• taipei city,  Taiwan,  Travel

    #TAIWANdering Day3: Yangmingshan + Taipei City Short Trip

    Our main goal for Yangminshan trip is to catch sight of cherry blossoms as I’ve heard that plenty of sakura trees can be expected to bloom in the said place. We actually had a flexible itinerary for our day 3. That in case we succeed in seeing cherry blossoms in Taichung on our day 2, we can skip Yangmingshan the next day so we can try other activities like hotspring trip (Tamsui) or cable car ride (Maokong Gondola). Since we had a wonderful cherry blossom experience in Taichung, we can head over to either Tamsui or Maokong Gondola instead of Yangmingshan. But I don’t know our Yangmingshan trip still pushed…

  • Taichung,  Taiwan,  Travel

    #TAIWANdering Day 2: Zhongshe Flower Market & Tai’an Cherry Blossoms

    Witnessing cherry blossoms was an old-age dream that came true just recently. To catch sight of this once a year wonder, people often apply for visa and flock to Japan or Korea which are among the usual go-to places for sakura viewing. Not many people do know that there’s this small-but-INCREDIBLE country that’s a sakura haven too: Taiwan! And fortunately enough, Taiwan extended visa-free privilege for Filipinos until July 31, 2019. Ever since I’ve heard about it, just the thought of witnessing cherry blossoms and experiencing a different season besides summer and rainy brings so much excitement and kilig! Our First Spring Trip Not only that we’ve got to see…

  • taipei city,  Taiwan,  Travel

    #TAIWANdering Day 1: Chiang Kai Shek (With Cherry Blossoms), Hangzhou Xiao Long Bao, & Feng Wang Pineapple Cakes

    We all know that in every trip, first day is always the most exciting and energetic day especially when you travel to a certain destination for the first time. And add the fact that it’s our first international travel, our excitement was beyond description! Result? We were super early at the airport! We heard that Philippine immigration is too strict nowadays so we made sure we’re prepared now that I’m an ✔️unemployed ✔️woman ✔️first time traveling abroad. Same with Jeric, only that he’s not a woman. 😅 Thank God we were not put on-hold at the Philippine immigration. As a matter of fact, our interview did not even last a minute!…

  • Itineraries,  Taiwan,  Travel

    Taiwan 5D4N Itinerary & Budget + Travel Guide

    Taiwan has been on our bucket-list ever since it opened it’s doors to Philippine passport holders. Meaning, Filipinos could enjoy visa-free entry to Taiwan for up to 14 days, but only for a trial period which was until July 2018 only. We missed the trial period but it seemed Taiwan really wanted to see us so visa-free privilege was extended until July 2019! Taiwan Trip Summary Our trip consisted of Taipei City, Taichung, Yangmingshan, and Northeast tour. We stayed for 5 days and 4 nights at King Plaza Hotel, a budget hotel famous for Filipino tourists. We spent around 18,000 PHP per person including airfare, travel tax, hotel accommodation, transportation, food, tours,…

  • Baguio,  Itineraries,  Travel

    Explore Baguio on a Motorbike with 175 Php Budget

    Dubbed as the Summer Capital of the Philippines due to its cool mountain weather, Baguio surely has a lot of amazing things to offer. Pine trees were found in every corner of the city lending it the nickname “City of Pines”. There’s no shortage of parks and restaurants where people could spend quality time with their family and barkada. Bunch after bunch of fresh strawberries are found everywhere in the market. True enough, it’s too beautiful that staying here for a day wouldn’t be enough. We had a family vacation in Baguio way back 2004. And now after 15 years, I’m finally back! But this time not for a vacation.…

  • Baguio,  Travel

    JoyBus Premier Class Experience + How To Book Online

    Travel time to Baguio usually takes 7-8 butt-numbing hours from Manila. Thanks to JoyBus, we can now reach Baguio within 4-5 hours! This is because stop-overs won’t be needed anymore as each bus unit has a comfort room on board and snacks and drinking water were provided for free. In our case, travel time only took about less than 4 hours (from Cubao) as our schedule was very early in the morning (2:30AM). What I Liked Aside from having a comfort room and free snacks and drinking water, blankets were also provided for added comfort as it could really get cold at the bus. The blankets are thick enough and…

  • accommodations,  beach resorts,  Dingalan,  Travel

    Isla Frontera de Pacifica Resort | Dingalan’s Next Top Attraction

    I’ve been very busy the past few months until an invitation reminded me that I badly needed a beach break. Sometimes we tend to forget that there’s more to life than just pushing yourself too much for a living. We forget that for our works to be done more efficiently, we need to unwind and take a break. Anything too much is bad. Balance is the key, as they say. But for now, let’s cut the drama and proceed to the actual trip. We were very excited we left home at 2:00 in the morning and arrived roughly 4 hours later. Isla Frontera de Pacifica Resort is about 30 minutes…