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A Rude Shock: Book Hotels Early if Traveling to Major Taiwan Cities over the New Year (Plus AsterSpring-Dermalogica Workshop)

I totally switched off from social media and blogging over the weekends because I’d received a rude shock – Taipei and Taichung hotels are up to five times more expensive during New Year’s Eve and New Year 2019. At time of writing (a full seven weeks prior to New Year 2019), many good accommodations are already fully booked. Even Airbnb units …

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Mr Kinjo in Mihara – A Tricky Hotel in Okinawa to Check Into but worth every hassle

  Hey there, if you are heading to Okinawa, here’s a hotel you’ll wanna know about – Mr Kinjo in Mihara. Here’s a spoiler, this hotel costs only S$43 per night at time of my booking and it wasn’t a shabby hotel – it was quite good actually. I’m dedicating an entire post to Mr Kinjo in Mihara because this hotel …

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You won’t believe what I found in Grand Belllo Hotel JBCC – Johor Bahru Hotel

  Hey all, are you ready for some juicy hotel story? Gosh, you won’t believe what I found in Grand Belllo Hotel JBCC when I made a spontaneous trip to Johor Bahru (JB) last weekend. I bet with you that your jaw will drop after reading this story cum hotel review. It was 11pm on a Saturday night and we were driving …

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11 Tips You Need To Know When Choosing A Hotel in Okinawa

If you are thinking of where to go for your next holiday, why not consider Okinawa? It’s a charming island in southern Japan that rewards you daily with turquoise water, abundant marine life, yummy seafood and delicious meat. Most importantly, it’s a great place to load up on beauty products (oops, pardon me!). Hope I’ve gotten you excited! To make …

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Agoda Pay Later: How I ended up paying more at Agoda?

Hey, folks. If you are using Agoda to make your hotel booking, are you aware that you may be charged more if you choose the Agoda Pay Later option? Read on and I’ll share with you my recent experience and how you can avoid such unexpected charges. This is a public service announcement as I did not intend to churn out …

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Wufengchi Waterfall

Chasing waterfalls at Wufengchi and Yuemeikeng in Eastern Taiwan (Day 5)

Day 5 of our Eastern Taiwan Tour would be an adventurous one filled right to the brim with activities ranging from chasing waterfalls at Wufengchi and Yuemeikeng, to visiting museum, eating seafood caught fresh from the fishing harbor and more. Join me as we explore attractions around Yilan and Luodong of Eastern Taiwan and see how we got lost in …

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Luodong Night Market

Day 4 – Goodbye, Hualien. Hello, Luodong!

Goodbye, Hualien. Today, on Day 4 of our Eastern Taiwan Tour, we would be making our way to Luodong, a town located further north on the eastern coast of Taiwan. Read on and see why we regretted not taking an express train (it’s not a speed issue). I’ll also show you why Luodong Night Market is so worth going to. …

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Our journey from Cebu to Mactan Airport in Philippines (Day 10)

In this final post of my 10-day Philippines Tour, I’ll be sharing our short but very interesting journey getting from Cebu to Mactan Airport. You’ll also read tips that can help you save money and avoid the common taxi scams. In case you are looking for a hotel to stay in Cebu, you may also be interested to read my …

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Boracay to Cebu

Philippines Tour (Day 9) – How to get from Boracay to Cebu?

This 10-day Philippines travelogue is finally coming to an end. Today, we would be bidding farewell to Boracay. Join me in this return journey where I’ll share some minor mishaps (sob!) as we made our way from Boracay to Cebu. It would be for a short stay near Ayala mall before catching a next-day flight home. Journey from Boracay to …

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Puka Beach

Boracay Island Hopping Tour (Day 8 – pt 2)

After an early morning session of helmet diving when we had the opportunity to walk on seabed of Boracay, what’s coming up next would be to continue with another tour – Boracay Island Hopping Tour. This tour on Day 8 of our Philippines 10-Day Tour would bring us to Crystal Cove, Crocodile Island and Puka Beach. Note: I’ve been slow in documenting my …

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Willy’s Rock and Paraw Sailing in Boracay (Day 7)

Highly recommended activity in Boracay – Paraw sailing!  Anyone keen? Now that we had shifted base from secluded Ilig Iligan to the very populated White Beach at Boracay, what awaited us were island tours and fun water activities that would keep us occupied for the next few days. Paraw sailing, helmet diving, snorkeling and more beach activities, here we come! We kicked …

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