BACKPACKING TAIWAN: FO GUANG SHAN TEMPLE & MUSEUM


They call this place the “Buddhist Disneyworld”,  Fo Guang Shan is a must see destination for tourist and visitors in Kaohsiung. This place is worth a visit even if you are not a buddhist. It shows the relics and statues of Buddha and is the center of Buddhism belief in Kaohsiung in terms of land area….

BACKPACKING TAIWAN: 4D/4N ITINERARY AND BUDGET


Sunday 29 January 2017 (Day1) City Tour 2:00AM Arrival at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 Tip: Arrival hall on the 2nd floor near the boarding entrance, go to the left near the Aboriginal Handicraft, there’s plenty of cushion seat with charging station next to it. 4:00AM Exchange Peso to Taiwan, during our visit 1NTD =1.5 PHP…

BACKPACKING TAIWAN: YEHLIU GEOPARK


Located along the north coast, Yehliu Park is a bit remote, but well worth the effort to visit. Yehliu Geopark is home to a number of unique geological formations including the iconic “Queen’s Head” (女王頭), and is located along a cape stretching out from the town of Wanli. Unfortunately it was a gloomy and rainy…

BACKPACKING TAIWAN: CHIANG KAI-SHEK MEMORIAL HALL


Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is located in the heart of Taipei City. The area is 250,000 square meters and it is the attraction most visited by foreign tourists. Outside the gate of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, there are poles carrying the sign of true rightness. The architecture of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is inspired by…

BACKPACKING SOUTH CEBU: ISLA SUMILON


The Island of Sumilon is located at the southeastern tip of the Municipality of Oslob in the province of Cebu. The island has an area of 24 hectares and has clear waters with varying aquamarine hues and white sand beaches in different areas of the island. It is the first marine protected area in the…

BACKPACKING SOUTH CEBU: 4D/3N ITINERARY AND BUDGET


This post will feature our last travel for the year 2016, our feet took us to the “Queen City of the South” CEBU.  We are so fortunate to have a good weather during our trip.  But we are sad to hear from the locals that due US Embassy announcement about the terrorist attack the number of International…

BACKPACKING SOUTH CEBU: BADIAN CANYOONEERING


I am hydrophobic and I have my monthly period but this doesn’t stop me from doing the Canyoneering activity that I had prepared during our visit at Badian located at the south part of Cebu and thank God that I did. Conquering my fear of waterfall jumping is a big check on my bucketlist. Unfortunately…

BACKPACKING ALBAY: BEST FOODIE IN TOWN


I’m a food critic and my husband knows that, my taste bud loves sumptuous and heavenly foodies but my wallet don’t agree with me all the time,  🙂 in short I’m KURIPOT. I don’t wanna spend big time when eating out. In this blog, I’m recommending the best foodies that we have experienced during our…

BACKPACKING ALBAY: QUINTINDAY GREEN HILLS NATURE PARK


One of the hidden gems of Camalig, Bicol’s version of famous chocolate hills only its shape resembles the region’s famous pili nuts. It is hidden in the sense that most Albayanos are not even aware of it. But for visitors and locals who travel by plane to Legazpi, an impressive aerial view of these hills…

BACKPACKING ALBAY: HOYOP-HOYOPAN CAVE


Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave is a multi-level cavern of natural limestone that was discovered during WW2. The caved was used as a resistance hide out. It’s named after the word “hoyop” or breeze. The cave is privately owned and manage by three families in Cotmon, Camalig. According to them the local tourism is planning to takeover the…

BACKPACKING SORSOGON: ISLAND HOPPING IN MATNOG


Near Matnog port, there are 3 unspoiled islands which will part of your island hopping activity: Calintaan Island (Subic Daco, Subic Liit and Calintaan Cave), Juag Island and Tikling Island. Travel time is about 30minutes to 1 hour.

BACKPACKING ALBAY: DARAGA CHURCH


This church has magnificent views and there are many picture spots both of the surrounding picturesque vistas and of the church itself. It is good to note that this church was made of volcanic rock and so one can appreciate the architecture and the labor that it took to build, including any attempts to restore…

BACKPACKING ALBAY: CAGSAWA RUINS


Cagsawa Ruins is always a part of every trip in Legaspi City in Albay.  It is always a site for photos and has always been a must for tourists.

BACKPACKING ALBAY: LIGNON HILL NATURE PARK


We went here on a clear day to view Mt. Mayon. You can take a jeepney from Legaspi City or Albay that is going in the direction of Daraga 2nd loop and ask the driver to stop at Ligñon Hill. From the drop-off at the main road it is only 5 minutes walking to the…

BACKPACKING ALBAY: ITINERARY AND BUDGET


It’s September again my birthday month, I promised myself to visit our country’s wonderful places as a birthday gift to myself. This month my hubby and I pack our things for a shoestring travel to Albay and Sorsogon. This is a 3 Nights/4 Days DIY Itinerary, and budget is around PHP4000 per pax. Again as…