Kawah Ijen

Fear and loathing climbing to the crater of Kawah Ijen

I was catching my breath as the stream of hikers in both directions were passing the narrow but stony path down to where the famous blue fire was. Hikers in trekking gear while others were in jeans and sneakers. I just didn’t mind the incessant offers of pieces of sulphur and gas mask. All I […]

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Chori burger
Should you try Boracay’s chori burger?

I’ve been to Boracay countless times and it was only in December last year that I first got to taste chori burger while on assignment for a regional inflight magazine. Chori burger, for the uninitiated is actually not a burger but just slices of chorizo, grilled, including the bun. A special spicy-sweet sauce completes the […]

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sofitel_2

This ain’t a fair world, really. There are just some doors open to those with the right credentials. In Macau, there’s a particular portal that is reserved for the ultra rich and high rollers. Piles of money that they can afford to burn in a night.

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