An American experiences culture shock at Filipinos’s ‘helpful’ culture. This is a guest post by Lakbay Diva.
October was another busy month traveling around the country and abroad. If statistics have to be considered, I was out of Makati City for the past 25 days!
I’ve always considered Cebu Pacific Air’s onboard eats as expensive because it is. But I’ve always been curious, beyond the cup noodles and biscuits, are their savory sandwiches and filled bread buns worth the expense? I wanted to find out.
My Davao City travel article and images published in Space Magazine Travel Issue Vol 3 2012
As the bus we took from Sagada neared the marker to the highest point of the Halsema Highway in Atok, Benguet, we called on the driver to stop, clambered down, and when we gazed at the spectacular scenery before us, we were in great awe.
For much of September, I was mostly out of Metro Manila, off traveling in Baguio, Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan, Ozamiz, Cebu and Davao
A great value for money hotel, Microtel Inn and Suites in Baguio City has always been a trusted, well regarded place to stay.
I love Siem Reap. Its a great city with great culture, heritage and people.
The night can work wonders and when abroad, the chances of an encounter can be greater than being at home.
Nom pao is Cambodia’s version of siopao but its so filling, savory and delectable. The khmers don’t scrimp on the filling!
When I arrived at Alor Setar, little did I know that it was the last day of a local Taoist festival. Think about it. Travel as discovery and it was those moments wherein I can readily say I was at the right time at the right place.
Fearful of ghosts harming you? In Siem Reap, they have this kind of amulet to protect one from bad ghosts, as this man told me.
After a whirlwind trip in several destinations in the southern Philippines starting 17 October, plus Kuala Lumpur and Alor Setar in Malaysia, I’m now here in Cambodia, specifically, Siem Reap.
I stayed at a beautiful, well designed and minimalistic hotel in Alor Setar. For a single room? Its just RM50 with free fast wifi and breakfast. Good value for money.
Travel to new destinations always give you that feeling of being lost. Lost in a new place, lost in a new language, lost in a new cuisine.