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How we traveled to Netherlands, Greece and China in one day...

You might (or might not) heard of them yet but you can also find a taste of Amsterdam, Greece, and China without spending thousands of your hard earned money. How? Cebu's Sirao Garden, Temple of Leah and Taoist Temple got your back. So if you happen to be in this lovely island for a day or two, ditch your passports for now and brace yourself for a multi-national tour without leaving Cebu.
's-Hertogenbosch Central Station

A magical walk at Den Bosch that you should try

It was one hell of a magical night when we decided to visit 's-Hertogenbosch. I know it's a bit difficult to remember-- it's something like "heterogeneous" and sounds like "heshcdsrfjsdskkj". (Yes! Emphasis on the "g" + "sch" sound in Dutch which really hurts my throat by the way). Later on, I found out that it is colloquially known as Den Bosch which is not that difficult to remember  for me. Thank goodness! Setting that aside, I was really mesmerized by its beauty. If you want to know what I am talking about, here's a sneak peek and my list of 4 (+1) things to see while at Den Bosch.
Survival kit in trekking Mt. Kan-Irag

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 cuisine 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.
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.
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..

Have you admired someone, got close with him, made memories together.. then all of a sudden you're left hanging.. by your "friend"?
Iamsterdam sign at Amsterdam

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..
Castle Muiderslot experience in Netherlands

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?
Strolling around Amsterdam on a winter

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

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?
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