travel tagged

OH-kay! So Mica of senyorita.net and Flip or Flipnomad.com pointed a shotgun on our throats to do this activity. We thought of giving it a shot, since when we were kids, we love messing up with our classmates' slam books (and now, with their lives...

the living ruins (a photo essay)

Knowing locals and immersing in their everyday lives  are the things that we never failed doing whenever we go out on a trip. It's a leaning, enriching and inspiring experience. It makes us feel like toddlers all over again--ignorant and clueless as blank slates. My favorite subject is people,...

on sadness…

"the tormented heart doesn't just find happiness, it becomes happiness".   ¬umeed merchant. "the ground beneath her feet" by salman rushdie my feet draws me to the sound of rock. and you, i am not so sure. but there must have been a constant sadness that made...

of beauty and drowning

There is such a thing as being lost to reality. A reality spun by ancient dream weavers so that what you see is a reflection of what used to be. Angkor's magic is like such, and we were willing to get lost in its web.  Banteay...

the river of 1,000 lingas

Once, Shiva, a very powerful god, grew tired of the cycle of life and death and reincarnations. He decided to give up the pleasures of life and he smeared his body in ash and he didnt eat or drink or indulge in any physical pleasure....

rise and shine world

It was early morning when Monette literally pulled me out of the bed. We need to rush to Srah Srang in time for the break of dawn to witness the rumored “best place to see the sunrise.” According to most tourists: the most popular place...

a kiss that never betrays…

The most faithful of all kisses is that of the sun on the rock. The sun's rays would touch upon its face, never leaving it till it sets. And even at that, when the sun lends it's light on the other side of the earth,...

majestic angkor wat

We thought we have to bring passport size photo for the temple ID , which Monette forgotten that we have to look for a photo studio in Kuala Lumpur. Apparently, the Apsara Authority upgraded their ticketing system recently, they will take a digital photo right...

the land of angkor

I am really excited to blog about Angkor Wat. But I don't know where to start. I'm still under anesthesia while I'm writing this, a perfect time to reminisce the moment I first set foot in the land of the Angkor. What I'm feeling right...