Hong Kong-Macau, Australia, Asia, International Travels, Taiwan, Travels, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Japan

My CebuPacific Story: 8 International Destinations In Three Years

Their slogan is right. It's time every Juan flies. 4 years ago I wouldn't have imagined spending a weekend in Australia, my birthday in Japan, our anniversary in China, Thailand and Cambodia, new year in Taiwan and a weekend with my mother and Mary in Hong Kong and Macau (as a Mothers' Day gift), all in… Continue reading My CebuPacific Story: 8 International Destinations In Three Years

Asia, International Travels, Travels, Japan

7D6N Detailed DIY Itinerary and Budget to Japan: Tokyo-Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo

Before you scroll down, allow me to tell you that one can decide on his budget to Japan. I didn't have much the first time I went there as I was going through a dark financial patch in my life at that time. I lived on Kumbini food so I can buy pasalubong for home,… Continue reading 7D6N Detailed DIY Itinerary and Budget to Japan: Tokyo-Osaka-Kyoto-Tokyo

Asia, Food, International Travels, Japan

Japan, Ja-Fun! The Quaintness of Kyoto and Some Useful Temple/Shrine Etiquette

Kyoto used to be the capital of Imperial Japan before it was moved to Tokyo. It is bustling with temples, shrines, palaces and traditional wooden houses. It also the best place to meet a Geisha. If we had the time, we would have spent at least 3 days in Kyoto because it is teeming not only… Continue reading Japan, Ja-Fun! The Quaintness of Kyoto and Some Useful Temple/Shrine Etiquette

Asia, Food, International Travels, Japan

Experiencing Japan: Go on a Budget or Not?

Japan is a rich country - in culture, history, culinary, technology and entertainment. To be in the country itself is already an experience for the books. I wouldn't be surprised at how many blogs have been written about how much less they spent for x number of days in Japan. My take though is different.… Continue reading Experiencing Japan: Go on a Budget or Not?

Asia, Food, International Travels, Fun Activities, Japan

Japan Ja-Fun! Osaka and the Universal Studios

Osaka is the largest city in western Japan, is the capital of the Osaka Prefecture and is very close to Kobe, Kyoto and Nara. If you have a plane ticket to Osaka, consider going to those places too. It is about 500 km from Tokyo, 2 something hours by Shinkansen and about 6-8 hours drive by car or public… Continue reading Japan Ja-Fun! Osaka and the Universal Studios