First seen on We Are Sole Sisters Unathletic and skinny-weak Sole Sister Julienne broke out of her sedentary lifestyle three years ago and threw herself into the wild outdoors By any means, I don’t consider myself a bonafide hiker or hardcore trekker. I don’t trail run. I can’t read coordinates. I don’t have a compass or … More How I Fell In Love With Hiking x The North Face
…and why I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Where is it? Between Tanay, Rizal and General Nakar, Quezon It took us around 2 h 30 min to drive to Daraitan (we Wazed it) from Makati. We left too late – at around 8am. There were already too many people on the road at this time. On the … More What they don’t tell you about climbing Mount Daraitan
Taken from my story on We Are Sole Sisters The journey through one of Japan’s most underrated regions continues. Sole Sister Julienne ventures into the countryside to find the past continuing to live on in Gifu’s old towns, castle ruins, and quaint villages Our tour guide calls her province “the belly button of Japan”. Its name … More Japan Less Travelled, Part II
As seen on We Are Sole Sisters Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka: the first stops any traveller makes in the land of the rising sun. Sole Sister Julienne gets off the beaten track this autumn and discovers a side of Japan most tourists miss… When Sole Sister Lois got in touch with an opportunity to return to … More Japan Less Travelled, Part I
I’ve been dying to go on this trip since I first arrived in Hong Kong in 2011. But it had never come to fruition until this year, although the trip was much shorter than I was hoping it to be. If I were to do this again, I would give it at least 3-4 full … More Guilin/Yangshuo from Hong Kong via bullet train from Guangzhou/Shenzhen
During my 10+ day trip to Japan (Nagoya, Tokyo) last month over cherry blossom season, I found these three things indispensable: 1. Japan Travel Sim Where to buy it: Any BIC CAMERA shop – they’re everywhere. You’ll need to download the APN configuration profile first (super easy) and then you’re good to go! When you leave Japan, just delete … More Top 3 Travel Essentials for Japan
15-hour layover in Seoul? To the ‘glass half empty’ people, sounds like a nightmare. But to ‘glass half full’ people like myself and my family, we thought ‘oooh yay! We have a WHOLE DAY to explore Seoul from 6am-11pm!!’ I had first heard about the FREE transit tours from my friend flying back to the … More Korea’s Free Transit Tours: Not for Filipinos?