Let me write you a love letter

We label places, in our minds we play this game of association to remember its scents, flavours, textures, feelings. A city could be a stop over, a place where we treaded as a passer by and somehow managed to leave trivial cues in the crevices...

subvert narrative

This is just a rant on travel “influencing” (whatever that means). Because, newsflash, that dreamy vignette or epic drone shot is not cutting it anymore. This may be the death of travel blogging as we know it. Telling a travel tale do not always open...

5 Very Unique Festivals in the Philippines

Home to over 180 local languages and dialects, the Philippines is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It should therefore come as no surprise that it’s also home to several unique festivals open to both locals and foreigners. Here are five...

How to Apply Indian Tourist Visa for Filipinos

In the past, Philippine passport holders are eligible to enter India under visa on arrival arrangement. Some websites now state that it is still the case when arriving in major airports , but Wikipedia says otherwise. I tried checking with Indian government websites but...

things to do in and around marina bay sands

Marina Bay Sands has been a go-to place if I need to show someone around Singapore. For the reason that it is convenient: it is accessible, everything is in one place, and it is fail-proof in terms of amusing SG virgins. It is a practical...

THE BORDER CROSSING THAT ALMOST KILLED ME

Half asleep, my head bobbed foregrounding the blurred landscape of the Kenyan savanna. The view gradually transitioned from silhouette of the flat horizon to sprawling forest shrouded in pitch black night. It was close to midnight and the road was noticeably rough, no longer the smooth...

why vlog?

In case you haven't noticed, I almost abandoned this space. Things got real and I guess people are outgrowing the travel blogging idea. Start an argument on traveler versus tourist and I will stick my finger up your descending colon so you know that the...

CASABLANCA AND THE SQUALID HOTEL

We barely had a day to rest before our long-haul journey back home. An entire day of overland travel across the valley from the Atlas Mountains means miles after desolate miles of arid countryside, of which a warm bath and a homey bed could have...