Amazing Race in Malaysia’s Historic, Culture-Rich Melaka (Malacca)

“Kuala Lumpur or Melaka?” If you’re asked the same question and haven’t been to both big cities, you would probably choose the ones popular – Kuala Lumpur. But my intuitive mind always goes for something distinct – to the more remote, countryside in this case. I then turned the question “What’s in Kuala Lumpur and … Continue reading Amazing Race in Malaysia’s Historic, Culture-Rich Melaka (Malacca)

My Misadventure Series (#1): I Have Missed My Flight!

Traveling is definitely fun, no argument on that, but there are times when inevitable things happen out of your own control or simply because of your anxiousness. Travel mishaps can quickly turn your supposed awesome trip into a headache or worse a disappointment of not traveling anymore. Well, I have been traveling and learning lessons … Continue reading My Misadventure Series (#1): I Have Missed My Flight!

Riding In/On a Jeepney in the Philippines

  Many foreign tourists often say that a travel experience in the Philippines will not be complete without riding in or on a jeepney. Why? Mainly because it is already part of the Filipino culture and it is definitely fun. In fact, it is almost always blazoned as an integral part of any adventure across … Continue reading Riding In/On a Jeepney in the Philippines

Why So-Called Gigantes Island?

Photo credit: Asa Ni Quen? Yes, I know what you’re thinking. It is named after a giant, hence the name Gigantes Island? Let’s try to trace its origin. According to Wikipedia, the island chain is so-named after Sabuluag/Salauag, an endemic tree species to the islands. It was renamed to Gigantes Island during the Spanish colonial … Continue reading Why So-Called Gigantes Island?

How Travel Changed My Life

Good morning atop Mt. Naupa in Naga, Cebu Do you believe that I have reached my late 20s before realizing my passion in going outdoors, meeting random people, and learning different cultures locally? Yes, it took me decades to pursue my childhood dream of exploring the country and the world, when able. Maybe because my … Continue reading How Travel Changed My Life

Our Ultimate 5-Day Bantayan Island Experience On a Budget

​ ​ Have you ever wandered or traveled on an island with unclear itinerary, unfavorable circumstances, but still full of hope to enjoy and make the most of your stay? Here’s the trivia. Did you know that for our 5-day stay on the island I personally spend 2,269? And that includes inland and island tours, … Continue reading Our Ultimate 5-Day Bantayan Island Experience On a Budget

Westminster Abbey: What You Need to Know

  With its more than one million visitors annually, Westminster Abbey is one of the must-see tourist destinations in London, England. This 700-year-old building marks as the coronation church of England that houses queens, priests, villains, kings, poets soldiers, heroes and statesmen. More and more people flock to this sacred place for its day-to-day worship … Continue reading Westminster Abbey: What You Need to Know