Hiking

Dambulla in a day : Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya, Pidurangala

Dambulla in a day : Dambulla Cave Temple, Sigiriya, Pidurangala

To the north of the hill country in Sri Lanka, lies most of the historical and cultural sites. Dambulla is host to 2 of the more prominent and culturally significant sites. The Dambulla Cave Temple (aka Golden Temple) and Sigiriya (aka Lion’s Rock) are both declared […]

Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) : Climbing Sri Lanka’s most sacred mountain

Sri Pada (Adam’s Peak) : Climbing Sri Lanka’s most sacred mountain

Adam’s Peak, or Sri Pada, is often considered a sunrise hike, usually done in the early mornings so that one can see the sunrise at 2,243m on the summit. “Sri Pada”, which is Sacred Footprint” in Sinhalese gets its name from the rock formation near […]

Ella : The Scenic Train Ride

Ella : The Scenic Train Ride

The train rides around the hill country of Sri Lanka are touted to be the “World’s most scenic train ride”. That is of course a grave exaggeration, but it might be the most beautiful train ride in Sri Lanka. Just google that Sri lanka trains/Sri […]

A day in Ella : Ella’s Rock and Little Adam’s Peak

A day in Ella : Ella’s Rock and Little Adam’s Peak

Ella is famous for 3 main sites. Ella’s Rock, Little Adam’s Peak and the Demodara Nine Arches Bridge. Although we did not visit the Nine Arches Bridge, I think it is possible and ideal to do all 3 within a day. https://goo.gl/maps/FdA1LCLgWcM2   If I […]

SRI LANKA : HOW TO TRAVEL SRI LANKA ON A BUDGET

SRI LANKA : HOW TO TRAVEL SRI LANKA ON A BUDGET

Why Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka isn’t as massive as its gigantic neighbour India, but it makes for an inexpensive 1-2 week trip in Asia. I spent only 500 SGD in total for my 1 week trip in Sri Lanka. This is inclusive of my flights […]

Gunung Ledang/Mount Ophir : DIY full day hike in Malaysia

Gunung Ledang/Mount Ophir : DIY full day hike in Malaysia

Gunung Ledang, or Mount Ophir which is what us Singaporeans are more used to calling it by, is a popular hiking destination for amateurs or first time hikers situated in Malaysia. Gunung Ledang is only 1,276 m but it is the highest mountain in Johor. It […]

Philippines : The Nasugbu Trilogy of Day Hikes

Philippines : The Nasugbu Trilogy of Day Hikes

Mt.Pico De Loro – Mt. Batulao – Mt.Talamitam If you are looking for a cheap and short get-away with fresh air and easy mountain hikes, look no further than the Philippines and the Nasugbu Trilogy. This is a good 3-4 day DIY short trip itinerary […]

Philippines : Mount Batulao

Philippines : Mount Batulao

 THE ENDLESS ROLLING HILLS OF MOUNT BATULAO Mt. Batulao (811m) is a beginner friendly hike situated in Nasugbu, Batangas and is just a 2.5h journey from the chaotic city of Manila. It is known as the place with endless rolling hills, as there are the […]

Philippines : Day Trip from Manlia : Mount Talamitam

Philippines : Day Trip from Manlia : Mount Talamitam

Mount Talamitam : Batulao’s other face Mount Talamitam is like the little sister of Batulao. It has very gradual slopes, verdant grassland which makes you feel like lying down and have a picnic and nice viewpoints along the way. If you had done Batulao, Mount Talamitam […]

Philippines : Day Trip from Manlia : Pico De Loro

Philippines : Day Trip from Manlia : Pico De Loro

Pico De Loro : The Monolith Mount Pico de Loro, a name which sexily rolls off your tongue like a place to rendezvous with a lover, is a dormant volcano located in the Cavite province on the island of Luzon, Philippines.  It is also known as is also known as Mount […]