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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Island Hopping in Siargao- Naked, Daku and Guyam Island

Siargao Island is a famous surfing spot in the Philippines. For non-surfers like me, there are other activities that can be done, one of which is island hopping. There are three white sand islands off the coast of General Luna that are the stops of the island hopping tour – Naked, Daku and Guyam Island. […]

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Review: Hanoi Friends Inn- Tidy Place with a Friendly Service

I checked in at Hanoi Friends Inn as a walk-in guest at past 2 in the morning two months ago. I didn’t book an accommodation prior to my flight to Hanoi because I still haven’t decided if I’m going to stay at the airport until 6 in the morning or stay in a hotel. My flight arrived […]

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Misadventure on Our Way to My Son Sanctuary: A Guide on Visiting the Site Without a Tour Group

When I traveled to Vietnam last month, one of the must visit on my list was the My Son Sanctuary. It is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. The temples were dedicated to the worship of the Hindu god Shiva. […]

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Hanoi to Hoi An: My First Sleeper Bus Experience

Hung Thanh Bus

Two weeks ago I was in Vietnam for a short vacay. My entry point was Hanoi which is located in the northern part of the country. I only have five days there so I decided I was going to explore Hanoi, Hoi An, and Hue only. Hoi An and Hue, however, are located in Central […]

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Duyos Beach in Basilisa, Dinagat Islands

Two months ago I wrote about Bitaog Beach, an unspoiled white sand beach in Basilisa, Dinagat Islands. Located on the same island 5-10 minutes away by boat from Bitaog is Duyos Beach, also a white sand beach. Duyos Beach resort is wider than Bitaog Beach. It has a really nice sandbar and has more cottages, a […]

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Blue Lagoon/Pangabangan Tidal Pool in Libjo, Dinagat Islands

If you were able to watch Byahe ni Drew’s episode last May 25, the show featured the Province of Dinagat Islands. One of the tourist destinations featured was the Blue Lagoon in Libjo. We were able to visit this place during our all-girls island hopping trip last Labor Day. Where is Blue Lagoon? Blue Lagoon, […]

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My Siargao 4-Day Solo Trip Itinerary (For Non-Surfers)

Finally, I was able to visit Siargao Island during my field break last week. I have always wanted to see the island… long before it became so popular because of the movie by Dir. Paul Soriano. My first attempt to visit the island was two years ago for my birthday. I was planning to go […]

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