LAST EDIT: DEC 2019 YOGYAKARTA TRAVEL GUIDE 2019 | Things to Do in Yogyakarta | All right, let me start this with a little narrative that requires your five-minute attention span. If you can’t stomach a little storytelling, you can simply skip the first part and proceed to the next where the usuals—ranging from how to get to Yogyakarta and what to do in Yogyakarta—are answered. PART 1: YOGYAKARTA TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 | A Lesson on Pronunciation and Our Earthliness Our story started with a lesson on pronunciation and holiday traffic: first, it is Jogja or Jogjakarta for the locals—a little […]
MISREADINGS: We Loved Our Lives More Than We Ever Knew | Lorrie Moore | A Gate at the Stairs Let me start with a confession. Lorrie Moore was a bandaid after my bedtime attempts and failures on reading and understanding Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, which absurdly became strings after strings of words I found ungraspable. So one night, accepting the truth it isn’t time yet to read her, I picked the highly acclaimed (as if Tartt isn’t) Lorrie Moore. Before I read her, she was that writer your writer friends or acquaintances have read (she’s my personal Haruki Murakami) and […]
This gorgeous underground paradise is a place that you can actually visit. What’s commonly known as the Puerto Princesa Underground River is an 8.2-km (5.1-mile) section of the 24-km (15-mile) St. Paul Underground River Cave. It ends directly at the West Philippine Sea. The huge cave mouth at the end of the river also serves as its access point. From there, small boats can enter up to 4.5 km (2.7 miles) into the river to see its caves, rock format ions, and unique marine life. Special permits can give you access to all 8.2 km of the underground river, but […]
Myanmar Travel Guide | Few places still have a certain magic and mystique around them the way Myanmar does. Steeped in history and culture, and having only opened its doors in recent years, it remains relatively unexplored by the rest of the world compared to neighboring Cambodia or Vietnam. Still unconvinced? Here are four reasons why you should book your flight tickets and plan an adventure to mystical Myanmar.