Monday, August 25, 2014

Kellie's Castle: For Love or Folly?

I decided to stay in Malaysia for around a week before I headed to Southern Thailand to explore some of the islands. I was looking at different destinations but decided to go to Ipoh, Perak. I knew little about Ipoh but I decided to wing it anyway. Upon further research when I arrived at my hostel, I found out that I could visit an abandoned (yet restored and well-preserved) castle.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sights & Sounds of Patan & Kathmandu Durbar Square

Wandering around Kathmandu was a one of a kind experience for me. It was a completely different world from the places I've been to (I've been to most Southeast Asian countries).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Butuan's Storied Past

I was only passing through Butuan, Agusan del Norte on my trip to Siargao and Dinagat Islands. I had a day to spend in the city so I decided to visit the museum.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Traveling Back in Time in Bhaktapur

I had no intention of visiting Nepal, but because of a very fortunate turn of events, my friends and I found ourselves in Nepal. For me, the highlight of the trip was a visit to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Bhaktapur.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Surigao's Pebble Beach

I was only in Surigao City as a transit point to Dinagat Islands and Siargao, but that didn't stop me from seeing a few of the sights in this city.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Itinerary & Expenses: Siargao, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte & Butuan Trip

I spent around a week exploring parts of Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands. It has been a wonderful experience discovering what these provinces had to offer. Most of the beaches and places I've been to are local secrets and have yet to be tainted with tourism because of its relatively remote location and lack of development. But these places' natural and raw beauty are their greatest strength.