Category Archives: Asian Travel

Candi Arjuna: Oldest Stone Structure in Java

            After being “crowded” out in Borobudur, we left the temple complex at around 8:00 AM  and headed eastward to Wonosobo to get to the Dieng Plateau [..]

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Early Morning at Borobudur Temple

          We left our hotel in Yogyakarta City at 5:00am hoping to catch the sunrise in Borobudur Temple.  But sunrise came too early that day and we saw [..]

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Sunset at Prambanan Temple

          I do not remember now where our fixation with ancient temples came from, or when it all began. But after seeing the intricate Angkor Wat in Seam Reap, and [..]

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Dr. Sateesh Karnik

  .          Our return trip to India this month (we went to Northern India last June 2011) was made more memorable because of our [..]

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Viva Sto. Niño (Part 2)!

    .        Enshrined inside the Kalibo Cathedral is the image of the Child Jesus, occupying the highest part of the gold-gilded altar.  This image [..]

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Viva Sto. Nino!

  .        It’s been a long time since I last attended the Ati-atihan in Kalibo. With the sun finally showing its’ brilliant rays yesterday (and [..]

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Swimming With The Baby Sharks in Langkawi

  . .      There were TWO major highlights during our recent trip to Langkawi, Malaysia, and both were eco-tourism activities.  The first one was our visit [..]

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Langkawi Wildlife Park: Must Visit

    .      Formerly known as the Langkawi Bird Park, the place has expanded since its’ opening in December 2002 and has been renamed as the [..]

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“Lang” + “kawi” = Reddish Brown Eagle

    .      If the Rizal Monument in Luneta defines the Manila skyline, then the huge Eagle statue in the Eagle’s Square in the main town of Kuah [..]

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Pulau Payar: Langkawi’s Marine Sanctuary

    .      A “marine sanctuary”, or more properly called “Marine Protected Areas”, are regions in which human activity has been placed under some restrictions in [..]

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