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 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-…

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….

Backpacking Kyoto, Japan 3D – 4N Itinerary

Kyoto was the capital of ancient Japan for more than one thousand years and presently remained as the Capital of Kyoto Prefecture in the Kansai region. It is a known place to experience the old Japanese traditions which are shrouding around the atmosphere of the old city. A thousand-year old culture, beautiful Zen temples, gardens, shrines,…

Jiufen: The Real Spirited Away

Hi. Excuse me, sir. What train should I take to Jiufen? I was standing in the middle of the crowded Taipei Main Station during a rush hour. Everything was written in Chinese, I wasn’t prepared for it since I went to Taipei without an itinerary (which I usually do when I travel) but I was…

El Nido, Palawan: 4D – 3N Itinerary

With more than 7,000 islands comprising the Philippine archipelago, this tropical country holds countless of stunning beaches with pristine waters great for island hopping, snorkeling and diving. One of the islands that captivated the hearts of its visitors is El Nido, Palawan. Aside from its secret beaches, lagoons, and caves, El Nido also exhibits its…

7 Best Night Markets to Visit in Taipei

I was wondering where to go after the Yangmingshan Cherry Blossoms experience. With no specific itinerary, we randomly went to nearby night markets and it was an awesome experience. The crowd, the food, the vivid nightlife and the budget friendly shopping, I would definitely recommend night market hopping. Here are few best night markets that you should…

A Short Break in Thailand: Few Things to Experience in Bangkok

Visa Exemption: There are 48  countries that can enjoy Thailand, visa-free.  Tourists can stay a maximum of 30 days when entering the country through an international airport. Through land borders, visitors are allowed a maximum of 15 days. Visa exemption is also applicable to Philippine passport holders. For other nationalities or countries, please refer here: Countries with Visa Exemptions….

Yangmingshan Cherry Blossoms

For many, spring is the most beautiful season of the year. It colors the world after the gray skies of winter. The clouds start to get lighter, the sun is no longer shy though it still hides sometimes and flowers slowly bloom giving the world a lively hue of colors. Not too cold, not too…