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Lessons from Kuya Pipay: Baler Surfing 101
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Lessons from Kuya Pipay: Baler Surfing 101

This is Kuya Pipay – electrical lineman on the weekdays and surf instructor on the weekends. What I thought would be a typical surfing lesson turned out to be a great learning experience because of this super cool surf coach! I wasn’t expecting much from my surfing lessons in Baler since a lot of the surfing instructors I met from other surfsites always teach the basics –find your balance, push yourself up ...
18 photos that will make you want to visit Batanes
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18 photos that will make you want to visit Batanes

Whenever I'm stressed, all I have to do is to take a deep breath, close my eyes and picture myself back in Batanes. Just the thought of being in this place gives me an unexplainable feeling of serenity. Batanes is synonymous to paradise. Let me show you why. :) Come to the northmost island in the Philippines and see it for yourself. I'm sure you will fall in love with Batanes the same way I did. ❤ ...
Darwin Dimsum: from Hong Kong to Manila
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Darwin Dimsum: from Hong Kong to Manila

I always enjoy eating dim sum and I’m so happy to have come across a new dining spot in Makati that serves my favorite Chinese dishes - pork buns, siomai, shrimp hakaw, prawn dumplings and chicken feet. Darwin Dimsum Hong Kong Special is a hole-in-the-wall resto that is somewhat similar to the famous Tim Ho Wan Restaurant but it takes the hunger games a notch higher by offering too-cute-to-eat dishes. ...
14 Best things I ate in Japan
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14 Best things I ate in Japan

Japanese food is more than just sushi, tempura and ramen. They have so much more tummy-filling dishes waiting for you to discover. Here are 14 of my best food and beverage finds in Tokyo: What is it: Warm honey lemon drink perfect for the cold Tokyo weather! This non-carbonated drink comes from a combination of honey (for sweetness) and 1% real lemon juice (for sourness). It’s a delicious ...
Manila: 8th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition
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Manila: 8th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

I’ve always loved watching firework exhibitions. The breathtaking bursts of lights, the magical colors and the spectacular forms never fails to amaze me and leave me wanting for more. That is why I always look forward to watching the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. It is that time of the year again when Manila’s skies light up with the colorful and festive displays of fireworks from ...
Tokyo beauty haul
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Tokyo beauty haul

It’s no surprise, Japanese beauty products have been raved about by beauty experts worldwide for their excellent quality and value for money. This is the very reason why I thought of doing a Tokyo beauty haul. Though I’m no beauty expert, I’m a self-confessed beauty junkee! I love trying out both skincare and makeups from different brands. And from a lot of brands I have tested out, I particularly like ...
Konnichi-WOW: Win a FREE trip to Japan with TravelBook.ph!
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Konnichi-WOW: Win a FREE trip to Japan with TravelBook.ph!

In celebration of their 4th year anniversary, TravelBook.ph, the leading local hotel booking website in the Philippines, is sending three (3) lucky winners to Japan for free! To join the promo, simply make a hotel or resort booking through TravelBook.ph from March 11 to May 31, 2017. Both check-in and check-out dates should be within the said period to qualify. In addition, only customers who complete ...
9 Awesome things to do in Ho Chi Minh City
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9 Awesome things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh (HCMC), popularly known as Saigon, is Vietnam’s largest city. Let this city’s quirky coffee places, amazing motorbikes and classic French architecture welcome you into its bustling metropolis. Most of HCMC’s attractions revolve around the fragments of the Historical Vietnam War alongside its mesmerizing modern skyscrapers and shopping centers. Indeed a seamless fusion between the old and the new ...
A taste of Vietnam
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A taste of Vietnam

Food will always be a significant part of any culture. This is why I believe that besides sight-seeing, you should also travel for food. You get to interact with locals, try out ingredients not available in your hometown and learn the history of a place through the cuisine they serve. Vietnam is known to be a culinary haven. Every alley is filled with local vendors selling the country's best dishes. ...
Winter in Japan: Itinerary
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Winter in Japan: Itinerary

Konnichiwa! :) Want a winter wonderland adventure? Visit Japan during winter which is from December to mid-March. I went to Tokyo in January and boy was it cold! The temperature ranged from -4 to 7 °C! Be sure to pack your coats, scarves and gloves to keep you warm. During the evenings, I highly recommend that you use a heating pad which you can purchase at most convenient stores (they serve as great hand ...
WanderJan

WanderJan is a travel blogger who shares her personal adventures from tips, guides, photos and food reviews down to the must-buy products and must-try activities. Follow her in her quest for once-in-a-lifetime experiences as she gets lost in the most fascinating places in the world.