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My Passion - See the World..

I have found my Passion! and i would indulge in it. Everytime when i have decided to mark a little dot on the map, I feel so excited about the planning and trying to spend more time reading about how to go about it and covering as much as my travel time permits. Even before getting to that place, I somehow has the feeling of "I have been there" - I guess while reading the stuff, I allow my soul and mind to travel with it .....and it's really kinda a nice feel.

I love doing it by way of backpacking - not only it's economical, you get to see and feel so much during your travels. I love road and train trips - meeting so many locals during these long journeys - learning some of their cultures and understanding some of the adversities - appreciating cultural differences and bearing with them has widen my horizon. I have learnt to accept certain weird and queer behaviours with more grace. I find myself to be more forgiving and accepting.

I have travelled to most parts of my home country,
Malaysia - sorry, have not found time as yet to update these in my travel pages as the pictures were not digitally taken. I then made my way out to the neighbouring countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines and parts of China.

During my travels, these are some of the "weird" stuffs i would do :-
1) non-stop shooting pictures - I will get really frustrated if i ran out of memory cards and battery
2) try out local specialities - if my guts permit it
3) venture to all possible "must see, must do" stuff - if my travel time permits
4) journalized my travels in a little note book - especially on transport & costs
5) collect brochures and maps so that i can share with other travellers , i even keep my bus and travel tickets...absurd, right?
6) keep to one backpack (2weeks travel) only - refused to check in luggage.

My motto for travel is " half the luggage, double the money"

Here's an oath to my Passion ;)

Quenching the heart, nourishing the soul
I will take my
Passion along....
..in search of places warm and cold

Meeting friends here and there
Passion's horizon widens ....
..enriched with friendship, love and care

In each place and in each heart
Where my
Passion has touched ....
..may sweet memories impart

If indeed my
Passion dies one day
It should be a sad moment ...
...as that's when my still body lays

Been There, Done That!

"Not all who wander are lost"

Here are some of the tiny dots I have made on the map.....


Route : Chiangmai, Mae Hong Son, Bangkok, Ayuthaya


Route : Beijing, Tianjin, Chengde


Route : PhnomPenh, SiemReap, Ho ChiMinhCity, Mekong Delta, Dalat, Cantho, Tay Ninh, Vinh Long


Route : Seoul, Sokcho, Seorak, Chuncheon, Gyeongju, Busan, Samcheonpo, Geoje


Route : Hanoi, Babe, LaoCai, Sapa, Halong, Dong Hoi, Hue, Hoi An, Danang,


Indonesia - Bali
Period :15th Feb to 20th Feb
Route :
Denpasar, Kuta, Kintamani, Ubud, Tampaksiring, Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, Bedahulu, Gianyar, Klungklung, Jimbaran

China - Macau, Hongkong, Guangdong Province
Period : 6th Apr to 17 Apr
Macau, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Zhaoqing, Foshan, Guangdong, Shenzhen, Hongkong Island, Kowloon, CheungChau

China - Macau, Liaoning Province
Period : 15th Sep to 27th Sep
Macau, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Beijing, Shenyang, Datong, Dalian

Philippines - Northern Luzon
Period : 4th Oct to 10Oct
Clark, Angeles City, Laoag, Paoay, Batac, Vigan, Sagada, Baguio, Bontoc, Bananue

Indonesia - Solo/Jogjakarta
Period : 23rd Dec to 26th Dec
Solo, Jogjakarta, Borobudor, Prambanan


China - Macau, Hainan Province
Period : 7th Mar to 18th Mar
Macau, Haikou, Xinglong, Sanya

Philippines - Central
Period : 7th Jul to 17th Jul
Clark, Manila, Makati, Cavite, Tagaytay, Talisay, Lake Taal, Batangas, Puerto Galera, Pangsanjan

Indonesia - Jakarta, Bandung
Period : 26th Aug to 31st Aug
Jakarta, Bandung

China - Macau, Guangxi Province
Period : 11th Sep to 23rd Sep
Macau, Zhuhai, Nanning, Liuzhou, Guilin, Longsheng, Dazhai, Ping An, Yangshuo


China - Yunnan Province
Period : 9th May to 26th May
Hanoi, LaoCai, Hekou, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Qiaotou, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Zhongdian (Shangrila), Deqin

Indonesia - Surabaya
Period : 21st Jul to 27th Jul
Surabaya, Mt Bromo, Kawah Ijen

Period : 9th Sep to 16th Sep
Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng

China - Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu & Anhui Provinces
Period : 20th Oct to 1st Nov
Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou, Huangshan

Indonesia - South Sulawesi : Makassar, Tana Toraja, Sengkang, Pantai Bira
Period : 7th Dec to 14th Dec
Makassar, Pare-pare, Enrekang, Makale, Rantepao, Tana Toraja, Sengkang, Watampone, Sinjai, Bulukumba, Pantai Bira, Bantaeng


Thailand - Bangkok
Period : 19th Jun to 23rd Jun
direct Bangkok

East Coast of Australia - Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Tasmania
Period : 10th Sep to 30th Sep
Route: Melbourne, Tasmania, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne


Taiwan - Taipei, Chia Yi, Alishan, YuShan, Hualien, Taroko, Yilan
Period : 10th Mar to 21st Mar
Taipei, Chia Yi, Alishan, YuShan, Hualien, Taroko, Yilan, Taipei

China - Sichuan, Gansu, Shaanxi Provinces
Period : 7th Sep to 22nd Sep
Route: Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, Songpan, Zoige (Nuoerkai), Hezuo, Lanzhou, Xi'an, Chengdu

Nourishing Dreams into Reality ....

Hooray, plans for 2011 - must go, must go....

Philippines - Cebu, Boracay, Palawan, Puerto Princessa, Bohol
Period : 8th Mar to 20th Mar

China - Hunan, Chongqing Provinces
Period : 14th Oct to 31st Oct
Route: Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Chongqing, Yangtze 3 gorges, Shenzhen

Dream, dream, dream.....

Somewhere, over the rainbow, there lies my dream ...

1) Tibet
2) Nepal
3) India
4) South Africa
5) Turkey
6) Rome
7) Prague
8) Silk Road
9) New Zealand
10) Australia - Done in 2009!
11) ....................

  • Intro Updated Dec 28, 2010
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