The Philippines is an archipelagic country. More than 7000 islands are here, of course the Philippines has amazing and interesting natural potential to be explored.  If you want to save money while on vacation in this country, choosing attractive and free tourist destinations in the Philippines can be options. Even though it doesn’t cost money, it doesn’t mean that these tourist attractions present sober things. If you want to explore further, you can find beautiful and instagramable free places here.  You can also get frugal…Continue Reading “6 Recommended Free Tourist Attractions in the Philippines”

It was five months since the the pandemic lockdown started that I just missed traveling so much. And out of the blue, wrote down some travel musings last 25 August, 2020. Here’s what I posted… Photo above taken at the Abu Dhabi airport as we were heading to the terminal for the connecting flight to Paris, 2013. The Americas I will travel to Canada to visit family. But before that, I will stop in South Korea for two weeks to avail of the no visa…Continue Reading “Travel musings from August 2020”

This bingka in Talisay is a classic and a delicious local delicacy that Estrellita Villaver has been cooking and selling for the past 35 years. I grew up with this delicacy and we used to buy it from an ambulant vendor who pass by our house every afternoon. Every November 1 and 2, for All Souls Day, there are several stalls selling this along the narrow road leading to the Talisay cemetery. This is so common and a hot, steaming bingka is one of the…Continue Reading “Where to buy hot and delicious bingka in Talisay”

It’s clean and affords you the privacy you need at a budget, this space capsule hotel in Kota Kinabalu is highly recommended. I have to confess. I don’t like staying in hostels. I’m not just comfortable sleeping in a dorm room with complete strangers. That’s why, I always go for a hotel room. But if budget or time is scarce, then I will go for a capsule hotel. Not just any other capsule hotel like the one I first tried in Tokyo, for that matter,…Continue Reading “Space Capsule Hotel in Kota Kinabalu”

I never thought that such a luxury resort in Culion exists! Eclipsed by the more popular town of Coron, Culion has always been under the radar for visitors. Unless you’re a history buff and adventurer. Culion used to be a leper colony starting in 1906 during the American colonial period. And during the Spanish era, it was part of a network of defenses in the Calamianes archipelago with a fortress church complex built atop a promontory. The island today is a sleepy town with occasional…Continue Reading “A luxury resort in Culion you should visit”