Archive for 'Notes from the road'
Posted on 11. Sep, 2014 by wander2nowhere.
Colombia is fast becoming one of South America’s best travel destinations. Picturesque landscapes, Caribbean beaches, snow-capped mountains, ancient ruins, and the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, this country is a true gem for travelers looking for something more than a typical South America travel experience. Colombia has worked hard to overcome its negative image of […]
Posted on 12. Jul, 2014 by wander2nowhere.
Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo) is starting to creep up on the radar of tourists and travelers in the region. Some of the biggest attractions are the festivals here; from the ultra successful Rainforest World Music Festival, to the less known Borneo Jazz festival. But what Sarawak has, that many places don’t, is the treasure trove of […]
Posted on 30. Jun, 2014 by wander2nowhere.
Awarded as one of the Top 25 music festivals in the world for 5 consecutive years (2010-2014) by Songlines, UK, the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) is one of the biggest musical events in Malaysia; and the biggest tourism draw to Sarawak. This festival celebrates traditional, folk, and fusion music from international and local bands […]
Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by wander2nowhere.
From the lofty height of watching sunrise at a mountain top, we descended back to Semban village for breakfast. After breakfast, Mr. Sagen arranged for us to meet two of the “ring ladies”. Who are the ‘ring ladies’? These sub-tribe Bidayuh ladies wear copper coiled rings on their forearms and calves; these rings are called […]
Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by wander2nowhere.
In recent months, I’ve been bitten by a different type of traveling bug: I’m beginning to enjoy traveling in my own backyard. I’ve only starting to realize how much Sarawak, the Malaysian state on the Borneo island, has a lot to offer: lush tropical rainforest, unique wildlife, and arresting indigenous cultures, etc. The three things […]
Posted on 09. May, 2014 by wander2nowhere.
Do you know the strange feeling of looking at your home as if it’s an exotic land? After traveling the world for the past 10 years, returning to my home land of Sarawak, on the Borneo island, I began to see my own “backyard” with a new light; like a foreigner excited to explore one […]
Posted on 04. May, 2014 by wander2nowhere.
From foreign backpackers in the past to Chinese tourists of recent years, visitors have been coming to Dali for centuries. There’s just something about this ancient town that has managed to draw people in from ancient time till now. The Chinese has a phrase, 风花雪月 (wind, flower, snow and moon), use to describe romanticism of […]
Posted on 21. Apr, 2014 by wander2nowhere.
Most visitors to China see but only a small portion of this massive country; treading well inside the confine of the beaten paths established by travelers who came before them. Granted there are amazing cultural, historical and natural sights: the Great Wall, Zhangjiajie, the Terracotta Warriors, Panda, etc. just to name a few. However, traveling […]
Posted on 28. Feb, 2014 by wander2nowhere.
This February I celebrate 10 years of traveling and life on the road. To commemorate this milestone, I’ve come up with a series of Top 10 posts. These choices are based solely on my personal experience. 10 memorable experiences These 10 years are filled with memorable and intense experiences. Some of them are scary and […]
Posted on 10. Feb, 2014 by wander2nowhere.
This February I celebrate 10 years of traveling and life on the road. To commemorate this milestone, I’ve come up with a series of Top 10 posts. These choices are based solely on my personal experience. Top 10 man-made wonders Many of us travel the world to see amazing man-made structures. Many of them are […]