In the off the beaten path: South Palawan in 2 days
We were on our way to Rio Tuba, a barangay in south Palawan known for mining and where sweet crocodiles hangout. This will be our jump off point going to Bugsuk in Balabac group of islands, a few kisses north of Sabah.
[UPDATED] Where to stay in Bagan: The Shwe Na Di Guest House
While Nyaung U is actually far from temples and pagodas of Old Bagan, what’s good about this area is that it’s closer to the market, stores, and restaurants. For me this is great since I like walking around and talking to locals when I’m not sightseeing.
Tuol Sleng’s Genocide
Codename S-21. This former school was turned to an execution center (killing around 20,000 people including children) during the Khmer Rouge era. I didn’t realize how real genocide and brainwashing was until I came to Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sleng. Heartbreaking history.
Siargao: The Daku Island
The island found in the province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines is also home to beautiful sceneries perfect for a day off from chasing swells. Think clean torquoise waters, cream fine sand, wide quiet shoreline, delicious grilled mahi mahi, and fantastic sun. Sounds like a page from the great book of amazing places right? Well that’s exactly how Daku island in Siargao is – divine.
Of Angkor and Bagan
History Cluster Riding Carvings Walls Vendor art Patterns Opening Gold Beings Overlooking Temple grounds Colors Anterior Grand Spaces Frames Lines Choices These photos were taken in Angkor Wat, Cambodia and Bagan, Burma (a.k.a. Myanmar)
Burma: The Yangon Circle Line Train
The Circle Train literally circles around Yangon which means anyone who is bored can decide to sit and just enjoy the full 3 hour ride into the deep towns. Hop off if you find something interesting then hop back in to the next passing train.