I’m Spirited Away in Jiufen: An adventure in the land of Yubaba and Chihiro and the unending flight of stairs 

(I am writing this post while waiting for my flight back to Manila, whiling away time at the Taoyuan Airport. The trip to Jiufen is definitely the highlight of the trip hence I can’t wait to write about it)  The first thing you will notice upon reaching is the cats. There’s a number of them:Continue reading “I’m Spirited Away in Jiufen: An adventure in the land of Yubaba and Chihiro and the unending flight of stairs “

…scoring cheap airline tickets!

… in my experience, it would usually involve an over-dependency on various social networks (Facebook and Twitter, mostly), the need to be up and about at ungodly hours to catch seat sales when they drop, then a protracted battle with the airline website to get cheap seats for both inbound and outbound trip, then finallyContinue reading “…scoring cheap airline tickets!”

Amazing Taiwan: the land of shaved ice, warm people, micro mini skirts and full-on PDA (Part 1)

I love, adore, yearn for Taiwan! Obviously, three short days is not enough to discover the beauty of Taiwan. But my four short days in Taipei (actually 2 1/2 days in Taipei and half a day in Yehliu) pretty much gave me fond memories of this country formerly called as Formosa. What can I sayContinue reading “Amazing Taiwan: the land of shaved ice, warm people, micro mini skirts and full-on PDA (Part 1)”

Airport Taxi Scam at NAIA3

After an amazing trip to Taipei, we arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 sleepy and cranky following a 1AM flight from Taipei. It was almost 4AM and we are tired and badly in need of sleep. Like any enterprising Pinoy, we avoided the line of cabs at the Arrivals area, mainly becauseContinue reading “Airport Taxi Scam at NAIA3”

Flight: Here’s what not to watch when you have a plane to catch the next day

Who the eff watches this movie (and THIS SCENE) a few days before their flight? You’re right, I do! The said scene is from the movie Flight, a 2012 drama starring Denzel Washington and directed by Robert Zumeckis, the same guy behind Forrest Gump. Flight’s story is straight forward, a passenger plane takes a steepContinue reading “Flight: Here’s what not to watch when you have a plane to catch the next day”

Seven steps to getting your Taiwan Tourist Visa

(NOTE: This was originally posted on my travel blog, but I figured I might as well post it here also) It’s official — I am going to Taipei in two weeks! I am so excited just thinking that I’ll be seeing Taipei in two weeks time. Honestly, I really had a hard time researching forContinue reading “Seven steps to getting your Taiwan Tourist Visa”

Applying Tourist Visa to Taiwan

It’s one of those days when I am gritting my teeth and beside myself with worry since I will have to submit my application for a visa to Taiwan by tomorrow. This is the part of traveling that I dread — proving to the embassy that I have plans of returning (I mean, why wouldn’tContinue reading “Applying Tourist Visa to Taiwan”

Clinging for Dear Life. Literally.

Yes, I’ve heard about that saying about “…hanging on for dear life” — apparently I didn’t counted on doing it last weekend. For Real. Being the newly re-booted KamikazeeGirl 2.0 that is yours truly — the one who has been transformed to be a serious health buff, far from the Doritos-munching, remote-control wielding, Coca Cola-guzzlingContinue reading “Clinging for Dear Life. Literally.”

See you in March…!

After two years of pining after the land of F4, the Taipei 101 and the birthplace of the milk tea — I finally had the courage to go for it and book a trip to Taipei. Actually, the cheapo tickets from Cebu Pacific and the upcoming birthday of my constant travel partner, my sister TheContinue reading “See you in March…!”