Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rama Beach Resort & Villas – Bali, Indonesia


Yearning for some real timeout after three flights in a row, I opened my villa at Rama Beach Resort and was delighted with the sight; our home for three days was just the refuge I was craving for.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

19-hour Layover in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


Ok, I feel so guilty now. Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia was supposedly just our gateway to Bali in Indonesia. Taking it for granted, we didn’t do much research about the city only to find out that our 19-hour halt was way too short.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Horizon Hotel – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia


Our flight was delayed for more than two hours, our tired bodies were screaming for stillness. After our two-hour flight, we touched down at Kota Kinabalu International Airport and headed straight to our home for one night, the Horizon Hotel.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort – Cebu


It was my third time to visit Cebu and all I really wanted was to chill with my buddies; no tours, no night outs, no nothing. So to fulfill this, the group decided to stay at Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort in Cebu - our first stop on our 2-month summer trip around Southeast Asia.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Southeast Asia Summer Backpacking 2015


Goodbye and thank you Ma’am Carla… that was five days ago; a bittersweet Friday as I leave the school grounds to welcome my two-month hiatus – the teachers are on forced leave (yes, forced). That left me with two options; bury myself with books, journals and theses for my long overdue thesis or pack my bags and go on a two-month backpacking trip. Do I need to tell you what I chose?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hunger Games at JEST Camp Subic


We only have seven minutes, when you hear my whistle, the game will end! I ducked under a fallen tree and scanned the area for the other tributes, thinking if hiding was even a good idea. I enfolded myself some more and decided to bury myself under the thick foliage while holding on to my dear life, my untouched ribbons. Welcome to the Hunger Games at JEST Camp Subic.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Villa Song Saigon: A Luxury Hotel – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


After I made some reservations, I checked out my email and realized that we will be transported to our dinner place via speedboat at Villa Song Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City.