right after we arrived! We were both too busy to fix everything ourselves …

Christmas in Kuala Lumpur

Christmas decoration in KLCC

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Spending Christmas together for the first time is one of our best memories from 2014. Even though we were far away from home and knowing that 90% of population here are non-Christians, we still manage to celebrate Christmas with great joy and enthusiasm. In the Philippines, people starts the countdown to Christmas …

Travel Itinerary 3D/2N: Weekend in Ilocos


Ilocos, Philippines – Hurray to the newly hailed wonder city of the world! As most of you didn’t know, I, Sheila, have an Ilocano blood. My roots, both sides, are from the Northern Philippines, Ilocos and Cagayan Region. Thus, I’m really proud and happy when I heard the news that Vigan City, Ilocos Sur is one …