Roaming Around

You’ll never be lonely if you know how befriend yourself – David Archuleta

Maybe, I am claustrophobic (photo by Cyril Conrad)

It has been almost two months since I arrived Kuwait.  As I previously mentioned on one of my posts,  I quickly searched for something to look forward to on the country.  Oh boy!  There’s definitely has a lot of stuff to do.  Who’s getting homesick eh?

Ok,  I just don’t want to stay home. All my weekends are now jam-packed with activities here.  May it just be going to a mall or joining a photo-walk, it doesn’t matter, as long as I make my stay in an environment I am trying to call home a better place to to live in.  Maybe, just maybe,  it would workout, again it’s all about choice and what attitude you’ll have each day!  Yeah!

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Oh btw, I still run.  I just don’t have someone to take a photo of me while running for I run only on treadmills at a local hardcore Arab Gym with a name that’s not so Arab (Swiss Gym).   😀

Good Old Sagada

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.  ~John Muir

Going to Sagada

In the heart of Mountain Province,  lies one of the best places in the country I think I’ve ever been.  Sagada; 275Km North of Manila and 140 Km from Baguio; the town famous for their tradition of burying people by putting thier coffins on the mointain walls, tagging it as the hanging coffin. 

We have been here two years ago.   Hush, it was really a long trip from Baguio to Sagada.  I bet it took us not more than six hours because it was like going to the mountain top; however, every view of the place is scenic and worth watching.  the cold weather gave additional zest (Better bring your jacket)!  The food is not that expensive either.  We have been to the eco-valley and the cave connection of Sumaguing and Lumian caves, the rice terraces, saw the hangging coffins, look in depth about their culture at Ganduyan Museum.  We have missed some areas due to some time constraints but it’s giving us more reason to go back. 

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I am looking forward to go back to this place.  Did I mentioned how awesome the food in The Yogurt House?

Failaka Island Tour

A part of Kuwait history visited…

Failaka Island Location (source: Wikipedia)

Failaka, an island part of Kuwait located east of the country in the Persian Gulf.  I have been excited upon learning from the Pindot Group that we will be going to the island.  Great! It would be another chance for me to add more on my photo stash.

Salmiya Port

Three dinars is all it took for us to have a two way journey to and from this island which is 20KM from the port of Salmiya.  Some us brought cars (they pay more for that),  for us to maximize the trip as the bus may just take you to designated areas only not to mention we can manage our own time and the places to visit.

Ruins

There’s really not much on the place, everything is history in there.  From the ruins of the past Iraq-Kuwait wars where bullet marks are all visible, to empty canisters all lying on the ground,  standing light posts though I suspect they are not operating at night,  to tank relics, etc…  There’s not really much to see if you’re not really into these kinds of things, but I guess for me, these are all candies for my camera to feed.

We have not worked on going all over the place as we do not have much time.  They’ve mentioned that there’s more to see on the place,  they have a hotel where you could stay overnight and a restaurant which I didn’t see either, hehe!

Have a look on all the photos I took.

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