Life is What You Make of It

They say no one has ever got life figured out at an early age, or even at 50, so I should be comforted with that thought. But I’m not. Already in mid-30s and still, my life seems unorganized, unstable, and unbalanced. You see, life is what you make of it. All your life choices and…

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…

Crossing Borders: Busan to Fukuoka by Ferry

During the planning stage of my 2nd big trip, I always looked for more than one way to cross the border mainly to have more adventure. Taking a flight cuts the time but sometimes, going by bus and/or ferry is more practical and convenient, and not to mention, fun! So when I was planning how…

The Greatest Life Lesson Traveling Taught Me

7th of February 2018, I left Philippines with no return ticket, planned on traveling long-term with no end date in mind. But after 3 months, I found myself in an airport, on my way back home. Was it due to lack of finances? No. Did I get tired of traveling? Perhaps. Within those 3 months,…

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…

We are ONE. One for Humanity.

One for Humanity. For the past 2 months of my travels, I experienced a lot of life-changing moments but nothing prepared me for what I’ve experienced in Klaten, Indonesia. After spending 3.5 weeks in Malaysian Borneo, I went to Yogyakarta for another volunteering gig. I volunteered in an English school in Klaten, which was 45…

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…

Crossing Borders: Malaysia (Sabah)-Brunei-Malaysia (Sarawak)-Indonesia

From the moment I left the Philippines last February, I already managed to cross 3 borders starting from Kota Kinabalu (Sabah, Malaysia) and all the way down to Pontianak (Indonesia). There are more ways to cross the border than just flying and in this post, I will show you how I did it and the…

How I Started a Life of Travel the 2nd Time Around

Exactly 5 weeks ago, I left the Philippines again with no return ticket. For the past months before I left, I have been struggling to stay in one place. I had to be patient while I took care of all my obligations and responsibilities, and wait for the right moment when I can travel long-term…

How to Apply for a Japan Visa [for Filipinos with no ITR and no guarantor]

Japan, you were once a dream destination, but in a few months’ time, that dream will turn to reality. Japan has always been on top my destination list. Sushi, Ramen, tempura, food and more food are my main reasons to go. Who doesn’t love Japanese food? If there is such a person, you are missing…