VLOG: Exploring Finland (And Getting To Meet Cute Reindeers)

Here’s more of my travel diary from Finland, except this time, it’s not only Helsinki I explored but also Espoo, where I got to make friends with the cutest deers, and Porvoo, one of Finland’s most charming medieval towns. You’ll see more of these places on my upcoming blog posts so treat this as a […]

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Vlog: Helsinki, Finland (Part 1)

Last October, I was fortunate enough to be invited by one of my favorite airlines, Qatar Airways, to be part of its inaugural flight to Helsinki, Finland. And I’m finally sharing a snippet of my trip with you guys through this vlog! I’ve been wanting to visit Finland for quite some time now. Given that […]

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Perfect Beach Escape

I think I can finally say I’ve graduated from the craziness that is Laboracay. Not that I can’t stand it or anything. I don’t really mind sunset ’til sunrise beach parties filled with eager youngsters dancing the night away. I’d probably still join in on the fun. But I guess at this point in my […]

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The Land of The Thunder Dragon

You know what they say, all good things must come to an end. We’ve now come to the last of my posts about the beautiful kingdom of Bhutan, featuring some of the places I wasn’t able to squeeze into my previous posts. I think I’ve already covered pretty much everything I want to say about […]

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Tiger’s Nest

Here comes the main event–our hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest or as locals call it, Takstang Goemba. The impressive monastery seemingly defies gravity, perched atop the edge of a 1200 meter tall cliff. Yes, 1200 meters–which means it’s quite a hike up. Going into it, I was both excited and wary–excited because I’ll finally […]

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Do Like The Locals Do

After our trip to the temple of the Divine Madman, our guide Mani brought us to a beautiful hillside to enjoy a quiet picnic lunch. Together with our driver, he carefully laid down a nice comfortable mat for us to sit on and arranged all the warm dishes they prepared for us. It was the […]

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Punakha

On the morning of February 2, 2016, we made our way to Punakha’s Chimi Lakhang, more famously known as the Temple of the Divine Madman. It required a short walk from the main road, around the farms and a small village before we got to the temple. Aside from the usual breathtaking views however, what […]

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A Home Between Phobijka And Punakha

Traveling across Bhutan isn’t for the weak. Aside from having to adjust to a higher altitude, a lot of time is spent on the road–roads that are not as well-developed as we’re accustomed to. It can sometimes feel like it’s a never-ending merry-go-around, having to drive around in circles making our way up and down […]

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Palace Of Bliss

On our fourth day in Bhutan, we made our way to Punakha Valley which was previously the capital of Bhutan until 1955. Although it is considered to be one of the warmest valleys in the country (due to its lower elevation of 1200m above sea level), it was still super cold. I don’t know how […]

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Down-To-Earth Bhutan

As mentioned in my previous post, Gangtey has two luxury hotels–one is Gangtey Goenpa Lodge where we stayed and the other is the Amankora Gangtey. Although I prefer Gangtey Goenpa Lodge’s authentic feel, there’s no denying the latter’s appeal. It’s modern minimalist aesthetic (as seen in the first nine photos below) can make anyone feel […]

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