How to Find Maru Hostel at Hongdae, South Korea

Since I was expecting to arrive late or almost midnight, I looked for a very affordable hostel that could provide a comfortable bed just for a night’s sleep. Through, I found Maru Hostel @ Hongdae. What I love most about this site ( is that aside from offering a lot of listings with very affordable prices, most of these […]

International Arrival at Incheon International Airport

Before you even book your round-trip airfare, be sure you already have an approved Korean Visa. Applying for one is very easy, and best of all, it can be free. The requirements are also few and easy to procure. Here’s how I applied that eventually got approved! My main purpose of visiting South Korea was to learn about Korean Buddhism […]

Win tickets to Amsterdam! No purchase necessary…

This is your chance to win a two-day 5-star package including two tickets to the official exhibition opening on 6 October 2017. Sweepstakes starts: 10 July 2017 Sweepstakes ends: 10 September 2017 The Dutch Masters in the collection of St Petersburg’s great Hermitage Museum are about to come home! No fewer than 63 top Golden Age paintings by Rembrandt, Frans […]

Xiangshan District to Taoyuan International Airport

Just how time flies if you’re having so much fun; the 3 days and 3 nights was just not enough. But, it’s always best to leave some “foods”, something left undiscovered behind, so one will always have some reasons to go back. From Xiangshan Station (station that is accessible to the Elephant Mountain), I headed straight to the Taipei Main […]

Starbucks Taipei 101, Guandu Temple, The Elephant Mountain

My flight going back to the Philippines is at 1:45AM of Wednesday, March 29, 2017. So, I checked out early, so I can spend another full day of exploration. This is Day 3 of my trip here in Taipei, and today is Tuesday, March 28, 2017. And, of course, my first itinerary for the day is a cup of coffee… […]

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei Zoo, Ningxia Market

Without any breakfast, I headed straight to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, since there are alot of vending machines along the way, where I can pick up some food while on the go. This is day 2 or my trip here in Taipei, March 27, 2017. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall The first time I’ve ever heard about this name was when […]

National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Shilin Night Market

Here’s a quick recap: From Taoyuan Airport, I took a bus to Taipei Main Station, and then took the MRT to Ximen Station, since this is the station that is closest to where I booked my accommodation. And before I even went straight to the hotel, I made myself lost just a little bit, just so I get to feel […]

A Backpacker’s Accommodation in Taipei

For a budget traveler like me, finding this Inn was like a gem, hence for me it is one of the ideal backpacker’s accommodation in Taipei City. Royal Hours Deluxe Inn One is located at 2F, No. 58, Kunming Street, Wanhua District, 108 Taipei, Taiwan, and they can be reached at +886 223881281. There are two options where you can […]

How to get 3 days of Unlimited 4G Pocket WiFi in Taipei for only P273.00

After passing the Arrival X-rays, you can get your Klook 4G Pocket WiFi at the “Unite Traveler” desk – at the very end of the building, at the end of the “walkalator” where you will pass should you take the bus going to Taipei City. Few days before my flight, I booked this 4G pocket WiFi through KLOOK where I […]

Easy Guide on How to use the Taipei Metro, Taiwan

Using Taipei’s MRT is very easy; less intricate than Japan’s, but more complex than Singapore’s. There are 5 lines (Brown, Red, Green, Orange, and Blue) that operates in their rail system, so this means there will be a lot of times where you would need to transfer from one line to another, for you to get your destination. This would […]