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Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Gyeongju, Korea

By On November 12, 2019
Gyeongju was the former capital of ancient Korea's Silla Kingdom, ruling around 2/3 of the country during its heyday. It was a prosperous kingdom for almost 1000 years and reached its peak from the 7th to 9th century. With these bits of information, I decided to spend a few nights in this ancient city. I was also looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city (I stayed in Busan for a few days).



How to Go to Bukhansan National Park and Guide DIY

By On November 07, 2019
I had my eye on climbing Bukhansan when I was on my way back to Seoul from Daegu. I found out that it was possible to complete as a day hike and that it is accessible by public transportation.


Find out how to go to Bukhansan National Park and my experience in hiking it.

Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Puerto Princesa

By On November 05, 2019
Puerto Princesa is your gateway to the UNESCO-listed Underground River and other destinations. The city is the biggest in the province and can serve as a hub for trips to El Nido, San Vicente, Port Barton and other places on the island.



Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Luoyang

By On October 22, 2019
Luoyang is an ancient city that I decided to visit. I was interested in seeing the Longmen Grottoes and the Shaolin Temple. It is recognized as Chinese civilization's cradle because it was the capital of 13 dynasties that spanned different epochs.


If you are planning to visit Luoyang, read on.

Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Ninh Binh

By On October 15, 2019
I returned to Vietnam to visit a place I wanted to but couldn't go before, Ninh Binh. I saw pictures online and I was immediately sold about going. I booked a flight to Hanoi from Kuala Lumpur and after staying for a couple of days, booked a bus ticket to Ninh Binh.



Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Siargao

By On October 06, 2019
Siargao has turned into an all-around destination since the first time I went in 2013. A lot has changed (as always with development, a mixed bag of good and bad) when I returned. However, I still enjoyed my visit.


This guide can help you with your budget and itinerary for Siargao.

Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Xiamen

By On October 01, 2019
Xiamen is a coastal city that has a laid back vibe. After traveling around China, it became one of my favorite cities. It has a number of interesting places to visit that are easily accessible, making it a tourist-friendly destination.


If you plan to visit this city, read on for the budget and itinerary for Xiamen.

Visiting a Salt Farm for the First Time

By On September 29, 2019
I wasn't sure to expect when I joined a salt farm tour in Bolinao, I kept an open mind. I didn't know a lot about salt, this went in and out of my mind during the long drive from Quezon City to Pangasinan. After the trip, my knowledge about salt deepened.


Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Irkutsk

By On September 22, 2019
Irkutsk was my last stop during my trip around Russia. I took the train from Krasnoyarsk, I didn't have the time (or the interest) to take the days' long journey from Moscow. Irkutsk is one of the biggest cities in Siberia and is often the jump-off point for trips to Lake Baikal. It has some places of interest and things to do for those who are planning to stay for a couple of days.


If you're planning to include Irkutsk in your budget and itinerary, read on.

Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Yaroslavl

By On September 16, 2019
Yaroslavl was another Golden Ring City I included to my itinerary. This city is several centuries old which made me decide to include it in my trip. It was towards winter already and I barely saw any other tourist (which was another plus for me).


If you're planning to visit this for your budget and itinerary for Yaroslavl, read on.

Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Kyoto

By On September 11, 2019
Kyoto is one of my favorite destinations in Japan. The city combines the old and new with many centuries old temples amid the urban sprawl. You'll see remnants of the country's storied past whenever you move from one part of the city to the next.


If you are planning a trip, read my guide about this historic city.

Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Nara

By On September 06, 2019
Nara is one of the oldest cities in Japan, it is also a former capital. The city is an interesting place to visit because of its storied past.


If you plan to visit Nara, here is a guide for you.

Visit China's Beautiful Destinations

By On August 28, 2019
China is not only about ancient and historic attractions, the country is so huge and diverse. You'll see different landscapes and climates when you move from one province to the next. I've been to China multiple times and have traveled to different regions. I can say the country has some of the most stunning landscapes in Asia.


Here are some of the most stunning destinations in China based on my experience of traveling around the country.

Quick Guide: Mati Si

By On August 14, 2019
Mati Si is one of the places you can visit while in Zhangye, other than the more famous Rainbow Mountains. This destination is a good day trip from the city; there are ancient structures and beautiful views.


Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Kazan, Russia

By On August 04, 2019
Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan. This city has a storied past because of its importance as a trade route and political center when it was the capital of the Khanate of Kazan. Because of its history, Kazan has a mix of Russian and Oriental culture.


Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Suzhou

By On August 02, 2019
Suzhou is a famous destination because of the many UNESCO-listed classical gardens within its confines. It is also convenient to visit as a day trip (or a few days' trip) from Shanghai because of the numerous fast and slow trains traveling to it. Suzhou may not have the glitz and glamour of Shanghai, but it is a noteworthy destination nonetheless. If you're planning to visit Suzhou, read on.


Quick Guide Budget and Itinerary for Chengdu

By On July 28, 2019
Chengdu is my favorite city in China. It has a very laid back vibe but with the developments of a big city. It is also a possible jump-off point for trips around Sichuan. There are many buses that go to the mountains and parks in the region. If you're planning to explore the city, here's a quick guide for you.


Quick Guide Budget and Itinerary for Kunming

By On July 21, 2019
Kunming was the first city I visited in China, I flew in from Kuala Lumpur. I was interested in the landscapes and culture of Yunnan so I decided to enter Kunming instead of more popular cities like Shanghai or Beijing.


Explore Russia's Golden Ring Cities

By On July 09, 2019
Russia's history dates back to more than a thousand years, the country has numerous centuries old Orthodox churches, buildings and religious art. These may have underwent reconstruction, restoration and maintenance over the years, but these didn't lose significance. You'll get a glimpse of the country's vibrant past when you visit the cities included in the Golden Ring.


The Golden Ring consists of cities that were an important part of the establishment of the Russian republic in its formative years. If you want to learn more about the country's history, here are places to include in your itinerary.

Travel Guide: Fujian Tulou

By On July 05, 2019
I saw the pictures of the traditional homes, called Tulous, in Fujian and decided to go. The cluster I went to was in Tianluokeng. Some of these structures have been around for centuries and many locals still live in them.


Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Wuyishan

By On June 27, 2019
I returned to China recently, for this trip I decided to visit regions I have yet to visit. One of those places is Fujian. I've seen pictures of Wuyishan online and decided to include the park in my itinerary.


How to Get a South Korean Tourist Visa for Filipinos

By On June 12, 2019
South Korea is a popular destination for many Filipinos and Filipinas. K-pop, Koreanovelas and movies are some of the reasons for visiting this country. Getting a tourist visa is easy and straightforward for those who are planning to visit.


Where to Stay in Batanes

By On June 08, 2019
Batanes is a province that is made of three islands, Batan, Sabtang, Itbayat and is located in the northern Philippines. There are a mystery and charm about Batanes that lures hundreds and thousands of tourists every year. The group of volcanic islands exudes curiosity among the travelers who arrive here to explore those picturesque coasts, rolling hills, and hidden coves.


Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Chengde

By On May 30, 2019
I included Chengde in my itinerary because I wanted to visit a place I haven't been to before each time I go to China. It had a couple of UNESCO Heritage Sites and historic attractions so I decided to go.


Quick Travel Guide: Veliky Novgorod

By On May 25, 2019
Veliky Novgorod is one of the oldest cities in Russia and is also recognized as the birthplace of the country. It was in between Moscow and Saint Petersburg so I decided to include it in my itinerary. The city has a laid back vibe and is full of history.


How to get a Japan Visa for Filipinos

By On May 07, 2019
Japan is often a dream destination for many Filipinos. The country has a storied past, delicious food and many attractions. It also has four seasons that Filipinos would like to experience (especially winter, spring and autumn!).


If you're applying for a TOURIST visa WITHOUT a guarantor, read on.

Batanes Escapade III: Exploring Sabtang

By On May 01, 2019
Sabtang is an island in Batanes; this destination was part of our itinerary and its landscapes blew me away. The stunning views and distinct culture made the short boat ride worth it.


These are some of the attractions you'll see during your stay.

Batanes Escapade II: South Batan's Attractions

By On April 24, 2019
Batanes is a beautiful destination characterized by rolling hills, stunning vistas and a unique culture. To make exploring easy, routes were divided into North and South Batan, Itbayat and Sabtang.


These are some of the places included in South Batan's itinerary.

Batanes Escapade: See North Batan's Attractions

By On April 17, 2019
Batanes is characterized by beautiful landscapes and a distinct culture. These have attracted tourists this small island province. The tours on the islands have designated routes such as North and South Batan, Itbayat and Sabtang.


If you're taking the North Batan tour, here are some of the places you will see.

Top Attractions in Calayan

By On April 14, 2019
Calayan Island is an adventure destination because of its remoteness and rugged landscapes. Electricity isn't even 24 hours yet and there are only few accommodation options. For those that make the trip, they will be surprised at what the island has to offer.


