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A quality time with niece.

With my work station facing the west, only the glass wall separated me from the sunset. I was seated at a perfect vantage point. At first, the sunburst drapes from the stratocumulus openings. It gave an alternating shade of light and dusk to the mountain ridges that bedeck the foreground. Then, as the sun disappears from the horizon, vivid hue of red and orange painted the blue welkin. A stunning Read more

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

The main hall of Thiri Zaya Bumi Bagan Golden Palace

Here’s what happened when I visited the Thiri Zaya Bumi Bagan Golden Palace: But before everything else, let us talk about the photo above. The first thing you’ll probably notice is the wet section of my shirt that formed a triangle. I couldn’t control my sweat, people! Perhaps, the RealFeel® is 45°C in ‪#‎Bagan‬. What I really wanted to share is the hall where I did the pose. That is Read more

A cruise ship looking A-One Pattaya

The red and orange tint of the sky was slowly turning blue. The sun just hid itself below the horizon. The lights started glimmering, changing the face of the Beach Road, Pattaya’s most popular avenue, into something neon, slick, and slinky. The lights of different colors exhibited good visual elements, making every dark corner of the city mysterious. The once bland alleys transmogrify (yeah, like a genetic mutation). Massage and Read more

Melaka River at dusk

My sweats were dripping fast. My shirt turned darker with the pretty obvious wet discoloration. Though it was late in the afternoon, the tropical heat radiated as if it was high noon. And so, I took a break from my walk. It was almost two hours since I started exploring by foot though. I found this dessert bar along the riverbank just across St. Francis Xavier Church. I occupied a vacant Read more

Cayangan (Kayangan) Lake Coron Palawan

Valentine’s Day has passed but it is still a love month. So I guess, it isn’t too late for me to share my love story, a story that isn’t all about what you are thinking. It is a love affair that hopeless romantics could not get an inspiration with – but, I wish, globetrotters do. Unlike any other tales, it wasn’t love at first sight. In fact, it started bitter. Read more