Christmas in Kuala Lumpur 2015


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – We spent another Christmas away from home. Thanks to our friends and some relatives, it was still a festive and memorable holiday but, of course, nothing will beat 'Paskong Pinoy' back home. Hopefully this year we will be able to spend it at the Philippines! 🙂

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? …

Architectural Landmarks: Ilocos, Philippines

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 …

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 …

The Popular Sunset of Phnom Bakheng


Siem Reap, Cambodia – One of the highlights of our Angkor experience is watching the sunset on top of Phnom Bakheng temple. Situated on top of a hill, we got to see 360 degrees view of Siem Reap, including the Angkor Wat temple. Definitely the best spot to experience a true Angkor sunset. Apparently, every tourist …

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 …

The Best of Penang: Must-Try Foods

Gurney Drive's Satay

Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia  - It's easy to get lost in the beautiful streets of Penang. What's much easier though is to indulge yourself to the different kinds of dishes the place has to offer. Sure constant walking and biking would let your eyes feast on all the attractions you will see, but what about dear tummy? …