• beaches and islands,  Camarines Norte,  Itineraries,  Travel

    Calaguas Travel Guide + Itinerary and Budget

    When we hear Calaguas, what instantly comes to our mind is a long stretch of pristine beach with only few cottages that serve as temporary home for the city dwellers seeking to be away from everything. That’s how we see it, at least for us, considering that we were one of the first people who beheld its untouched beauty even before it rose to fame big time. As a matter of fact, on our first visit we had the whole beach all to ourselves as if we rented it for a couple of days, that was 2014. Over the years, many things have changed. It’s not just about few cottages…

  • accommodations,  beach resorts,  beaches and islands,  Camarines Norte,  Travel

    I Love Calaguas Island Resort | A Charming Retreat at the Heart of Mahabang Buhangin Beach

    Calaguas is basically known as a beach camping haven with pristine waters and looong stretch of white sand beach. It is one of the top-pick destinations for city dwellers, or even locals who wish to have a break from the daily routine. People usually set up their tents and spend a night or two in the island to fully experience how it’s like to be away from everything. Today, camping in tents is no longer the only option as many island resorts have popped up one by one over the years. The once bare and empty beach is now dotted with resorts offering services and accommodations. But there’s one resort…

  • Food & Drink,  Taipei,  Taiwan,  Themed Cafe & Restaurant

    We ate from a toilet bowl at the Modern Toilet Restaurant

    As I’ve mentioned in my previous post about our day 3 in Taiwan, we went to Ximending and had our dinner at Modern Toilet Restaurant which I believe deserves a separate post. And yes, you’ve read the title of this post correctly (you don’t need an eye check-up!), as we literally ate from a pot fashioned like a toilet bowl. Interiors But before I tour you inside, let me first show you the entrance of the restaurant. You will automatically think this is the Modern Toilet Restaurant you’ve been hearing about even before you see the store name! Now, let’s go upstairs and see what the buzz was all about.…

  • accommodations,  Bataan,  beach resorts,  beaches and islands,  Travel

    Coralview Beach Resort | A Relaxing Getaway in Morong, Bataan

    I’m pretty sure most of us (if not all) already came to a point wherein all we want to do is to just relax. Doing something over and over again for a long time makes us feel worn out and the best solution we have is to pause for a while and do something different from the daily routine. Because sometimes, the most productive and fruitful thing to do is to rest. Last week, we went to Morong, Bataan to have that much deserved vacation. We’ve been constantly operating and managing our business so we thought what we badly needed is a break from what we’re doing for at least…

  • taipei city,  Taiwan,  Travel

    Yangmingshan + Taipei City Short Trip (Taiwan Day 3)

    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…

  • Food & Drink,  Taipei,  Taiwan

    Taipei Foodtrip | Ningxia Night Market

    Just a block away from our hotel (King Plaza) there’s a night market packed with delicious finds: Ningxia Night Market. The place is always filled with customers which is a good indicator for quality and taste. It’s not as popular as other night markets like Shilin, Ximending, Shida, etc., but we definitely had a great food tour experience here! Most foodstuffs were being cooked right in front of you so you wouldn’t help but try as many food as you can as they all smell yummy! It was actually quite hard to decide which one to eat first. The first one we tried was the Roasted Beef. Beef cut into…

  • Taichung,  Taiwan,  Travel

    Zhongshe Flower Market & Tai’an Cherry Blossoms (Taiwan Day 2)

    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…