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A diary of rich cultures, amazing places and even more amazing people. Includes itinerary planning, to hotel reservations, to returning home and the adventures and misadventures along the way.

El Nido: First Impressions

There I was, finally, at the beach of El Nido staring at the iconic Cadlao island. Accommodations all settled and our first island hopping tour not until the following day. I appreciate having some leisure time whenever we travel. By leisure, I mean allotting a few hours just walking around with no particular destination. And so […]

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El Nido: Accommodations

So this is becoming a trend in our travels, not booking accommodations at our destination. Well, at least not for all of them. Whenever we travel, we make the most of it by going to different places that are close to each other. I remember, a year ago before our Palawan trip, walking several kilometers in the […]

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Puerto Princesa to El Nido: The Fast, the Scenic and the Bumpy

Puerto Princesa to El Nido: The Fast, the Scenic and the Bumpy

“Air Asia flight Z2 422 bound for Puerto Princesa, please proceed to gate…”, the PA called. I find myself standing at the front of the line before the full announcement could be made. It was the first time we weren’t rushing to the airport for a trip. Already checked-in, comfortably waiting at the lounge and still had an […]

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Kuta Beach Bali: No Money, No Problem

Kuta Beach Bali: No Money, No Problem

The seventh stop in our SEA by Train vacation in Indonesia, Kuta. If you’ve been following this series, then you are most likely aware that during our last day in Ubud we realized that our pocket money is dwindling. To add insult to injury, we were not able to inform our banks that we will be out of the […]

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Kuta Beach, Getting There and Accommodations

Kuta Beach: Getting There and Accommodations

On our way to the seventh stop in our SEA by Train vacation in Indonesia, Kuta. The last leg of our trip in Indonesia takes us to one of the top tourist attractions in the most popular visitor destination in Indonesia. We’re not club goers, the main reason we placed Kuta last in our itinerary is for the beach. We knew we […]

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Eat, Pray, ...Walk: Roaming the Streets of Ubud on Foot

Eat, Pray, …Walk: Roaming the Streets of Ubud on Foot

The sixth stop in our SEA by Train vacation in Indonesia, Ubud. I tried and failed miserably. I’ve been trying to restrain the urge to reference the 187-week New York Times Bestselling Book by Elizabeth Gilbert since I started writing about the Ubud leg of our vacation in Indonesia. Now, on my fourth article chronicling our Ubud respite, I give in to […]

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Mother Temple Basakih in Bali, Indonesia

Bali Temple Run (2 of 2): Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Besakih and Rice Paddies

The sixth stop in our SEA by Train vacation in Indonesia, Ubud. With the “my must-visit” temples in Ubud checked off of my list from the first half of the tour (well, I also wanted to see Goa Gajah); the second half of the day takes us to the two most important temples in all of Bali, Besakih and Pura […]

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