TAIPEI TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary) 2019

Taipei, Taiwan was never on my bucketlist despite its proximity to the Philippines.  But because applying for a Taiwan tourist visa is more relaxed these days, I decided to travel to this city, which is roughly an hour and a half away by air.  Little did I know,...

OSAKA TRAVEL GUIDE (BUDGET + ITINERARY)

Osaka, Japan is a lively city blessed with dumbfounding infrastructures, well-edited shops, food haven, stylish hostels, and astonishingly spotless streets! Adding up to its allure are the utterly helpful and disciplined Japanese.  Here's a travel guide blog to help...

Bangkok Travel Guide 2019 (Budget + Itinerary)

Bangkok is special to me, because this is where I first backpacked solo abroad. I remember booking a cheap airfare months before my trip. I booked a tour and a hotel from a travel agency but after paying it, they called me and said I had to pay for two because the...

HONG KONG TRAVEL GUIDE BLOG (Itinerary + Budget) 2019

Hong Kong is special to me, because it’s my first international travel with my sister.  It’s like fulfilling a childhood dream when we toured Hong Kong Disneyland.  This is why I wrote this Hong Kong Travel Guide Blog. If you dream of traveling to Hong Kong, have...

SINGAPORE TRAVEL GUIDE 2019 (Budget + Itinerary)

If I could only choose 4 words to describe Singapore, they would be : spotless, sophisticated, efficient but expensive. It’s hard to tell now that this tiny, booming country that is speckled with sky-high buildings and posh shopping malls, was once a colonial...

MACAU TRAVEL GUIDE: (Budget + Itinerary) 2019

Macau grew like a fantasy utopia on an island and reclaimed land southwest of Hong Kong.  The heart of this Special Administrative Region of China is littered with ostentatious hotels flaunting spectacular architecture, many of them recreating cities like Paris,...

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KALANGGAMAN ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

KALANGGAMAN ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

Kalanggaman Island is  shaped like a bird, reason why its name is derived from the local word “langgam”  that means bird. This sandbar off the coast of Palompon, Leyte has gained popularity in recent years, but it has long been a local secret.  Kalanggaman is hemmed...

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ATHENS TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) 2019

ATHENS TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) 2019

This ATHENS TRAVEL GUIDE covers sample ATHENS ITINERARY with budget, ATHENS THINGS TO DO, ATHENS BUDGET HOTELS and ATHENS TRAVEL TIPS. Having studied Archaeology and Anthropology in college, it's like a dream walking among splendid ruins in the Land of the Greek Gods....

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GREECE VISA FOR FILIPINOS: HOW TO APPLY AND REQUIREMENTS

GREECE VISA FOR FILIPINOS: HOW TO APPLY AND REQUIREMENTS

I just returned from my Greece winter trip and as promised, I will blog about Greece and how to apply for a Greece Visa for Filipinos (Philippine Passport Holders). Applying for a tourist visa is always nerve-racking, so here’s a guide on How to Apply for a Schengen...

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JAPAN VISA : REQUIREMENTS + TIPS + APPLICATION (Philippines)

JAPAN VISA : REQUIREMENTS + TIPS + APPLICATION (Philippines)

Applying for a visa can be nerve-wracking. I remember a few years ago, an airline offered me a roundtrip ticket to Japan, but I never got to use it. The next year, another airline invited me to an all-expense paid trip to Nagoya in Japan, but I wasn’t available. I...

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ATHENS TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) 2019

ATHENS TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) 2019

This ATHENS TRAVEL GUIDE covers sample ATHENS ITINERARY with budget, ATHENS THINGS TO DO, ATHENS BUDGET HOTELS and ATHENS TRAVEL TIPS. Having studied Archaeology and Anthropology in college, it's like a dream walking among splendid ruins in the Land of the Greek Gods....

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GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

The rugged coastline of Guimaras in Western Visayas, Philippines is framed by lush greenery staring out towards the island-speckled sea.  This tiny province is synonymous with mangoes, with more or less 50,000 mango trees (some are over 100 years old) thriving in its...

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SAN VICENTE PALAWAN: TRAVEL GUIDE + ITINERARY

SAN VICENTE PALAWAN: TRAVEL GUIDE + ITINERARY

Nature really comes to the fore of San Vicente Palawan.  Punctuated by rocky outcrops, the sprawling landscape here varies from forest fringed mountains and windswept grassland, to a swirling mix of aquamarine beaches and rough-hewn coves. Tucked between the famous...

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KALANGGAMAN ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

Kalanggaman Island is  shaped like a bird, reason why its name is derived from the local word “langgam”  that means bird. This sandbar off the coast of Palompon, Leyte has gained popularity in recent years, but it has long been a local secret.  Kalanggaman is hemmed...

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GUIMARAS TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

The rugged coastline of Guimaras in Western Visayas, Philippines is framed by lush greenery staring out towards the island-speckled sea.  This tiny province is synonymous with mangoes, with more or less 50,000 mango trees (some are over 100 years old) thriving in its...

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SAN VICENTE PALAWAN: TRAVEL GUIDE + ITINERARY

Nature really comes to the fore of San Vicente Palawan.  Punctuated by rocky outcrops, the sprawling landscape here varies from forest fringed mountains and windswept grassland, to a swirling mix of aquamarine beaches and rough-hewn coves. Tucked between the famous...

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TINAGONG DAGAT: DIY TRAVEL GUIDE

Tinagong Dagat is a rising tourist spot in Sipalay, Negros Occidental.  This picturesque destination is blissfully hidden in Sitio Latasan in Sipalay town, hence the local name “Tinagong Dagat” that means hidden hill. Viewed from the air, the beautiful blend of denim...

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WHAT TO DO IN SAN VICENTE PALAWAN

San Vicente Palawan is a rising tourist destination in the Philippines.  It is located in north-western Palawan. Despite its popularity, it still exhibits a laid-back charm. Most of the tourist spots in San Vicente are picturesque beaches – it is home to the popular...

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GUIMARAS TOURIST SPOTS

If you are wondering  what to do and where to go in Guimaras island in the Philippines, here’s a list of top Guimaras tourist spots for sightseeing and island hopping for your travel itinerary.  I also  included a sample Guimaras itinerary below, feel free to tweak it...

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