Continuing my live blog of the Nepal trip. The big event for Day 4 is Mount Everest.
I am so paranoid that I might oversleep and miss my flight that I set my 2 phones to alarm at certain intervals. I woke up at 4:30 then dressed up quickly. I went downstairs to get a cab. The trip was uneventful.
I am waiting at the Departures area to wait for boarding. The flight was a bit delayed, by about 15 minutes.
And we boarded and ready to fly. We are flying in a BuddhaAir Beechcraft 1900, an 18-seater prop plane. It only has 2 rows, sp everyone can get a window seat. I was seated at 9A which is at the back.
We are now airborne. I am so excited to be in this flight. We are going a circuit, and my side of the plane will get the first sight of the Himalayas. The stewardess was handing out a graphic showing all the mountains we can see.
The view is spectacular! The scale of the Himalayan range is astounding. As we approach Everest we were called to the cockpit on…
One of the main reasons why I am always drawn to museums when I travel is that I would want to see, in real life, the fascinating things that I've only read in books or have seen in the films, such as archaeological artifacts or the paintings of Van Gogh and Dali. Museums give you access to all that. I majored in History when I was an undergraduate in the University of the Philippines. As such, I am always excited to see artifacts and historical curiosities that I encounter during my travels. But sometimes, they also make me sad, like when I saw the Golden Tara of Agusan in the Field Museum in Chicago.
The Golden Tara is a gold statue of a Hindu-Malayan deity discovered in 1917 in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur, in southern Philippines. Weighing about four pounds, the 21-karat gold statue depicts a woman deity sitting cross-legged, ornamented with a headdress and various accruements in the arms and legs. It was dated to early 13th century, and is proof that ancient Filipinos have extens…
Update: After a session of hoverboard, I have tried flyboarding again in Subic last weekend so I am updating this post with more (nicer, less grainier) photos and video by Arvy, as we did it during noon, with good lighting, and not at dusk like the last time.
Aside from the time of day, the difference this time is the flyboard contraption that I've used now is without the two nozzles attached to my arms. I was told that they've encountered some issues with the arm nozzles, the inner parts of which can cause cuts when they become frayed, so they removed them all together.
I did not notice any difference in terms of maneuverability; in fact I think this time it's better because there are fewer things to mind while riding. The balance comes mostly from the legs anyway, so having the nozzles in the arms is a bit redundant.
The original post follows below. All information are still current.
Here's another adventure that I can tick off my list: flyboarding, also known as hydroj…