Some countries change your life even before you set foot in it. One lazy day at the university, I was chillin’ with friends at the lobby of our college building when the College Secretary approached us. “I’m looking for volunteers,” she said. Apparently, exchange students from Korea had arrived way
One of the most difficult questions I usually get is: What’s your favorite destination? It’s tough to pick just one when a mere mention of the word “favorite” opens a floodgate of memories that include the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, Turkey; camping journey across the Australian Outback; the sights and
A more detailed, updated version of this article can be found here: Osaka Travel Guide Kyoto Travel Guide It was the trip I was so afraid to take. The notoriety of Japan as an expensive destination hovered over my head for the longest time. Even when airlines offered bargain deals
It was an almost complete silence. I could not even hear the swashes stammer their name. The silhouette of the sharp cliffs sticking out into Balayan Bay grew darker by the minute. The horizon that moments ago was sweet and honey-colored revealed a fiery, fierce attitude. Here in Anilao, it
Here’s our latest budget travel blog about Port Barton in San Vicente, Palawan! In this travel guide, you’ll find sample itineraries, breakdown of expenses, and recommendations on hotels and tours. Please note that this covers only Barangay Port Barton. We’ll be creating a separate travel guide for San Vicente’s poblacion
If you trace my history as a travel blogger, you’ll probably find the very roots of it in Puerto Princesa City. It happened over 10 years ago. My grandfather had passed away and I needed to fly to Puerto Princesa to attend the wake and the funeral. In the middle
Here’s our latest budget travel blog about El Nido, Palawan! In this travel guide, you’ll find sample itineraries, breakdown of expenses, and recommendations on hotels and tours. When I was a child and conjured up an image of a tropical paradise in a daydream, this looked exactly like this world.
When the Portuguese landed on the shore near A-ma Temple over 400 years ago, they asked the locals what the name of the land was. The locals misunderstood and thought that they were asking about the name of the bay. “A-ma-gao,” they said. It means Bay of A-ma, named after
It was mid-summer when I set foot in Kyoto for the first time. The deciduous forest of the Arashiyama district was very lush and green, awfully green. Green is great; I love green. But as a guy who hailed from a tropical island carpeted in evergreen rainforests, it was not
We were about the approach the platform when we noticed a woman running after us. At first, we didn’t think it was us she was chasing, but she stopped and motioned that we follow her. She couldn’t speak English, but we recognized just one word — ticket — as she
Nagsasa Cove bears many similarities to its more famous stepsister. Anawangin’s popularity, however, is also her weakness. Anawangin can get too overcrowded especially during peak season. Nagsasa, although beginning to draw in more and more tourists each year, offers more moving and breathing space. It has all the good things
Gifu Prefecture is fondly called the Heartland of Japan because of its location and, coincidentally, its shape. Right at its core is the city of Takayama. You could say that Takayama is the heart of the heart of Japan. And if that alone doesn’t strike a romantic chord in you,
We’ve already established that while Metro Manila is lacking in natural scenery, it is surrounded by numerous scenic provinces that easily make up for it. Of all these destinations, our absolute favorite has always been the same for years: San Antonio, Zambales.