Revisiting Malaysia

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It was just 5 months ago when I went to Malaysia for a lay over. Then February came, I stepped my foot again for another short stop before we had visited a beach paradise somewhere down the Indian Ocean. Since we only had limited period to spend in the country before our main trip begins, our group spent our almost 24 hours stay by seeing some of the renowned tourist sites in the federal capital of Malaysia.

Alone in the Mystic Island of Siquijor

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I got charmed! These love spells are naturally true in Siquijor. Not the spell that you normally see on witchcraft movies but a spell brought about by prepossessing attractions that will forever make you be in love with Siquijor.

Siquijor, an island province in Central Visayas that lies southeast from Cebu and Negros and southwest from Bohol, is tagged as a mystical island because of the mystic traditions that this island has. It has a reputation as a place of magic and sorcery that either attracts visitors or keeps them away. Well, the mystery of the island attracted me to visit it.

However not known to many, the island of Siqujior is actually called an island of fire because of its supernatural glow that came from the great swarms of fireflies that harboured in the numerous Molave trees on the island. But that is just a folk legend, the sunset that can be seen from the island seems to prove the island tagline more appropriately.

A Close Encounter with Whale Sharks in Oslob

Monday, March 24, 2014

After I'd failed to see whale sharks when we went to Donsol few years ago, I then planned to go on a trip to the southern part of Cebu, which is Oslob, to take a chance again to see this amazing sea creature. Compared to the whale shark watching in Donsol, the alike activity in Oslob can easily done because sightings of whale sharks are certain.

Pampering at Holiday Inn Pattaya

Friday, March 21, 2014

I jumped for joy when I learned that we will be staying at Holiday Inn in our visit to Pattaya in Thailand before flying back to our home country. After spending two weeks in India, I believe me and Paula deserved a pampering - a treat to ourselves for making through our Indian odyssey.

It was around 5:30 AM when our plane from Kolkata arrived in Bangkok. It was still too early for us to get out of the airport vicinity and travel to Pattaya so we had decided to stay a few hours inside the terminal - looked for comfortable spot and dozed. It was my first time to sleep in the airport and I must say I had a good one. We were able to have sufficient sleep, enough to re-energize ourselves for another long day. We woke up at around 9:00 AM. We then left the airport and moved to our destination, Pattaya.