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  • LAOS: The Great Mekong and My Nakhong at 4,000 Islands The Great Mekong River has a sound of it’s own- sagacious and feeble at the same time. Slowly drifting from Tibet to Southern China through the valleys and mountains of Laos, Burma and Thailand, traveling patiently until it reaches her destination- Mother Ocean, the source of it all. A four thousand one hundred eighty kilometers journey passing by 5 territories. That is like 60 hours of driving non-stop, really non-stop. As quiet as it seemed, it has killed the most compared to all the Great Rivers of the World, mostly of flooding caused by overflow and siltation. Is this another reason to believe the warming of the globe? Nature is an unforgiving ...
  • All About Hammock Republic Duoyan I have been wanting to blog about my own product since 2 years ago but I can’t find the right words to describe it. So much ideas but less and less time to really sit down and write about it. Anyway, this is not only about Hammock Republic but also my own research about the culture and history of hammocks. The Hammock History First Users Hammocks (or duyans) have been present thousands of years ago. The first users of “hamaca” (Spanish for hammocks) where the Inca tribes  of South America for sleeping. Then sailors started using it because it was eerily to set up and very light and comfortable then soldiers used it in ...
  • Lake Sebu Travel Guide One of the best things during our 3-week adventure was our visit to Lake Sebu. This charming town is named after the famous Lake Sebu where the T’boli tribes congregate and chose as dwelling place. As such, their lives revolve around the lake. We want this Travel Guide a straight-forward one: How to get to Lake Sebu: Lake Sebu is part of South Cotabato, the nearest airport is in General Santos. From the airport, go to Bulaong Bus Terminal. There is already an AC van that goes directly to Lake Sebu. Fare is Php150/person. At Lake Sebu terminal, there are ready habal-habal motorbike drivers that would can bring you to your accommodation. Expect ...
  • Roxas City, Capiz Travel Guide 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 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 ...
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  • Cagayan’s Yummy Pancit Batil Patung 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 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 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 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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Travel Tips

  • How To Stay Healthy When Traveling? A 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 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 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 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 I 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 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 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 Tour 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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Quickie

  • Lombok Indonesia Photo Essay 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 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 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 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 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 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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