Catching the sunrise at Borobudur

I've arrived in Indonesia for the 2nd country of my SEA trip and I couldn't think of a better way to start my adventure in Yogyakarta than to catch the sunrise from the country's most famous temple - Borobudur! Overview of Borobudur Temple Borobudur, located in Central Java, is the largest Buddhist temple in the … Continue reading Catching the sunrise at Borobudur

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Kota Kinabalu’s Thousand Shades of Blue

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sabah in the island of Borneo. Having been granted a city status in 2000, it's one of the busiest and most visited places in Malaysia. Nevertheless, KK, as it is affectionately called, still retains its charm. Until 1967, KK was known as Jesselton until … Continue reading Kota Kinabalu’s Thousand Shades of Blue

Commencing my Southeast Asia Trip (Part 1)

Ten months since I first came up with the random idea of a month-long backpacking trip in Southeast Asia, it's finally happening! The overall goal is to visit all 11 SEA countries by next year. I'm currently at 7/11 (Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia). This trip won't increase the statistics since I've already … Continue reading Commencing my Southeast Asia Trip (Part 1)