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HONG KONG TRAVEL TIPS

ON A BUDGET: HONG KONG

April 5, 2017

When I went to Hong Kong last year, I used my own money so everything has to be on a budget. I’m also not a luxury traveler so I don’t really splurge on anything. As much as possible I like to take the most efficient and cost-effective ways when I fly out. Even for my Japan trip this year, despite traveling with my mom, I’m still always conscious about having an itinerary that wouldn’t break the bank. Thus, I’m starting this On A Budget segment for the tips and tricks that I think could help other people out. Continue Reading

JAPAN TRAVEL TIPS

APPLYING FOR A JAPAN VISA WHILE ON A GAP YEAR

March 20, 2017

This post marks the start of my Japan travel series because *drum roll please* I’m going to Japan this April! It’s such a dream come true for me because I’ve always wanted to visit. It’s so timely because when my mom went there last year, she said that she was going to visit again the following year because she was too early for the Sakura season when she went. I told her that I want to go with her, and surprisingly, she agreed. She’s not one to always say yes to my plans without me having to earn it so her approval came as quite a shock to me. Lol. So the first step for me to be able to see a cherry blossom tree is to get a Japan visa. Continue Reading

BATAAN PHILIPPINES TRAVEL

LAS CASAS FILIPINAS DE ACUZAR: AN ARCHITECTURAL HAVEN

December 29, 2016

For the longest time, I’ve been dying to visit Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan. A four-hour travel from Manila, the property is filled with traditional houses where guests can stay overnight or for an extended period of time should they so wish. Ever since my mom first went there and sent me pictures, I had my heart set on going no matter what. Its 18th century charm really lured me in. So when my aunt asked me to organize a family trip, I was more than happy to take the chance to finally go and see the place for myself. Continue Reading

BALER PERSONAL PHILIPPINES TRAVEL

BALER: 24HRS OF PURE EXHILARATION

August 27, 2016

This has got to be one of my favorite travels. I don’t have much pictures as I wasn’t really planning on writing a post about it, but I figured it is worth telling. Two years ago, my friends and I made a spontaneous trip to Baler, Aurora. And believe me when I say it is totally spontaneous. We were supposed to go to Batangas but our plans changed and we went North instead. This new plan to visit our friend in Cabanatuan was only finalized at 1am and we had to meet at the bus station at 4am.

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CAGBALETE PHILIPPINES TRAVEL

CAGBALETE ISLAND: A HIDDEN GEM SO NEAR YET SO FAR

August 22, 2016

Back in the summer of 2014, my family and I went to this beach in Quezon Province about three to four hours (without traffic) from Manila — it’s an island part of Mauban. To get there, we took a 45-minute boat ride from Mauban Port to get to Cagbalete Island. I hate boat rides so the one we took to get there was hell-ish for me. Because it’s not altogether accessible by land, I consider it hidden and far but it was worth it. It was beautiful.

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BAGUIO PHILIPPINES TRAVEL TIPS

WHAT TO DO IN BAGUIO

August 20, 2016

What summer wouldn’t be complete without spending sometime up North in the Summer Capital of the Philippines — Baguio City? Ever since I was little (about 4 years old, I think), I’ve been going with my mom to Baguio and up until this year, I’ve never visited during the summer. It’s so much different when you’re visiting during the -ber months! Nevertheless, no matter what time of the year you’re going to be visiting, here’s what I would suggest for you to do.

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ILOCOS PHILIPPINES TRAVEL TIPS

WHAT TO DO IN ILOCOS

August 6, 2016

WHAT TO DO IN ILOCOS

Last year, my mom’s side of the family went to Ilocos for our annual summer trip and IT WAS THE BEST. My cousins and I have never been there and everyone’s raving about how beautiful it is, and of course, we just had to go there. It was a break from our usual overnight trips because it was the first time that we got to spend three whole days away from home! It took us 12 hours by land from where we lived to get to Ilocos. But no car ride is ever boring when you’re loaded with food and you’re with your cousins. If you’re not the roadtrip kind of person though, you can always take the plane. Our trip was divided into two: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. Continue Reading


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