Travel Throwback: Our Spontaneous Trip to Coron, Palawan

The other day Instagram reminded me about a spontaneous trip I had with my friend Violet eight years ago. Back in the day when there wasn’t a pandemic, when people go on a trip normally they plan it a few months in advance. The trip may be to celebrate one’s birthday or a special occasion, […]

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La Union Surfing Break Takes a Break This Year

This afternoon, I went to the beach with my nephew because it wasn’t raining. Every afternoon when it isn’t raining, I would take him there for a walk. It’s a good excuse for me to take a break from the shop and also to catch the sunset. Today the main reason I wanted to go […]

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My I Went Anyways Story – How It All Began

Six days ago, I saw an Instagram post from The Circle Hostel announcing that their Baler and Zambales hostels are closing. Only their La Union hostel will remain open. I felt sad upon reading this because The Circle Hostel has played a special part in my solo travels. I’ve had great memories from both Baler […]

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Travel to Baguio in the New Normal – Here’s What You Need To Know

Residents from Region 1 can now travel to Baguio for leisure and tourism. On October 1, 2020, Baguio City started accepting screened tourists from La Union, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur. This forms the first travel bubble in the country. And starting October 22, tourists from other parts of Luzon will also be allowed […]

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Hotels in Baguio City That Are Now Open For Tourists

Baguio City, known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines due to its cool climate, is now open to tourists from Region 1. This is after the Ridge to Reef Corridor Plan was officially launched on September 22, 2020. This travel corridor plan seeks to enable seamless travel for tourism in Baguio City, La Union, […]

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Hotels in Tagaytay That Are Now Open For Tourists

Taal Volcano Island

Tagaytay City is a popular tourist destination that is an hour and a half drive from Metro Manila. People who are looking for an escape to nature can drive to this city and enjoy its cool breeze. The iconic view of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake is viewable from several vantage […]

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Restaurants in San Juan, La Union: Where to Eat in the New Normal

Restaurants in San Juan

Previously, I made a post of hotels/accommodation establishments in San Juan La Union that are now open for tourists from Region 1 and soon for Baguio residents as well. Aside from getting asked about the hotels here, I also get asked if the restaurants in San Juan are already open. Many restaurants are still closed, […]

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Hotels in San Juan, La Union That Are Now Open For Tourists From Region 1

Hotels in san juan la union

On September 2, the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Baguio City and Ilocos Region signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to start the dry run of the travel corridor plan in Baguio, Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Sur, and Ilocos Norte. It is set this September 22, 2020. Only residents from these areas will have the […]

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How to Make Kaya Spread and Kaya Toast at Home

kaya toast

There are so many things I miss in Singapore, one of them is the kaya toast. It was introduced to me by my boyfriend when I visited him last January. I love the kaya toast in Fun Toast, and also the kaya toast he prepares for me for breakfast. I’ve been to SG three times […]

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Our 5 Days Iloilo, Guimaras, and Kalibo, Philippines Travel Itinerary


Two years ago, I went on a trip to Iloilo, Guimaras, and Kalibo with my besties Hanna and Liza. It was our first out of Luzon trip. It was supposed to be just me and Liza. We booked the flight during AirAsia’s seat sale and the plan was to explore Iloilo and Boracay. Unfortunately that […]

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