Category Archive: urban scene

Singapore

I was suffering from dengue fever, so we didn’t explore Singapore as widely as we normally would’ve. In three days, we accomplished only the touristy basics: Marina Bay, Little India, Chinatown, and window… Continue reading

Finding another side to Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa is the capital of the Palawan province, located smack dab in the center of Palawan Island. After a short and scenic flight from Manila, we arrived in Puerto early afternoon, excited… Continue reading

Chinatown of Manila

“Welcome to the jungle,” said a young man wearing a sly smile. A very delightful welcome it was, and ‘jungle’ is the only accurate term for it. I was anything but prepared for… Continue reading

Urbexing in MoTown

Motor City has long fallen from the graces of Americana since its heyday of the early twentieth century. Today thousands of houses and commercial buildings around the city stand stripped and abandoned, all… Continue reading

Bangkok

Ah, Bangkok. Uncomfortably hot and humid, impossibly crowded and polluted. But, amidst the chaos of vehicular and human traffic, there are pockets of comforts and serenity; there’s always something to appreciate, anywhere we… Continue reading

ATX: Hope Outdoor Gallery

The word ‘graffiti’ has always gotten a bad rap, because it usually invokes the memory of trashy, crude scribbles by heedless vandals. Yes, it is true a lot of works dubbed ‘street art’… Continue reading

Street art of Nepal

I love to explore cities that are rife with graffiti. Unfortunately, the word graffiti has negative connotations so people are quick to call it vandalism. I won’t deny that there are many many… Continue reading

Venturing outside Thamel

I know, I know. It’s easy to fall into the tourist trap that is Thamel. Those apple danishes and pizzas are delicious, after all, and having wifi at the hotel is sooo nice.… Continue reading

Getting to know KTM

In regular intervals throughout our 10 weeks in Nepal, we spent a lot of time wandering around Kathmandu. She became familiar to me… One of many benefits of slow travel. Although, if one… Continue reading

Pics of Prithvi Highway

The Privthi Highway is a 108-mile (174km) stretch of road that connects Kathmandu and Pokhara. Though its far from being the most scenic road in Nepal, on good days, the Annapurna massif and… Continue reading

Tansen

Upon a friend’s recommendation we decided to check out Tansen, a Newari town in the hills a few hours south of Pokhara. It turned out to be a relatively big town, with old… Continue reading

Street art: Varanasi

As most people know, spirituality isn’t easily contained. In such a crowded city as Varanasi, temples are so overrun that there isn’t room for anything more than a puja, and so beliefs can’t… Continue reading

Artsy Kochi

Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art, is the first ever held in India. We didn’t bother paying for the tickets but managed to get into a few exhibits for free… Some… Continue reading