Batanes · Philippines · Travel Tales

Dios Mamajes, Batanes! A Batanes Travel Guide

Batanes had always been the dream. I’ve been to quite a few places here in the Philippines and around Asia, but Batanes always remained elusive — it’s either too expensive, and the only time when airfares to Basco are cheap is during the rainy season. Meanwhile, I consider marriage as a confluence of dreams. It… Continue reading Dios Mamajes, Batanes! A Batanes Travel Guide

Japan · Travel Tales

Tokyo for Cheap: Backpacking Japan for five days with $400

It was a school day in January when Edison, Angel, and I went knocking on our respective classrooms’ doors because of, of all things, a Cebu Pacific seat sale. I didn’t even know where I really wanted to go — originally I’d Β considered Bali — until Edison said, “Tokyo na lang!” And after a bit… Continue reading Tokyo for Cheap: Backpacking Japan for five days with $400