Cultural Experiences


Dharamshala, Land of the Dalai Lama. Scenic, mystic, charming, beautiful! If you’re heading to India on a grand adventure to experience the different facets of the country, there’s just no way you can afford

October 9, 2014 •

The beauty of islands such as Corregidor Island is that for many Filipinos or travelers in general, sampling the delights of new islands doesn’t have to be undertaken by boarding short-haul airlines. With the

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Before going to Thailand for the first time, my ideas about the country mainly revolved around beautiful beaches and the urban bustle of Bangkok. However, when I actually arrived and started exploring, it was

Bintan Island

Ahoy, Matey! Formerly known as “The Pirate Island”, Bintan has gone through a huge development program and is now attracting pirates of a very different type. Its close location to the city of Singapore has

Darjeeling Toy Train at Batasia Loop

When I first heard of Darjeeling, my first instinct was to get there as soon as possible. This seemed a bit illogical, given I had only a week left of my holiday in Delhi.

Kamu Eco-Lodge, Laos

Laos, the least-known of all Southeast Asian countries, is a bit of an enigma to most people looking to visit Southeast Asia. The key question being: Is it worth the visit or not? If

Mekong River, Luang Prabang

In all the lands of Southeast Asia, there’s a fusion of cultures, a diversity of people, a range of cuisines and an inherent religious tinge to most things. In Luang Prabang, Laos, there’s more

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Brightly colored food and clothing, and vibrant locals along the riverside make visiting the Floating Markets in Thailand a one of a kind cultural experience. Go to any one of the many floating markets in

In Hanoi, wake up to the zoom of motorbikes and a quaint urban city, bustling with rich local life. Hanoi, Vietnam is located near the South China Sea, and not far from Laos; it

Angkor Wat

Located in Northern Cambodia, Bordered by Thailand, and Vietnam at its farther Eastern border. Siem Reap City has been called the “gateway” to Angkor Archaeological Park, a major attraction of Cambodia. Angkor Archaeological Park stretches

Pier in Bali

Bali, in my mind, has always been about the beaches. Whenever I fantasize about lying on some white sandy beach with a soft breeze whispering in my ears and the roar of the waves

Shimla Panoramic View

Traveling to India in the summer can be a grueling experience for your senses even if you’re a seasoned traveler. Indian summers are well known for their extreme temperatures which can reach up to 40

March 9, 2012 •
Breakfast at Ryokan

Futuristic cities, age-old temples, mist-covered hills, kimono-clad geisha, and suit-clad businessmen – these are a few things that come to my mind when I think of Japan. A ryokan has all of these, beautifully