If you want a quick and very cheap escape (for only Php 9,000), Taiwan is the best place to be. It is a place to feed your stomach with great food, to feel serenity in your soul and to fill your mind with rich culture and learning. Taiwan might not be on top of your list to visit. Neither I too when I was still starting my backpacking hobby. I just love the laid-back feeling on a bustling metropolis.
Long before, I really wanted to visit Bantayan Island because it’s one of the first places in Philippines that offers skydiving adventure. But more than the skydiving, the breathtaking scenery, the clean and clear water, the powdery white sand captured me and made me put Bantayan Island on my No. 2 spot of my favorite beaches in the country.
“I want to go to Disneyland!” “I want to travel abroad but I can’t leave my work for so long.” “I am on a budget but I want to have my passport stamped.” These travel goals may be running into your mind over and over again. That's why I am writing this blog post to tell you that a trip to Hong Kong and Macau might be your next travel goal for this year! Sharing to you the details of my recent trip to HK + Disneyland and Macau. (Ohh, I forgot to tell you. It's already 2 countries in just 1 trip!)
So if you are looking for a near place to go from Manila for your next adventure, Zambales is a good option. For only 1,500 pesos, you can already have a quick weekend trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take home IG-worthy pictures you can share to your friends.
And so, here I am! Already traveled around some parts of Southeast Asia – Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand for approximately 8 days and 7 nights. So far, it is the most fulfilling and the wildest thing I ever did in my entire life. Spontaneity at its finest! This trip was, by far, the longest trip I had. It was so unlikely that I left the country unprepared. What I only have were my plane tickets, my hotel reservations that I booked 2 days before my flight and my offline maps in my phone.