A Day in the Ancient City of Pingyao, China

Located in Shanxi Province,  715km southwest of Being, Pingyao is one of the many ancient cities that is worth the experience. The ancient city holds a history that dates back more than 2500 years old. Its amazing contribution to history with its well-preserved city walls and as the financial center of China during the late…

Dubai: A Quick Travel Guide

Dubai has been a haven for job seekers from the Philippines. Numerous agencies in the Philippines cater job applications to Dubai. Almost 21.3% (2016 data) of the population in Dubai are Filipinos. You will never get lonely in Dubai when traveling alone.  If you are planning to take a trip for leisure or visit your friends, here…

A Brief Guide To Cork, Ireland

Cork can be a wonderful place to either start or finish a tour of Ireland. It’s the most noteworthy city near the southern tip of the country, and thus marks a nice start or end point on a road trip that can take you through some of the region’s most beautiful and interesting areas. Alongside…

Moalboal, Cebu: Basdaku and Pescador Island

Spontaneous unplanned trips are always the best. The adrenaline rush of going somewhere random by impulse is a perfect weekend getaway. It was a gloomy afternoon, the streets were damp from the rain the evening before, however, it didn’t stop us from hopping into a bus to Moalboal to spend a day at the beach….

Maravilla Beach Resort, Tabuelan, Cebu

I did a random road trip that accidentally ended in Tabuelan. I was hoping to go farther, (Tabuelan was not my destination) however, since I had limited travel time, I decided to spend my weekend in that small town. Located in the Northern Part of Cebu, a 3-hour drive away from Cebu City, Tabuelan is a…

The Beautiful but Mysterious Sagpulon Falls

I lived most of my life in Cagayan de Oro City; however, I work in Cebu. Last July, I went home and decided to visit one of the famous tourist destinations in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, the Sagpulon Falls. The locals of Jasaan have been enjoying its beauty years before the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental…

WPC – Structure: The Diplomat Hotel

I chose the Diplomat Hotel as my entry for this Week’s Photo Challenge because of its interesting history and haunted walls. In 1915, during the occupation of the Americans in the Philippines, American and Spanish priests constructed a retreat house atop Dominican Hill in Baguio City, Philippines. Originally, it was planned to be a vacation…

The Hanging Temple: One of the World’s Forgotten Wonders

After being mesmerized by the beauty of the ancient Yungang Grottoes, I was patiently waiting at the exit for my driver. Unfortunately, he needed few more passengers going to the Hanging Temple. The 2 Chinese tourists who were with me didn’t go with us. For almost an hour I waited for the driver to come…

A Quick Trip To Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

From Budva, Montenegro, there are direct international buses to Mostar. I chose to take a night bus that didn’t cross the Croatian border since I didn’t have a Schengen Visa at that time. The trip took roughly 6 hours for 25 euros. Cautious about the trip and at the same time trying to get some…

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…