TAIWAN – My First Solo Travel: 5-Day Itinerary

After a 4-year hiatus, I am finally blogging again! The pandemic has restricted everyone to travel, but it has pushed me to try out new activities and also spend time again on things that I’m passionate about, and one of them is writing. ūüôā

Given that, this is apparently a long overdue post. Last 2017, I accomplished one of my ultimate goals: to travel solo! I impulsively booked a flight in February 2017 because I was having a quarter-life crisis, and I thought traveling alone would help me figure things out (It did not haha!). After 2 months, I found myself sitting on a plane headed to Taiwan, a country that I had never visited before.

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MACAU ‚Äď Where East Meets West: Things to Do in 36 Hours

Macau on the south coast of China is called the Las Vegas of the East because it is¬†widely known as a huge gambling centre in Asia. But there’s more to it¬†than the glamour of luxurious casinos and fancy poker chips. It reflects a harmonious blend of Eastern and Western cultural influences since it used to be a Portuguese colony for more than 3 centuries. Enjoy the best of both Chinese and Portuguese¬†cultures as you dive¬†into a¬†coexistence of¬†traditions, cuisines, architectures, and languages.

Read my post¬†here¬†to view¬†our 5‚Äďday itinerary and budget in Macau and Hong Kong.
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SOUTH KOREA – 2 Days in Jeju: What to Do, See, Eat

My trip to South Korea with my high school friend, Mon,¬†involved¬†11 days of touring Seoul (with day trips to¬†Paju, Anyang, and Gapyeong), Danyang, Busan, and Jeju. Our fourth¬†stop was in Jeju Island (Jeju-do) which is Korea’s largest volcanic island and smallest province. I take my hat off¬†to its scenic view of the beaches, caves, waterfalls, and cliffs¬†for being the key why¬†it has earned a spot in the¬†New7Wonders of Nature.

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Read my post here to view our complete itinerary with a list of directions, expenses, and tips.

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SOUTH KOREA – 2 Days in Busan: What to Do, See, Eat

My trip to South Korea with my high school friend, Mon,¬†involved¬†11 days of touring Seoul (with day trips to¬†Paju, Anyang, and Gapyeong), Danyang, Busan, and Jeju. Our third stop was in¬†Busan which is the second largest city in the country. The world’s biggest department store, Shinsegae Centum City, is also located here. Busan is recommended for travelers who prefer a laid-back, more affordable, and less crowded version of Seoul.

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SOUTH KOREA – 1 Day in Danyang: What to Do, See, Eat (+ GIVEAWAY!)

My trip to South Korea with my high school friend, Mon, involved 11 days of touring Seoul (with day trips to Paju, Anyang, and Gapyeong), Danyang, Busan, and Jeju. Our second stop was in Danyang in Chungcheongbuk-do. It is a small town known for its picturesque views of mountains, rivers, caves, etc., making it an ideal spot for adventures and extreme sports such as rafting, paragliding, clay shooting, and the like.

Read my post here to view our complete itinerary with a list of directions, expenses, and tips.

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SOUTH KOREA – 4 Days in Seoul: What to Do, See, Eat (+ GIVEAWAY!)

My trip to South Korea with my high school friend, Mon,¬†involved¬†11 days of touring Seoul (with day trips to¬†Paju, Anyang, and Gapyeong), Danyang, Busan, and Jeju. Our first stop was in Seoul which is the country’s capital and largest city.¬†I loved exploring Seoul because the tourist destinations are accessible via subway which granted¬†us a hassle-free experience to shop until the wee hours, eat street food and other delicacies, and immerse in Korean culture.

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MANILA – Genki Sushi: Hop on the Sushi Train

If I was stranded on a desert island and could bring only one food along, I would definitely choose Japanese sushi! Or maybe I would just catch some seafood and make my own haha (I wish). Better yet, I would simply take Genki Sushi!

Genki Sushi is a Japanese chain restaurant located at Bonifacio Stopover, Bonifacio Global City. It allows you to order a variety of sushi using a tablet computer before delivering it to your table by a train-like conveyor belt.

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Food + Trip = Eat to Travel

Let’s be realistic. We cannot always travel to our dream destinations (unless you do it for a living) due to several reasons such as tight budget, hectic schedule, vacation leave dilemmas, family priorities, health issues, and the like. Thankfully in the Philippines, there is now an opportunity¬†to go on a trip or travel internationally without even leaving the country. How? Just by eating! Continue reading

MANILA – Barkin’ Blends Dog Cafe: Dogzoned

I grew up in a family of dog lovers. We currently own a shih tzu named Stanley, a dachshund named Mojo, and an aspin (Philippine street dog) named Cho. I jumped in excitement when I found out that a piece of heaven here on earth a.k.a. dog cafe finally opened in Manila!

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