A Visit To The 1500-Year Old Yungang Grottoes of Datong, China

It was a chilly morning when I arrived early at Datong Train Station. It was my next stop after my Beijing experience. At 5:00 AM, the streets of Datong were still deserted except for few early risers. I waited for the rest of the city to wake up before I started my itinerary for the…

Beijing, China: 2-Day Tour Itinerary

For convenience, I decided to book a 2-day Beijing Tour for 3250.00 PHP / $65. Usually, I do DIY trips but I had limited time in China and as mentioned on my previous blog, social media and Google are restricted in the country, my best option was to book for a group tour. Day 1-…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture

China holds a lot of ancient relics of its civilization, culture and religion. It has an overflowing abundance of  history that until now modern China still looks back to its ancient practices and apply it to their present daily lives.  I had a chance to witness the marvels of China last June of  2017. The…

Day 2: Backpacking Kiev, Ukraine

The next day, I continued what I started the day prior. My itinerary was full since I had a flight to catch evening of the same day. I walked back the same street going to the Golden City Gate and turned right towards the National Opera House. Pleased that the Opera House and Tsveto-muzykalnyy Fontan…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Unusual It was during the summer of 2016. I was on my way to experience the exotic Cambodia. Like any other tourist, I was excited to see the beauty of the once great empire of Khmer. On my first day in Cambodia, I visited the lesser known ruins and save the best for last. Early…

A Day Tour: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Ubud, Bali is the center of Balinese tradition, culture and arts. Surrounding the town of Ubud are beautiful forests, mountains and rice paddies. The evidence of Balinese religion are evident in ancient and modern temples around town. Far from the crowded beaches and congested streets of Bali, Ubud is perfect  to those who would like to have a serene ambiance away from the city. Ubud…

How to go to Datong from Beijing via Sleeper Train

Beijing is the most crowded city I have been. At 6:00 PM, I was rushing to the train station to collect my train tickets. Beijing Train Station is massive and congested. I booked an overnight train online to Datong. From Beijing, Datong it was an 8-hour train ride. There were 2 options on how I…

How To Visit the Great Wall of China without the Expensive Tour

One of the most historical and jaw-dropping structures of the ancient world that until now has continued to awe the modern civilization is the magnificent Great Wall of China. Movies and books have immortalized its history. For hundreds of years, people have been so fascinated about its existence. Although it has lost its place as…

Trekking Kandungaw Peak, Dalaguete, Cebu

Kandungaw was not originally part of our itinerary. We went to Dalaguete to primarily visit Casino Peak. However, our habal-habal driver suggested that we should go straight to Kandungaw after. Convinced, we decided to grab the opportunity and trekked 2 mountains in 1 day. From Barangay Lunsangan, (Casino Peak) it took us 20 minutes habal-habal…

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….