Places

Santorini: A Dream Come True Moment

From Athens, I continued on my Greek adventure to Santorini. My trip began at 7 am from the Port of Piraeus where I took a ferry ride to Santorini for 37.50 Euro. Taking a ferry is not a waste of time for me, aside from looking at the sea there is a lot of entertainment inside. Although it took a hefty eight hours, we got to stop off at the four beautiful islands of Syros, Paros, Naxos and Ios. Th...

King’s Day in Amsterdam: The World’s Biggest Street Party

So, literally I have come back from an unforgettable experience of witnessing King’s day in Amsterdam. I generally like boisterous parties and the bastion of bacchanalian, making loud noises. After experiencing one of the world’s most famous parties, I am now feeling overwhelmed. First of all, let me tell you something about King’s day that has been celebrated on 27th of April every year. Earlier,...

Exploring Austria, Slovakia and Hungary in 4 Days

Excited as I am, I didn’t mind that my cash was stolen in Athens Airport, perhaps continued my epic Europe trip. When I landed at the Schwechat Airport in Vienna, where a friend was waiting for me I suspected that this will be one of the best holidays ever. After a hearty greeting she drove me to Baden, a small town close to Vienna, where she lives. Followed by a brief rest with the typical Austri...

Activity & Budget Guide: Dumaguete-Dauin-Siquijor

It was a normal working day for me in the office when my dear friend Omik chatted. He said he booked a ticket to Cebu and was planning to explore Dumaguete on the forthcoming Holy Week. A follow-up chat from him invites me and a good friend, Bintot, to come with him. There was a P488 promo base fare Cebu Pacific Air plane ticket flying to Cebu on the 1st of April.  And we were only ecstatic to boo...

8 Free Sights and Activities in Barcelona

Hola!..are you on a shoestring budget? If you are like me then you can make a great trip without spending a cent. People think Barcelona is an expensive place but you’ll be surprised if I tell you that there are lots of activities and sights for free. Barcelona is home to an incredible modernist architecture, non-stop party and fiesta, famous beach and mouthwatering tapas. This gorgeous city has a...

Athens: The Center of Greek Civilization

Of all of the cities I have visited in Europe, Athens is one of my absolute favorites. I find Greek mythology absolutely fascinating and to get up close and personal with the ruins was an incredible treat. I met with friends, wandered the historic streets and had a few negative experiences that skewed the journey but failed to ruin the incredible experience completely. From Kuwait to Abu Dhabi, I ...

Things to do in Cologne, Germany

Weighing in as the fourth largest city in Germany, Cologne is home to over ten million people. It is situated on the Rhine River and is located less than 100 kilometers from Belgium. Visitors to Cologne come for its array of beautiful churches and its internationally renowned cathedral. Even I couldn’t resist the urge to wander amongst the historic streets and stroll around the fascinating museums...

10 Tips On How To Travel Solo Safely

Most of us want to travel alone for once in our life; believing that we will learn a lot of things by going out of comfort. Some of us probably wants boost our self confidence or maybe to have a meaningful life to live. In Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs defines self-actualization as “The motivation to realize one’s own maximum potential and possibilities. It is considered to be the master mot...

Flash Packing Kuala Lumpur

With only 12 hours to spare, I got to work exploring this incredible city. From natural sites to manmade wonders, I found that it’s possible to experience this city in less than one twenty-four hours. As a corporate worker, I don’t always have the time but I always find a way. Check out how I made it through in this famous city on a very short period of time.

trip-to-paris, save money

A lot of friends and readers ask me almost every day: How much does it really cost to travel in Paris? Can you recommend a budget plan? What if I told you that €100 or ₱5,000 is enough to enjoy Paris?  Here you go! Paris is a dream. Let’s face it, most Filipinos biggest excuse avoiding trips they desire is that they simply expensive. Frequent travel around the world is a luxury of the rich, in the...

When in Venice: A Quick and Easy Guide

No trip to Venice would be complete without getting lost repeatedly. I wonder why everybody is head over heels with Venice. To my curiosity, I traveled to this unique city during my Europe trip and suddenly fell in love. I found out that Venezia is definitely in the hearts of tourists from all over the world. Everything for me is extraordinary just like in the movies. It’s stunning architecture, h...

Nature Tripping: Eifel National Park, Germany

I was sad to part with my friend Anne and her wonderful family. Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest have really left a great impression on me, but the urge for adventure forced me to move on, to discover new cities and meet new people. From Vienna, I caught the overnight train to the northwest of Germany, to Cologne. As Cologne is just over 800 km away from Vienna, it required ten-hour journey on a ni...