Friday, November 29, 2013

UNESCO :The Isle of Beetle Nuts, Penang

How to go around the UNESCO World Heritage site of Georgetown.Which one to see first.The Heritage buildings,Street Arts,The Penang Hill,The Temples,The Beaches,Old Clan Jetties,The Murals,Glass works ..the list is endless.Finally I decided to start with Heritage buildings sites walk.GT in Penang is Malaysia's most Tourists visited destination.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

TRAILS : Wisdom Path in Lantau Island,Hongkong

The Lantau Island in Hongkong hides many mysteries inside her.The path is hidden from any ones view and in the mountain.It takes about 20 minutes to walk through the Tea Garden Plantation.One will get a feeling of walking through a forest but you have a a good cemented path.In fact the walk crosses many famous Trails of Hongkong.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

THRILLER : In Woods - Hanging Coffins Of Sagada

I am taking back to you Michael Jacson times.I have listened to his Thriller songs.It keeps me nailed to my seat.Similar experience I felt as our minivan nudged the top spot in this tiny Sagada  village outskirts .I see Trekkers coming through narrow paths wading through bushes and having better close view of the coffins than me.

Monday, November 25, 2013

PARKS:Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) in Jakarta

The History of Jakarta refers back to the 14 th century during the development of a small Harbour called 'Sunda Kalapa' in Pajajaran and naturally Portuguese became the first European to arrive to trade.Prince Fatahillah seized this port in 1927 from Portuguese and changed the name to Jayakarta which means 'Victory'.That is how present day Jakarta came into existence.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

CABLE CARS : Gondola Lifts,Picturesque View Below !!!

A surprise .I know what is in your mind.Stop imagining the grand canal of Venice and the aroma of boating with your partner in waters surrounded by colonial buildings which are slowly submerging in sea water.I am taking you to get an idea about Cable cars,Gondola Lifts as they were known long time back and help you to plan to go and see awesome views from them in the coming holidays.

1.    Country:Switzerland   Place:Maannlichen   Opened:1979    Length:6.240 KM   Capa :4

Saturday Shoot Bits # 2 : Wild Flowers for Company

Friday, November 22, 2013

TRANSPORT : BRTS, Pay Just & Travel in Jakarta, Indonesia

After landing in Jakarta on my flight from Surabaya by Airasia I started looking for two things after the Immigration was over.One was the Tourist map from the Tourist Information Center and the other a Bus & Train map displayed prominently to cater Backpackers like me.When I am alone on  Backpacking I live on Frugal budget and see many countries at short notices and these cheap and reliable modes of transport are very very important to me

ART:Walking Tour On Streets of Georgetown,Penang

I always feel great to be in  a known environment when I am in overseas.I kept my Backpack in the cot at Love Lane Inn in Love Lane  in Georgetown ,a walking distance from the ferry pier.This is my second visit to Penang and still I know there are many places which has to be seen and enjoyed.As I started walking down the old street These artworks started popping up at the entrance of the street.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

TOURS:Paradise Island Tours in El Nido,Philippines

I love beaches and El Nido in Palawan keeps to herself the beauty of clear Blue waters, surrounded by Mountains,Rocks lashed by gentle waves,Green forests and White sand .The paradise is unfolding before my eyes.I am waiting at the Servants Tour operator to get into El Nido Island Hopping  Tour B.Our group consisted of one couple from Russia,Mother and daughter from Israel and me.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MONKS:Historic Snake Temple Of Penang

The snake temple,officially known as Hock Kin Keng was built for the worship of deity 'Cheong Chooi Chor Soo'.Chor Soo Kong, Buddhist monk from China was held in high esteem by the locals because of his Greatar virtue,wisdom and invaluable services to the community during his life time.

Monday, November 18, 2013

RAFTING: Beyond Pekalen Atlas River Near Probolinggo,Indonesia

On our 3 day Indonesia Trip we were heading towards the Pekalen Atlas River,a nice rafting path for a 12 Km rafting experience which was conducted by Songa Adventure.This rafting base is located about 15 km from Probolinggo town.Once we reached the camp the instructor gave a briefing about the safety aspects of rafting and the safety gear..

Friday, November 15, 2013

WATER FALLS:Awesome Tappiya water falls in Ifugao Country

All of us feel overjoyed when we see a waterfall in its nature midst of forest dropping from a good height and flowing throughout the region.Imagine the mystic mountains closing you,cool breeze flowing, thundering storm waiting to pour.You can picture the scene we were walking to Tappiya water falls on way back from Batad World Heritage Rice Terraces village.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

BEACH:Children's Day Outing in Sands

I can see the glee in your eyes.Running to the water and splashing it on others.That is what I will do whenever I go to Beach and I do not miss the Morning stroll in Beach. In a place like El Nido no chance at all..As usual I was casually walking on the Beach,I could see at distance some women trying to make their babies walk.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

TRAMS:Hongkong's cultural identity

We all know Hongkong is an expensive place to spend time, as it is being flooded by Mainlanders daily. In spite of the city's most highly regarded robust subway system M.T.R,Double-Decker buses,Taxis,Ferries... Trams find a place in the hearts of locals.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

TYPHOON:Santi A great disaster in Philippines

We were going to Banaue to see the world famous UNESCO World heritage Rice Terraces.We were hurdled up in the super cold bus of  Ohayami  from Lacson avenue in Manila.Bus travels around Manila and enters the Districts.Good Nice sleep after a hard travel from El Nido. Suddenly I woke up after hearing noises from outside.I was expecting to be in Banaue. and it was 6 AM..

I had a rude shock.Vehicles lined up for Kilo meters.What was the matter I wondered .The Typhoon Santi has devastated the countryside in night before .Got down and found that a bridge was overflowing ahead.Coffee was selling like hot cake and sold out immediately . No more hot water as no electricity to boil .Trees have fallen blocking the road.May take hours to clear and I decided to walk down to see

Monday, November 11, 2013

UNESCO:World Heritage Rice Terraces of Batad

The Philippines is hit by an average of 15 typhoons every year. I can see vast rice fields submerged in flood waters after the typhoon has passed. Crops ready for harvesting are gone in one night but the country is blessed with mountains and the hardworking people plant rice crops in the mountain slopes.

We took a tricycle from Banaue to reach a place where a big landslide has occurred the previous day. Man and machines were working to clear the mud but will take more time. We climbed the mud holding our