Day 1: Backpacking Kiev, Ukraine

Saturday morning, I arrived at Kiev Boristol International Airport. It was roughly 2 hours flight from Ankara, Turkey. Ukrainian Airways has promotional roundtrip fare for 100USD from Istanbul with few hours layover in Ankara. To the city center, I left the airport through the airport shuttle service for 3 Euros, but in local currency, Ukrainian…

Casino Peak: The Chocolate Hills of Southern Cebu

A few weeks ago, we learned that a new trekking site was recently opened in Dalaguete near Osmena Peak. Casino Peak was officially opened just this month, mainly dedicated to the thrill seekers and adventure lovers. So before the crowd gets loco, we packed our bags. How to Get There From Cebu City Take a…

China Tourist Visa Application for Philippine Passport Holders

China, nicknamed as the Red Dragon of Asia is one of the countries that has the most amazing and bizarre culture. It also holds a large amount of history that is worth more than the most exotic treasures found in the modern world. This country has lived for thousand of years and survived multiple dynasties….

Zagreb, Croatia in Less Than 24 Hours

Zagreb is only 145 km from Ljubljana and the cost of getting there is not so expensive. Croatia has many places to visit such as Dubrovnik or Zadar which are mostly located in the Dalmatian coast of the country.   When I got to the city, it was already dark. From the coach station, I…

Quick Trip to Ohrid, Macedonia

Located at the Southwest of Macedonia, Ohrid is a unique small resort city at the shores of Lake Ohrid. This city has a touch of both, the old and the new. Medieval houses, a historical fortress and the ruins of the once great city of Macedonia is evidently harmonizing with the rapid modernization of the city. Ohrid…

Surfing at Kuta Beach, Bali

Bali, Indonesia, an island paradise on earth. One of the main tourist destination in Southeast Asia that attract tourists like a magnet. The island offers an irresistible charm and a take-a-load-off aura to its visitors who would like to experience the Balinese way of solace. It is known for its ancient temples, warm hospitality, and unspoiled natural…

Siquijor, The Mystic Island of the Philippines: A Travel Guide

Dubbed as the mystic island of the Philippines, Siquijor got a long-term reputation of witchcraft and magic.  From tell-tales to documentaries, the island mysticism has brought intrigue and interest to its visitors from all over the world. Aside from the island being known of its enigma, the island has an enticing beauty which is a…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Golden Hour

Budapest, Hungary looks like a regular European city during the day with its interesting culture, magnificent structures and beautiful locals composing the country. It is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Apparently, Budapest is not an ordinary place, witness the city’s magic after sunset. As darkness envelopes the skies, Budapest illuminates into a…

Day 2: A Tour to Cappadocia, Turkey

The next day was another long day and we kicked off early. After having an open buffet breakfast with local dairy products, we hit the road at around 8:00AM and headed for the first stop of the day, the Goreme Open-air Museum. The museum contains the finest rock-cut churches, with beautiful frescoes (wall paintings). The Goreme Open…

Discover Scuba Diving

It was a sunny day and the weather was perfect for an outdoor activity. Mactan Island is only 30 minutes away (if without traffic) from Cebu City. It is famous for its crystal clear waters, beaches and water sports. Swimming, banana boat ride, parasailing, snorkeling, sunset tour, yacht cruising and scuba diving are some of…

Day 1: A Tour to Cappadocia, Turkey

Recently, I have done a small tour in Cappadocia region. The tour took 2 nights and 2 days starting from Istanbul. Cappadocia region is part of the city of Nevsehir which is around 750km from Istanbul. The most convenient way of travelling is by air. It only takes 1 hour 15 minutes, but since the…

Cappadocia, Turkey’s Land of Fairy Chimneys

Cappadocia has specific geological features which cannot be seen in any other parts of the world, there used to be three active volcanoes scatted in the region and their eruptions throughout the years created multi-layered lava-covered plain. The porous rock formed by consolidation of volcanic ash is called tuff. It is soft, easy to carve and…