My First Tattoo Experience

A year ago, I had my first tattoo. The urge to get inked started three years ago after I watched Arci Muñoz’s movie Always Be My Maybe. In the movie, Arci had a really nice vine tattoo at her back. I wanted to have the same. It doesn’t really have any deep meaning for me. […]

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How to Deal with People Having Sex in Your Gender-Specific Hostel Dorm Room

When I was in Siquijor last January, the Taiwanese girl I met at the hostel shared to me hostel horror stories she personally experienced. It’s not one that involves ghosts. It’s people having sex in the hostel dorm room. During my six weeks backpacking trip to some parts of Southeast Asia, I always stayed in […]

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Backpacking Southeast Asia Third Stop: Kampot, Cambodia

After spending a night in Phnom Penh, I traveled to Kampot, Cambodia. I woke up early to take the 07:00 train to Sihanoukville that I booked online a week prior. My original plan was to spend my birthday in Koh Rong Samloem. It is a nice island off the coast of Sihanoukville. But two days […]

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Train Ride Experience in Cambodia: Phnom Penh to Kampot

I didn’t plan much for my backpacking trip 2 months ago. But where to spend my birthday was something that I prepared for. I decided I want to spend it in Cambodia this year, but not in Phnom Penh. Koh Rong Samloem is an island located in the southwestern part of Cambodia that has a […]

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Solo Traveler’s Guide to Siquijor, Philippines

For most Filipinos, Siquijor is famous for stories of magic potions, sorcerers and witchcraft. One of my friends is afraid of visiting this province because of these stories. I guess this is the same reason why not too many Filipinos explore this beautiful island. When I was there last January, the majority of the tourists […]

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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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