Monday, September 29, 2014

Bad Weather Blues: Tiger Cave Temple & Ao Nang Beach

The skies were dark and the atmosphere gloomy as I made my way out of Krabi's airport. As soon as I rode the bus that went to the city center, I knew that it was rainy season but I hoped that this was not a sign of my entire stay in Thailand. The fare from the airport to the bus station in the town is 100 Baht one way.

The rain's small fingers touched my skin slowly as I wandered the streets of Krabi town. It took quite a while to find Pak-Up Hostel, but when I got there all I wanted to do was absolutely nothing. The gloomy weather did not subside so I decided to pass the time by trying to figure out which countries my roommates came from based on their accents. I played this little game for a while till I found something better to do, eat dinner.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Cave Temples of Ipoh

I stayed way too long in Ipoh City. Didn't plan on staying for a week but I needed a temporary base to work and I just didn't want to move around from place to place anymore since I was about to fly to Krabi, Thailand after my week long stay in Malaysia. So there I was thinking of places to visit in Ipoh, then I came across the cave temples while browsing online.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ipoh's Cultural & Historical Heritage

Since I was in Malaysia for a week after my trip to Nepal and have been to Malaysia quite a few times already, I decided to go to a state I have yet to visit. I didn't know what to expect from Ipoh since I barely researched on places to visit and things to do in this city in Perak. I was in the 'what-the-heck-mode-I'll-just-wing-it' mentality.

Art in the City

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Itinerary & Expenses for Pokhara & Kathmandu Trip

I wasn't able to go trekking on this trip to Nepal, but I'm seriously looking to return and do one of those week long treks. Nepal is an amazing country with a rich culture and plenty to offer all sorts of travelers. The country's chaotic streets may not be for everyone, but the friendly people more than make up for the chaos on the streets.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Taste Testing Nepal

I had no idea what to expect from Nepalese food, simply because I have never tasted any dish from this country. With no expectations, my friends and I dove into the different dishes that Nepal had to offer. I don't want to pretend to be a food connoisseur, but here goes something.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Exploring Pokhara: At the Foot of the Himalayas

The (feeling) outdoorsy side of me wanted to trek any of the trails in the Himalayas, but because of time and budget constraints, I decided not to, maybe for another trip. So far the few days my friends and I stayed in Pokhara, we decided to visit some of the city's attractions.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Culture, Chaos, and Devotion in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal was an attack on the senses, but in a good way. My friends and I had a full day to experience Nepal from its narrow streets and alleys to their devotion.