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And more hotel tales

Time froze, and from my upside-down view, I saw a guy staring at me with his key suspended in his hand and his mouth hanging open in total shock. Everyone has hotel stories to tell, and they all vary from funny to embarrassing to unforgettable. I was staying in a hotel at the heart of...

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Tuk-tuk: Your Bangkok “ride of a lifetime”

    Do you remember that Visa card commercial back in 2002 where James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) rented a tuk-tuk, those sputtering three-wheeled open air taxis  to cut through the traffic and catch up with his date Zhang Ziyi in Bangkok and how the tuk-tuk collapsed to the ground from fatigue? I always thought that...

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My favorite travel Apps

Travel apps prove most helpful when you are travelling. Here are my top four most used travel Apps. If you don’t have any of these already, don’t forget to download them before your next trip.   Google maps Google Maps is my ‘bestest’ of best friends in travelling to anywhere, even just to the next...

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My travel tripods

Tripods. It’s those bulky thingies with three legs and a revolving head. Who needs them while traveling? If you’re taking photos and videos and want your shots to be better, you do. You definitely do. Yeah I know the hassle and the weight they add to your luggage, but the extra effort is worth it....

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A Charm called Chiang Mai

IN the northernmost part of Thailand is Chiang Mai, a city that caught my heart and became my instant favorite the first time I saw it from an airplane window. Chiang Mai is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. It is small and laid-back but packed with everything—from mountains to verdant...

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Twin peaks of Saint Lucia

    THE famous twin peaks of Saint Lucia—the Piton mountains is the first landmark you can see when you approach the Castries port in this eastern Caribbean island. I was excited to finally check off this island from my bucket list after I joined a group tour a few months ago. Fast forward, we...

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Flamenco: A beach lover’s paradise

ABOUT 20 minutes or so onboard a small plane from Puerto Rico toward the east coast of is a small slice of idyllic paradise surrounded by the bluest waters of the Caribbean Ocean. The island is called Isla de Culebra. From the air, the first sight that attracts one’s attention to Culebra is a long...

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Catching winter’s last hurrah in the Himalayas

INDIA has always been in my bucket list for as long as I can remember, so when my travel buddy from Thailand suggested a trip to India, I said yes right away. After numerous email exchanges and chats and ticket booking updates and travel arrangements, we finalized our plan and  to cut it short, we...

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Saipan Sunset

Sunset falls over the Saipan lagoon, turning the waters into golden and orange hues. Sunsets in Saipan and the Northern Mariana Islands are so stunningly beautiful the whole year-round.

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Malacca in one day (and it’s not enough)

The historic city of Melaka, or Malacca in the southwestern Malaysia has always been in my bucket list for as long as I can remember. I finally had the chance to check it off few weeks ago. I had one day to spare and learned that one day is never enough. To get as much...