7 Days in Siem Reap + Bangkok for P26K

Planning and budgeting for a seven-day family holiday in Siem Reap and Bangkok.

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My husband, siblings, and I recently took an out-of-the-country trip, this time to Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Bangkok, Thailand. In this post, I will be sharing with you the planning, budgeting, actual expense (P26,000), notes, and some budget tips and tricks for this trip. Read on for more. Continue reading “7 Days in Siem Reap + Bangkok for P26K”

Battle of the Travel Wi-Fis

There are many disadvantages to working at home. But one of the many advantages is the luxury of bringing work wherever I go. In our most recent trip abroad, my husband and I opted to rent a pocket wi-fi to ensure that we have Internet connection all the time for work, rather than rely on the wi-fi that would be provided by our accommodation or on the wi-fi that are free in coffee shops. In this post, I will show you a comparison of the travel wi-fi that can be rented out from Cebu. Read on if you’re interested. Continue reading “Battle of the Travel Wi-Fis”

Guide to Budget Shopping in Bangkok

There are countless of places to shop in Bangkok. Bangkok, and the rest of Thailand for that matter, is a shopping haven. Thailand is a growing manufacturing country and it shouldn’t have surprised me to learn that many things in this country are cheap, even compared to other Southeast Asian countries, like the Philippines. Here is my guide to budget shopping in Bangkok. Read on especially if you love vintage clothes like me. Continue reading “Guide to Budget Shopping in Bangkok”

Outside Angkor: 10 Things to Do in Siem Reap Beyond Angkor Wat

Touring the Angkor archaeological park in one day is not enough. But we still had time to explore the town of Siem Reap despite the very limited time we had in the country. While on our way to Angkor Wat, I instantly liked the town because of its shady trees and its cute cafes, shops, and architecture. Here are my 10 things to do to enjoy Siem Reap outside of the famous historic temples. Continue reading “Outside Angkor: 10 Things to Do in Siem Reap Beyond Angkor Wat”

Guide to One Day in Dumaguete

Dumaguete is hip, cool, and laid back. The city’s boulevard is my favorite college professor’s favorite strolling place. To me, Dumaguete is not just the hip university city that it is, it is also an extension of Siquijor because my grandpa used to work here and we would come here to visit him when school was off. It is easy to explore the small city in a day and hop on to another destination after the sun sets. If you only have one day in Dumaguete, then read on for my recommendations. Continue reading “Guide to One Day in Dumaguete”

Guide to Visita Iglesia in Siquijor

 

This guide to a Visita Iglesia in Siquijor was something I wrote for Tripzilla before this year’s Holy Week. I patterned this after a recent visita iglesia I did with a guest who visited Siquijor for the first time. While Siquijor will not boast of centuries-old and magnificent churches, we do have our share of historic churches. The simplicity of the architecture of the churches in the island will give you an idea of what are the island’s mineral resources (lime stones), the role of the island in the grand scheme of Catholicism in the country (a vacation/retreat place for friars), and how the island fared with the rest of the country during the two World Wars and calamities (earthquakes and typhoons). The churches are not as magnificent as other churches in the country. The churches in Siquijor pale in comparison to the San Augustin Church in the Intramuros. But I would like to believe that all of us, no matter how small, grand, simple or magnificent, make a part of our beautiful country.