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Wuzhen- The "Venice of the East" by The Anthem Philatelist on Apr 6, 2013Wuzhen, a 1300 year old water town on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, is a national scenic area and one of China’s top ten historical and cultural towns. It is also one of China’s most charming towns. Located on the Hangzhou-Jiaxing-Huzho...



Bay-yo Rice Terraces (Bontoc, Mountain Province) by F.Y.I. (FIRE YOUR IMAGINATION) on Mar 28, 2013Upon crossing the border to Mountain Province, we made a second and final stopover at the lush green, 10-hectare Bay-yo Rice Terraces, located 18 kms. along the Bontoc-Banaue Road and 13 kms. from Bontoc Central (a 45-min. drive).  Jandy and I a...



Banaue Grand Terrace Viewpoint (Ifugao) by F.Y.I. (FIRE YOUR IMAGINATION) on Mar 28, 2013After breakfast at Halfway Lodge, we all returned to our jeepney and traveled 3 to 4 kms. (25-mins.) uphill from the town, along the Banaue-Bontoc Rd., to the Banaue Grand Terrace Viewpoint, one of three viewpoints in the town (the others are th...



Date With The Mummies 9.9: Gems of the West Bank by The Desert Life on Mar 8, 2013Our last day in Egypt was dedicated to the sites along the West Bank. And what better way to end our getaway than visiting mortuary temples and tombs (poker face!). How apt. From the port, we had a quite long drive to the Valley of the Kings. As the...



Date With The Mummies 8.9: More Temple-Hopping by The Desert Life on Mar 6, 2013By this time, I had all information in my head mixed up and I’m already getting tired of seeing almost the same thing again and again. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean I’m not interested at all, I just felt the need to se...



Ilocos Day 2: Paoay Church by Raid My Closet on Mar 4, 2013Today's definitely a crazy Monday for me and my blockmates. It's officially the start of our (last ever, hopefully) hell week. Paper deadlines, three presentations, thesis defense and final exams - ugh! Can't wait for all these to be over! Konting ti...



Date With The Mummies 7.9: Temples of Abu Simbel and Kom Ombo by The Desert Life on Mar 2, 2013



Date With The Mummies 6.9: Astounding Aswan by The Desert Life on Feb 23, 2013After a grueling 14-hour butt-numbing overnight train ride from Cairo, finally, we arrived in Aswan. We were picked up from the train station and were brought to our “home” for the next few days, M/S La Boheme. Aswan is our starting point...



Holy Moments in Vigan by BlauEarth on Feb 19, 2013Vigan's pride, St. Paul's Metropolitan Cathedral aka Vigan Cathedral is a fine example of an excellently managed heritage structure, with the Catholic community the equivalent of the Chinese guardian lions (foo dogs) protecting the front doors. St...



Date With The Mummies 4.9: The City of a Thousand Minarets by The Desert Life on Feb 15, 2013Before my Egypt series becomes completely forgotten, here’s the account of our fourth day in the country, a day trip to Islamic Cairo. Egypt is  predominantly Muslim and this is evident with a quite number of mosques dotted along its skyline.