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[Kuala Lumpur] ► Lorong 1/77a: Of Ending and First-Times

[Kuala Lumpur] ► Lorong 1/77a: Of Ending and First-Times | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
This street was where I ended my first day in Malaysia but it served as the rendezvous of my many first-time experiences and encounters so it meant so much for me.
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[Kuala Lumpur] ► Nasi Goreng Usa (Daging/Ayam): First Food I Ate Abroad

[Kuala Lumpur] ► Nasi Goreng Usa (Daging/Ayam): First Food I Ate Abroad | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
The moment I saw the food, I was at least relieved to know that the food is somehow related to my Filipino comfort meals.
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[Kuala Lumpur] ► KL Sentral to Bukit Bintang: My First Train Ride Outside PH

[Kuala Lumpur] ► KL Sentral to Bukit Bintang: My First Train Ride Outside PH | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
The monorail runs overground. I saw the city of Kuala Lumpur in a general perspective up close—the modern skyline, the lush parks, the mosques, the busy roads and the residential areas. I enjoyed it.
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[Vigan] ► Santa Cruzan in Vigan's Flores de Mayo

[Vigan] ► Santa Cruzan in Vigan's Flores de Mayo | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
Bigueños love cultural events a lot because we also love our cultural heritage double fold.
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[Bantay] ► The Commissary at One Vittoria Hotel, Upscale Dining in Ilocos

[Bantay] ► The Commissary at One Vittoria Hotel, Upscale Dining in Ilocos | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
It's nice to see Metro Vigan evolving so fast on the right path. There are more options coming. For 'The Commissary,' it's setting a new genre for Ilocos' ever growing tourism and dining industries.
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[Vigan] ► Ramada: Thanksgiving Culture and Traditional Games

[Vigan] ► Ramada: Thanksgiving Culture and Traditional Games | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
The ramada traditional games happen every Tres de Mayo. Tres de Mayo is a feast day honoring Apo Lakay or the Sto Cristo Milagroso de Vigan who is believed to have saved Vigan from a plague in 1882.
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[Vigan] ► Rakit Race: Bamboos and Balance in Mestizo River

[Vigan] ► Rakit Race: Bamboos and Balance in Mestizo River | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
The historic Mestizo river is the place to see. For the very first time, I witnessed an event called rakit race.
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[Batangas] ► 5 "Expectation vs Reality" Moments - Batangas v.1

[Batangas] ► 5 "Expectation vs Reality" Moments - Batangas v.1 | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
Some expectations were actually the reality giving them the right to settle in my brain's trivia section.
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[Kuala Lumpur] ► Reaching KL Sentral and How I Acted Dumb Stupid

[Kuala Lumpur] ► Reaching KL Sentral and How I Acted Dumb Stupid | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
Am I stupid? Am I ignorant? Read this and you're to judge.
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EDMARATION #TownExplorer: [Baguio] ► Azalea Residences Hotel Review: My Experiences in Details

EDMARATION #TownExplorer: [Baguio] ► Azalea Residences Hotel Review: My Experiences in Details | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
The room where I stayed is even bigger than our house—complete with a kitchen, a dining area, a sala (with a couch and a twin bed) and another two rooms within the room. Swanky!
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[Sepang] ► Travel Drama in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2)

[Sepang] ► Travel Drama in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
My anxiety as a first-timer almost escalated to panic level. So there's no such thing as overacting because sticking to reality is the name of the game here.
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[SE Asia] ► Flying from Metro Manila to Kuala Lumpur with Drama in Between

[SE Asia] ► Flying from Metro Manila to Kuala Lumpur with Drama in Between | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
I am shaking, quite speechless for outspoken words but the voice within me is speaking too much that it's so hard to handle...
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[Vigan] ► Candle Floaters Made Mestizo River Mesmerizing

[Vigan] ► Candle Floaters Made Mestizo River Mesmerizing | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
...light will always find its way to stand out in the darkness. It will always win.
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[Kuala Lumpur] ► Kafeteria Ikhwan: Stories of My First Restaurant Dining Abroad

[Kuala Lumpur] ► Kafeteria Ikhwan: Stories of My First Restaurant Dining Abroad | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
...I enjoyed the food, but more than the food are these countless first time travel experiences that taught me to believe that the world, though getting smaller, is complex.
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[Kuala Lumpur] ► Irsia BnB: Review of My First Accommodation Outside PH

[Kuala Lumpur] ► Irsia BnB: Review of My First Accommodation Outside PH | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
I stayed in a dormitory-type room with bunk beds. There are other guests when I entered the room. They were all white travelers. I was the only Asian inside our room.
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[Indochina] ► Thailand-Malaysia Backpacking + Motorbike Riding for the First Time Outside PH

[Indochina] ► Thailand-Malaysia Backpacking + Motorbike Riding for the First Time Outside PH | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
As a millennial, this is not conforming to the 'trend'—doing it because your friend do it. For me traveling is a form of continuous education. No masteral and doctoral degree could ever teach you the way traveling does.
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[Puerto Princesa] ► 67th Heaven Holiday Resort: A Heaven for Mortal Holidays

[Puerto Princesa] ► 67th Heaven Holiday Resort: A Heaven for Mortal Holidays | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
You don't need to die to reach heaven. Like me, I jumped to the 67th heaven without becoming immortal.
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[Dagupan] ► Hotel Le Duc: The Blue Jewel of Dagupan

[Dagupan] ► Hotel Le Duc: The Blue Jewel of Dagupan | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
Its blue color is so noticeable from the road so you won't get lost.
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[Vigan] ► Tres de Mayo: Vigan's Iconic Day for Culture and Heritage

[Vigan] ► Tres de Mayo: Vigan's Iconic Day for Culture and Heritage | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
It's jam-packed with cultural activities that have been present in Vigan for centuries with cultural substance you cannot see anywhere else in the world.
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[Vigan] ► The Lion Dance and the Culture on the 3rd of May

[Vigan] ► The Lion Dance and the Culture on the 3rd of May | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
I thought I already know a lot about its history and culture but I realized that the more I discover new things, the more questions leave me hanging.
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[Vigan] ► How Holy Week is Celebrated in Vigan? (What You Need to Know)

[Vigan] ► How Holy Week is Celebrated in Vigan? (What You Need to Know) | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
These are the things you should know about Vigan Holy Week you might haven't known before.
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[Vigan] ► Holy Week's Bargeynan (Hawker Street) and Hawker Food Stalls

[Vigan] ► Holy Week's Bargeynan (Hawker Street) and Hawker Food Stalls | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
To get inside the shopping tents, you have to survive the crowd by squeezing yourself in between strangers, literally.
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[Malaysia] ► KLIA2 to KL Sentral by Bus: My First Land Travel Outside PH

[Malaysia] ► KLIA2 to KL Sentral by Bus: My First Land Travel Outside PH | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
This is my first bus ride in Malaysia and the first land travel outside my country Philippines.
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[Vigan] ► Blog Coverage: Kannawidan Festival's First Street Dancing

[Vigan] ► Blog Coverage: Kannawidan Festival's First Street Dancing | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
Check out these exclusive photos and observations from Kannawidan Festival street dancing 2016.
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[Puerto Princesa] ► Seafood Dinner Party While Floating at Puerto Bay

[Puerto Princesa] ► Seafood Dinner Party While Floating at Puerto Bay | #TownExplorer | Exploring Philippine Towns | Scoop.it
I lost my orientation for direction when we finally reached the place. I didn't know where was the north, the south, the east and the west.
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