MACAU – Where East Meets West: Things to Do in 36 Hours

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Macau on the south coast of China is called the Las Vegas of the East because it is widely known as a huge gambling centre in Asia. But there’s more to it than the glamour of luxurious casinos and fancy poker chips. It reflects a harmonious blend of Eastern and Western cultural influences since it used to be a Portuguese colony for more than 3 centuries. Enjoy the best of both Chinese and Portuguese cultures as you dive into a coexistence of traditions, cuisines, architectures, and languages.

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HONG KONG & MACAU – A Beginner’s Travel Guide: 5-Day Itinerary and Budget

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I thought I could last without traveling but I keep falling under its spell! This time, I blame it on Hong Kong and Macau. This was my boyfriend and I’s first international trip together. I’ve already been to Hong Kong last 2012 but  I really didn’t do much then except going to the markets and Ocean Park. It didn’t give a lasting impression on me so I never had the intention of going back. However, I’ve been longing to visit a Disneyland Resort so I could turn my childhood dream into a reality. I decided to go to the one in Hong Kong which is the most accessible from the Philippines. I figured that I might as well include Macau since it’s only an hour away from Hong Kong via ferry. I’m glad I went back to Hong Kong because it was sweeter to me the second time around!

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INDONESIA – Batik Scam in Yogyakarta: How to Avoid Being a Victim

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Travel scams are common nearly everywhere around the world, and gullible tourists are more inclined to fall for these despicable schemes. My friends and I just came across a clever and well-rehearsed scam in Yogyakarta, Indonesia where we were persuaded to go to a specific place because the attractions we wanted to visit were “closed” as claimed by the scammer. Avoid being a victim by having a thorough research about your destination and being careful of overfriendly locals.

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MALAYSIA – 2 Days in Kuala Lumpur: 10 Must-See Attractions

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When I travel, I make sure to plan ahead simply because I want to visit as many places as I can. However, traveling without an itinerary still make my spontaneous heart flutter. When my best friends – Espee and Lea – and I decided to take our summer vacation in Malaysia and Indonesia for a week without any plans at all, I couldn’t be more ecstatic! Our first 2 days was spent in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.

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MALAYSIA & INDONESIA – Kuala Lumpur, Yogyakarta, Jakarta: 7D6N Itinerary and Budget

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Last summer, I took a spontaneous vacation for a week with my best friends of more than a decade, Espee and Lea. It involved 2 days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2 days in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; and 3 days in Jakarta, Indonesia. Our original plan was simply a domestic trip before Espee leaves for school abroad. But one day, we just went all YOLO and had a spur-of-the-moment decision. A week later, we found ourselves in the countries of Malaysia and Indonesia.

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BATAAN – A Day Trip to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar: Bring Back the Old Times

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Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a 400 hectare open-air museum and heritage park in Bagac, Bataan where neglected architectural pieces were restored by its owner, José “Gerry” Acuzar. The park provides restaurants, a beach, a swimming pool, calesa rides, tours, workshops, event bookings, and 27 Spanish casas (houses) that also serve as hotel accommodations.

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SOUTH KOREA – A Day Trip to Gapyeong: Nami Island, Petite France, The Garden of Morning Calm

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My trip to South Korea with my high school friend, Mon, involved 11 days of touring Seoul (with day trips to Paju, Anyang, and Gapyeong), Danyang, Busan, and Jeju. On our fifth day in Seoul, we managed to make room for a trip to Gyeonggi-do specifically at Nami Island, Petite France, and The Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong.

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SOUTH KOREA – A Day Trip to Paju and Anyang: Heyri Art Village and Anyang Art Park

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My trip to South Korea with my high school friend, Mon, involved 11 days of touring Seoul (with day trips to Paju, Anyang, and Gapyeong), Danyang, Busan, and Jeju. On our fourth day in Seoul, we managed to make room for a trip to Gyeonggi-do specifically at Heyri Art Village in Paju and Anyang Art Park in Anyang. Hence, a day of art appreciation.

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SOUTH KOREA – 2 Days in Jeju: What to Do, See, Eat

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My trip to South Korea with my high school friend, Mon, involved 11 days of touring Seoul (with day trips to Paju, Anyang, and Gapyeong), Danyang, Busan, and Jeju. Our fourth stop was in Jeju Island (Jeju-do) which is Korea’s largest volcanic island and smallest province. I take my hat off to its scenic view of the beaches, caves, waterfalls, and cliffs for being the key why it has earned a spot in the New7Wonders of Nature.

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