Asia, Food, International Travels, Taiwan, Travels

The US$300 Taiwan Challenge: 5D4N Transportation and Food Expenses for A Couple

This trip has largely been unplanned. By that I mean, we only had a month or so to book and prepare for this, and after a month or so (February), we will head to Bangkok for a few days. So the budget wasn't as big as when we went to Japan. Add to that the… Continue reading The US$300 Taiwan Challenge: 5D4N Transportation and Food Expenses for A Couple

Asia, Food, International Travels, Taiwan, Travels

Taiwan: Japanese and Chinese Fusion and Places to Visit

The first thing you would probably notice when in Taiwan, is how evident and wide-spread its Japanese influence is. We saw a mini Shinjuku, a mini Shibuya, and read about some onsens (hot spring baths) in some other places outside of Taipei. So I couldn't help but google why Japan has so much presence in… Continue reading Taiwan: Japanese and Chinese Fusion and Places to Visit

Reflections, Fun Activities

10 Real-Life Lessons and #Hugot Pokemon Go Teaches Us

My best friend Sani showed us how to play the game and now, we're hooked. I never got to watch the animated series, nor play the console game. I was enthralled and bemused by a game that promotes outdoor activities such as walking (or jogging) and engages the players to share what pokemons they've hatched,… Continue reading 10 Real-Life Lessons and #Hugot Pokemon Go Teaches Us

Travels, Fun Activities, Pangasinan

Wow, Bolinao! Patar Beach, Cape Bolinao, Enchanted Cave and Suman sa Kawayan

Bolinao has of late rivaled Alaminos (both are towns of Pangasinan in Northern Luzon), in becoming one of the must-go-to destinations in the province. While Alaminos has the Hundred Islands, Bolinao has Patar beach, falls, caves and the destroyed Bolinao lighthouse. Bolinao faces the Lingayen Gulf and is located on the northernmost tip of Pangasinan,… Continue reading Wow, Bolinao! Patar Beach, Cape Bolinao, Enchanted Cave and Suman sa Kawayan

Food, Travels, Restaurants

Chateau Beatrice and Pamana in Tagaytay: Bed, Breakfast and Lunch!

Chateau Beatrice Bed and Breakfast There is a myriad of bed and breakfast, hotels, inns and backpacker resorts in Tagaytay. What makes Chateau Beatrice stand out is first and foremost, the customer feedback they have on Tripadvisor. One Saturday afternoon, the 4 of us were food-crawling in Maginhawa strEAT, and the thought of spending a… Continue reading Chateau Beatrice and Pamana in Tagaytay: Bed, Breakfast and Lunch!