Six Places in Vietnam You Must Visit

I went on a 10-day journey across the entirety of Vietnam. From the easygoing vibe of the northern province of Hanoi to the sandy dunes at the southern coast of Mui Ne, I  have conquered 6 a total of provinces. I rode planes, huge boats, motorcycles, old buses, grab car and rick shaws and ate…

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National Planetarium: A Short Trip Around the Universe

All of us had been that kid who once dreamt of travelling in space. I, too, was a victim of my overly-creative mind. In retrospect, I guess my odd fascination with space was the reason why the song, “Drops of Jupiter”  have always resonated through my soul. Or the reason why I have always wanted…

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Namba Station: My Prelude to Japan

After watching Detective Pikachu, I was still on a “high”. Seeing pokemons in the big screen feels it is 1996. Seeing the colorful Japanese neon lights like I’m some part of my favorite childhood cartoon makes me long for Japan, though, I have not been there yet. I stroll the busy hallways of Venice Piazza…

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Shortest Time in Shifen

We step inside the bus, settle ourselves. It zooms past a few more zigzags until we reach Yin Yang Sea. This time, I sit still and watch other tourists hop-walk their way on to the other side of the street. Taipei’s countryside is an image of peace. The colors are paler, the roads are more…

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Inside Intramuros: Ilustrado Restaurant

On the morning of our departure, I decided to take my Mom out for lunch to a place that has been receiving great reviews all over the web. I have stumbled upon Ilustrado Restaurant via Instagram long before our staycation at Bayleaf Hotel. And as I was checking my Zomato app, I saw that it…

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