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[Chuncheon] ~ People and Tree Colors at Nami Island

I am no fan of crowd, except when there is too much color  — 10.25.14

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Nami Collage

Second day started early as I went off-Seoul for the Gapyeong City Tour which for only 5 thousand won (roughly 250 pesos) gave me access to various stops around town. First stop at this island famous for its being a location shoot for a Korean drama which was aired years back. Initially did not how place to me is way too tourist-y and crowded but later on loved its festive vibe, not only due to the many colors but also with quite a range of people roaming around – from fellow foreign tourists to local families and barkadas to professional photographers to people having some team activities on those vast fields covered in fallen leaves. Everyone’s busy-ness to me is amusing, especially in trying best to enjoy and capture what which on that morning we all had to share.

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[Seoul] ~ Dog Cafe? Check!

People strangers are fascinating, so are dogs.. – 10.24.14

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Dog Cafe

I promised myself I would go back to South Korea to see it on its every season so by October last year, I was back for my autumn visit. I had only half a day on the first so I did not have anything solid to-do in mind. It turned out to be a fun day with a first visit to a café where over beer spent slightly more than an hour watching dogs laze, pee and join the mob toward guests with food to share. Only one in many was friendly to me that I got so excited I took quite more than enough ‘selfies’ and even had some courage to ask a fellow guest take a picture of us.

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“Potipot Alone Travel”

I have been doing some exploration of features of WordPress and came across this part wherein they show you which search strings led to your page. I’ve got very few but I was ‘touched’ by this tag on “Potipot alone travel”.

I do hope that person who searched for that found inspiration from my entry on what to me is one of my most peaceful beach trips. And this good news right on time when it has almost been a year since I was first there. See entry here. 

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[Magalawa Island, Palauig] : Lazy Weekend

For each beach has a character, this an island of contradictions.

-10.04-06.14

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Magalawa

Weekend spent in this island, which I said is one of contradictions with its interesting history of land dispute yet it is inhabited by an adorably protective community of beach dogs (two of which we shared our junk breakfast with), fishing community friendliest to non-locals and based on our experience, best neighbor guests generously giving us background music that are versions of Eraserheads songs. While we have proven that the reviews are true that the land is also home to those insects called “anik-anik” and maybe some sand creatures too, this beach trip I could say is worth it. I rarely comment about the water and the sand so I wanted to share more of the vibe which made us just unusually lazy that weekend in our spot by the hammock we attached to this tree with seemingly trapped spirits. Read up for more stories and snapshots!

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[Kota Kinabalu] ~ Around Town in Half-Day

A town so small everything was walkable. – 08.22.14

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It was a day of a must in every trip – hours of feet abuse (yes, even in countries with unforgiving heat). What was different with this town is how I found myself in one charmingly small one it amused me that I unintentionally was at places I set out to see. There was too many “oh there it is” moments from that graffiti building to that clock tower to those markets, food plazas and drink places. Also, for someone with a terrible sense of direction (if any), it was another relief that as long as I know where the sea is (and the sea in its bigness, is quite a landmark, right?) – there is always a place to go back to whenever I find myself lost somewhere.

KK Day 1

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[Ho Chi Minh] ~ A taste of typical

For what is routine to locals could be memories to a stranger. – 04.17.14


While first day was spent visiting most of tourist destinations, decided to spend my second day in Ho Chi Minh trying to feel more of its local vibe. I spent a lot of hours walking and with no specific place to go to, I made most of those floating, vague items on my travel bucket list this year just take over.

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[Subic Beach, Sorsogon] ~ Not Your Place for Typical Versions of Sand and Sky

Beaches are all sand and sky, but each with secrets that surprise.  – 05.17-19.14

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20140517_175810After weeks of sharing of online reads on secluded beaches to go to, our gut pointed us to this campsite beach in Sorsogon. A place of (good and not-so-good) surprises, that beach was.

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