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What My Incredible Indian Adventure Has Taught Me
Nov11

What My Incredible Indian Adventure Has Taught Me

To me, India has always represented the ultimate adventure; a mystic land, rich in history and culture, full of secret spots to discover. For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of seeing the Virupaksha Temple in person and catching a glimpse of an actual tiger, or taking in the grand majesty of the Taj Mahal and immersing myself in the Festival of Colours. So when I indulged my inner travel bug with a backpacking trip around India,...

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Exploring South Cebu: 4-Day Itinerary, Cost-Breakdown and Highlights
Nov08

Exploring South Cebu: 4-Day Itinerary, Cost-Breakdown and Highlights

Cebu is one of the most popular destinations among Filipinos and has also captured the heart of millions of foreigners around the world. As a matter of fact, out of the 307,596 tourists who entered the country last August 2016, 103,778 visited Cebu. These impressive numbers show just how much travelers love to explore Cebu, mainly because of its many islands, beaches, diving locations, hotels, resorts and heritage sites. Last week, I...

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Backpacking Malaysia & Singapore: 5-Day Itinerary, Cost Breakdown & Highlights
Oct04

Backpacking Malaysia & Singapore: 5-Day Itinerary, Cost Breakdown & Highlights

It all started with a simple conversation with my friend about our plan to travel outside the Philippines. On May 15th, just a week later, we found out that Cebu Pacific Airlines had a seat-sale for international flights. We immediately booked our Manila-Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur-Manila flights with our other two friends. We also booked our one-way ticket from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur since we planned to take a bus from...

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How The Philippine Bureau of Immigration Almost Ruined My Malaysia and Singapore Tour
Oct04

How The Philippine Bureau of Immigration Almost Ruined My Malaysia and Singapore Tour

I don’t usually post rants or any negative issues here on my travel blog, but this one deserves a special space here. The Preparation My companions and I booked our tickets three months before our trip to Malaysia and Singapore because we really waited for the seat sale of Cebu Pacific Airlines to save money. We also booked online our hostel accommodations in Malaysia and Singapore and planned out well our itinerary prior to the...

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Spontaneous 4-hour Tour in Manila
Sep07

Spontaneous 4-hour Tour in Manila

Infamous from its monstrous traffic jam, pollution and over-population, Manila has its own charm from its Old Spanish era that is still evident from different places in Manila like Malate and Intramuros. There are some places like Makati, Taguig or Fort Bonifacio that are modern and advanced, while there are some parts that are still impoverished. Manila is one of the top destinations to visit among foreigners and locals. Because of...

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The Seven Most Historic Places to Visit in US
Aug10

The Seven Most Historic Places to Visit in US

New York and Brooklyn are popularly known for their active night life and entertainment industry. But what many people miss out on their trip to these places is the historical places in these cities. There is plenty in the US cities of New York, Brooklyn and Arizona for the followers of art and history. The Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona The Grand Canyon National Park is the one of the major tourists’ attraction in Arizona. It is...

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Top 7 Chinese Street Foods You Should Try at Least Once
Aug10

Top 7 Chinese Street Foods You Should Try at Least Once

Chinese cuisine has gained immense popularity with people across the globe. The most interesting part is that this cuisine is extremely flexible and the variations have been adapted well in different parts of the world. However, authentic Chinese cuisine has a taste and flavor of its own, which cannot be obtained anywhere. If you are a tourist visiting China for the first time, you will have many things going on in your mind. Once you...

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Backpack Essentials for Your First Time Hiking Adventure
Jul13

Backpack Essentials for Your First Time Hiking Adventure

Embracing hiking as your favorite sport is not an easy commitment. If you want to have everything go just as you thought it would and let it be a smooth sailing adventure rather than a bumpy road, you’ll need to prepare your body and mind appropriately and diligently. Trust me, I know! And when that’s done – you can start enjoying it! If this is your first hike and you’re still overwhelmed with expectations and excitement, you’re...

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