HAKUBA TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

Growing up in a tropical island, I never really had the chance to try skiing or snowboarding. It’s one of the sports that I’ve always wanted to try. So, when I had the chance to visit northern Japan this year for winter, I’ve included that on my things to do....

SAPPORO TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

This is a detailed SAPPORO TRAVEL GUIDE blog with sample SAPPORO ITINERARY and budget, top things to do, budget hotels, Sapporo travel tips, etc. Sapporo is an urbanite’s dream. Its finger is on the pulse, constantly embracing new developments, but somehow, it doesn’t...

Yogyakarta Travel Guide (Itinerary + Budget) Blog

This is a detailed Yogyakarta Travel Guide with Yogyakarta itinerary, sample budget, top tourist attractions and budget hotels, ideal for first-time tourists here. Yogyakarta is one of my favorite backpacking destinations in Indonesia because it’s cheap and it’s...

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 the...

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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Yogyakarta Travel Guide (Itinerary + Budget) Blog

Yogyakarta Travel Guide (Itinerary + Budget) Blog

This is a detailed Yogyakarta Travel Guide with Yogyakarta itinerary, sample budget, top tourist attractions and budget hotels, ideal for first-time tourists here. Yogyakarta is one of my favorite backpacking destinations in Indonesia because it’s cheap and it’s...

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SHIRAKAWA-GO TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

SHIRAKAWA-GO TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

Here’s a detailed Shirakawa-go itinerary + travel guide blog with budget breakdown. Rightfully famous for its Gassho-style houses, Shirakawa-go has scenery rich in contrasting colors and real character. It was spring when we visited, cherry blossoms sprinkled around...

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HOW TO APPLY FOR A TAIWAN VISA FOR FILIPINOS

HOW TO APPLY FOR A TAIWAN VISA FOR FILIPINOS

When news of visa-free entry to Taiwan for Filipinos came out, airlines started offering seat sales to Taiwan.   Good news is, the visa-free travel for Filipinos/Philippine Passport holders will be extended until July 31, 2019.  Taiwan just recently extended visa-free...

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SHIRAKAWA-GO TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET)

Here’s a detailed Shirakawa-go itinerary + travel guide blog with budget breakdown. Rightfully famous for its Gassho-style houses, Shirakawa-go has scenery rich in contrasting colors and real character. It was spring when we visited, cherry blossoms sprinkled around...

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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...

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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 the...

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EL NIDO, PALAWAN: TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary) 2019

You won’t have seen El Nido if you haven’t experienced island hopping here. This place is gorgeously studded with breath-snatching limestone cliffs that cradle swirling mix of aquamarine water and gleaming talcum sand, plus jade-colored lagoons that look miles away...

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CARBIN REEF: DIY Travel Guide 2019 (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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MALAPASCUA ISLAND: Travel Guide 2019 (Budget + Itinerary)

Malapascua is an island located in North Cebu, Philippines that  has attracted local and foreign tourists, especially divers, because of its rich marine sanctuary.  It is best known for Monad Shoal where thresher sharks can be seen regularly before sunrise. But diving...

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CEBU CITY TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

Cebu has always been a tourist magnet and its capital - CEBU CITY,  is a beautiful mix of contradictions, from modern skyline to highland hideaways.  There is no shortage of activities here for travelers, and the city has a buzzing food scene too. Don't go home...

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