Day Trip in Kanchanaburi

If you’re wondering what else is there to see in Bangkok, maybe it’s time to consider adding Kanchanaburi in your itinerary. This place may not be as culturally rich like Ayutthaya or well-known as Pattaya, but it sure has lots to offer. How to get there Kanchanaburi is a solid 2-hour drive from Bangkok. While you may opt to do it DIY style, I highly suggest pre-booking a tour instead. Why? Because there are loads of cheap ones in the market that will take away all the planning that you need. This time though, I will not suggest that you buy from Klook because it’s almost three times more expensive than local rates. One thing I always do when I […]

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Chao Phraya Princess Cruise Klook Review

Whenever we go outside the country, I always ensure that we prebook our tours/activities through Klook. That decision doesn’t always end in a good note though, but that’s another story. For now, I want to give you a complete and honest review of the Chao Phraya Princess Cruise which you can purchase here. Tip: Watch our for Klook discount codes and make good use of it! It saved me around 400Php when I booked our activities for Bangkok. Details So based on the voucher, boarding time is at 7:00PM to 7:20PM and the boat will leave the dock by 7:30PM. This apparently is a strict timeline (of course it is) so you should be there on time. Sadly for us, […]

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How to Apply for Korean VISA Part 2 (Embassy Application)

Here’s everything you need and don’t need to do: Double check your requirements.  Do this even if you’re sure you have everything ready. Again, paste your photos beforehand. If you’re the representative and applying for your family, you have extra requirements to take care of so it’s best to put them all in a nice envelope to keep them secure and just take them out when it’s your turn to get a number. Go to the Embassy early. I suggest you take a Grab/Uber if you plan on commuting. If you will bring a car, crank Waze on. The Embassy is just somewhat behind SM Aura along C5 road. You will know you’re there if you see a number of […]

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Korean Visa Application: A Detailed Guide for Filipinos (Part 1)

Dreaming to step foot in South Korea? Well, first things first. Seeing that many people have been scouring blogs after blogs and asking around for directions on how to apply–and get approved– a Korean VISA, I decided to pitch in a little and write a guide of my own. Here, I’ll give a step-by-step detailed guide and try to cover the most basic and even the wildest questions I had when we were applying. Let’s start! Prepare Ahead Yes, just like with anything, preparation is key. Note that single entry Korean VISA has a validity of 3 months from approval period so you don’t have to apply way before your planned travel date. Safest bet would be a month before.  […]

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How to Travel from Seoul to Busan via Bus

Thanks to the highly acclaimed Korean thriller movie Train to Busan, we now all know that the best and probably the most classic way to get to Busan from Seoul is through the Korean Train Express (KTX) or their very own bullet train. However, if you’re like us who travels on a budget then the bus is the way to go. It’s 1/3 of the price of the KTX and can still get to the destination in 4 hours or less! Why visit Busan? While Busan is getting more and more traction these days, there are still plenty of travelers who have yet to find it truly worth a visit. Why? I’m not entirely sure. But  for me, booking a […]

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South Korea Travel Guide – Day 1: Seoul’s Culture Tour

Traveling to South Korea as a Filipino is very challenging and exciting at the same time. Imagine… Not knowing how to speak Korean, and struggling to find good guides on how to travel South Korea as a Filipino. So naturally… We just hacked it! Read on to get a glimpse of my journey in SK, and how this blog post turned South Korea travel guide can help you when you plan your own trip there. 9 Days in South Korea – Here’s What Went Down To kick off our 9-day tour in South Korea, we decided to first explore the laid-back and cultural side of the bustling city of Seoul. With that in mind, I promptly did my research on […]

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Where to Stay in Seoul: Top Areas and Budget Hotels in Seoul Suggestions

I believe that every place in Seoul has a special thing to offer. But for first timers, this may also mean an additional struggle of deciding where exactly to stay. To help you out, I’m listing the top three areas that I feel are the best options for anyone who wants to maximize their trip in Seoul. Here goes: Myeongdong This is my top one for several reasons. First, it is near the shopping district. Knowing myself and my mom, I knew immediately that this spot is the best choice for us. If you want a place where skincare/makeup products, shoes, clothes, and street food are accessible by foot, don’t hesitate to book a hotel in this area. Second of […]

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The Best of Busan in 1 Day: Busan City Tour Bus

If you only have one or two days in Busan, what would you do? You have two choices. Either you do it the long way or choose to hop on Busan’s new offering for tourists: Busan’s very own city tour bus. Knowing that we have too little time to DIY, we decided to explore our choices while on our bus to Busan. Yes, we were a little too unprepared for the latter part of the trip. But thanks to a suggestion of a fellow traveler, we soon discovered a solution. How to Book City Tour Tickets We booked our tickets using the ever reliable Funtastic Korea website. A whole day looped tour will set you back by 12,000KRW or P557. […]

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