Photo Essay – Yi Peng Celebration at Wat Pantao

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As the ancient Lanna capital, Chiang Mai in Thailand is where Yi Peng festival is being celebrated. Yi Peng is known as a time for “making merit” in the Buddhist tradition, and activities involve releasing fish and "Krathong", small boat-like vessels that are set sail upon the river to bring oneself good luck and good kharma for the next life. … [Read More...]

Top Places to Visit in Cyprus

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One of my dream destinations is Cyprus. It is located at the right side of Mediterranean, so aside from the beautiful sceneries and cultures that one can experience here, Cyprus is also an ideal jump off point to visit neighboring countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The island strategic location made it a place of constant invasions during the … [Read More...]

Yi Peng – Festival of Lights in Chiang Mai

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I first saw an image of Yi Peng Festival years ago during my very first trip in Bangkok. The framed image was hanging on the wall of a guesthouse along Soi Rambuttri. During those time, I always look at the photo whenever I passed by that guesthouse. I can still remember how amazed I am when I first saw it and I promised myself then that one day, I … [Read More...]

Udaipur – City of Lakes in Rajasthan

After spending five days in the Thar desert, we decided to went back to Jodhpur en route to Udaipur, another city in Rajasthan. We stayed at the same guesthouse in Jodhpur and spent a couple of days there before finally moving to Udaipur to let our burnt skin and tired body recover from the 5 days camel safari. After a few days, we took the … [Read More...]

Kasara Resort – Luxury Resort in Chitwan

Part of my itineraries in Nepal is visiting the Chitwan National Park to see the wild animals in their natural habitat en route to Pokhara. After visiting the Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu, I stayed for a few weeks in the valley to work on my sites before going to Chitwan. A few days before going to Chitwan, I got an invite from Kasara … [Read More...]

Hotel Review – Gokarna Forest Resort in Kathmandu

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While I am here in Kathmandu, Nepal, I got an opportunity to experience staying at Gokarna Forest Resort, a unique eco-friendly hotel resort and one of the very few resorts in Nepal. The resort is located inside the 740 acres serene temperate Gokarna Forest, the former private Royal hunting grounds of the Kings of Nepal which is just 10 km away … [Read More...]

My Desert Camel Safari in Jaisalmer Experience

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After staying in Jodhpur, our next stop in Rajasthan was Jaisalmer. The main reason why we visited Jaisalmer was to experience the Desert safari. I’ve seen a vast desert before when I’m still working in the Middle East but I haven’t tried doing a desert safari. Prior to visiting the town, we’ve checked safari packages being offered online but … [Read More...]

Top Places to Enjoy In Your Mediterranean Cruise

Going on a cruise is one of the best ways to get an overall impression of a region. It’s a relaxing way to travel and eliminates the search for accommodation in several different destinations. It also makes it possible to see many places in a short time. A popular region for cruises is the Mediterranean. Med cruises are perfect for those who … [Read More...]

Trekking from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan

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This post is the second part of my experience on tours in Nepal being offered by Be My Guest. Check out the first part where I featured the Spectacular Sunrise and Sunset in Nagarkot. After enjoying the sunrise while eating our breakfast, we meet our guide and begin the hike to Changu Narayan from Nagarkot at exactly 8 am. Trekking from … [Read More...]

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