Bangkok Travel Guide 2020 (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)

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 the...

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...

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide Blog (Budget + Itinerary)

Kuala Lumpur is my most visited city outside the Philippines.  I can’t recall how many times I’ve visited this sprawling metropolis.  Thus, this Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide with itinerary and budget is long overdue.  Kuala Lumpur has grown into a modern and affluent...

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, that...

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...

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2020 KANCHANABURI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) BLOG

2020 KANCHANABURI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) BLOG

Thing is, I seek history whenever I travel, it is pretty essential in helping me understand why the destination I am visiting is what it is today. It helps me understand how places and people change overtime, it teaches me about continuities, it encourages me to gain...

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2020 SUKHOTHAI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

2020 SUKHOTHAI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

This is a detailed DIY Sukhothai travel guide with sample Sukhothai itinerary and expenses. Perfect for 2-3 days trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Thailand, north of Bangkok. Sukhothai is a legacy of conquest of the Khmer rule,  the first Kingdom of...

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INDIA VISA REQUIREMENTS + APPLICATION for Filipinos

INDIA VISA REQUIREMENTS + APPLICATION for Filipinos

If you plan to travel to India soon,  then you need to apply for the India Visa online.  India is a vibrant country, with amazing culture, jaw-dropping architecture, exquisite arts and handicrafts, rich history, and warm people. I can go on and on.  When I first...

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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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2020 KANCHANABURI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) BLOG

2020 KANCHANABURI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) BLOG

Thing is, I seek history whenever I travel, it is pretty essential in helping me understand why the destination I am visiting is what it is today. It helps me understand how places and people change overtime, it teaches me about continuities, it encourages me to gain...

read more
2020 SUKHOTHAI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

2020 SUKHOTHAI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

This is a detailed DIY Sukhothai travel guide with sample Sukhothai itinerary and expenses. Perfect for 2-3 days trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Thailand, north of Bangkok. Sukhothai is a legacy of conquest of the Khmer rule,  the first Kingdom of...

read more
Bangkok Travel Guide 2020 (Budget + Itinerary)

Bangkok Travel Guide 2020 (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...

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Gigantes Island’s sheer isolation and laidback atmosphere beckon every artistic soul to preserve its beauty in film, pixels, or paint. Gigantes Island is actually a group of islands situated in Carles, Northern Iloilo. It is studded with palm-fringed islands with...

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CARBIN REEF: DIY Travel Guide 2020 (Itinerary + Budget)

Carbin Reef is a rising destination in Negros Occidental.  This tongue-shaped sandbar is located off the coast of Sagay, about 2-3 hours away from Bacolod.  If you are itching to frolic in crystal clear, blue water and powdery, white sand, pack your swimwear,...

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Name the Philippine’s stunning beaches, and Negros Occidental province will most likely go unnoticed. Unknown to many tourists, this bountiful province is oozing with some of the most Instagram-worthy islands. Take for example Lakawon Island, an emerging destination...

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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 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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