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The Boiling Crab

If waiting for more than an hour to get seated just so to smorgasbord blue crabs, dungeness crabs, king crabs, snow crabs and shrimps is a virtue, then I am virtuous. At the Boiling Crab, it’s literally sitting down and getting dirty. And wow, they don’t serve those […]

Hanging Coffins of Fallel, Sarangani

I have never heard of hanging coffins in the Philippines outside Sagada.  Sagada has always been associated with hanging coffins. I was so distracted when I was in Kiamba (a town in Sarangani Province) when my motorbike driver told me that there are hanging coffins in their place. […]

A Day In Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum or locally known as Dragon House is located near the Saigon River. The building used to be a Customs House erected in mid 1800s during the French Colonial Period.   Today, it houses some of the most important personal belongings of Vietnam’s most famous […]

Vietnamese Traditional Breakfast

What makes a visit to Saigon more worthwhile? Answer: An authentic Vietnamese breakfast of Pho by the road eaten before 6AM while seated in a a small wooden chair. Pho is perhaps Vietnam’s most popular dish and could be found all over the country. Interestingly, it is also […]

Mekong Delta Cruise

The Mekong Delta tour is best done joining a package tour. I never heard of anyone doing this solo or not booked through a travel agent.  Available packages are same day tour, 2 days and there is even a 5-day tour.  I took the same day tour and […]

Top Places To Visit in Saigon

Saigon or what is now known as Ho Chi Minh City is located South of Vietnam.  It is located 2 hours and 40 minutes away from Manila by flight.  Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Vietnam Airlines have daily flights to Saigon.  I have visited Saigon 3x in 2011. […]

A Scenic 17 Mile Drive

It is called 17 Mile Drive because the scenic route along Pebble Beach is exactly 17 miles long. It was first opened to the public in 1881 and has undergone several route revisions but until today, it has maintained its 27.36 kilometers road drive.   Very popular among […]

Gwanghwamun Square

Gwanghwamun Square is located in Sejong-ro Road in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace. I have been here 3 times when I visited Seoul. I just love the place! There are several ways to get here using the very efficient, cheap and clean Seoul subway (I love the subway!): Take […]

Marina Bay Sands Sky Park

The best view of Singapore’s skyline is from here. The Sands Sky Park is on top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel – the building of 3 columns that looks like a ship in Central Business District. Ticket to the Park’s Observation Deck costs S$20. The Park is open […]

The Charms of Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda is Yangon’s most famous landmark and perhaps Myanmar’s most notable temple and it’s the country’s national symbol. After all, the pagoda is considered the oldest Buddhist Pagoda in the world having been built some 2500 years ago.   The Shwedagon Pagoda is located in Shwedagon Pagoda […]

St Mary’s Cathedral Yangon

I was extremely happy when I saw the Cathedral in Yangon. I never expected that such a beautiful Catholic Church stands in a highly militarized and Buddhist country. I never intended to get here. It was just an accident that the cab driver passed through Bo Aung Kyaw […]