Category: philippines

New Year’s Bucket List: Places to Visit in the Second Half of 2020

Hi everyone!

In case you’ve missed the first part of the series with some recommended places to visit in the first half of 2020, you should probably read it first before moving on to this one… But, if you’re actually looking for some holiday inspiration for the second half of the year starting in July, you’re on the right track!

I mean, of course… July and August seem to be the peak holiday seasons in some places. And maybe you’re a parent who needs to travel with kids during the school holiday. Or maybe you just love summer that you simply don’t want to miss the season to enjoy the heat and the sun.

Are you curious on which places that have been recommended by other fellow travel bloggers in the second half of 2020? Carry on!

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What You Could Get in Manila for $10 – Walk Back to Spanish Era Time in Intramuros, Manila’s Walled City

Hi, everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas while also enjoying the holidays to the fullest. And just because the holiday vibes are still around, it doesn’t mean that the $10 series ceases to exist.

In fact, this week we’re going to cover a city that is quite famous for its condensed traffic: Manila. The capital city of the Philippines was also appointed as one of the venues during the recent SEA Games 2019 in the country. Yep, after we’ve covered Angeles City last year, finally we could have the capital city in the series!

I’ve been to the city for a short layover during my flying time back in 2013, and I had a great time there despite the traffic jam. So today, I’m excited that we have Jing from Finding Jing to share with us how far you could get in Manila for $10! 🙂

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Top 9 Active Vacation Destinations

Sometimes, we need a break. A proper break, from our lives and stresses, but also from activity. We need to lie by a pool for hours at a time, sipping cocktails and reading easy books. We need slow walks across the beach and afternoons in the spa. We need time to do as little as possible to recharge our batteries and catch up on our rest.

Sometimes, it’s good to be lazy, to chill out and to give ourselves time to relax and unwind. These kinds of vacations are ideal after a busy period of work, or when you’ve got a lot on your mind, and you need to take some time just to think. You can come home feeling refreshed and ready to get back into things.

But, these kinds of a trip aren’t for everyone all of the time. Sometimes relaxing by the beach all of the time feels like a waste. When you’ve got energy to burn you might want to spend your time being more active. Some people even find it easier to clear their minds when their bodies are moving. They find it easier to think and to sort through their thoughts when they are moving, seeing new sites and enjoying all that the world has to offer.

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Travel Fashionably From Head To Toe Around South East Asia

In case you’re not familiar with my traveling style, my traveling style is something in-between a budget traveler and not-so luxurious one.

I mean, I’m totally fine with the idea of staying at a cheap motel with a small room as long as I could get a quality time through doing my makeup without any disruption. I’m not exactly the kind of person who would ask for a pic anytime I see a good stop for the ‘gram, but clothes and makeup are the essential things for me to travel comfortably.

I’m not exactly fashionable, as I’m kind of a sucker when it comes to the idea of mix and match things I’ve got in my clothes. However, I’m not exactly a t-shirt and jeans kind of person either.

So, if you could relate to the situation and you’re planning to travel around South East Asia, let me share with you the tips and trick on how to travel fashionably in this part of the world! 😉

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What You Could Get In Angeles City For $10 – Los(t) Angeles

If you had to associate the word Angeles with a city, what would be the first thing that comes in mind?!

You’re not alone if you’ll come with Los Angeles, because that’s gonna be my initial answer too. That, until I got connected to Ruben and Rachel from Gamintraveler for this week’s $10 series. Ruben contacted me to cover Angeles City, and I literally had to google it first, because I don’t know much about the Philippines.

I mean, I’ve only been to the Philippines once, and it was only to Manila.

It’s always exciting to learn a new thing, and from that I found out some fun facts about Angeles City in the Philippines that makes it quite interesting to visit. Not only that is the home of the former Clark Air Base, which was then the largest US military facility outside the US), it was also affected by the fallout caused by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991.

This leads to another interesting thing, because with the presence of the US military base in the city, it also triggered the prostitution industry in the highly urbanized city in the region of Central Luzon. Given the idea, the city is dubbed as the “Sin City”.

But if you’re not interested in exploring that area, worry not… Because now we’re gonna talk about what else you can do with your $10 in the city!

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