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Shwedagon Pagoda

Upon our arrival at Yangon’s Aung Mingalar Bus terminal, taxi touts swarmed the few travelers who disembarked the bus to offer their services. I was observing the ruckus when I heard two of my co-passengers were going downtown. I approached them if it is okay to share the ride. Luckily, they both agreed. Kai, who hailed from the US, was somewhat dragged by reluctance. Striking a continuous conversation is not his thing. He remained certain Read more

The vastness of Bagan: Who won't be stunned with these architectural beauty?

Touts approached every single individual alighting from every single bus that arrives in Bagan terminal. They offer taxi services with exceptional persistence. The sun was almost up and it was their major selling point—the guarantee of getting you at any available pagoda where the view of the sunrise is stunning. No other available cheaper transport that time so I dealt with one to get me to a Pagoda for sunrise and Read more

With the stupas of Candi Borobudur

Yogyakarta is pronounced as, and uncommonly spelled as Jogjakarta. Locals simply call it Jogja /JOGH-jah/. It is a host to temples which beginnings is even earlier to the construction of Khmer Empire’s Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, and at the same time, a testament to Indonesia’s rich and extensive history. Aside from the temples, travelers could experience the best of Indonesia’s cuisine, night life, and hospitality in Yogyakarta. Yogyakarta does not limit to being a Read more

The Angkor Wat in Siem Reap

The modern day Siem Reap, a home to 9th-century temples, is an archaeological haven. Antique enthusiasts flock to this humble yet vibrant city to witness the grandeur it once have. Though all that is left are empty structures and rubbles of the angkors (or temples), people from around the world are still interested and curious. Some scholars said that secrets lurk in every walls and corners of the temples in Read more

The Observation Deck at the 86/F of Petronas Twin Towers

I intentionally scheduled my visit by the time the sun starts to disappear from the horizon, a moment when the tinge of the heaven alters—radiant, vivid, and vibrant. Yes, I already imagined that the sunset would be amazing at the top of Petronas Twin Towers. I wasn’t wrong! I made the preparations in such a way that I won’t mess up the plan. Though I am always ready for any outright itinerary Read more