• 18 Hours in Bangkok

    What if you only have 18 hours in Bangkok? What will you do?

    All the way from our Bali trip last January, me and Ralph decided to take a flight with a long layover to Bangkok before going back to Dubai.

    Here’s our complete itinerary:

    7 Pm: Arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport. 1 hour queue in Immigration. Grabbed our pocket wifi which we booked from Klook. (This was super handy! Most specially if you’re DIY-ing a trip and trying to look for directions on your own: Google Maps is your best friend.) Then we took a cab from the airport. The driver doesn’t speak English at all. We felt powerless but just went with the flow and trusted him. We basically just showed him the address on my phone and the photo of the hotel while we also help him via Google Maps! Gladly, just after an hour, we reached our hotel.

  • O Canada: 15 Must-See Places for a First-timer in Toronto

    2 months ago, I took a break from work to visit my family in Canada. It was a very nice trip since it’s long and visiting my family means i get a chance to taste my mother’s home cooked food (e.g sinaing na tulingan, tambakol, crispy pata and the list goes on). Also, during my trip the weather is starting to cool down so I could really go visit some places.

  • Travel Diary: Singapore 2017

    Last January, me and Ralph had a chance of visiting Singapore and Malaysia for the first time. We were quite lucky it was off peak season so we got our flight tickets from Dubai to Singapore quite cheap. We paid 1700dhs each for our roundtrip tickets from Emirates. We planned our whole itiner...

  • Travel Diary: Malaysia 2017

    Malaysia, truly asia. I grew up hearing this slogan almost everyday on the television but never really got a chance to visit even if the country is near to my home country which is the Philippines so last January me and Ralph were truly grateful that we had a chance to visit Malaysia in the middl...

  • VCR Cafe: Probably the most instagrammable Cafe in Kuala Lumpur

    Ralph and I discovered this quaint little cafe by chance when we were in Kuala Lumpur last month. I remember we went to Jalan Alor to satisfy our street food cravings. It was really raining so hard that night and  I don’t know what’s on our mind that time why we’ve decided to walk from Jalan...

  • Impromptu Summer Escapade: Musandam, Sultanate of Oman

    If you live in Dubai and you’ve had enough sun and tired of the malls, or maybe when it’s too hot to stroll around Dubai’s iconic landmarks. What should you do? Do as the locals do and drive to Musandam, Oman.

    This is what me and my friends did a couple of weeks ago. But since we don’t have a car and no one has a license, we opted to just do what a normal tourist would do: search for tours in Groupon! With just a click of a button and for only 179 dhs, we found ourselves one weekend with a group of strangers travelling to Oman for a day trip to Musandam.

    Why Oman?

    Located on the north, eastern point of the Gulf, a peninsula separated from the rest of Oman by the Emirates. It is a place where the Arabian Gulf meets the Indian Ocean, whose waters are called the Gulf of Oman.  It is the land of the Queen of Sheba, a land of deserts, rolling sands and shifting dunes. A land of spectacular mountains and wadis.

    Meetup point for the tour was in Mall of the Emirates at 8:00 am sharp. From there the van and our very cool driver slash photographer was waiting for us. In over three hours we drove all the way to Oman – one of the Arabian Gulf’s most dramatic drives in the Peninsula. We’ve seen some of the region’s most breathtaking views. The drive is somewhat harrowing, climbing a steep, narrow dirt road that winds around the rocky mountain. The scenery is extraordinary, from stone houses built into the sides of precipitous cliffs to the surprisingly fertile Sayh Plateau with its farmed fields of almonds, mangoes, and date palms. ANearby, there are birds-eye-views to Khor an-Najd, a breathtakingly beautiful, glassy turquoise bay.