Posts from my visit through Asia


Manila, A Hospitable Place in Southeast Asia

View of Manila Bay

Yes, Manila is urban sprawl. It's overpopulated, traffic is mayhem, and the weather is hot and humid. But, Manila is a hospitable place. People are fr...


On a Tuk-Tuk in Chiang Mai

Rocky, the Elephant

If anyone said Chiang Mai is a cooler weather-wise because of its higher elevation, don't believe it. It's hot and humid, just like Bangkok. This oppr...


Spanish Colonial Past in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Paoay Cathedral

Not many people will know that the Philippines was once the colony of Spain for 300 years. In the city of Vigan in the province of Ilocos Sur in the n...


Four Friends and a King in Bhutan

Four Friends in Bhutan

The world of royalty is one I only read about in books and magazines, or see on television and movies. Meeting a royal figure, therefore is an experie...

About the Author

I am a recent retiree, and have been taking advantage of my newfound freedom to travel the world. So far, travelled to over 55 countries on six continents, and I've set might sights on 30 more countries while I am still able.
This blog is my journal of the wonderful cities, less traveled, that should be on everyone's proverbial bucket list.
Happy Traipsing the Globe!