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Laoang Island: A Motorcycle Tour – Northern Samar, Philippines by The Poor Traveler on Mar 8, 2013“There’s only one jeepney in the whole of Laoang Island,” shared Putot, one of our new friends. Celerino, nicknamed Putot, seldom spoke. If I’m not mistaken, it was probably the third time that I heard his voice in the two days that he accomp...



Dauis Church – Bohol, Philippines by The Poor Traveler on Feb 21, 2013Dauis is one of the two municipalities in Panglao Island. It faces Tagbilaran in the main island of Bohol. The center of Catholic faith in the town is the Our Lady of Assumption Church, more popularly known as Dauis Church. Founded by Jesuits Fr. Die...



Churches in Southwestern Bohol: Dauis, Baclayon, Albur, and Loboc – Philippines by The Poor Traveler on Feb 21, 2013Legend has it that some time during the Spanish era, pirates invaded the coastal town of Dauis, Bohol. The townsfolk locked themselves up in the church but it wasn’t long until they ran out of food and water. To their surprise, a well miraculou...



Churches in Southeastern Bohol: Dauis, Baclayon, Albur, and Loboc – Philippines by The Poor Traveler on Feb 21, 2013Legend has it that some time during the Spanish era, pirates invaded the coastal town of Dauis, Bohol. The townsfolk locked themselves up in the church but it wasn’t long until they ran out of food and water. To their surprise, a well miraculou...



Batu Caves – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by The Poor Traveler on Feb 18, 2013Dozens of macaque monkeys ushered visitors up the 272-step staircase to the Temple Cave on top of the hill. Actually, saying that they were “ushering” would be sugarcoating it. Not only did some of them followed visitors around, a few al...



Batu Caves and All Things Tall – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by The Poor Traveler on Feb 18, 2013Dozens of macaque monkeys ushered visitors up the 272-step staircase to the Temple Cave. Actually, saying that they were “ushering” would be sugarcoating it. Not only did some of them follow visitors around, a few also found themselves o...



Angkor Temples: 10 Tips for an Enjoyable Tour – Siem Reap, Cambodia by The Poor Traveler on Jan 12, 2013Setting foot on the grounds of Angkor Wat is scratching off one of the top items on my bucket list. It has always been a dream and I was glad to finally make it a reality when I visited Siem Reap. Angkor Wat can be overwhelming. It is huge, even bigg...



Angkor Temples: 10 Tips for an Enjoyable Tour | Siem Reap, Cambodia by The Poor Traveler on Jan 12, 2013Setting foot on the grounds of Angkor Wat is scratching off one of the top items on my bucket list. It has always been a dream and I was glad to finally make it a reality when I visited Siem Reap. Angkor Wat can be overwhelming. It is huge, even bigg...



Angkor Temples: 10 Tips for an Enjoyable Tour | Siem Reap, Cambodia by The Poor Traveler on Jan 12, 2013Setting foot on the grounds of Angkor Wat is scratching off one of the top items on my bucket list. It has always been a dream and I was glad to finally make it a reality when I visited Siem Reap. Angkor Wat can be overwhelming. It is huge, even bigg...



Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda – Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia by The Poor Traveler on Jan 9, 2013A 12-year old boy was the first to greet me upon stepping on the temple grounds. He introduced himself to be a tour guide and although I politely declined, he insisted on accompanying me as I walked around the ancient structures. I thought he would l...