2022 Bangkok Travel Guide (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...

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...

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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2022 SUKHOTHAI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

2022 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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2022 KANCHANABURI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) BLOG

2022 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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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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2022 SUKHOTHAI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

2022 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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2022 KANCHANABURI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) BLOG

2022 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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2022 ALBAY + LEGAZPI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

2022 ALBAY + LEGAZPI TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

Comprehensive Legazpi Itinerary and Albay travel guide with sample budget and expenses, where to stay and places to visit in Albay. Dominating the skyline of Legazpi and Albay is Mt.Mayon, the poster girl of the province. Known for its majestic beauty and almost...

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2022 BALER ACCOMMODATIONS (DOT-ACCREDITED HOTELS + RESORTS)

For a weekend or a holiday full of fun, head to Baler in Aurora province. It is best known for surfing, and Sabang Beach is the place to be if you want to learn to surf. Adding up to its allure is its dramatic coastline of cliffs shaped by incessant waves. Don’t fret...

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2022 Baler Travel Requirements

Baler is now open to tourists, and the travel requirements are easy breezy. This is perfect since the surf season is here. Generally, surfing is best in the Philippines from August through November and lasts until March, with bigger swells and perfect wind for...

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10 WAYS YOU CAN BE A RESPONSIBLE TOURIST IN PALAWAN

Flanked by gorgeous marine reserves, vast pastoral lands, lush mountains and jungles, and sleepy coastal towns,Palawan is an impeccable travel destination for those seeking a refuge and oneness with nature. Dubbed as the “Last Frontier” of the Philippines, Palawan has...

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2022 PUERTO PRINCESA TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Detailed travel blog on Puerto Princesa Travel Requirements for tourists, travel restrictions, DOT-accredited accommodations in Puerto Princesa, what to do, and sample Puerto Princesa itinerary.  Puerto Princesa is now open for local and international tourists, and...

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2022 EL NIDO TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Momentarily ditch the bustling concrete jungle and head to El Nido, a blissful town  in Palawan with raw appeal.  Like the rest of the province, it is flanked by jaw-dropping tropical islands and palm-fringed, white sand beaches, vast pastoral lands, and lush forest....

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2022 SAGADA TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Over the years, the municipality of Sagada in the Mountain Province has attracted tourists especially on weekends. Travel agencies from Manila started offering inexpensive group tours during weekends that led to overcrowding in top Sagada tourist spots.  But then the...

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