If you're planning to visit Calayan, here are attractions you shouldn't miss.

Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Osaka

By On April 10, 2019
Osaka is one of the biggest cities in Japan, it is also a popular destination in Kansai because of the many attractions within and without it. It is also a great place to eat and shop, there are many parts of the city dedicated for these. I found myself in a sea of people looking for food and shopping.


Osaka is also a mix of old and new like many of the other cities in the country I've been to. You'll find temples and shrines while weaving in and out of alleys, skyscrapers, shopping districts and parts of the city that will elicit a sense of nostalgia.

Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Saint Petersburg

By On April 06, 2019
Saint Petersburg is a beautiful city; it has an eclectic mix of old and new. The historic center has many stunning buildings and palaces that will take you back in time. There's plenty to see and do during your visit. I stayed for almost a week and found it still too short.


If you're planning to visit Saint Petersburg, read on.

8 Views that Will Make You Visit Batanes Now

By On April 03, 2019
Batanes was high on my domestic travel bucket list. I finally had the chance of visiting this province. What caught my attention during the trip was the stunning vistas and beautiful landscapes. In my opinion and travels around Asia and the Philippines, what I saw in Batanes was some of the best I've seen.


If you haven't been to Batanes, here are some of the views that will make you decide to go.

Quick Trip to Stolby Nature Reserve

By On March 31, 2019
I was in Krasnoyarsk for a day and a half, with the short time I had there I decided to visit Stolby Nature Reserve.



Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Moscow

By On March 26, 2019
Moscow is Russia's capital; this city has a storied past, beautiful buildings and churches, and has everything you need from a bustling concrete jungle. I was here for around 5 days and felt that I needed more time to see everything.


How to Get a Chinese Visa for Filipinos

By On March 17, 2019
China is a big country that requires multiple trips to see it in its entirety. The country has a rich culture and a storied past that dates back centuries. I've been to the country multiple times and have cumulatively stayed the longest here compared to the other countries I've been to. If you are a Filipino passport holder, here's how you get a Chinese tourist visa.


How to Get a Russian Visa for Filipinos

By On March 08, 2019
Russia is a beautiful country with a rich culture and history. It's actually quite easy to get a visa it only seems daunting. I managed to get one without any problems.


Here's how I got my Russian visa with a Filipino passport.

Quick Guide: Himeji Castle

By On March 03, 2019
Japan is one of my favorite countries, this is why I keep returning. For my most current trip, I made sure to include Himeji Castle in my itinerary.


Inside Pavlovsk Palace in Saint Petersburg

By On February 23, 2019
There are many palaces turned into museums in Saint Petersburg. These provide you with a glimpse of what life was like in the time of emperors and empresses. One of the places I decided to visit during my stay was Pavlovsk Palace.


Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Isfahan, Iran

By On February 16, 2019
Isfahan is one of my favorite cities in all the countries I've been to. It has an old world charm minus the droves of tourists. It also has an artistic vibe with the many works of art, frescoes, poets and artisans selling their handmade products.


Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Yazd, Iran

By On February 09, 2019
Yazd was an interesting city I wish I could've stayed in longer. It was one of my stops during my short trip around Iran.


Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Shiraz, Iran

By On January 31, 2019
Shiraz is Iran's cultural capital with many ancient sites that provide you with a glimpse of its storied past. I was in this city for a couple of days and didn't regret a minute of it, despite the long and tiring trip to get here from Tehran.


Travel Guide Budget and Itinerary for Tehran, Iran

By On January 23, 2019
Tehran, the capital of Iran, was my first and lat stop during a short trip around this beautiful country. The city itself has some interesting places to visit and things to do.


Here's a short guide for your planned visit.

How to Use Your Kansai Thru Pass

By On January 17, 2019
Kansai is one of my favorite regions in Japan; it has a bit of everything, history, culture, shopping and food. There's plenty of things to do that will fill your itinerary. One of the ways to explore this part of the country is to get a Kansai Thru Pass.


Day Trip to Rostov Veliky

By On January 10, 2019
Rostov Veliky is one of the Golden Ring Cities that I was interested in visiting. During my few days stay in Yaroslavl, I decided to visit it as a day trip.


Top Things to Do in Wuhan

By On January 03, 2019
Wuhan doesn't have the name recall of both Beijing and Shanghai, but it has its own charm and historical significance that make it a worthwhile destination. Here are some of the top things to do for your planned visit.


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