Tuesday Night, 24 November [9.30pm] I land in Berlin, finally, after a three-hour layover in Moscow (all the women look like dolls! But what happened to the men…?) An airport worker pushing an elderly’s wheelchair ran over my foot, and now I’m bleeding from the ankle. Not the best start. My body goes into shock … More Berlin Diaries: Day 1
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
A quick rundown on what’s out there, based on my experiences hustling to save on travel costs… (Disclaimer: These are mostly based on my stay in the Iberian Peninsula) 1. BlaBlaCar (Ride sharing / car pooling) Safer and more convenient than hitch hiking, I stumbled upon BlaBlaCar trying to find ways to travel last minute without … More The Cheapest Way to Travel Around Europe
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m adventurous, fearless to a fault, and hate to say no to new and enriching experiences. On the other hand, my sister is the more cautious, sensible one (she always said whereas she would see the dangers of things, I would see only the possibilities). So when our newfound Madrileña friend Almu … More Madrid: Horseback-riding in Manzanares El Real
Two days ago I watched a bullfight for the first time in my life in the famous Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid, thanks to my Tita Camille and her colleague, a die-hard bullfighting aficionado named Sylvia. When my tita (aunt) first asked me if I wanted to watch it, I hesitated because … More Madrid: Catching a Bullfight (Corrida de toros) in Las Ventas
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?