Thursday, March 31, 2016

The 10 best destinations in Africa

Covering some 30.2 million square kilometres or 11.7 million square miles and being home to 15% of the world's human population - at 1.1 billion people - as of 2013, Africa is a truly fascinating land of sharp contrasts and incredible wonders. 

So, if you wish to experience this endlessly enchanting country, which destinations should you look to? It's a long list - here are our favourite 10. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Day in Taipei

Day 1 in Taipei, Taiwan

Let me tell you a secret: Taiwan is an underrated travel destination.

I never thought I'd enjoy this country. Honestly, it wasn't part of my 2016 bucket list. Filipinos are required to have an approved visa from their embassy before traveling to Taiwan. A lot get easily intimidated by their visa requirements and that includes me.

One thing that I know about Taiwan is the plethora of TV series and boy bands which were aired in Philippine TV back in the early 2000s. But, these weren't enough to convince me to visit Taiwan. Unlike Japan, Korea, or even China, the country wasn't charming at all at first glimpse. I once thought that it was just a typical industrialized country filled with towering skyscrapers and factories. I kept my expectations low.

As always, I was wrong.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Beyond the Four Walls

If there's one thing I love about traveling abroad, it's definitely the learning experience you'll pick up along the way. Books and other resources aren't enough. They say that when you travel, it allows you to be open-minded as you immerse and eventually accept the cultures of the country you've visited.

In my case, I have a severe case of separation anxiety in Vietnam and Cambodia.