Sunday, January 15, 2017

Journey to Shangri-La

Shangri-La is one of the highest places in Yunnan, if I'm not mistaken, it's around 3000 meters above sea level. I was a bit groggy from the journey from Kunming, but I was raring to explore this part of China. I felt a slight headache during the first day, because of altitude sickness, but I got used to it after a day.




Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Ganden Sumetseling Monastery

I just got out of the overnight bus from Kunming to Shangri-La. I was still drowsy when I got to the hostel. It wasn't check-in time yet, so I was looking for something to do to pass the time. A French guest was planning to go to Sumetseling Monastery that date. She asked me if I wanted to tag along, since I had nothing and no idea what to do, I decided to join her.




Thursday, December 29, 2016

Finding Zen at Nanzoin Temple

Fukuoka wasn't really on my travel map until cheap tickets made me decide to go. The adventurous side of me wanted to visit another part of Japan as I've been to the usual places on my earlier trips. I didn't really decide on what to do and places to visit until the start of the day. I ended up deciding to visit Nanzoin Temple, because the other option was too far away.




Sunday, December 18, 2016

Top Beaches to Visit in Lombok for First Timers

Indonesia is a diverse country with plenty of things to do and experience. One way to describe this country is think of the Philippines but much bigger. On my second trip to this country I decided to explore another part of it, which was Lombok. I've heard good things about this island, especially it's beaches.


Here's a rundown of the top beaches I've been to on this beautiful island of Lombok.



Sunday, December 11, 2016

Adventure in the Blue Moon Valley

After exploring the ancient and UNESCO-listed town of Lijiang, I had time to explore the mountains. Snow Mountain was the nearest destination, and I heard good things about it. Renting a car on my own was expensive, so I decided to go to an area where vans shuttled people to the park.




Saturday, December 3, 2016

Budget and Itinerary for Nagoya and Central Japan Trip

I wanted to visit another area of Japan during my return trip, so I decided to book tickets to Nagoya, the gateway to Central Japan. I had no clear and definite itinerary in mind because I wanted to be flexible and just add or remove destinations while I'm there. I ended up traveling to Takayama, Shirakawago, Tsumago, Magome and Matsumoto, and exploring Nagoya.




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Chasing Waterfalls in Lombok, Indonesia

It's been a couple of years since my first trip to Indonesia, I decided to return to explore another part of this beautiful country. For this trip I went to Lombok, a different island which reminded me so much of the provinces back home. This island has plenty to offer visitors who are looking for different kinds of adventure. In one of the days I was there, I decided to chase waterfalls.