Bohol · Philippines · Travel Tales

A Panglao Island Hopping and Land Tour (plus a bit of airport misadventure)

I hereby dub Panglao as Boracay lite, and in the best way. The powder-white sand of Alona Beach is perfect for barefoot walking in the day. In the evening, restaurants bring out chairs and tables, and you can have the freshest seafood for dinner under the moonlit sky. It is not the deserted white sand… Continue reading A Panglao Island Hopping and Land Tour (plus a bit of airport misadventure)

Japan · Travel Tales

Tokyo: From Akihabara to Roppongi, with the Imperial Palace and Ginza in between

Tokyo Day 2 Notes around 8:30 AM go to Ueno Sta. visit Ueno Zoo (admission: ¥300) alternative: Tokyo National Museum (admission: ¥300); temples (free) around 11:00 AM from Ueno Sta., take JR Yamanote Line to Akihabara (¥140) go crazy shopping and hunting for anime/manga-related stuff around 1:00 PM from Akihabara Sta., take JR Yamanote Line to Yurakucho… Continue reading Tokyo: From Akihabara to Roppongi, with the Imperial Palace and Ginza in between

Ilocos Norte · Ilocos Sur · Philippines · Travel Tales

Paoay, Kumakaway! Touring southern Ilocos Norte and Vigan

This is a long-overdue post — two months, overdue, in fact. 😦 We’d long wondered if it was possible to tour the southern part of Ilocos Norte and Vigan in one day. We found out that with a car, it was possible. Here’s the rundown of our tour: We woke up early to get to… Continue reading Paoay, Kumakaway! Touring southern Ilocos Norte and Vigan