Philippines, Trek, V Negros, Mandalagan

The Leechy Trek to Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Mandalagan, Negros Occidental Day 2/2


The morning in Tinagong Dagat was cold but dry. When we slept last night, there was a canopy of stars but I half expected the rain still. Thanks God, the ground was only wet from the morning dew. Yay!!! Dry Morning in Tinagong Dagat We plan to wake up at 5 AM but the cold… Continue reading The Leechy Trek to Tinagong Dagat in Mt. Mandalagan, Negros Occidental Day 2/2

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Asia, Cambodia, Travel

Backpacking IndoChina in 11 Days: What To See & Do in Cambodia


I need to remember how great our adventure was. The thought of just hopping from country to country alone was an adventure in itself especially the border crossings but the best adventure was being able to see the places that we've only seen in books or in pictures. So stay with me as I relived our 11 day adventure that started in Cambodia then Vietnam then Laos, and finally Thailand. Yay!!! You can do this too! Maybe even better than we did. 🙂

Blog Series, Daily Prompt

Daily Prompt: Waiting


via Daily Prompt: Waiting When I started to embrace travel as a way of coping up back in 2011, I wanted to travel as many places as I can. But I don't have the means and capacity both financially and emotionally yet so I stayed put and waited for the right moment. But as I was waiting, I… Continue reading Daily Prompt: Waiting

Asia, Thailand, The Indochina Diaries, Travel

2 Days in Bangkok, Thailand (Day 10-11/11)


We arrived in Bangkok at 5 AM via 4 transport transfers from Vang Vieng, Laos. The journey started with a VIP van to Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge where we processed the exit from Laos. As soon as we got off the van, we were ushered by a staff from Soutchai Travel. He gave us instructions on what… Continue reading 2 Days in Bangkok, Thailand (Day 10-11/11)

Asia, Indochina, Laos, The Indochina Diaries, Travel, Trek, World

3 Days in Vang Vieng, Laos (Day 7-9/11)


The plan was to leave Vientiane at 6 AM but we found a 9:30 AM bus schedule. We welcomed the change since we've been waking very early the passing days. We woke up a little late than usual and had our breakfast at the Karenderia near Singsanti's. By 9:00 AM, we were already in front… Continue reading 3 Days in Vang Vieng, Laos (Day 7-9/11)

Asia, Cambodia, Indochina, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

13D12N of Adventure – an Instagram and Facebook Recap


Before continuing the story of our Indochina adventure in Vang Vieng, Laos - our longest city stop, let us reminisce the adventure with our everyday updates. Instagram updates were done by the wife (me) and super amazed that the husband voluntarily joined the fun by posting in his Facebook page. Hurray! I have Pokemon Go… Continue reading 13D12N of Adventure – an Instagram and Facebook Recap

Asia, Indochina, Laos, The Indochina Diaries, Travel

A Day in Vientiane, Laos (Day 6/11)


Fresh from our all-day-all-night city and country hopping, we arrived in Vientiane early morning of our 6th day. Our AirBNB host was away on vacation so we were told to be at the place exactly at 2 PM. His maid will only be there at that time. When we get off the sleeper bus, we… Continue reading A Day in Vientiane, Laos (Day 6/11)

Asia, Cambodia, Indochina, Laos, The Indochina Diaries, Travel, Vietnam

A Crazy Travel from HCMC, Vietnam to Vientiane, Laos (Day 5/11)


Yip. You read it right. It was a van, not a bus. And we were quite surprised as well. But they speak no English, how else would we know what’s going on. The husband kept asking if the van would take us all the way to Vientiane. I had no idea. The husband asked if I still have the ticket. The ticket was collected by the tuktuk driver. Whoah. We had no proof. I bet the husband was ultra-worried at that point because I was. But I kept my cool and the belief that we are favored. God is with us so who could be against us?

Asia, Indochina, The Indochina Diaries, Travel, Vietnam

A Day in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Day 3-4/11)


She kicked my ass. Hahaha! But what I love most about our little time in Saigon is the people we've known. After the tour, we had our late lunch in Subway. While waiting for our order, the husband remembered a familiar face. I wasted no time and talked to him. 🙂 The husband did too. Just awesome.

Asia, Cambodia, Indochina, The Indochina Diaries, Travel

A Day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Day 2/11)


We started the tour at the farthest destination - The Killing Fields. We left at around 7:30 - 8 AM. The traffic was heavy. We arrived around 9 AM. Our itinerary didn't really have time frame but I was surprised to have spent the entire morning there. It might have been fast if we didn't do the audio tour but we would have missed a lot if we did. The real beauty of "The Killing Fields" can be experienced in knowing how it has come to be. All throughout the tour, I was teary-eyed. There were moments that I wanted to bawl in agony for those who have suffered. And it seemed, it wasn't just me who felt the same. Most of the visitors were having the same look that I thought I had.