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Stop over at the Empanada and Mami stalls in Batac. I didn’t know about it during my first visit and to think this was just within the town center of Batac. Glory’s Empanada  was super yummy and so was the Mami at Mami Bel’s Noodle Stall.  After the fu
Ilocos Norte is already known for the La Paz Sand Dunes in, the capital city, Laoag. I was psyched after the announcement on the Lakbay Norte bus that we’ll be passing by the Paoay Sand Dunes after our visit from Paoay Lake. First of all, I was surpris
I couldn’t contain a sudden gasp of excitement when I found out we were suring in Pagudpud during Lakbay Norte. Getting drawn into surfing culture thanks to movies like “Surfer Dude,” “Blue Crush,” and “Into the Blue” convinced me (and I know most peop
We were on our way to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. From the moment of wake on the long bus ride, I had been eagerly awaiting the final uphill road and sharp bend that would take us to the Blue Lagoon, a place I’ve been craving see under excellent weather. I
Yogyakarta, along with Mount Bromo, were tourist spots in Java Island, Indonesia that I was most excited to visit. I wanted to see Borobudur and Prambanan since I consider them among the most visually impressive temple complexes in all of South East As
I visited Mount Bromo after Yogyakarta on my two week trip around Java Island, Indonesia. Mount Bromo was another “must-see” that I had always craved to visit. It was my first time to come face-to-face with a volcanic crater, which made the trip extra
My flight from Clark, Philippines to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia via AirAsia. I was about to go on my 3-week trip in Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia. As usual, my trips overseas had always started with a flight to Manila and a few days stay in Metro Manila
My travel itinerary in Georgetown (Penang Island) and KL, Peninsular Malaysia for 6 days. I only had one destination in mind when I knew I was going back to Malaysia: Georgetown in Penang Island. Georgetown along with Melaka are among the most importan
My arrival and hostel search in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. I was traveling with 3 new friends that I met while getting from Kota Kinabalu Airport to the city center. One of them was surprised, how I seemed to know my way around Kota Kinabalu even though
Island hopping day tour around Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park in Kota Kinabalu (KK), Sabah, Malaysia. Trip Date — March 2012 Route Map Itinerary Notes & Tips The wait I stood alone at the corner outside Borneo Backpackers with my beach clothes on

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