Cheap and Delicious Food in Siargao at Lungay Store

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Yes, there’s cheap and delicious food in Siargao. Apart from the usual chicken barbecue, grilled fish and homemade burgers at the boulevard and the “chicken joy” in the corner of the next street, there’s actually cheap and delicious carenderia food for those of us who are travelling on a very tight budget. “Where can we […]

Hozu-Gawa River: The Long Way to Arashiyama’s Bamboo Forest

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I jumped out as soon as the train stopped and the doors opened and I dashed through the turnstiles to beat every other passenger heading towards the exit. I couldn’t contain my excitement to see the famous Bamboo Forest of Arashiyama. I already imagined myself in the middle of the forest with my samurai sword […]

The Anatomy of a Capsule Bunk

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When I came to Japan, sleeping in a Capsule bed was never on my “list of things to do”. Wait, what list? I didn’t even have a list. I never realized how interested people were to know how it feels to sleep in a Capsule bed until I posted a photo of my bed in […]

Moments: When Time Stands Still

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It was the peak of noon, the sun was directly on top of me and I was trying to find my way back to the train station from the Osaka Castle. Right before the stairs that led down to the fountain right in the middle of the Osaka Castle Park, I passed by a little […]

Faith Restored: Not Just Another Train Story

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Two days ago, during the Oktoberfest event in Odaiba, I was asked by a U.S.-raised Japanese guy and his girlfriend what I liked about Japan. Without any hesitation, I said “the people”. He simply said “Oh really?”. He must’ve thought I was talking about beautiful and sexy chicks but I wasn’t. I was talking about […]

Nakau: Kyoto’s Fast Food

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I’m currently on a trip where I don’t have to the luxury of time and money. Travelling to Japan can be quite expensive but don’t get me wrong, it’s still worth it. Being a budget traveller, I always try to save money every chance I get without sacrificing my time. That would mean long, brisk […]

Japan’s True Beauty Lies in Its Soul

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As soon as I settled in on the top bunk of my 10-bed hostel room 2 nights ago, I was so eager to write about how I’ve already fallen in love with Japan just 2 hours into the trip. From the moment I stepped out of the plane, to the time I bought my Kansai […]

Angkor Wat: Beauty Beyond Words

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Tuk-tuks are designed to have a full 360-degree view but 30 minutes into the trip, I caught myself staring at the right window. I started to see strobe lights beaming from behind the trees. As I drew close, I began to see the temple in its entirety. When history meets technology, old, timeless beauties are […]

SONGKRAN MEMORIES

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Sturmfrei(adj.) – the freedom of not being watched by a parent or superior; being alone at a place and having the ability to do what you want.   As I’m writing this, I’m green with envy for all the people who are in Chiang Mai right now. It has been 2 years since I went […]

Bucas Grande: It Just Happened

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  I was given a chance to fly to Surigao City for free. And yeah, free is almost always good in my vocabulary. Problem is, I didn’t know what to do in Surigao and I had barely 3000 pesos in my travel fund. But what the heck, there’s no way I’m gonna say “no” to […]

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