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  • Roxas City, Capiz Travel Guide baybay-sunset-roxas-city Just came back from our 3 week travel around Visayas and Mindanao. One of the places we visited was Roxas City coming from Iloilo because I want to show the girlfriend “The Seafood Capital of the Philippines” Here’s our simple travel tips and recommendations on Where to Eat, Where to Sleep and What to do in Roxas City: Where to Eat in Roxas City? Breakfast: Usually hotels offer breakfast but if you want to try local, go to the public market and look for ibos (suman in Tagalog). This is a sticky rice cooked in coconut milk dunk in brown sugar and best enjoyed with kapeng barako . Lunch: El Circulo Convention Center (see ...
  • 15 Free Things to do in Zurich, Switzerland Zurich Old City Yes it is true, Zurich City is one of the most expensive places to live on earth. BUT… that shouldn’t stop you from discovering it’s beauty and the stuff it offers. Especially when it is FREE. Here are 15 Free Things you can do when in Zurich… Walk Around Old Zürich The “Old” and “New” Zurich is divided by the Limmat River. The Old City is on the eastern side while the “New” City rests on the westside. The walk along the Niederdorfstrasse is one of  my faves in the city, coming from Zurich HB starting from Central till I reach Grössmunster Church. Summer-dressed tourists, colorful old buildings, summer sales, al fresco cafés and ...
  • 10 Travel Hacks You Need To Do on Your Next Trip World-Map-5Take note of this travel hacks and be sure to save a LOT on your travel expenses. Take it from someone who has traveled the Philippines and Southeast Asia the cheapest way possible! 1. Couchsurf. I have been using CouchSurfing since 2009. And I can say that I have met the coolest and most inspiring travelers, hosts and friends through this. CouchSurfing is an online community of travelers offering a couch or bed to stay with for a couple of nights for free. It is not about free accommodation, it is more of sharing humanity and travel experiences. Staying with locals, as the cliche say, “do as Romans do.” You can also ...
  • Practical Tips to Save on Flights ThailandHow to Travel Cheap in the PhilippinesIn traveling, three of the most expensive expenses are transportation, accommodation and food. Imagine saving atlas 30% from flights. This savings can be used to book tours or hostels. 1. Book on a Tuesday (or Wednesday). Airlines usually have cheaper flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays compared on weekends since there are more people looking for flights on weekends. This is just simple economy, the more the demand, the higher the price. Insider Tip: It is also cheaper if you book 45 days +/- before your intended departure. I don’t know the reason for this. But this worked for me a lot of times already. 2. Bring your ...
  • Photo Essay: 25 Things I Love About Pretty Pai (3 of 3) Art in Chai It is interesting that Pai from where I live means “friend.” “Kamusta na pai?” (How are you friend?). Palawan’s version of the Visayan bai. And maybe that name has some cosmos power that it divides the barrier of culture and indifference among those who visit the town of Pai in Northern Thailand. So different when you compare to Bangkok where you also meet interesting travelers. But Pai, Pai is going inside a cafe alone and going out with at least an invitation to go here or meet later for beers. You will never be alone. I don’t know how that happens but the vibe is just something. You bet, it was ...
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  • Cagayan’s Yummy Pancit Batil Patung Pancit Batil Patung Tuguegarao Pancit Batil Patung (sometimes Patong). How come people name a pancit as complicated as that? According to my history teacher in Elementary, pancit came from the ...
  • Davao City Food Trip davao food tour Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival in Style Series The Welcome- Kadayawan Festival at Marco Polo Davao City Food Trip The Parades- Kadayawan Festival Davao City Food Trip It was a festival of ...
  • 10 Food Destinations in Dumaguete City Everybody <3s Silvanas If you haven’t been to Dumaguete and planning to visit soon, you would ask, “Where to eat in Dumaguete City?” So we prepared “10 Food Destinations ...
  • Local Breakfast in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Trying the local breakfast for the second time in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi If there is one thing I miss in my jaunt in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi it is the breakfast served in their local cafes. In Jolo and Bongao ...
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  • How To Stay Healthy When Traveling? Fresh fruits in ThailandA lot of people ask me how I stay fit and healthy while doing long-term traveling. With so many things to do, long bus trips, sleepless nights and heavy backpack you ...
  • How to Make Your Own Itinerary 100 days planning SPECIAL NOTE: This post is not intended for my clients who make inquiries about Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. Time is gold. Forgive me for being blunt but I continue to receive ...
  • How to Travel Cheap in the Philippines One way of volunteering? Helping roast lunch later... So you’re done with your research and itinerary. You are excited but having doubts at the same time. Worry not, I know how you feel ‘coz I was in your ...
  • Make Your Trip ‘UNFORGETTABLE” I would not have experience this Grand Feast after the Mosque Inaguration if I I believe this would raise some eyebrows but I’m writing this anyway. If you are guilty at one point, please forgive me, I meant it- believe me, its for your ...
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  • 10 Travel Tips When Exploring Angkor Wat Complex Ta Phrom 2I previously said this on my Instagram account (@journeyingjames) and thought of republishing it here for those who doesn’t have IG. This blog is part of my #100DaysSEA journey where ...
  • My Top 10 Fave Things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand Monks inside the temple I just started this 3-month Southeast Asian journey and now on my 2nd week. Like many travelers I met say, “travelers gets stuck in Chiang Mai.” And I have to ...
  • Nagtabon Beach at Puerto Princesa City Nagtabon Beach Sunset It is hard for me to write about this beach because of the many memories it brings to mind. I also find it hard because I don’t want to be ...
  • 3D/2N Puerto Princesa City Tour Luli Island, Honda BayTour includes: Underground River, Honda Bay and City Tour Optional: Firefly Watching and Ugong Rock Caving Good bye Boracay, Hello Palawan! As more and more travel networks focus their attention to the ...
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  • Lombok Indonesia Photo Essay Selong Belanak Morning Reflections I wanted to share my lovely memories of Lombok particularly in the beach about 30minutes away from Kuta, South Lombok- Selong Belanak. The tourist map ...
  • Dahican Beach, Mati City Quickie Dahican Beach Cove I wanna revive the QUICKIE section of my blog. I have been here in one of my favorite beaches in the Philippines- Dahican Beach in Mati ...
  • Tabaco City, Albay Quickie Tabaco Padjak and Mayon The more I travel the more I realize that there are more places of interest that I need to explore. Being a first-timer in Tabaco ...
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  • Spyder Vapor Jacket Review Biking under the rain Rainy season should not stop you from doing outdoor activities right? Traveling is not limited to summer and if you are not that type of someone who would sing and ...
  • Spyder Shades Review Air at Jomalig Do you know that shades or sunglasses are important part of everyone’s summer outfit. Glad I had new shades courtesy of Spyder Philippines, just in time for my endless summer ...
  • Zem Gear Terra Review Look at the grip on its sole and its not stiff. ZemGear Terra Review Once in a while I get new travel products to try and Zem Gear Terra arrived last year. I’m using it for almost half a year now and ...
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  • Roxas City, Capiz Travel Guide baybay-sunset-roxas-city Just came back from our 3 week travel around Visayas and Mindanao. One of the places we visited was Roxas City coming from Iloilo because I want to show the ...
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