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Japan is Kyoto – Kinkaku-ji Temple

Bus No. 59 stops right in front of the bus stop near my guesthouse so I didn’t go to Kyoto Station. Kinkaku-ji is one of the most famous sites in Kyoto so I was expecting to see a huge crowd of tourists. The morning breeze on my…

Osaka, Japan will make you feel like you have entered into a time machine

Have you ever travelled to a city and felt like you just entered into a time machine? A place where you suddenly felt like your heart has captured your old soul. Osaka gave me that feeling. I’ve been to several cities in Europe and Asia where they have…

That Japan Visa – Don’t be afraid to apply!

Japan has always been a dream destination for Filipinos. If you ask 10 Filipinos which country they would like to visit first, half will answer Japan not only because Filipinos love Japanese food but because we all grew up watching Japanese anime and reading Japanese manga as a kid. Who…

Haircut in Seoul

I did my haircut in Seoul when I visited in 2011 in Naht Salon in Hongdae. I had my hair styled with bangs. I maintained the same hairstyle in the next few years. When I came back to Seoul last year, I decided to try going to a Salon again…

Japan is Kyoto – Part 2 Kiyomizudera Temple

I went really early to Kiyomizudera Temple to avoid the huge crowd but as expected, the place was already filled with tourists. This temple is one of the most popular temples in Japan and the most popular in Kyoto. When I went down the bus, I already saw people walking…

A First Timer’s Guide to Seoul, South Korea

15 Days was not enough…considering that this was our 2nd Seoul Trip (well together…) My mom and I planned this trip some time ago, so you can only imagine the long and immense anticipation that built up before our flight. I found a promo flight in Cebu Pacific 6…

Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  Changdeokgung Palace is also known as Donggwol, the Eastern Palace, because of its location to the east of Gyeongbokgung Palace. For 270 years, the palace was home to the Joseon government and was also the favored residence of many Joseon Dynasty kings. This makes Changdeokgung Palace the longest-serving…

Myeongdong, Seoul – Streetfood and Shopping Haven

  If there is one place in Seoul that you should not miss going to is Myeongdong.  I booked my hotel here twice. Oftentimes, when my friends ask me where to book I recommend Myeongdong so they can easily enjoy Korean streetfood and shopping! It is also very easy to…

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