September 8, 2017
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TAIPEI TRAVEL GUIDE 2017 | Things to Do in Taipei 2017

Taiwan is a rising destination for many of us who are curious of how is life in a developed country that doesn’t struggle against the chaotic and problematic public transport, uncollected heaps of trash along the streets, unlit alleyways, snatchers at gunpoint [I personally witnessed this], and all the daily dilemmas that ill and plague developing countries like mine. Or yours. Or probably not. That being said, I’m running a series of Taiwan Travel Guide. My partner and I spent an entire month of exploring Taiwan. Let me start with our personally experienced Taipei Travel Guide. This Taipei Travel Guide […]
September 2, 2017
Northern Vietnam Travel Guide Ban Gioc Waterfalls, Cao Bang, Vietnam

Northern Vietnam Travel Guide 2018 | How to Road Trip Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa, Cao Bang, and Lang Son

NORTHERN VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | My partner and I spent more than a month of exploring and motorbiking the northern reaches of Vietnam. And we did not regret our decision one bit, rather I personally wished we stayed longer in northern Vietnam. Some of the places we’ve been to don’t have existing travel guides online yet. Especially when it comes to traveling from Point A to Point B and to Point C. Our northern Vietnam travel guide covers this route (which you can always break and modify to suit your need and style.) We covered Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long […]
August 19, 2017

THAILAND BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE | Itinerary, Budget, and Accommodation

In my  five-week trip across five ASEAN countries, the Thailand leg was the most comfortable. Perhaps because I was traveling with Tobi. The discomforts a solo traveler had to endure were replaced with the comforts of a pampered traveling couple. Another reason is the food: Thai food is the closest to the rich taste of home, is cheap, and is photographable. Plus, our bus trips were well-planned, and going around was much easier because we rented a scooter. This 9-day itinerary covers Bangkok (3 nights), Chiang Mai (2 nights), and Chiang Rai (3 nights). On our last day in Thailand, we […]
August 17, 2017

ONOMICHI TRAVEL GUIDE | Things to Do in Onomichi 2017

ONOMICHI, JAPAN | ONOMICHI TRAVEL GUIDE | While Pim stood by the baywalk’s railing, an old woman, all smiling, passed by and said something in Japanese and gestured towards the camera. With my poor Japanese vocabulary bank: suka, honto ni, wakaranai, kawaii—words I learned from years-long of reading manga, watching anime, and interacting with the Japanese on Skype, I reckoned she was asking if we wanted her to take our photo. I smiled and uttered thank you; and she went on, all smiling. I did not expect her friendliness. Crumbs of details on places from my previous conversations with the Japanese stuck in […]