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Crossing Borders: Backpacking with a Senior and Indochina Itinerary

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I have always wanted to travel to Indochina by means of backpacking, it's cheap, there's more freedom plus it's more adventurous than getting a typical tour package from a travel agency. I have pictured doing this together with friends while carrying each of our own backpacks. But strikingly, one Piso Fare promo had me traveling with people more than twice my age!

Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace

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The Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta is organizing a vibrant travel and cultural event entitled “Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace” for this year's International Festival of Ibn Battuta. The event is set to happen on November 9-12, 2017 and will take place in Tangier, Morocco.
This festival seeks to promote Morocco as a travel destination and to share the country's beautiful culture. Moreover, the event highlights to celebrate the legacy of world famous traveler Ibn Battuta who, according to reports, has also traveled to the Philippines. In line with the theme, the organization firmly believe that by traveling, each of us is capable to become Ambassadors of Peace. An idea that is powerful and timely in today's generation.

In addition, the organization also hopes to develop bigger cultural events like this to make the city of Tangier a cultural tourism destination. This kinds of travel exhibitions enhances a country's cultural tourism.
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Dinagyang Festival Screams Hala Bira Iloilo!

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January 24, 2014, after spending exactly a week in Cebu with Sinulog Festival being the trip's highlight, I flew next to Iloilo for yet another of Philippine's largest festivity, the Dinagyang Festival.

It's one of my much anticipated Philippine Festival plus it's also my first Iloilo visit. My parents said that our ancestors originally are from this side of Western Visayas thus I was happy to explore.

Throwback Sinulog 2014 (Part 2)

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So okay, this is way long overdue post. 3 years late to be exact. Sorry na, may energy gap lang...
Seriously, I miss blogging. Sharing my travel adventures back in the Philippines (UAE-based na po ako). I was so busy being an  adult, that's why.
This trip happened 3 years ago so here's me hoping to make this post as helpful and good read as possible.

The Sinulog Grand Street Parade (Day 2)


The first day of Sinulog Festival is celebrated through the Solemn Foot Procession where devotees dance in honor of Sto. Niño. I had a fair glimpse of how many people will be going to the streets come the grand street parade set to happen the next day.
After taking our breakfast, we hurriedly strolled Osmeña street as some participants were already there. Cebu's Sinulog Grand Street Parade must probably be the country's longest parade time, it starts in the morning and ends at night! Despite the sweet smiles, I can imagine the exhaustion of the performers inside. Hats off guys! Nakak…

SHOPBACK: Online Shopping in the Philippines

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Love the perks of shopping online! Imagine effortlessly hopping from one store to the next anytime you want, anywhere you want to be... even while wearing your tsinelas!
More than a year ago, because of work, I was relocated to Mindanao. Into a province that's far from the hustle bustle of city life and outrageous Manila traffic. Apparently, it's also far from the biggest shopping malls. And when you have no big malls around you, chances are, your shopping choices are limited.
Given the situation, I was left with my next reliable shopping solution - Online Shopping.


Back in June, BPI introduced me to SHOPBACK. The website has already been featured in PhilStar, Manila Times and Inquirer. It's basically a site that refers you to some of the biggest and most trusted online stores here in the Philippines and abroad. Simply put, you shop online and earn a cashback.

Crossing Borders: Vietnam Itinerary (Day 2)

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I woke up seeing my aunt almost ready for the day's tour which I found odd because she has always been the last to prepare. She forgot that Vietnam is one hour delayed of Manila time! 


Day 1 left our toes tired and muscles aching (the effect of our 10km marathon stroll). The first day was more of 'DIY-slash-it's okay to get lost tour'. Day 2 turned out to be a more 'relaxed-slash-dive into Vietnam's historical tour'. Having booked a half day tour, we rode a bus that brought us to Cu Chi district.