Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Food Tripping in Cebu

Well, hello there! Yes! My detour is in Cebu. From Kuala Lumpur, I flew with Air Asia to Cebu and stay there for almost 24 hours. Arrived almost 3pm and met with a co-teacher to stay at her place. Also, the reason for a little stopover at the Queen City of  the South is a little food tripping. 

1. For dinner, we have some buffet at Grand Majestic located in Grand Convention Center. For dinner buffet, 599Php per head is inclusive of drinks. The restaurant has different kinds of food to choose from. From salads to main courses to dimsums to desserts, every kind has it.  

Monday, November 24, 2014

Malaysia, Truly Asia!

After all those Bali, Indonesia posts, let`s head ourselves to the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur! From Denpasar, I flew via Malaysia Airlines. Arrived at the beautiful KLIA in the afternoon. Went to the airport`s foreign exchange and had my remaining rupiahs and some yen in exchange for ringgits.  To get to the center, there are many ways to get to. There are buses, taxis and express train. I chose the KLIA express train to get to KL Seentral and transfer to monorail line to get to Bukit Bintang for my booked accomodation (Al Jafs Hotel) via Agoda.com
It`s been raining cats and dogs since I arrived so I rest for a while and waited until the rain stop. Went out and have some light dinner and walked around Bukit Bintang station. Nearby are the Lot10 department store, Pavilion mall, Times Square and Sephora. After checking these stores, went back to the hotel for some needed rest for tomorrow`s long itinerary. I had only 2 nights and a whole day in Malaysia before going home in the Philippines. So, after planning my next day`s itinerary, had some hot bath and went to sleep.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Monkey Forest in Ubud

Here we go again! Let`s have some pitstop at Ubud`s Monkey Forest.  This is a forest wherein you can encounter countless monkeys for 30,000IDR.  Let`s buy our tickets and enter the...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Legong Dance of Bali, Indonesia

For my last night in Bali and before flying to Malaysia, we went on some Balinese traditional dance show performed by Sadha Budaya Troupe in Ubud Palace. Ubud Palace is located near the Ubud Market where they sell cheap and great souvenir finds. It`s like Chinatown in Singapore or Ladies Market in Hongkong. 

Before having dinner, we decided to first feed our eyes with some beautiful hand and body moves from the dancers. This one is called the Legong Dance. We payed for 80,000IDR for it. Inside, almost all of the audience were foreigners with their cameras, iPhones and smartphones to capture the beauty of the show. Me, too, brought my camera for the same reason.
Every performance is lead by a Kebyar Ding instrumental that is use as an introduction music to express the dynamic of Balinese Gamelan music. They are using agongs as their instrument. The instrumental music will continue along the show while the dancers are performing.