Dear Traveler, Why Do You Wander?

Dear Traveler, I bet you are familiar with the likes of Reasons-Why-You-Should-Travel, Lessons-You-Can-Learn-From-Traveling, or Places-You-Should-Visit-Before-You-Die. On you go with the litany. But really, have you ever once given it a thought, in your own terms, why do you travel? There must be a good reason why. You can always draw inspiration from the stories of…

101 Bikes of Hope: My unforgettable memory of Phnom Penh

Mention Cambodia and Angkor Wat almost immediately comes to mind. Much so when I saw it with my very own eyes, I was blown away. For most travelers, they go to Siem Reap for temple hopping, food indulgence, cultural immersion and or drinking the night away in Pub Street. It is a rather inviting tourist…

How I Travelled to 4 Cities in Japan for 7 Days

I have been receiving a lot of questions about our 7-day trip to four cities in Japan last 2015 and fellow travelers frequently ask how I squeezed four cities into our itinerary. It is not as complicated as you may think. With Japan’s very efficient transportation networks, going around can, in fact, become a delight….

How Travel Is Changing Me

Nobody else can discover the world for you but yourself. Go see. Then tell your own stories. –Wanders of Eve

Visiting Siem Reap? Come Stay at Khmere Maison D’ Angkor

Whenever I travel, I want to immerse myself in the culture of other countries so as much as possible, I prefer to stay in accommodations that reflect their traditional homes. I already stayed in a ryokan (dyokan) in Nara, Japan last year. It was a minimalist room with woven straw flooring. And I felt like…

Around the city of Kyoto for PHP200 a day

Transportation is quite expensive and can eat away a considerable fraction of your budget when in Japan. While a JR pass is useful when you go like from Osaka to Tokyo, in Kyoto there are a few JR lines so an all-day bus pass will really serve you well. At 500 yen or 200 pesos,…