YES!!! I'M BACK ^_^

What's up! What's up?!

Finally I’m back! I don’t know what had happened, I’ve been soooo preoccupied for a more than a year lol

So busy with too much Korean Dramas (like I can’t live without my KDramas lol), my work schedule sucks that I can only have limited time to watch and browse the net.  Now I’ll try my very best to post all my travel last year, please bear with me J

No more excuses and less drama (Korean Dramas ^_^), let me continue my travel journal, enjoy reading and just leave any comment for questions, again I will try my very best to answer those questions and for those pending questions, sorry for the late reply.

For my comeback, my first entry would be recap of My 2016Travel (8 countries in a year).  And as I promise that I will continue to update this blog, will keep posting my other travel last year with family and friends, itineraries , reviews and tips will be posted too.

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My 2016 Travel - 8 Countries in a Year (recap)

After my long absence to this blogging, let me share my last year travel recap. Hopefully if time permits this travel journal of mine will be completed as soon as possible. So without further ado, here's my 2016 Travel recap:

Hongkong - January 2016 

Hongkong Disneyland

First destination for 2016 is Hongkong, it's my third time in Hong Kong.

Places visited: Hongkong Disneyland, Ngong Ping, Giant Buddha, Hongkong Observatory Wheel, AIA Carnival, Victoria Harbour, Snoopy World, Clock Tower, Nanlian Garden, Causeway Bay, HK3D Museum, Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery.

Travel dates: January 20-24, 2016

Macau - January 2016 

Macau Ruins

Second destination is Macau, it's my third time in Macau. 

Places visited: Macau Ruins, The Venetian, Casino hopping

Travel dates: January 24-26

South Korea - June 2016 

Yeouido Hangang Park

Third destination is South Korea, it's my fifth time in visiting "The Land of Morning Calm". 

Places visited: Lotte World, Rose Seoul Garden, Hello Kitty Cafe, Doota Duty Free(DOTs KDrama set), Gyeongbukgong Palace, Cheonggyecheon Stream, Yeouido Hangang Park, Ihwa Mural Village, Common Ground, Bukchon Hanok Village, N Seoul Tower, Myeongdong Cathedral, Insadong, SM Town(Coex Mall)

Travel dates: June 13-19, 2016

Japan - September 2016 

Tokyo Disney Sea

Fourth destination is Japan, it's my second time in visiting Tokyo.

Places visited:
 Tokyo Disney Sea, Sensoji Temple, Shibuya Crossing, Hachiko Statue, Akihabara, Sanrio Puroland, Gundam Front, Rainbow Bridge, Namja Town, Imperial Palace, Tsukiji Market, TokyonTower.

Travel dates: September 4 - 9, 2016

Vietnam - October 2016 

Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral

Fifth destination is Vietnam, it's my second time visiting Ho Chin Minh City and it is the first country for Indochina Trip 2016 (4 countries in 7 days).

Places visited: Notre-Dame Basilica Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Independence Palace, Ben Tanh Market, Saigon Square

Travel dates: October 13-15, 2016

Cambodia - October 2016 
Angkor Wat

Sixth destination is Cambodia, it's my second time visiting Siem Reap. The second country part of Indochina Trip 2016.

Places visited: Angkor Wat, South Gate of the Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of Leper king, Takoa, Ta Prom, Banteay kdey, Srah Srang

Travel dates: October 15-17, 2016

Thailand - October 2016 

Wat Pathum Wanaram

Seventh destination is Thailand, it's my third time visiting Bangkok. The third country part of Indochina Trip 2016.

Places visited: Patpong, Siam Paragon, Wat Pathum Wanaram

Travel dates: October 17-18 and October 20, 2016

Myanmar - October 2016 

Shwedagon Pagoda

Eighth destination is Myanmar, it'my first time visiting Myanmar. Definitely it is something new for me, it's been a while that I've been to a new place. The last country part of Indochina Trip 2016.

Places visited: Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, The Independence Monument, Maha Bandula Park, Town Hall Yangon, Kandawgyi Lake

Travel dates: October 18-20, 2016

Now that's a wrap of my 8 countries in year 2016. I will have separate post for each soon, will be posting itineraries, hotel reviews, budget and tips. 


PALAWAN 2015 (El Nido and Puerto Princesa)

PALAWAN 2015 (El Nido and Puerto Princesa)

Entalula Island


Our round trip ticket per person cost 931.80php each with baggage, thanks to Cebu Pacific promo last March 2015, base fare of 100php. 


For this Palawan trip, I've booked two(2) accommodation: El Nido and Puerto Princesa.

El Nido Accommidation


I booked a package tour in Anang Balay Turista, I got 3 nights accommodation, environmental fee, 2 island tour, 3 meals breakfast and round trip van transfer (from PP to El Nido and v.v ) 

Puerto Princesa Accommodation


Booked our room via Agoda, we got standard room for 1,418.00 with buffet breakfast. 

Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Day 2

Palawan Uno Resto serving buffet breakfast is the best! A lot of choices from simple breakfast of coffee and bread or heavy breakfast of sinangag with hotdog, egg, longganisa, etc. Fruits is also available and juice too. 

It's our last day in Palawan, our flight to Manila is around 6 'o clock in the afternoon, so we still have a day to roam around Puerto Princesa. We hired a van for our city tour for 1,5000 php, I guess the price is expensive for a half day tour, it could be cheaper on a tricycle but not that comfortable.

Mitra's Ranch

So much changed since the first time I've visited this place, now there's a zip line  and horse back riding. Overall the view from the deck is still amazing!!!

Baker's Hill

Next stop is Baker's Hill, this place is one of the famous tourist spot in Palawan and the freshly baked pastries, bread, etc. here is so delicious and it's very affordable! 

Baker's Hills is also like a small theme park that you would enjoy more photo ops!

Had our lunch here in Ugong Rock Grill and Seafood Bar and tasted "Crocodile Sisig"!

crocodile sisig

Crocodile Farm

After tasting crocodile sisig, we went to crocodile farm! Baby crocs and adult crocodile can be seen here, the baby crocs looks harmful though but the adult crocodile looks scary as usual, specially when it moves! 

Plaza Cuartel

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

That's it for our city tour in Puerto Princesa! It was short though, but we did enjoyed and learned a lot too ^^

Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Day 1

Bye Bye El Nido, we had our last breakfast served by Anang Balay Turista.

We are off to Puerto Princesa, to get there we need to ride a van that approximately 6 hours travel time.

Our first stop over in Narra

Finally arrived in Puerto Princesa around 12 noon and had our early check in to Palawan Uno Hotel.

Lunch in Balinsasayaw

And because we are tired after 6 hours travel from El Nido to Puerto Princesa we just rest after our lunch, our itinerary for the day is just buy pasalubong and dine to the famous Ka Lui.

Dinner in Ka Lui 

A must visit restaurant in Puerto Princesa, this is my second time in Puerto Princesa and of course I have to dine again here, reservation is needed to eat here. The ambiance is still the same and the food is still superb! 

free dessert