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 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 ride…

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, Casino Peak was officially opened June 2017. For thrill seekers and adventure lovers, this is another trekking destination to add in your travel bucket list. So before the crowd gets loco, pack your bags and go. How to Get…

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…