January 21, 2019

Chiang Mai - Life, Love, Friends and Travel Tips

Six years ago when I visited Bangkok during my Indochina Trip, I saw a T-shirt in Chatuchak Market with an emoji equivalent for Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Pai. Bangkok was a frown, Chiang Mai was a smiley and Pai has a bigger smile. That T-shirt was like telling me that it’s a big mistake I am in Bangkok and that I should head to either Chiang Mai or Pai. Fast forward today, I found that T-shirt emoji to be true. So much true!
One of the temples inside Wat Chedi Luang Complex
I wasn’t expecting a grand vacation in Chiang Mai. All I wanted was to discover whats in this old city, experience its culture, meet new people, eat food, eat more food, eat much more food then rest the night with a bottle of beer or tea. Basically, just to relax and unwind. Aside from the fact that I will do something life-changing in Chiang Rai, a city 3 hours away from Chiang Mai, all I want to do was to just make the most out of my vacation.

Located in the mountainous north of Thailand, Chiang Mai is a major tourist hub in Asia. 700 kilometers away from Bangkok, tourist and backpackers all over the world found themselves in either 12 hours comfy train ride or in a 9 hours bus ride. Some choose to fly to Chiang Mai from Bangkok. We choose the first and we never regretted the decision. Thailand has a pretty comfortable train system that cost slightly higher than buses but still, I would day that it is affordable. You may want to visit Thailand State Railway website to book your ticket.   

January 14, 2019

Takipsilim, My Baby Pawikan

It’s about dusk when we were asked to kneel and say a little wish to our baby pawikan before releasing them into the sea. I closed my eyes for a moment not knowing what wish I will say. I didn’t want to say a self-serving wish because I believe the ritual that we were making has a power vital to each baby pawikan’s lives. I closed my eyes anyway and decided to say a little prayer instead. I uttered the most practical prayer – that he survive this harsh world of ours and he may find his rightful place here on earth.

January 10, 2019

AirAsia welcomes 2019 with 1.9 million promo seats!

MANILA, 11 January 2019 – AirAsia welcomes the new year with 1.9 million promo seats up for grabs! The AirAsia Group is offering promo seats to over 130 destinations across ASEAN and stretching across Asia, Australia and New Zealand and the Middle East.
Enjoy promotional all-in BIG Loyalty members fares from as low as P519 for flights from Manila, Clark, Cebu and Cagayan de Oro.

January 04, 2019

How to Pack Healthy Food for a Trip

You’re probably worried that your upcoming trip will expose your family to unhealthy foods. If yes, then you need to consider packing food which offers a guarantee that you will eat healthy meals as you have fun.

Well, this may sound simple but it’s not! We’ll provide a few tricks that will simplify the entire packaging process. 

December 26, 2018

Top 10 Christmas Vacation Destinations

Are you ready for a holiday vacation? Even if you’ve had the best time ever this year, you and your family can use some time to rest, relax and enjoy life in another city for a little while. For example, during December, Prague is the go-to place for the holiday. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. During the holiday, the city is turned into a winter wonderland that you must experience at least once. There are twinkling lights everywhere on the medieval architecture there. In fact, most of the attractions are free to visit during the holiday season.

Here are some other vacation spots you may want to visit as opposed to staying home for the holidays:

December 25, 2018

Coffee Culture in Chiang Mai Thailand

I am not a coffee expert nor a cafe enthusiast, I just LOVE coffee... and tea. I am not an authority to talk about cafe in Chiang Mai, Thailand, but I do think there is a coffee culture in Chiang Mai and we experienced it. We stayed in Chiang Mai for only four days and I saw how locals and tourist loves coffee in Chiang Mai. Its like a mushroom in the forest, every corner has a classic, chic, hippie, rustic or oriental cafe concept. 

December 20, 2018

How to Pack Clothes for Cold Weather

You are so ready for your vacation. This year, you’re going to a cold-weather place like Chicago, Russia or Antarctica. You need to dress warmly. However, there’s a problem. How are you supposed to pack like and dress warmly during your vacation? Do not worry. Here are some tips for helping you pack light and dress warmly during your cold-weather vacation. The key is dressing in layers.

When you dress in layers, it’s easier to pack. In fact, you can pack more outfits. When packing, think pieces that can be mixed and matched. For example, a t-shirt with a thick button-up sweater. Take one heavy coat that you’ll only wear on really cold days. Remember, you can wear a lot of shirts you have for fall or spring during your vacation. Just pair them with a sweater or sweatshirt. Here’s more information on dressing in layers for your winter vacation.