SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #10: GETTING CULTURED AT BENCAB MUSEUM, BAGUIO CITY

bencab museum

Baguio City is dubbed as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”, and this is because of its high altitude location which therefore gives it a very cold and cozy weather, almost all year round. Filipinos and other tourists would visit Baguio City mostly every summer to escape the heat in their own respective hometowns. Back … Read more

Snapshots: Asia Photo Essay #8: FLYING WITH LAO AIRLINES

flying with lao airlines

For me, a chance to be able to visit Bangkok again meant taking the opportunity to visit nearby destinations I haven’t visited yet, especially the ones with no direct flights from Manila. Given that, I took the opportunity to visit Laos. Having a very limited time, it was hard for me to choose between Vientiane … Read more

Snapshots: Asia Photo Essay #9: GOOD MORNING, SOI NANA!

soi nana

Thailand!!! Finally we meet again! It’s been a while since I visited Bangkok. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular place to visit in Southeast Asia (and loved by my friends from Western countries!). Not gonna lie, but Bangkok has a certain kind of charm sans the crazy traffic jam. How locals would greet … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #6: BREAKFAST AT SINGAPORE

breakfast at singapore

We meet again, Singapore! I was so happy to have a chance to visit Singapore again, this time not as a tourist but an academic presenter at a conference in Nanyang Technological University. My prior trips to Singapore consists of quick layovers and visits to specific areas, such as Little India and Chinatown. Singapore could … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #5: STREETS OF METRO MANILA

streets of metro manila

These photos were taken by a Samsung S6 phone back in July 2015. Whenever I’m not traveling, I always make it a point to try take photos of anything interesting I’ll see around Manila, my home city. Looking back and assessing my photography skills, I feel like I’ve learned so much over the years and … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #4: AN ARTS AND CULTURE TOUR OF LEGAZPI CITY

legazpi city

Bicol Region in the Philippines (consists of the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, and Catanduanes) is one of the most beautiful regions in the Philippines. Personally, this is also the place I keep on coming back to. I love the calmness of the provinces (even the most urban ones), I love … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #2: BERJALAN SURABAYA

surabaya

For some reason, I have seriously YOLO-ed myself over traveling a lot in 2019, as if I know something will happen that will literally bar me and everyone else in this planet from traveling in 2020. I have been out and about on every school break there is (presenting researches, sneaking in quick vacations, and … Read more

BALI LUXURY VILLA FOR RENT: Villa Koru (Review)

Villa Koru

This is a sponsored (but honest) review of Villa Koru, the best Luxury Villa for rent in Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia. This article contains affiliate links. So, you have finally chosen Bali, Indonesia as your travel destination. Are you a solo traveler who wants a ‘me time’, a couple who wants to have a quality vacation, … Read more