Life’s a Beach: Perhentian Kecil Island, Malaysia

Life’s a Beach: Perhentian Kecil Island, Malaysia

  The Perhentian Islands is one of Malaysia’s treasures located at the Northeastern part of the peninsula. For the rest of the world, it is a well-kept secret that is barely known. But for locals and travelers alike, this place is hard to miss. Traveling with new friends from the jungle of Taman Negara, we made our way to what we called “paradise”, which was the Perhentian (Kecil) Island. To be honest, I didn’t have any idea what to expect other than a few hearsay that it is beautiful. For…

The Long Neck Women in Loikaw, Myanmar

The Long Neck Women in Loikaw, Myanmar

The long neck women are distinguished for wearing brass coils all over their neck. Ever since I saw a photo of Bagan, my curiosity got me thinking, dreaming of the day that I would visit Myanmar. To be exact, I dreamed of seeing Myanmar with the man that I love (read my bucket list). The places and the culture that I have seen is far more than I actually dreamed of. Myanmar is a huge country that offers so much and it was hard to plan a route with our…

Suggested Itinerary: Things to do in (and beyond) Merida, Mexico

Suggested Itinerary: Things to do in (and beyond) Merida, Mexico

  Merida is a good base to start a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. First, it’s very accessible with its airport that serves both local and international flights and buses that go to different cities of Mexico. Next, it was also relatively cheaper to fly in compared to Cancun (at least for me). And most importantly, this beautiful vibrant city is a perfect introduction to the history and culture of the Mayan and Spanish colonial heritage. Oh and a bonus, there’s a nearby beach for a refreshing dip…

The Highlands and The Isle of the Skye

The Highlands and The Isle of the Skye

  The good thing about having the flexibility when traveling is you get to pick ideas and recommendations. If possible, you make changes as you wish. You get to explore places that would surprise you. You welcome experiences that you didn’t even think of. And, you take all these unbelievably blissful memories that even after time had passed, it still is one of your favorites. The Isle of the Skye in Scotland is one of my them… And I almost didn’t make it up there! Scotland was a potential destination…

Discovering Iran: A Beautiful Experience

Discovering Iran: A Beautiful Experience

  Visiting Iran has been one of the most beautiful experiences that I’ve had. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but Iran is amazing beyond words, from the foundation of its culture to the genuine warmth of its people. — Perhaps, we got lucky from the very start. I’ve always been intrigued with the unknown, and to be able to discover it without being clouded by judgement and preconceived notions was refreshing for me. I must say though, that some of my family and friends were worried about me because of…