Sunday, July 21, 2019

Quick Guide: Kunming

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.




Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Explore Russia's Golden Ring Cities

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.



Friday, July 5, 2019

Travel Guide: Fujian Tulou

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.




Thursday, June 27, 2019

Travel Guide: Wuyishan

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.




Wednesday, June 12, 2019

How to Get a South Korean Tourist Visa for Filipinos

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.




Saturday, June 8, 2019

Where to Stay in Batanes

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.




Thursday, May 30, 2019

Travel Guide: Chengde

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.




Saturday, May 25, 2019

Quick Travel Guide: Veliky Novgorod

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.




Tuesday, May 7, 2019

How to get a Japan Visa for Filipinos

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.



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Batanes Escapade III: Exploring Sabtang

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.



Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Batanes Escapade II: South Batan's Attractions

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.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Batanes Escapade: See North Batan's Attractions

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.


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Top Attractions in Calayan

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.



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Travel Guide: Osaka

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.



Saturday, April 6, 2019

Travel Guide: Saint Petersburg

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.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019

8 Views that Will Make You Visit Batanes Now

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.



Sunday, March 31, 2019

Quick Trip to Stolby Nature Reserve

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





Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Travel Guide: Moscow

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.




Sunday, March 17, 2019

How to Get a Chinese Visa for Filipinos

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.




Friday, March 8, 2019

How to Get a Russian Visa for Filipinos

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.



Sunday, March 3, 2019

Quick Guide: Himeji Castle

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.




Saturday, February 23, 2019

Inside Pavlovsk Palace in Saint Petersburg

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.




Saturday, February 16, 2019

Travel Guide: Isfahan, Iran

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.




Saturday, February 9, 2019

Travel Guide: Yazd, Iran

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.




Thursday, January 31, 2019

Travel Guide: Shiraz, Iran

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.




Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Travel Guide: Tehran, Iran

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.


Thursday, January 17, 2019

How to Use Your Kansai Thru Pass

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.




Thursday, January 10, 2019

Day Trip to Rostov Veliky

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.




Thursday, January 3, 2019

Top Things to Do in Wuhan

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.