Where to Stay in Baguio? The Residences at Brent

Summer is almost upon us and for many Filipinos, it is the best time to cool down in beaches or travel up north where the temperature is relatively colder. Baguio City has been known as one of the top destinations to go to this season because of its cold climate, strawberries, and beautiful landscapes which attract local and foreign tourists around the country who want to escape the heat. For summer 2015, is Baguio included in your travel list? If yes, have you planned where to stay? There are many affordable and luxurious hostels and lodgings in the city, but Read More …

Sky Ranch Pampanga + OOTD

As a city girl from the south, I am more comfortable travelling to nearby provinces like Batangas and Laguna. Whenever I have the luxury of free time or an attack of boredom, I drive to nearby Tagaytay with family or friends and enjoy the simple life in the countryside. However, I moved to my own place earlier this year and since then, the “south” has never been that accessible as before. More or less an hour away from my family home, Tagaytay is a popular choice for urbanites whenever they want to escape the busy life of the metro. Aside Read More …

Travel Guide | My 15 Helpful Tips Before Traveling

The holidays are fast approaching and some of us are already planning where to spend our next vacation. As the year is drawing to a close, why not have at least one more trip with family or friends? A new travel tour is certainly appealing, but we can’t just pack our bags and book the earliest flight available, can we? As Benjamin Franklin one said, “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.” True, we don’t want to waste our hard-earned cash and much awaited break, but how can we make our travel worth it? Easy peasy. To Read More …

5 Reasons to go to Phuket

As anyone who’s even thought about going to South East Asia knows, Phuket is one of the region’s most popular destinations. Why? Read on to find out. But do be warned. You might find yourself booking an air ticket. Image Source WHITE SANDY BEACHES There are more than fifteen large beaches on Phuket, plus a sprinkling of tiny inlets and private coves. If you like your beaches busy, with a constant crowd, buzzing atmosphere and facilities on tap, Patong is the obvious choice. However, if you prefer a less frenetic environment, there’s Kamala, which is pretty quiet all year round. Read More …

The Top Attractions in Davao

Davao, the third biggest city in the Philippines, is becoming more and more of a favourite with tourists. That’s largely because it offers such an appealing blend of urban and natural attractions. In just one weekend, you can make offerings in a Buddhist temple, wander through a garden filled with sculptures and man-made water features, visit crocodiles and eagles, hang out on a blissfully secluded beach and climb a spectacular mountain. Given that the city has become so popular in recent times, it’s a good idea to book ahead, especially if you want to stay in hotels in Davao. Here’s Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary: Day 6

Apologies for the long instalment of my Thailand Travel Diary. I have been procrastinating in blog writing these days and I blame the summer heat in my tropical country for this. Nevertheless, I still plan to continue and finish my first ever travelogue here in my site, so I hope you can still bear with me. I have few more days left for this to be done, so without further ado, let’s go back to what I did on my sixth day in Thailand. After last night’s heavenly two-hour, full body Thai massage from Health Land, I woke up refreshed Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary Day 5.2

Hello, friends! Since Day 5 seems too long, I am writing the second half of my travel diary here. To recap, I went to see the Maeklong Railway Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, The Grand Palace, Emerald and Lying Buddhas in the morning. After that interesting and exhausting trips, Kimchi Man and I went back to Nuovo Hotel in Khao San Road for check-out. It was time to go to Modern Bangkok. Since we went to Thailand when there was a political turmoil between administration and opposition parties, many main roads were blocked by protesters. There were also some rumors/news Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary: Day 5

I still can’t believe that I am diligent enough to write my entire Thailand trip. After a visit to Ayutthaya, the Ancient City, and a romantic dinner cruise along Chao Phraya, let’s continue re-visiting my adventures in Bangkok on my fifth day. As mentioned in Travel Diary Day 4, Kimchi Man and I went to a Korean travel agency to book us some slots in tour groups. For today, we availed the “Floating Market Tour” because he knew this was included in my bucket list. As always, I am touched by his thoughtfulness. MAEKLONG RAILWAY MARKET The tour guide told Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary: Day 4

By seven o’clock in the morning on my fourth day in Thailand, Kimchi Man and I were already waiting for our tour to Ayutthaya, known as the second largest city in Siam next to Sukothai. Also called the Ancient City, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations near Bangkok due to its rich history brought by its almost destruction by the Burmese army in 1767. Now, this historic complex of temples and monasteries has become a UNESCO world heritage site. WAT PHU KHAO THONG Almost an hour away from Khao San Road, we reached out first destination- Wat Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary: Day 3

On our third day in Thailand, we spent the morning enjoying Green Park View Hotel and Resort amenities. I swam and floated together with the Western guests in the hotel’s free form pool until my skin felt warm and burned. Kidding. Before lunch, we checked out and waited for the tour van which would transfer us to our next destination – Bangkok. WELCOME TO BANGKOK I was finally in the big city! I partly saw some areas when I moved from airport to Pattaya, but as the van drove down the main roads in Bangkok, it finally set in – Read More …