Chronicles Laos Travel

Laos Chronicle Summary

Laos Photo Summary

Laos records, tickets, items travel summary

Sabaidee! Khawp jai lai lai for taking time to join me on this journey through Laos. While it may have taken me months to finish the whole Laos Chronicles, the actual trip lasted only 14-days including transit from February 5-18 2009. I would have wanted to wraps thing up quickly but there are so many details to write about the place and I want it written in a way people are traveling with me as well. So here’s the summary of the trip with itinerary details and budget.


Mindoro: San Jose Chronicles Summary

Cueva Cansubong Park beach View

San Jose in Occidental Mindoro was one memorable trip and photo assignment for me. To summarize the chronicles, here’s the article I wrote for the June 2009 Issue of Philippine Airline’s Mabuhay Magazine.

Secrets of Mindoro
Text and Photos by Ferdz Decena

The mere mention of Mindoro conjures images of the more popular Puerto Galera and Apo Reef of Sablayan come to most people’s minds.   But is there anything beyond these popular places that is worth discovering?

After spending three days in and around San Jose, the gateway to Occidental Mindoro, the answers came to me.  Think of discovering unspoiled beaches, serene island retreats, beautiful nature walks, indigenous cultural encounters, and sumptuous food. Imagine a wild encounter with a rare animal found only in Mindoro.

Travel Vietnam

Backpacking Northern Vietnam Chronicles Summary

Vietnam guides, maps and memorabilias

Vietnam guides, maps and memorabilia

Here’s another summary from this year’s major travels, Backpacking Northern Vietnam. Northern Vietnam offers variety of scenic areas from the UNESCO heritage site of Ha Long Bay to the Old Charm of Hanoi’s Old Quarters and the wondrous treks in the highlands of Sapa Valley. Here’s our basic summary and some tips from this backpack travel.

China Travel

Backpacking China Central to South West Chronicles Summary

China travel memorabilias

China travel memorabilia

The China Central to South West Chronicles have ended and to cap it all off would be a summary and details of the trip. From now on, after completing a series I would posts a semi IT which includes the route, the number of days and budget for that trip. Hopefully helpful for those who would want to try the route as well. So after more than 2000 miles within China, 5 provinces, 4 UNESCO sites, 11 days and a budget of less than Php 30,000 which includes all airfares from Manila, transfers within China, park fees, food and accommodations, here’s the recap of the trip.