Side Trip: Singapore

When I booked my tickets to Indonesia, I was happy to have a long layover in Singapore on my way back from Surabaya. The first time I went is just a 1-hour episode of running and trying to catch the next airplane miles away from my arrival gate. Anyway, I nearly had to book another…

Destination: Java (Part III)

Day 4 – Surabaya – Bromo The downside of having a short holiday trip is that the pace of each journey is fast. I didn’t have much time absorbing the experience in Borobudur and there’s so much to take. I’ve always been a moving traveler and no lazy day since every minute of the holiday…

Destination: Java (Part II)

 If you haven’t read the first part, see Destination: Java, Indonesia. Day 3 – Borobudur, Magelang, Yogyakarta 0300 – My tour transport guy came to fetch me from the hostel. I woke up ready for the day with chocolate bars and water that I bought in preparation for the adventure. We had to pass by…

Destination: Java, Indonesia

Bromo, Borobudur, Prambanan The Plan Starbucks Planner: Imagination on paper The Papal visit was all over the news when I started to plan the trip to Indonesia. Planning a trip is a serious business. It’s the most exciting stage of the entire process. When I plan trips, I use the combined force of the imagination…

Destination: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The decision to go to Cambodia is easy. My personal expectation about Saigon is too high. It lacks the sense of adventure, exotism, and culture. I packed my bags waved goodbye to my German friend Myriam and spent the night in a cheap hotel near the bus station. Day 1 I woke up early in…

Destination: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City Panoramic View from Saigon Opera House Long weekend in the Philippines, I booked my flight to HCMC to see what they have to offer. I’ve seen the North and Central part of Vietnam so I think the South would be a little bit different. Arrived at the airport at 0130h. My…

Destination: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Malaysia, Truly Asia Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. Compared to other capital cities like Jakarta and Manila, KL is less populated with a total of only 1.6 million KLites. When my friend Pat invited me to spend the weekend in KL, I didn’t hesitate to agree. I also notified a good friend Ellie (UK), whom I…