Monday, October 20, 2014

Crazy Kathmandu and the Very Divisoria-like Area of Asan


Five minutes. It took us five minutes to cross a 7-meter wide road in one piece. I’m the queen of the road when I cross the streets, in Manila. I'm having a hard time crossing a narrow strip of road, this really bothered me. Startled, I sat on a bench somewhere and started to grasp what was happening which pacified me after a while. And then something just popped out of me, What’s the rush Carla? You’re in Kathmandu, just enjoy it!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hotel Ganesh Himal – Kathmandu, Nepal


After 4 ½ hours we finally arrived at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport a little past eight in the evening. We dashed into the visa-on-arrival lane and after half an hour or so we were being surrounded by cabbies right outside the arrival hall. We scanned through the placards of the hotel pick-up services and saw my name under the Hotel Ganesh Himal’s sign. We hurriedly went inside the van and sped away from the pandemonium thanking the driver for the free airport pick-up service of the hotel.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Nirvana Garden Hotel – Kathmandu, Nepal


There’s a secret garden tucked somewhere along the busy district of Thamel in Kathmandu, Nepal; away from the crowd and hustle of this touristy area, the Nirvana Garden Hotel.

Monday, October 13, 2014

KL Street Food Trip Part Two


I puffed out a sigh of relief as we walked out of LCCT’s maze-like halls and found our favorite spot, a gutter somewhere right in the middle of the terminal’s parking lot, holding some cups of coffee. It was a familiar territory.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

StarPoints Hotel – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The sky suddenly turned grey and the heavy downpour caught us in the middle of Jalan Masjid India. Drenched from the rain, we got inside the StarPoints Hotel lobby and the gracious staff welcomed us as if they’re waiting for us the whole day. And then a huge sigh of relief.

Friday, October 10, 2014

My Nepal ~ Southeast Asia Trip through Instagram

Banyo Ba Kamo? ~ Bangkok, Thailand

If this is what contentment feels then I want this for the rest of my life, I whispered to myself as I watch the sunrise from the rooftop of our guest house in a quiet area of Dhulikel in Nepal.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How to Cure Niknik (Sand Mite) Bites


I’ve been attacked by a colony of niknik. And it was serious.