A Trip to Tamsui, The Heart of Taipei

Last year, I was in this exact country, trying to figure out why it took this long for people to actually appreciate its charm. Now, armed with a few knowledge on how their subway system works and which places to eat at, will it be easier for me this time? At the airport My first…

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For The People of Vietnam: Vietnam Portraits

Eleven days flew by so fast. With no heed or warning, I just realized it was over once I stepped inside the airport. The air got a little chiller, seemingly missing the warmth of the Vietnamese people. I opened my camera and browsed through the images of our Vietnam trip. Can’t help but shed a…

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National Museum of Natural History

Saturdays are meant for self-discoveries—a new restaurant that opened nearby, a new movie which plot interests you or new hangout spots you want to try out. This Saturday, I decided to visit the National Museum of Natural History in Manila. I have been meaning to find time to go, but seeing the long lines outside…

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Desert Diaries from Mui Ne

This 11-day journey is coming to a close but I am still far from discovering all of Vietnam’s treasures. Maybe that’s the best thing about traveling. You get to see the ones you have written for your itineraries, you get to experience new ones you did not know you will and there are some that…

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Ho Chi Minh City Feels Like Home

Before dusk, our plane arrived at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, the busiest airport in Vietnam. I can already tell that it’s going to be a little humid just by looking at the sky—colors of amber scatter across the vast skies. At last, we are here in Ho Chi Minh City. The airport was a little chaotic—people…

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