How I Spent 15 Days in Japan in just $50 per day

Disclaimer: this is not, in any way, a travel guide. Japan has always be on top of my dream destinations list together with Maldives and South Africa. So imagine my excitement when I was able to make that dream come true! Everything was so surreal, and every day I still couldn’t believe that I am…

How I Spent 3.5 Weeks in Indonesia

Disclaimer: this is not, in any way, a travel guide. After spending the same amount of time coursing through Malaysian Borneo, it was time for my next country. Indonesia. I crossed the border from Kuching to Pontianak, my point of entry. Fun fact: Indonesia has double the number of islands compared to the Philippines and…

How I Spent 3.5 Weeks in Malaysian Borneo

Borneo. I haven’t really given much thought about Malaysian Borneo. It wasn’t even on my list until I met travelers who shared good experiences about it. So I was intrigued. Back home, when we think about Malaysia, only Kuala Lumpur, Legoland, and Kota Kinabalu come to mind and that’s it. Malaysian Borneo is not a…

How I Spent 9 Days in Seoul in just $40 per day

Last June 2017, I managed to snag a return flight from Manila to Seoul in just under a $100. I didn’t even have a visa yet but since it was cheap, I didn’t mind losing some money in case my visa application will be denied. Had I let go of that chance and book on…

My Misadventures in Seoul, South Korea

I used to be the kind of traveler who has everything planned prior to departure. But over time, things changed. I transitioned from a careful to almost careless traveler, who just decides to wing it and see what happens along the way. And that’s just what happened during my recent trip to Seoul, South Korea….

Happy Hour: The Best Hour in Boracay

Just a week ago, I was in Boracay. One of the famous beaches in the Philippines. My last trip to Boracay was in 2012. It took me 5 years to come back because Boracay lost its charm. It became too mainstream and too many establishments were developed. But during my recent stay there, I fell…

Discovering the Beauty of Palaui Island

Up and about on the morning of August 25th, 3 ladies met up for another crazy adventure. Bound for Palaui Island, the northernmost part and literally at the end of the Philippines, Zk, Princess and yours truly set out for a long road trip up north. Related post: Top 3 Philippine Islands that Should be…

Discovering COTAHUASI

After celebrating NYE in Arequipa, Peru, I decided (after getting recommendations from few travelers) to go to Cotahuasi Canyon instead of going to the more famous and touristy, Colca Canyon. Cotahuasi Canyon is located in northeast of Arequipa, approx. 10 hours travel time by bus. Only 2 companies, Cromotex and Reyna, go to Cotahuasi with…

10 Things I Love about Rio de Janeiro

Spending 7 weeks in Rio de Janeiro was really something else. So many things going on at the same time and that overwhelming feeling just keeps getting stronger. I came up with a list of things I love about Rio de Janeiro, or better yet, my first-hand experiences in this crazy beautiful city: Rio de…

Why Pico de Loro Should Be On Your Hiking List

In a heartbeat, I would always choose to spend my waking hours above or under water, feeling the sun, sand and beach than to climb a mountain for hours. Admittedly, I was never a fan of mountain climbing and I go on hiking trips just for the experience of it. I only plan to climb 3…