Saigon, which now goes by the name Ho Chi Minh, is the largest city of Vietnam that occupies most of its southern part. Named after the communist leader Ho Chi Minh at the end of Vietnam War, it is the … Continue reading
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Angkor Wat: Being There.
If a picture paints a thousand words, it would still be not enough to describe the grandeur of the Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Though the pictures I’ve seen of it doesn’t entice me at all, it has … Continue reading
During my very recent trip to Cambodia, my expectation to see a monk was fulfilled when I visited a couple of temples. Not only did I see one but several of them who came in groups, most likely as tourists … Continue reading
So This Is Bali.
Bali has long been amongst the world’s iconic vacation destinations. Though I’ve been hearing about it way before I started to travel, it never stirred any interest in me to go there. Until I read the book ‘Eat Pray Love’ … Continue reading
Travel Theme: Sky.
I have been absent for a long time and been missing a lot of Ailsa’s great travel themes. But this week’s theme is one of my favorites so I simply could not let it pass. Here are some of my … Continue reading
Travel Theme: Motion.
Motion in sports: scenes from the 2011 Ironman held at CWC, Camarines Sur. Scary motion: an Asian Water Monitor seemed to be swimming towards me. A lot of these alligator-size lizards can be found at Lumphini Park in Bangkok, Thailand. … Continue reading
Travel Theme: Peaceful.
Peaceful is the word to describe an acquired siesta right in the middle of a crowded park. I took this snapshot during my visit to Sanya’s Ends of the Earth Park at Hainan, China. It was high noon, the park … Continue reading
Travel Theme: Dance.
This is part of a dance drama by the Balinese depicting the a battle between the mythical characters Rangda, the witch representing evil, and the lion-dragon representing good known as Barong. The dancers express the story through the fingers, hands … Continue reading
Travel Theme: Lights.
For this week’s travel theme by Ailsa, here’s my entry: Related articles Travel Theme: Light (americangypsygibberish.com) Travel Theme: A Bench in Dappled Light (picturesinlivingcolor.wordpress.com) Travel Theme: Light (wheresmybackpack.com)
Travel Theme: Benches.
Inside the compound of Taipa Houses Museum in Macau. I found these benches while exploring the forest of Mount Kinabalu National Park. At the Jesselton Point ferry terminal of Kota Kinabalu. Related articles Travel Theme: Green. (greatgreths.wordpress.com) Travel theme: Benches … Continue reading