HITACHI SEASIDE PARK FROM TOKYO

I was in Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki, Japan. The sun was pouring its morning benediction, shining through towering trees interrupted by yellow blooms. My soul has always been attracted to flowers, like how they are attracted to sunlight. Yes, flowers are ephemeral, but there’s this inexplicable feeling when I am surrounded by them, like they take away all my …

BATAD TRAVEL GUIDE FOR FIRST TIMERS

Batad Rice Terraces is one of  UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed rice terraces in the Philippines  located in Batad, Banaue in Ifugao Province. Unlike the world-famous mud-walled Banaue Rice Terraces (not a UNESCO site) carved out by the Ifugao‘s some 2,000 years ago (located  in Banaue town proper), the grandeur of Batad Rice terraces is owed to its amphitheater-like stone-walled terraces which is a favorite subject of snap happy tourists.   …

PUERTO PRINCESA TRAVEL GUIDE 2017 (Budget + Itinerary)

A few days stay in PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan trip is all it takes to set your heart racing.  There are plenty of things to do in Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan that will make one’s trip here truly unforgettable. Thankfully, it has managed to preserve its splendor over the years despite the crowd it brings.  Puerto Princesa, Palawan has …