How to Maximize Your Japan Rail Pass

Posted on November 26, 2018

Travel in Japan can be affordable, but the country’s costly transportation will still gobble up the bulk of your budget. So you’ve worked hard and saved up enough for a long vacation and, after careful deliberation, will be purchasing a Japan Rail Pass, which is a smart investment for lengthy visits because it allows you to take unlimited rides on the extensive railway system – including the shinkansen bullet trains – within a specific time frame. Available in 7-day, 14-day andRead More

Where to Book the Cheapest JR PASS in the Philippines

Posted on November 23, 2018

Traveling Kagoshima to Tokyo, I was able to visit 12 cities in seven days with the cheapest JR Pass! With low-cost airlines now offering cheap flights from the Philippines, a vacation in Japan is now more accessible to budget travelers more than ever, despite being a relatively expensive country to visit. Last year, I was able to book a flight from Manila to Fukuoka for the unbelievable fare of only PHP 801 or USD 15. But while it’s possible toRead More

Mercure Jakarta Cikini: Escape Frenetic Streets To A Rooftop Oasis

Posted on November 22, 2018

When you visit a chaotic metropolis like Jakarta, staying in a decent, comfortable hotel is more of an investment for your sanity than a frivolous luxury. You won’t go wrong when you stay at Mercure Jakarta Cikini, a centrally located mid-range hotel that’s within reach from the throbbing heart of the city where all the action is (ie. the shopping-cum-business district around the Selamat Datang Monument)  but along a not-too-busy street a little farther east that allows you to quicklyRead More

10 Amazing Cultural Attractions in Yogyakarta You Shouldn’t Miss

Posted on November 21, 2018

The world’s largest archipelago spanning between Indochina and Australia, Indonesia is a vast country full of diverse wonders that it can be overwhelming to decide where to begin. Yogyakarta – or simply Jogja, shortening an older spelling – is an excellent starting point located in central Java, the most accessible and populous island. From Manila, one can fly AirAsia to Yogyakarta from Manila, via the Jakarta, or from Cebu, via Kuala Lumpur. The capital of Javanese arts and culture brims withRead More

Wayang Jogja Night Carnival: A Glitzy Night of Arts & Culture in Yogyakarta

Posted on November 20, 2018

If you happen to be in Yogyakarta on October 7, don’t miss the grandest festival in town! Held to commemorate the city’s anniversary, Wayang Jogja Night Carnival is a glamorous cultural parade that showcases the arts and heritage of Yogyakarta, one of the most visited destinations in Indonesia, boasting World Heritage-listed ancient temples such as Borobodur and Prambanan. I flew to Yogyakarta from Manila via Jakarta on AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline. Upon the invitation of the Tourism Office of YogyakartaRead More

Getting Your K-Pop Fix in Seoul, South Korea

Posted on November 19, 2018

Share this blogpost on Facebook with the hashtags #iSEOULu and #eazytraveler and get the chance to win an autographed CD photo book from upcoming male idol group NewKidd! Open to residents of the Philippines only. Deadline: November 23, 2019 (Friday) Aside from automobile and technology brands, South Korea has taken the world by storm through its trend-setting pop culture, riding the so-called “Korean Wave” (Hallyu), ie. the popularity of South Korean culture in other countries – including the Philippines, whereRead More