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A beginner’s survival kit in trekking Mt. Kan-Irag via Budlaan trail

A beginner’s survival kit in trekking Mt. Kan-Irag via Budlaan trail

Revisiting Mt. Kan-Irag was not as easy as how it went the first time and I’m glad that I did not come empty handed.
Do not misunderstand. I am not an expert here so I cannot give a detailed guide in trekking Mt. Kan-Irag as I am not a “certified” trekker myself. But what I will leave you today is an inexperienced’s first-hand experience in surviving a five to six hours of trekking in the precious Mt. Kan-Irag– hailed as “the mountain within the city”. So if you are a beginner and you want to explore Mt. Kan-Irag (or your trekker friends blackmailed you to do so), this post might be helpful.

Finding Asian Cuisines in Netherlands

Finding Asian Cuisines in Netherlands

I grew up eating rice with every meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.. rice is always on the menu. Well, what else can I say? Rice is life! That is why I never felt so much rice deprived until my trip to the Netherlands. I thought I was going to lose myself. There was already a little voice inside my head saying “Rice is life! Rice is life!”. I guess I just can’t stop being Asian.

Face to face with Anne at Anne Frank House

Face to face with Anne at Anne Frank House

Happy and excited– I was kicking my feet as I was looking at my itinerary for the day. I’m going to visit the Anne Frank House.. finally! I was even more ecstatic when I saw that the line was just short. I heard that the queue is usually very long so what a wonderful day to be bright and optimistic, right? But not too long— my vibrant mood quickly shifted to a shade darker the moment I entered the museum.

An evening with the stars at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

An evening with the stars at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Who doesn’t want to get up close with an iconic person? I’m not sure about you but I do! Just with the scent of their perfume, it already sends chills to my spine and ignites my fangirl side. This is the reason why I picked Madame Tussauds as one of my destinations during my short Amsterdam tour.

To the lonely one who left me alone..

To the lonely one who left me alone..

Have you admired someone, got close with him, made memories together.. then all of a sudden you’re left hanging.. by your “friend”?

Amsterdam on a budget: Holland Pass, cheap train rides and foods..

Amsterdam on a budget: Holland Pass, cheap train rides and foods..

Europe is one of the most expensive places to visit. For someone like me, it’s already difficult to afford that plane ticket so how much more the hotel accommodation during my stay? Not to mention, the hassle of applying for a Schengen visa and the fees that come along with it. My trip to The Netherlands was a short notice and I honestly don’t have enough money to enjoy a luxurious trip. So here’s how I was able to save my ass from the expenses while still enjoying my trip..

My Castle Muiderslot experience and the guided group tour

My Castle Muiderslot experience and the guided group tour

Castle Muiderslot.. the name does not ring a bell at first. But when I saw this in the list of attractions that are included in my Holland Pass, I got interested. It’s a castle! So why not get a dose of my “princess-y and fairytale” deams?

Dear Diary: Castle, trains, solo flight and my first day in The Netherlands

Dear Diary: Castle, trains, solo flight and my first day in The Netherlands

Before I came to The Netherlands, I already had plans how to make my short stay worthwhile. My schedule the day after I arrived was to visit one of the castles in Netherlands since it was the only time I had where I could fit this agenda. In all honestly, I really didn’t have an idea that you could find a lot of castles across the country. I know that it is famous for its windmills and that’s it! So when I knew about its castles, I thought that I really have to visit one of them. With that, I went to the famous Muiderslot Castle in Muiden.

But first thing’s first, how can I go to this castle from my hotel in Zaltbommel?

Dear Diary- I was 6,587 miles away from home. Cheers to my first international and solo travel

Dear Diary- I was 6,587 miles away from home. Cheers to my first international and solo travel

Dear Diary, I was 6,587 miles away from home. I almost couldn’t believe the announcement from my manager. At first, I laughed. I couldn’t believe what I heard because it was quite unusual. Most of us will be sent to the United States but not in Netherlands. It took me a few minutes to finally sink in what he just said. I concealed my excitement and went back to my cube. I thought, “If everything goes well, it’ll be my first international and solo travel”.

First-timer at Mt. Kan-Irag and my budget-friendly weekend escape..

First-timer at Mt. Kan-Irag and my budget-friendly weekend escape..

I frequently want to travel or go outdoors to distress and to simply fulfill my wanderlust. Whenever I don’t, I feel frustrated at life. Surprisingly, I was relieved by this burden when I trekked Mt. Kan-Irag. I never thought that I can wanderlust even without spending a lot over the weekend.

Neighbor to the famous Sirao Flower Farm, I didn’t expect that the jump off area for Mt. Kan-Irag will take me to a place which will change my appetite for adventures.


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