How to Prepare for Solo Travel
You probably heard of some people who traveled alone and probably told yourself you could never be as brave as they are. But did you know that once upon a time they all felt how you feel now? The idea of solo travel did not come easy to me as well. Like everybody else, I had apprehensions in the beginning.
Festivals: The Dinagyang of Iloilo, Philippines
The Dinagyang Festival (of Iloilo, Philippines) has won the most in the Aliwan Fiesta (a.k.a. Festival of Festivals) held in Pasay City. Philippines has so many festivals and witnessing them all in one place, battling for pride, is sure fantastic.
Candi Borobudur in Java, Indonesia
Borobudur is found in the Central Java island of Indonesia. It is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is considered as one of the most visited attractions in Indonesia. That said you know what you’ll be facing on an ordinary day trip to the temple – crowd!
Gumasa beach: The white beach of Glan, Sarangani
Gumasa beach is found in the town of Glan in Sarangani province which is approximately an hour away from General Santos City. So after feasting on Tunas and making the rounds with Manny Pacquiao in the P. Acharon Sports Center oval, why not get on a road trip to Gumasa beach.
I bailed on my first couchsurfing and decided to sleep in 7-Eleven
Couchsurfing is actually a very useful travel system. When I got home I still thanked my contact. My issue with the house is actually not her fault. I agreed to her without really checking on the house conditions. So lesson learned. After that I couchsurfed in Bali and Jogjakarta and I had a good time.
Batanes: The island of Batan
Batan island is usually the base of most travelers. Here your plane will land in the capital Basco where most establishments are found. When I first saw Batan island from aboard a plane I was leaning my face hard on the windows in excitement. The aerial view is a good start in seeing the hilly lands of Batanes.
Why I prefer traveling in the off season
I hate peak season travels. After going to a few places I now realized how I hated traveling during the high season. Why? Well because it’s utterly congested, noisy and expensive. I cannot blame travelers of that season though, peak season is called that because…
Sea sickness and how to remedy it
Sea sickness is a common problem for a lot of people. The constant rocking of the boat renders an unwelcomed headache and eventually nausea to the vulnerable subject. Usually we hear advises to take motion sickness medicines but I prefer to not take any of these drugs.
Guidebook to the Philippines
In a country like the Philippines a lot of people have been asking “What are the must-see places?” or “What to do in a week?”. Good thing Lonely Planet has come up with a visually appealing guidebook with some really good suggestions.