Jona | Backpacking with a Book

February 18, 2017

The Best Coffee Shops to Check Out in Richmond, VA

Richmond is rich in culinary adventures and cultural attractions. There’s the Liberty Trail, a self-guided walking tour that connects all of Richmond’s historical delights. There’s also the foodies’ trail, which allows you to experience the city on a plate. In between sightseeing and dining, there are also other places worth exploring in Richmond, such as coffee shops. After settling down in your chosen accommodations, check out these five coffee shops that Richmond locals dearly love.     Brewer’s Café: A Small-Town Vibe
February 17, 2017

SUELAS FLATS REVIEW | Suelas, the Soles’ Soulmate

I walk. Often slow. With my eyes processing the sceneries, the ears listening to the conflicting sounds and noises around. I take my time until I could feel my leg muscles silently speaking the language of exhaustion and pain. Walking is the soul of my trips. It deepens my understanding of the place’s ironies and intricacies. Walking around Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta Good footwear is the soles’ soul. And it took me awhile to find the right fit. I have tried countless loafers and flip-flops. I have tried Celine. So Fab. Zara. Celine is not flat enough. So Fab makes weird […]
February 7, 2017
Malaysia Travel Guide Tioman Island Malaysia

MALAYSIA BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE | Budget, Itinerary, and Accommodation

UPDATED DECEMBER 2017 | MALAYSIA BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE | Hello there! A version of this guide is posted on Rappler. You see, Malaysia is often my jumpoff point for my past trips (Indonesia, India, Australia). I’be been there five times already. During my recent 12-day trip, my partner and I spent most of our days in Kuala Lumpur, Mersing, and Tioman Island. That being said, if there are places in Malaysia you plan to visit, shoot me a comment below, I might have a word or two suggestions for you. I do not know if I should be proud of […]
February 5, 2017

Designer Cafes in Singapore Worth Checking Out!

Small countries like Singapore have this certain charm that big countries lack. For a young nation like Singapore, its economical growth is incredibly rapid. In fact, it is one of the most expensive countries to travel to. But that does not there is no room for budget travelers. Travelers can save when booking their Singapore hotel early and by planning your trip before you go. One curious fact about this tiny country is its widespread café culture. There is obviously a huge demand for it, especially among university students and young professionals. Indeed, you can explore the city through its cafes. Here […]