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Side Trip to Nara Park – Nara, Japan

Since we have extra time before we head back to Tokyo from Osaka, we decided to visit Nara. It’s a breather from all the cherry blossom sightseeing we’ve been mainly doing for the past days. It was a breezy 60 minutes rapid train ride and about a few meters from the train station is Nara Park.

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Garden of the Morning Calm – Gapyeong, South Korea

Whenever I reminisce our previous trip to South Korea, the first place that comes to mind is Garden of the Morning Calm. This place is not initially in our itinerary as we thought it’s just garden with the usual flowers and nothing extra ordinary. But since we are already in the area and we have extra time after we explored Nami Island, why not give it a go.

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Red Dot Design Museum – Singapore

I always look forward to weekends – I’m sure everybody too! With the current haze situation here in Singapore, I am bound to stay at home. However, just thinking of being contained indoors on a weekend makes me sad (doing the puss in boots look he he he). Well, I guess it’s the best time to explore this city’s museums.

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Persia Grill – Paranaque City, Philippines

I’m always a big fan of anything spicy, flavorful and fresh. When my palate craves for such, it has to be Greek or Persian! Tonight’s situation is far more serious than cravings. I need comfort. It wasn’t a bad day until I spent 2 hours queuing at the shuttle terminal. // read more

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Nirwana Resort Hotel – Bintan, Indonesia

I don’t know why for some reason, I always make time to celebrate my birthday. I feel like of all the days of the year this is the best time to give in to all my wants and not thinking if it’s even necessary. Oh well, anyway birthdays only come once a year.

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Pulau Ubin, A Nature Respite – Singapore

We sometimes get tired of the city specially when we both work and live there. But this isn’t the case for Singapore, they have several beautiful respite for their city dwellers. One of them is Pulau Ubin, a small island in the north east side, of which the name literally means ‘Granite Island’ in Malay.

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Everything With Fries – Singapore

What could’ve been a better side for grilled, fried and baked dishes? For me, nothing beats good old fries – whatever form, shape, size and name it’s called. It always makes my meal more appetizing and filling (for sure! calories! carbs!). // read more

Dotonbori Osaka Japan
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Sights, Sounds and Street Foods of Dotonbori – Osaka, Japan

First thing that comes to mind when you think of Osaka is… FOOOOOD! There’s no better way to have a taste of authentic Japanese street food in Osaka than in Dotonbori street. // read more

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Up and Down the Sand Dunes – Dubai, UAE

Dubai, a famous emirate of UAE is not only known for its world class skyscrapers Burj Khalifa but also for its fine sand dunes. One should never pass the chance of going on a desert safari in Dubai. Aboard a 4×4 vehicle, this arabian desert will take you for an exhilarating ride.

Desert safari is offered whole year round, but the best time to go on one is between the months of November to December. // read more

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Puzzle Mansion: Labor of Love and Dedication

So after our lunch at Bag of Beans, next stop is at Puzzle Mansion.

Frankly speaking, upon reaching the venue, the “mansion” part fell below my expectation. I was looking for the typical image of mansion, a grandiose structure or at least close to it. I was even unconvinced that entrance fee is P100 per head. But I did pay anyway. // read more