• Mount Lantawan: A Thrilling And Alluring Surprise In Danao, Cebu

    Mount Lantawan: A Thrilling And Alluring Surprise In Danao, Cebu

    The therapeutic breeze brushed past me, as I was standing on the summit of Mount Manghilao. Slowly, the untouched natural allure of Danao’s highlands was beautifully uncovering itself right in front of my eyes. Like a beautiful symphony, the dramatic foggy beauty of the mountain overflowed our hearts with gladness and optimism. I swear it was nothing short of awe-inspiring. And, in the midst of it all, we spotted a mysterious and wonderfully shaped mountain. Could be this the mountain they call Mount Lantawan? Was there a surprise or gorgeous panorama waiting for us at the summit of this mountain? And, make no mistake about it – this wasn’t the…

  • Erawan Shrine: Experiencing Serendipity In Bangkok’s Bustling Heart

    Erawan Shrine: Serendipity In Bangkok’s Bustling Heart

    “Life is not merely a series of accidents or coincidences, but rather it is a tapestry of acts that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan”. The truth is, nothing happens by chance in this world. From a gust of wind to earth-shattering tragedies, everything is part of the universe’s grand masterpiece. Even getting lost in an urban maze like Bangkok has a purpose in your life. Not only can it give you plenty of wonderful lessons, but it may also lead to fascinating surprises, like Erawan Shrine. And, as I was exploring Bangkok, I rediscovered the true meaning of serendipity and the saying “everything happens for a reason”. I got…

  • Wat Pho: A Solo Escape Chasing The Enticing Temples In Bangkok

    Wat Pho: A Solo Escape Chasing The Enticing Temples In Bangkok

    A drink at a rooftop bar alone was not how I wanted to spend my evening in Bangkok. As far as I can remember, it has been over 4 years since the last time I took a sip of alcohol. And, I wasn’t planning on breaking my vow not to drink. The truth is, bad things usually happen, every time I drink. Even worse, I was in a foreign land full of complexities and eccentricities. Yet, I was in a mood for a little celebration. After all, it has been, so far, a wondrous year full of mind-blowing adventures and blessings. What’s more, I just ticked off an experience that…

  • Ayutthaya, Thailand: Savoring The Remnants Of Siam’s Golden Days

    Ayutthaya: Savoring The Remnants Of Siam’s Golden Days

    A memorable trip to a bygone era! That was our guide’s promise on our way to Ayutthaya. “You’re going to see Thailand’s most important and picture-perfect relics”, said our Ayutthaya day tour guide, Roger. As someone who works in the travel industry, I know it’s the guide’s job to pump up its guests. And sometimes, there are tours that just don’t live up to the expectations set by the guides and even blogs. Been there, done that! Whenever a travel guide says something wondrous about a place, a universe of questions will soon fill my head. And, in our Ayutthaya day tour, my inner monologue had a plethora of questions,…