GIGANTES ISLANDS TOUR ITINERARY

The ruggedly enchanting Gigantes Island in Carles, Iloilo has beckoned tourists in recent years. Thanks to the tropical islands sprinkled off its coast, abysmal caves and dirt cheap seafood. Though Gigantes Island is part of Iloilo provinces, it is also accessible via Capiz.   While most tourists would come here for day tour, our group opted to avail of the 2 …

JAKARTA TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

If you hate Manila traffic, try Jakarta. The sprawling capital of Indonesia is the region’s most crowded not to mention the busiest, reason why many tourists hightail this city for the big swells of Bali  or the temples of Yogyakarta.    But don’t fret, because if you’re a culture vulture and a foodie, Jakarta is a melting pot that will …

INDONESIA: Caci Dance in Melo Village, Flores

On a bright sunny day at the palm-fringed Kampung Melo, a sub-village of Liang Ndara on Flores, a group of Manggarai people clad in their traditional outfit welcomed us. The village chieftain spoke with the assigned head in our group and performed a modest ritual. Each of us was handed with hand-woven scarf and a local wine made from palm …

VIETNAM: Tam Coc Boat Ride Tour

Limestone hills soaring like sentries above bleak and barren bogs and wide expanse of rice fields welcome me. The land here is a sea of olive-green dominated by these gorgeous mammoths so ancient that it dates back to the forgotten ages of the earth’s beginning. Time seems to stand still, and only the sound of the river flowing, the cooing …

VIETNAM: Things To Do in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh province in Vietnam comes in an easy to love package – rice paddies and placid river hemmed in by limestone hills, majestic caves, verdurous forest, ancient ruins, majestic temples and majestic cathedrals. Ninh Binh is a perfect day tour from Hanoi city because it is just 2.5 – 3 hours away by bus, car or train.  Youn will …

THAILAND: How to Get to Northern Bus Terminal From Bangkok Airport

At Northern Bus Terminal (Chatuchak) in Mo Chit, there are several buses bound for all the areas in the North, Northeast and Central Thailand such as Chang Mai, Chang Rai, Sukhothai, Lampang, Lampoon, .  I took this route to Kanchanaburi. HOW TO GET TO NORTHERN BUS TERMINAL (MOCHIT 2/ CHATUCHAK) FROM BANGKOK (SUVARNABHUMI) AIRPORT     From Suvarnabhumi Airport take …