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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El Nido Tour A: Lagoons and Beaches

El Nido in Palawan is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the Philippines. It is known for it’s white sand beaches, beautiful lagoons, coral reefs and limestone cliffs. One of the most famous activity here is island hopping. There are four island hopping tours in El Nido. Tour A is lagoons and beaches […]

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Six Days in Sabah, Malaysia: My Kota Kinabalu Travel Itinerary

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, a Malaysian state located in the northern part of the island of Borneo. It is often referred to as KK and the gateway to Kinabalu National Park, the home of Mt. Kinabalu. When I booked my flight to KK last year during an AirAsia seat sale, I didn’t […]

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7 Things You Should Know About Travel Insurance from World Nomads

Travel insurance: simple & flexible You can buy and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. 7 things you should know about travel insurance […]

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Mt. Kinabalu Two Days One Night Climb Experience

Mt. Kinabalu is a mountain on the island of Borneo in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. With an elevation of 4095.2 meters (13,435 feet), it is one of the highest mountain in Southeast Asia and the highest in Malaysia. It is the 20th tallest mountain in the world by topographic prominence. This mountain is the […]

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