Travel Diary: Arashiyama

At the western outskirts of Kyoto lies another touristy district called Arashiyama. It takes about 30 minutes to get here by train but it’s totally worth the long transit (when I say long, I mean by Japanese standards) especially during cherry blossom and fall seasons. A short walk to Arashiyama’s central landmark–the Togetsukyo Bridge, will […]

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Travel Diary: Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha or Shrine is the most important shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Several locals visit Fushimi Inari to pray for prosperity for their businesses. Tourist, however, visit this shrine for its visual appeal. Personally, I think it’s one of Kyoto’s most beautiful sights. It’s hard not to be when […]

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Ishibei Koji Lane

Whenever my sister and I travel together, we already have our designated roles. She prepares our itinerary, complete with photos and descriptions so that I can match my #OOTDs to the sceneries. And I, on the other hand, have to find ways on how to get to these places. This street known as the Ishibei-Koji […]

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Travel Diary: Kasuga Taisha

A short walk around Nara park from Todaiji will lead you to Nara’s most celebrated shrine and another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kasuga Taisha or Kasuga Shrine. It’s the royal shrine of Japan’s most powerful clan, Fujiwara. To reach the shrine, you’ll have to pass through a long pathway lined with stone lanterns. It […]

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Travel Diary: Nara’s Kofukuji and Todaiji

For those traveling around Japan’s Kyoto and Osaka, it’s worthwhile to make a short trip to nearby Nara which is located less than an hour away. It’s Japan’s first permanent capital so consequently, it takes pride in a bunch of historic treasures, including some of Japan’s greatest temples like Kofukuji and Todaiji. Both of which […]

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Transform

Putting the travel diaries from Japan on pause first because as usual, it’s taking me forever to go through the thousands of photos I took on this trip. So in the meantime, let me share with you a recent #OOTD I wore last week. As you can see, I have a nifty backpack with me […]

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Wish I Was There

Oh how I wish I was with my friends last Closeup Forever Summer. Instead, I was miles away in Singapore for work as they danced to the beats of Angus and Julia Stone, Martin Garrix, Nix Damn P with Motherbass and more. I actually thought I’d be able to attend the festival. I even had […]

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Travel Diary: Dubai Desert Safari

I can not tell you how excited I was to try the desert safari experience in Dubai. All my friends who’ve been to Dubai have been raving about it–telling me it’s a must, especially for people who like to explore new sceneries. Obviously, my expectations were set as high as the sky. I was already […]

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Travel Diary: Dubai City Tour

Since I like being able to tour around places at my own pace, I booked a private city tour for my mom and I with I Can Fly Travel. As promised, I’m sharing with you bits and pieces of the tour so that you can experience it along with me. Our tour started at 9am, with […]

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Wandering Around Bastakiya

On my second day in Dubai, I went on a private tour around the city that I booked through travel agency, I Can Fly. The tour lasted around 4 to 5 hours and included most of Dubai’s tourist spots that are located around the city center. I promise to tell you more about it on my next post. But […]

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