The Truth About Dubai Desert Safari Tour

The Truth About Dubai Desert Safari Tour

If there is one activity that is never absent in any Dubai itinerary it is the Desert Safari Tour.  Dubai is generally a desert, but you are not actually experiencing its desert without joining a Dubai desert safari tour.  The tour is engaging and missing the fun would be a lost opportunity.  But, what exactly can you expect in a desert safari tour?  How cool really is it?

 

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2017 Year-Ender Travel Highlights

2017 Year-Ender Travel Highlights

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page,” this powerful quotation uttered by Saint Augustine of Hippo has inspired travellers, including myself, to act on our wanderlust.  Exploring a new place, meeting new people, exposing oneself to new cultures, and trying new dish are some of the most life-changing experiences of our lives.  The joy of travel and memories it created can bring a long lasting happiness to a rather dull life.Continue Reading    

Why It’s Hard to Quit the Job and Travel the World for a Citizen of a Third-World Country

Why It’s Hard to Quit the Job and Travel the World for a Citizen of a Third-World Country

I would be a hypocrite if I say that I do not dream of quitting my job to travel the world.  I think about it all the time, especially those times when I’ve had enough of my daily working routines.  Wouldn’t it be ideal if I could just pack my bags, tender my resignation, and sail around the world?  It is perfect, but when reality sets in I know I’m not ready yet, aside from it’s hard.  It makes it even harder because I am a citizen of a third world country.  Let me set it straight, I am not generalising, but some would agree with me when I say that it is hard to quit the job and travel the world for a citizen of a third world country.Continue Reading    

That Time When We Got Scammed by a Taxi in Hanoi

That Time When We Got Scammed by a Taxi in Hanoi

One of the most common problems of travelers in Asia, which can spoil the fun, is taxi scam.  It is so prevalent that sometimes taking a taxi is not an option anymore not unless necessary.  Vietnam, Thailand, Macau, Philippines, and some other countries have tourists complaining about how their taxis dupe them.  You’ve heard stories about this all the time. Continue Reading    

Our Yosemite Experience (Complete Itinerary and Expenses)

Our Yosemite Experience (Complete Itinerary and Expenses)

Visiting Yosemite wasn’t part of the original plan.  Since we only had less than 2 weeks in the United States, we were thinking of going to Las Vegas after Los Angeles and then to San Francisco.  But then, we fell in love with pictures of Yosemite that we finally decided to go here in lieu of Las Vegas.  We’re glad that we did.  Our Yosemite experience was one of the most memorable experiences we had in our lives. Continue Reading    

Hiking Lantau Peak:  Second Highest Mountain In Hong Kong

Hiking Lantau Peak: Second Highest Mountain In Hong Kong

Hiking Lantau Peak was initially planned as a back to back with our Sunset Peak hike without us knowing the difficulty of the trails.  We underestimated Sunset Peak and we thought it was easy peasy but it turned out to be a very challenging one.  Lantau Peak is the second highest peak in Hong Kong and is one of the most popular hikes.  It is famous for its impressive vistas and incredible sunrise or sunset view.  The hike is the Section 3 of Lantau Trail traversing Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping.

 

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Sunset Peak Hike

Sunset Peak Hike

After we’ve completed and conquered the Dragon’s Back mountain hike, our first ever Hong Kong hike, we felt the urge of doing more challenging hikes.  The feeling was incredible especially upon reaching the top.  It was physically exhausting but it was definitely rewarding.  Finishing the Dragon’s Back hike was like a warm up for more strenuous hikes and has prepared us for our next adventure.  After that, we knew that we were ready for our next hiking destination, the Sunset Peak Hike.

 

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Biking the Golden Gate Bridge

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge

My wife and I knew that upon alighting from the train at Civic Centre Station and having our first glimpse of San Francisco, it was going to be a fun one.  Passing by these victorian houses on a cool weather was an ultimate American experience.  We knew that seeing the Golden Gate Bridge was the ultimate goal and we decided to not actually just see it.  But, to experience it.  Since we both loved the outdoors, we decided to bike it.  Bike the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, that was the plan. Continue Reading    

Mist Trail Hike in Yosemite

Mist Trail Hike in Yosemite

It was freezing cold when we woke up at 5am in a tiny Tent Cabin we were renting at Half Dome Village.  Summer is almost near but the temperature at night still drops to below 10 centigrade.  We headed to the shared bathroom, 30 steps away from our cabin, to freshen up and proceeded to have our Western breakfast.  We readied ourselves with what we anticipated to be the highlight of our Yosemite tour, hiking the Panorama Trail. Continue Reading    

Dragon’s Back:  Section 8 of Hong Kong Trail

Dragon’s Back: Section 8 of Hong Kong Trail

I was just introduced to Hong Kong trails latter part of last year and I’ve been wanting to do it, eversince.  The last time I hiked a mountain was over ten years ago back in the Philippines.  I guess that would make me a novice or an amateur hiker.  After researching about Hong Kong trails and all, along with my wife and some friends, we decided to do it and unmask the side of Hong Kong not everyone get to see.  We knew that the hike would be exciting and of course, rewarding.

 

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