5 Free Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

Wednesday, December 25, 2013



With Vietnam's economy growing, the City of Hanoi is becoming more and more popular to travelers, especially to Westerners, but that doesn't mean everything in Hanoi is expensive. On the contrary, the reason why I think tourists love Vietnam (me included) is that it's a budget friendly destination.

[VIDEO] Hanoi, Vietnam in 2 Minutes

Tuesday, December 24, 2013



A month ago, I headed out on another solo backpacking adventure. This time, it was in a small city in the eastern part of the Indochina Peninsula—Hanoi, Vietnam.

Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur | A Foodie's Paradise

Saturday, October 26, 2013



A trip to a foreign country will never be complete without trying out their most delectable cuisine. And where else can you find all of Malaysia's culinary delights all packed under one roof (a street, actually) but at Jalan Alor (Jalan is a Malay word for "street". Alor, on the other hand, means "small stream").

Signs That Tell You You’re Ready to Travel Solo

Monday, October 14, 2013


Photo taken in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands during my first solo travel.

Ever wondered what it feels like to go and travel solo? Or are you planning to try it out someday but at the back of your mind, you're unsure if you can handle such thing? If you answered "yes" to the above questions, then you're probably at the brink of trying it out. All you need is some shove, really.

Explore Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sunday, July 14, 2013



Earlier this week, I wrote about the Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur and cited some of the things you can do there. As part of the continuing series, I'll take you to another part of the city. It wasn't really in my itinerary but since I had a few hours left to spare before my flight back to the Philippines, I went out of the hotel early in the morning and wandered off to Merdeka Square all by myself.

Things to Do in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Petaling Street)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013



Chinatowns have always fascinated me. It started when I went on a trip to Hong Kong a few years back (my 1st trip abroad) and an unplanned visit to their Chinatown sparked my interest that eventually led me to visit each Chinatown community in all countries that I traveled thereafter.

[VIDEO] Fire Dancers in Panglao, Bohol

Monday, June 10, 2013



Last month, I was out on a trip to Panglao, Bohol, together with my girlfriend and a few of my officemates. It was my first time to be in Panglao and I was expecting that it would be much like Boracay — a well-known tourist trap in the Philippines — where in all of the tourist mayhem, money comes fast to those who know how to build complex sandcastles and, in this case, spit a fine mist of fuel over an open flame to form a fireball.

The Other Side of Guimaras Island: Forget the White Sand Beaches While in Buenavista

Friday, May 10, 2013



Ask any local from Guimaras or someone who has been there about the best spots in the island province where one can spend a vacation, and they'll most likely recommend the beach resorts in Alubihod or Guisi. Ask any tourist about their preferred island vacation and they'll most likely tell you about white sand beach resorts...or pretty much about anything that they can brag about in social media sites showing that they have lived and experienced — even for a short time — the much-coveted island paradise life.

Solo Backpacking Guimaras Island: Holy Friday in Balaan Bukid

Thursday, April 4, 2013



In my recent solo backpacking trip to the island of Guimaras last Holy Week, I didn't have any fixed itinerary in mind — it was rather a go-solo-and-get-lost kind of trips, which I am now starting to love. The plan was just to have a list of places in Guimaras that are worth visiting and hop from one trike to another to go to those places. Balaan Bukid was not in the list — I didn't know the place existed — but I found myself to be at the perfect place at the perfect time. Read on after the break.

How to Get to Guimaras Island from Iloilo City

Tuesday, April 2, 2013



Guimaras is a fourth class island province sandwiched between the islands of Panay and Negros and only a few minutes south of Iloilo City. Known for their sweet mangoes and white sand beaches, it has become one of the top tourist destinations in Central Visayas.

Where to go for Visita Iglesia in Cebu and its neighboring towns down south

Thursday, March 28, 2013



Lenten season is just around the corner. You may already have your own plans on how and where to spend it just to get out of the city that virtually becomes a ghost town during this season. Some may go on a trip to Bohol or the neighboring island of Negros but for those devout Catholics who want to pay homage to the tradition, here's a list of churches in Cebu and in its surrounding towns down south that you can visit.