Moments and Epiphanies at the Lantern Festival: Finally Living My Dreams

I honestly don’t know where to begin. Last night was an incredibly emotional moment for me and even as I type this now I can feel my eyes start to water. I absolutely cannot believe where I am in life right now. I’m so proud of myself to be… here. This lantern festival in Chiang…

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7 Ways to Make Your Singapore Trip Affordable

Why Singapore, right? I thought of the exact same thing when I was planning my trip around Southeast Asia, especially bearing in mind I have to be a penny pincher for this long, small budget journey. Why in the world would I want to visit one of the most expensive cities in the world? I…

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Hostel Etiquette: How to Behave When Bunking with Other People

I’ve tried hostels several times for brief stays like two or three nights. Recently, I tried staying in one for three weeks! The experiences have been great overall. I had met so many people I quickly became friends with and treated like family for the entire stay. I had more opportunities to save on tour…

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Want to Renew Your Passport Faster? Here’s How.

Ohmaghaaad. I cannot count the number of Facebook statuses or the number of people who have expressed a great deal of frustration they go through trying to renew their passports here in the Philippines. The one big issue? The DFA Website seems to have some sort of glitch with their appointment scheduler. One minute there’s…

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Cebu to Dumaguete (Passport Renewal) Budget and Itinerary

If you haven’t read yet, I posted an article about a few tips on how you can get your passport renewal process faster. You might wonder why I would renew in Dumaguete when there’s a DFA office in Cebu, right? Check out the article by clicking here. I live in Cebu and back in February…

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On Board the Fleur de Passion on an Ocean Mapping Expedition Around the World

Nearly 500 years ago, Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigated the world. In the wake of his expedition, a sailboat under the Swiss flag is off to a four-year expedition to map out and measure the human effects on our oceans. They began in 2015 in Seville, Spain and are ending their journey in 2019 back in Seville.…

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Treat yourself to a Grand Holiday Trip this Christmas

If you’re still wondering where to go for Christmas this year, let me help you with that dilemma! BE Grand Resort in Bohol is probably one of the best choices you’ll make this year. I visited the place last week to see their rooms and to try out their Christmas Special Buffet Menu. They exceeded…

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The Perks of Staying at Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotels

Hong Kong is a hot destination for a number of things like the fairs and festivals, the colorful nightlife, the food (internally screams for egg tarts), and of course the shopping. Hong Kong is also the gateway to East Asia. The city never sleeps and it’s constantly flourished with visitors. For Filipinos who travel out…

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Caramoan Islands: Was it worth it?

Following my post on The road to Survivor Island, here are my thoughts on the whole trip: When I reached Caramoan, it was almost dark. I took a tricycle and drove to a cute little town called Paniman, where you take the boats for island hopping tours. It did not have pretty white sand beaches.…

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The road to Survivor Island

For many months now, I’ve been wanting to visit the Caramoan Islands – popular for being a film location for reality TV show Survivor. Several seasons of the show from different countries have been shot there. Because of them, I saw picturesque captures of the islands and it made me really excited to go see…

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