It’s clean and affords you the privacy you need at a budget, this space capsule hotel in Kota Kinabalu is highly recommended. I have to confess. I don’t like staying in hostels. I’m not just comfortable sleeping in a dorm room with complete strangers. That’s why, I always go for a hotel room. But if budget or time is scarce, then I will go for a capsule hotel. Not just any other capsule hotel like the one I first tried in Tokyo, for that matter,…Continue Reading “Space Capsule Hotel in Kota Kinabalu”

Khao Rang Phuket

I really didn’t plan to go up Khao Rang Phuket the last time I visited this island. But since I was doing Ingress missions wherein I need to hack portals at the summit, I flagged a taxi and went up it’s winding road a few minutes from the center of Phuket Old Town. It was a little past noon, very hot and humid that I bought overpriced durian flavored popsicle and a bottle of mineral water to cool down. So close to the town Khao…Continue Reading “Khao Rang Phuket for great panoramic views”

The day was rather dreary, a slight drizzle has soaked wet the earth and cement flooring when we arrived at Yeongwol Station for our trip back to Seoul. The past few days were rather hectic with the opening of the Donggang International Photo Festival where I was one of the featured photographers. But the station was beautiful, done in traditional Korean architecture which at least brightened us up. It was rather small with a ticket office inside. Just behind the structure is the rail track…Continue Reading “A 2.5 hour trip from Yeongwol to Seoul by train”

Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train

I love long rides while traveling. So it wasn’t really hard to decide to just take the slower journey from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train. Not the Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR), the fastest and far more expensive option. But took the Tze-chiang Limited Express of Taiwan Railways (TRA) via the mountain line. It’s still a fast option, at around four hours compared to less than two hours for the former. But then, I wasn’t in a rush. First time in Kaohsiung I traveled to…Continue Reading “From Kaohsiung to Taoyuan by train. Slow train, that is.”

Australia is one of the most popular destinations for travelers around the world because of its great climate, interesting food, impressive modern and old architecture and stunning natural wonders. Its cities have their own charm and beauty, offering a cosmopolitan and modern lifestyle at par with major urban centers around the world. Here are five major cities that visitors should check out. Melbourne Located at the southeastern end of the continent, Melbourne is the happening capital city of Victoria. Known for its vibrant art scene,…Continue Reading “Top five cities to visit in Australia”