My A-Z of Travel

Hi, Followers! I’ve been ignoring this blog for a while so I wasn’t expecting to have any new followers, but I was surprised to see my follower count increase. I need to kick this blog back into life, then!

To start, here’s a meme! If you decide to do this (or if you have done this before), please give me a link of your own answers to these so I can read/reblog. (Not like I have a lot of followers, hehe, but still. I just really want to read other people’s answers.) I’ll try to do one letter per day, with a picture from my own trips if I manage to grab one. :D

A: Age you started travelling?

B: Best beer you’ve had and where?

C: Cuisine (favourite)

D: Destinations, favourite, least favourite and why

E: Event you experienced abroad that made you say “wow”

F: Favourite mode of transportation

G: Greatest feeling while travelling

H: Hottest place

I: Incredible service you’ve experienced and where

J: Journey that took the longest

K: Keepsake from your travels

L: Let-down sight, why and where

M: Moment where you fell in love with travel

N: Nicest hotel you’ve stayed in

O: Obsession—what are you obsessed with taking pictures of while travelling?

P: Passport stamps, how many and from where?

Q: Quirkiest attraction you’ve visited and where

R: Recommended sight, event or experience

S: Splurge; something you have no problem forking over money for while travelling

T: Touristy thing you’ve done

U: Unforgettable travel memory

V: Visas, how many and for where?

W: Wine, best glass of wine while travelling and where?

X: eXcellent view and from where?

Y: Years spent travelling?

Z: Zealous sports fans and where?

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Texting Houses
Sabtang Island, Batanes, Philippines

Littered all around the Batanes Isles are what locals call “texting houses”, little huts made of cogon by the sea. They are called as such because locals go here to send out SMS and make calls on their mobile phones, as GSM signal is almost non-existent further inland. This row of texting houses can be found on the way from Savidug to Chavayan, a few kilometers uphill from the latter. 

Visitors to Imjingak Peace Park inside Korea’s Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea tie colorful ribbons on the barbed wire fence by the Freedom Bridge. On these ribbons, visitors write  prayers of peace and unification and some leave words for loved ones whom they have been separated from.

[photo taken by kei]

nanputuo temple, xiamen city, fujian province, china

it’s huge!

photo © gianne tan

sutra keeping pavillon
nanputuo temple, xiamen city, fujian province, china

this was kind of eerie when we first saw it, but seeing this many buddha images is quite fascinating as well. the sutra keeping pavillon houses thousands of buddhism scriptures and images, some of them coming from burma and thailand.