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Seven Reasons Why I’ll Never Forget Indonesia


Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia – Tomorrow morning, I’ll be flying out of Indonesia’s second largest city marking an end to my 9-day trip in this unforgettable country. I have read many good things about Indonesia even before I started planning the … Continue reading

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Dinagyang, With Eyes Wide Open


A sustained whistle followed by three successive short blows signals the beginning of a multi-sensorial feast. Consider the tribal warrior covered in paint wearing  fire-colored headdress making aggressive steps towards the center. Behind him, the tribe members aim their arrows … Continue reading

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Solitude: The Glory of Being Alone


“Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god” – Aristotle   In this sense, I guess solo travelers are wild beasts – never hindered by personal limitations, and always feeling the need to roam. For many, … Continue reading

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Chasing Dreams and Sunrise: Two Mornings at San Juanico


Looking outside the plane window made me realize I won’t make it to the bridge before sunrise. It was only 5:35 am but the golden disc is already rising from the sea. I first saw San Juanico Bridge as a child … Continue reading

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The City as an Impetus of a Deadly Sin


If Singapore is a deadly sin, I would name it Envy because of the feeling this city stirs in me every time I step on its soils. The mall-like atmosphere of Changi Airport, tree-lined highways with flowering plants in the middle, and … Continue reading

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Solitude and Disappointment


I woke up this morning with a slightly heavy head from the drinking session with colleagues last night. Despite not feeling well, I went around the resort area as planned. While the following photos might look ‘inviting’, this is not a place … Continue reading

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In Saigon, “Even the Nights are Better”


A visit to Saigon is like a spiritual retreat (click here to know why). It compels you to look inwardly – grime, and all. But to say that the city is all bout relics and memories of Vietnam War  is shortsighted. For me, in Saigon, “even the nights are … Continue reading

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War: Midnight of the Soul


“How many kinds of animals can you kill with your hands?”                                      – Michael Herr, Illumination Rounds I. The Tunnels If courage has a physical form, his is contained and manifested in a slender frame and a slouching posture; a … Continue reading

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