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…

The Tattoo: Meeting Apo Wang Od

A 100-year old Filipina from the Butbut tribe in the far-flung mountains of Buscalan, Kalinga, Philippines is considered a treasure in the world of body art. Apo Wang Od as she is commonly known was named as the last mambabatok (traditional Kalinga tattooist) of her tribe. Batok is a traditional hand-tapped tattoo technique that uses charcoal…

10 Things You Need To Know Before Traveling To Bali

Bali, the most famous tourist destination in Indonesia. Known for its seductive beauty that blends with its  beautiful natural beaches, warm friendly people, scenic mountains,  world known  resorts and rich culture. Planning to visit Bali? Here are few things you need to know before packing your bags. 1. Expensive Visiting Bali might not be expensive for…

Top 5 Tourist Destinations in Osaka, Japan

Osaka Castle – constructed in the 16th century, the castle is a famous  landmark not just in Osaka but in the whole of Japan. Inside the castle are important history bearing  artifacts on display for educational and amusement purposes.  Open Hours: 9:00 to 17:00 Entrance Fee: 600 yen Nishinomaru Garden – is a lawn garden…

15 Tips on How to Confidently Handle Your First Solo International Trip

For people preparing for their first solo international travel, the feeling could be overwhelming. Being anxiously excited is normal. On the back of your mind, you are concerned about what you will find out there. Your safety and on how to handle yourself alone are your greatest priorities. With preparation and common sense, solo travel is not…

Osaka, Japan: Travel Guide

I found Osaka overwhelming but incredibly organized in a way. Though a bit confusing at first, but it is one of the places that I would like to visit again. I loved how stores and restaurants are decorated with cartoons and special anime characters. Food is delectable and people are interesting. How to get there: By…