Direct Bus from Malaysia to Singapore

Direct Bus from Malaysia to Singapore

Malaysia and Singapore, like Cambodia and Thailand or Vietnam and Cambodia or Hong Kong and Macau, is like hitting two birds with one stone.  For one short vacation, you may visit two countries with ease and convenience as they are bordering countries.  You can marvel on the magnificent Twin Towers one day and then enjoy Universal Studios the next day.Read More    

When in Hong Kong:  Tai O Fishing Village

When in Hong Kong: Tai O Fishing Village

One would think that Hong Kong is a picture of bustling metropolitan with high-rise buildings and impressive skyline or a picturesque Chinese community with temples found in every corner.  That is not really false, but, the city is a multifaceted metropolis with diverse culture and influences that makes it more endearing for tourists and locals, alike.  A little far away from Hong Kong city, on the island of Lantau, is a fishing village that depicts the early life of native Hong Kong and shows a different side of a rather busy cosmopolitan, and that is the Tai O Fishing Village.Read More    

Two-Day Macau Tour Itinerary

Two-Day Macau Tour Itinerary

Macau used to only be a side-trip while visiting Hong Kong when the city is not yet known as the gambling hub or the Las Vegas of Asia.  The rise to its economy and enormous growth of casino resort hotels brought quite a number of tourists from around the world.  Now, the city is considered to be one of the most famous tourist spots in Asia.  Surely, it has gone a long way.  But, being the Las Vegas of Asia doesn’t mean that it only attracts gamblers because Macau is more than just casinos.Read More    

Getting to Shenzhen from Macau

Getting to Shenzhen from Macau

Shenzhen is a city located at the southern part of the vast province of Guangdong.  It is one of the largest financial districts in China and one of the most prosperous cities as well.  It is the first city in China to be regarded as Special Economic Zone.  Shenzhen is lying adjacent to Hong Kong and is only an hour away by ferry from Macau.Read More    

Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island

We temporarily said goodbye to Royal Palace Cruise as we stepped on a small boat to fetch us to a much bigger boat to bring us to the bungalow on Cat Ba Island.  After the tour at Hang Sung Sot cave, we just freshened up a little and we were off to another adventure.  On that quite bigger boat, two groups from two different cruises came together, a total of 20 tourists, to stay on an island far from the city and who were all thrilled to uncover the beauty of the mysterious Cat Ba Island.Read More    

How to Get to Guangzhou, China from Macau

How to Get to Guangzhou, China from Macau

Guangzhou is one of the most popular cities in China and is known for being an industrialized and a centre for trade and commerce in whole China.  Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong province and is one of the largest cities in China.  It is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world with a population of approximately 12 million people.Read More    

Ferry from Macau to Hong Kong

Ferry from Macau to Hong Kong

Your time in Macau wouldn’t be complete without a side trip to Hong Kong or vice versa.  In fact, it has been widely popular that an itinerary would consist of visiting the other city.  Macau and Hong Kong were formerly governed by Portuguese and British colonies, respectively, until their sovereignty were transferred back to China.  The influences left by the colonizers have remained to be a part of their culture and has continued to be an integral part of their tourism.Read More    

Another Day in Halong Bay

Another Day in Halong Bay

That moment when you want to get drunk in a foreign country and you can’t, because, you have to wake up early the following day for a well specified itinerary…it’s worth it.  The cruise ships were all docked in a calm part of the bay and as soon as the sound died down, with only the minimum sound of wave and occasional engine noises, the bay was peaceful and almost completely dark except for the lights illuminating from the ships.Read More    

The Beauty that is Halong Bay

The Beauty that is Halong Bay

Woke up at Essence Palace Hotel in Old Quarter, Hanoi two hours before the scheduled shuttle pick up ride to the famous Halong Bay with much anticipation.  Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the, if not the most, famous tourist attractions in Vietnam and is in every list of every travellers around the world.  Known for its scenic landscape, magnificent isles, and incredible limestone karsts ready for everyone to gawk upon in awe while cruising in an extravagant ship, is a perfect destination for everyone’s well-deserved vacation.Read More    

Hanoi, Vietnam:  One Afternoon with a Vietnamese Family

Hanoi, Vietnam: One Afternoon with a Vietnamese Family

I have been away from my keyboard for a long time that my last entry on this blog was two months ago.  My absence can be attributed to so many things; election in the Philippines, lacking of materials to write, work, social life, and probably, laziness.  So, to make up for the lost time, I am writing one now.  Oh, how I’ve missed this. 🙂Read More