Backpacking Southeast Asia Second Stop: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

After spending two days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, I traveled to my next destination, Phnom Penh (PP) in Cambodia. I only spent a night in PP because I didn’t want to spend my birthday there. A girl I met in Bali in May told me not to stay long in PP if ever […]

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Backpacking Southeast Asia First Stop: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Two months ago I went on a six-week backpacking trip in Indochina (excluding Peninsular Malaysia). When I started the trip, I posted in my Instagram account @tnadeperalta that I will try to live on a US$ 20 per day budget. My brother was able to do that when he went on a similar trip last […]

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Bali, Indonesia Travel Guide with 5 Days Solo Travel Itinerary

Bali is a province of Indonesia located east of Java and west of Lombok. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia and even in Southeast Asia. The island caters to budget-savvy as well as luxury travelers. Bali has so much to offer to any type of traveler – from temples to […]

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Traveling to Bangkok, Thailand from Siem Reap, Cambodia by Bus

Taking a flight is the fastest and easiest way of getting from one country to another. It is also the most expensive. If you are traveling for a longer period of time you try to save up as much as you can so you could extend your trip. For some, it terrifies them to do […]

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Traveling to Phnom Penh, Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Bus

After spending two days in Ho Chi Minh City (HCM), Vietnam, it was time for me to move on to my next destination, Cambodia.  I traveled from Vietnam to Cambodia by bus. I purchased my bus ticket to Phnom Penh (PP), Cambodia prior to my trip to Vietnam so that I have something to show […]

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It’s Already My 37th Birthday in the Philippines

It’s one hour to go before my birthday here in Cambodia, but in my home country, it’s already my birthday. Four days ago, I embarked on the most exciting adventure of my life- backpacking to five countries in Southeast Asia for six weeks. This crazy idea started last year when GetGo, the lifestyle rewards program […]

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Solo Hike to Mt. Balagbag

Three years ago, I was going through a somewhat low phase in life. I’m not the type of person who would stay in bed all day and sulk when going through stuff like this. I prefer keeping myself busy. One of the things that helped me cope was hiking. And not having someone to do […]

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Mount Samat National Shrine: A Good Side Trip on the Way to Las Casas

Mount Samat National Shrine or Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor) is a historical shrine in the Philippines, dedicated to the fallen Filipino and American soldiers who fought during World War II. It is located near the summit of Mount Samat in the town of Pilar, Bataan. The memorial shrine complex consists of the Colonnade and […]

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Why You Should Include Siquijor in Your Travel to the Philippines

Siquijor Island in the Central Visayas Region in the Philippines is known by most Filipinos as the land of witchcraft, sorcery and supernatural phenomena. I guess this is the reason why many people wouldn’t consider visiting this place. Personally, I never experienced any of these things when I was there last month. Or maybe I […]

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Why El Nido in the Philippines is a Good Destination For Your First Solo Travel Trip

Solo travel is not for everyone, but I know a few who wants to try it once in their lifetime. I first traveled alone more than ten years ago in Puerto Galera in Mindoro, Philippines. I have always wanted to visit the place since I was in college but I couldn’t find anyone to go […]

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