…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 finally…

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’t…

What do you like to wear when you travel?

When I was younger and I didn’t know any better, I was the type to bring twenty pieces of clothes on a two day or three day trip. Never mind if its domestic or foreign travel, somehow I still manage to pack too many clothes and too many shoes for my own good. I was…

Oh! The Places I’ll Go!

I decided to develop a travel blog, separate from this blog (The Adventures of Kamikazee Girl) where I usually keep my varying rants and issues in life, fashion, cats and my favorite topic, myself. The decision to have a new blog is due to the fact that I needed a place where I can write…

Japan: Wanting you so bad, it hurts

Have you ever wanted something so bad, it hurts and it consumes your every waking hour? I do. And this is my damnation: I never knew how much I wanted to go to this country, until the time when my sister called me last night to tell me she was booking tickets to Tokyo. Her…

The great Seoul-searching trip: Discovering Seoul and Ms. Congeniality

(my thoughts before I fell asleep on my earlier post) I have always been anti-social, and is happily comfortable with the few friends I managed to make in this lifetime. I don’t talk to strangers and would be glad to be happily left alone, without prying questions or people wanting to make “small talk”. In…

The great Seoul-Searching trip, Part 1

Here comes the overdue post about the great Seoul-Searching trip. One thing you have to understand is that the sister and I were the types of people who prefer to travel on their own, without a travel agency directing our every move. This preference (and the fact that we don’t want to spend money on…

Looking for a place to stay (Day 50/Project 365)

I love going on trips because there’s nothing I love more than arranging itineraries, looking for places where we can stay and drawing a day to day budget for every trip. Yet, with less than three weeks to go before we go to Seoul, we have yet to find a place where we can stay….

Setting my sights on….. Taiwan

Out from nowhere, I suddenly started researching facts and things on how I can go to Taiwan. Where do I begin…? I REALLY THINK I NEEDED TO GO — as in, I need to experience a place where I wont be hearing English too much (I know it’ll be a hassle going around, but think…

Missing the sights and the sounds of SG

I love Manila. Believe me, I really do. But getting to travel and seeing things that are completely different from the grime and chaos I grew up in has a way of leaving indelible marks on you. A week after my Singapore sojourn with the family, I am again raring to leave Manila and return…