Paul Xymon Garcia's Posts

Paul Xymon Garcia is a writer born and bred in Manila, Philippines. He studied journalism and now pursues a career in travel writing and photography. His stories and photos have been published in a number of publications such as TRAVEL Leisure and Adventure, CebuPacific Smile, and Wild Junket.

  • China: A Tale of Two Old Towns

    April 7, 2014 by

  • China’s many old towns and ancient villages are very easy to overlook when so many of the must-see destinations in this country typically involve China’s ancient past or its bright future. However, I […]

  • Vietnam Fantasy Five: The Five H’s to Have in Your Vietnam Itinerary

    March 20, 2014 by

  • The most delicious soups for two dollars, quality (and I mean, quality) backpacker accommodations for less than 10 dollars, and affordable transport options to get to your next destination. Vietnam is easily one […]

  • The Best of Kuala Lumpur in One Day

    March 3, 2014 by

  • Anyone travelling through Southeast Asia will inevitably find himself or herself in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian capital is a transport hub. Airlines in the region all fly here. If you’re landing into Southeast […]

  • Malacca: Walking and Eating Town

    January 23, 2014 by

  • There is a certain ease with which I tend to explore towns like Malacca. I came here after weeks of non-stop travel, not expecting much of this small town in Malaysia, yet I […]

  • Things to do in Singapore in Just One Day

    December 6, 2013 by

  • I admit it. The first time I came to Singapore, impressions were not exactly great. This tiny island located in the tip of the Malay Peninsula was too sanitised and too organised for […]

  • Things to do in Shanghai in Just One Day

    November 20, 2013 by

  • For any visitor to China, it is almost always a necessity to see ancient sites like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. However, to get the ultimate travel experience in the Middle Kingdom, […]

  • Calaguas Island: Camping in a Beautiful, Remote Island in the Philippines

    November 11, 2013 by

  • My stomach lurched one more time as our small fishing boat rode out another seven-foot wave. It was not raining that hard, rather just drizzling. However, it was terribly windy. Not only were […]

  • The Stroke of Luck that Led Us to the Dalai Lama

    October 16, 2013 by

  • It was the evening rush hour in the busy downtown area of India’s capital Delhi and a friend and I were running late for our train. It was to take us on an […]

  • That First Snowfall in the Mythical Shangri-la

    September 22, 2013 by

  • There were many things I was excited about travelling to China’s southwest corner—Yunnan province. Seeing the Himalayas in the mountain range’s easternmost bastions was one thing. I wanted to see the ancient towns […]

  • My Journey to the Remote Tropical Paradise of El Nido

    September 12, 2013 by

  • For years, I have heard stories about this one remote tropical paradise: hundreds of small islands with pristine white-sand beaches and surrounded by warm and clear turquoise waters. In a country full of […]

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