May 18, 2021

Hanoi is Wabi-Sabi

“It’s hard to find someone here that stays long enough that you can really fall in love,” I said to Simone, with a lit Kent in my right hand. The smoke circled, hovered a bit before it disappeared in Ha Noi’s surprisingly blue summer sky. The day started gloomy, the […]
February 22, 2020
Siargao Travel Guide 2019

SIARGAO TRAVEL GUIDE 2020 | 46 Things to Do in Siargao

Last Updated Jan 2020: This Siargao Travel Guide 2020 covers all the things to do in Siargao. It covers all the essentials you need to know to fully enjoy your trip! Siargao Island at a Glance Often, Siargao Island is described as a tear drop-shaped island. But, meh, I don’t […]
February 19, 2020

QUY NHON TRAVEL GUIDE 2020 | Travel Thoughts, Where to Stay, Things to Do, and Where to Eat,

This Quy Nhon Travel Guide covers all the essentials you need to make your trip to Quy Nhon memorable and smooth. FEB 2020­––Our taxi driver from the airport has a customized playlist for his foreign passengers. “Let it Go” made it to the cut. Me singing along would make him […]
January 28, 2020
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BRUNEI TRAVEL GUIDE 2020 | Travel Thoughts, Travel Tips, Where to Stay, What to Eat

Brunei Travel Guide: My Own Travel Thoughts on Brunei Brunei Travel Guide JAN 2020­­­­–I knew nothing about Brunei. I became that traveler you don’t want to travel with: willfully ignorant of the place she was about to travel to. I have to admit it is founded on the condescending “surprise […]
January 19, 2020

MOALBOAL TRAVEL GUIDE 2020| Things to Do in Moalboal, Where to Stay in Moalboal, Where to Eat in Moalboal

LAST UPDATE: JAN 2020 This Moalboal Travel Guide curates all the essentials you need: things to do in Moalboal, where to stay in Moalboal, and where to eat in Moalboal. IMPORTANT NOTE: There are news circulating that the strip where Chilli Bar, Cafe Cebuano, Marina, and the entire Panagsama beachfront […]
November 5, 2019
Philippines Travel Guide

EL NIDO TRAVEL GUIDE 2019 | Things to Do in El Nido, Palawan

An Updated El Nido Travel Guide 2019. Last update is June 2019 PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES | Some years ago, I traveled solo to Coron, Palawan with the intention of meeting and interviewing the Tagbanuas. I did meet the chief, some of the rightful owners of the place, but I did not […]
July 24, 2019

WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO 2020 | The Best Places to Stay in Siargao 2020

Where to Stay in Siargao 2020 covers all the different accommodation found in the island. They are divided into different locations and prince range and preference.  Well, the secret that is Siargao Island is pretty much out. But compared to the world-renowned Boracay Island or Cebu, Siargao still has that […]
July 21, 2019
Cameron Highlands Travel Guide

CAMERON HIGHLANDS TRAVEL GUIDE | Things to Do, Where to Stay, What to Eat

Cameron Highlands Travel Guide covers all the essential information you need to make your stay memorable.  I was the only Asian in the 4×4 jeepney. An Israeli couple traveling with their little girl Luna was an endearing sight. The morning air was cool. Everyone donned their cardigan or jacket. I […]
July 15, 2019
APO ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE THINGS TO DO IN APO ISLAND PHILIPPINES

APO ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE 2019 | Top Things to Do in Apo Island, Philippinnes

This Apo Island Travel Guide covers all the top things to do in Apo Island, Philippines. It also covers all the travel essentials you need to make your stay more memorable. A little note: Apo Island is different from Apo Reef in Mindoro. Apo Island is a little island off […]
June 17, 2019
malapascua island travel guide

Malapascua Island Travel Guide 2019 | 11 Things to Do in Malapascua Island

This is the most updated Malapascua Island Travel Guide 2019 Snobbery is an unlikely character of a wanderlust. A traveler opens not only his heart but also his mind to the intricacies and complexities of a place. It is inevitable, however, that there are places I considered too exposed, too […]
June 10, 2019
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New HANOI TRAVEL GUIDE 2021 | 51 Things to Do in Hanoi, the Touristy, Local, and Expatish

UPDATED HANOI TRAVEL GUIDE 2019 | In a tail-end of a long-term trip and long relationship, I arrived in Hanoi in cool October 2017 with a heavy heart and wheeled backpack, ballooning body and credit card bill, and a very light savings barely enough to cover rent and essentials for […]
June 25, 2018
Cebu City Travel Guide

CEBU TRAVEL GUIDE 2019: 30 Things to Do in Cebu City and Neighboring Cities

LAST UPDATE: JUNE 2019 This is your Cebu Travel Guide from someone who lived there for fifteen years.  I had lived for fifteen years in Cebu City. First to pursue my degree. Then I hopped from one job to another right after college. A part ot this travel guide was […]