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 …

Architectural Landmarks: Ilocos, Philippines

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 …

Day Trip: Experience Batu Caves and Malaysia’s Indian Culture


Selangor, Malaysia – Located just minutes away from Kuala Lumpur, the iconic Batu Caves is a place you shouldn't miss on your visit to Malaysia. Considered as one of the top tourist attractions in Malaysia, these limestone caves are 400 million years old and houses the world's tallest Hindu statue, Lord Muruga Statue. Besides visiting …

Tonle Sap Lake and the Chong Kneas Floating Village + Sunset


Siem Reap, Cambodia – Ton Le Sap is recognized as the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. There's no doubt that this is one of the best tourist attractions in Cambodia as it is beautiful in its own right. We are truly astonished when we visited the place, but once we got to know a little …

Architectural Landmarks: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Temple Hopping: Must-see temples of Siem Reap

Inside Angkor Wat

Siem Reap, Cambodia – No tour of Siem Reap is complete without a grand tour of Angkor Wat and the surrounding temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park. If you have more time, you can do your own DIY tour and rent a bike. But, the best way to maximize your time temple hopping is to get a tuk tuk driver …

Food Trip: Khmer Style!

Cambodian Famous Barbeque

Siem Reap, Cambodia – Our excitement to see the marvelous temples of Cambodia overshadowed our eagerness to discover the country's signature dishes. We were only able to think about it while we were chatting with the taxi driver that brought us to our accommodation. He suggested a couple of foods, and we were able to …

Street Arts: Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia