ONE WEEK IN MALAYSIA: KUALA LUMPUR [2018.03.05-06]

Day 6: Kuala Lumpur I arrived at the TBS station at around 8:30am, so it is really a 2hr30m bus ride but it stops at TBS so I still had to take a 50-min Uber ride. It cost me RM34.15 and that already includes my 17% employee discount since I was still working at Uber…

ONE WEEK IN MALAYSIA: MELAKA [2018.03.03-04]

Day 4: Melaka I arrived super early in Melaka and it was still dark since they have a pretty late sunrise and sunset here as compared to the Philippines. After waiting some time at the bus stop, I decided to go to a nearby restaurant that is actually open for 24 hours. I had nasi…

ONE WEEK IN MALAYSIA: PENANG CITY TOUR 2 [2018.03.01-02]

Day 2: Penang My second day was spent at Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang Hill. They’re both pretty far from the city, but closer to each other. Also, I woke up pretty late. Seriously, the bed at the Queen’s Hostel is so comfortable and curtains don’t really give you an idea what time it…

ONE WEEK IN MALAYSIA: PENANG CITY TOUR 1 [2018.02.27-28]

I was excited to go back to Malaysia – solo this time! This is my third time after Kota Kinabalu in 2014, and Kuala Lumpur in 2016. I spent 3 days in Penang, 2 days in Melaka, and 2 days in Kuala Lumpur. There wasn’t really a lot of preparations for this trip other than…

MALAYSIA & LAOS TRIP: VIENTIANE to KUALA LUMPUR [11.10-11.2016]

DAY 9: VIENTIANE / KUALA LUMPUR Another day, another flight. We left the hostel at around 6:30 AM because our car was super punctual. We left without even eating anything so we were super hungry during the entire flight. We waited a long time at Wattay Airport that I wish we took advantage of the…

MALAYSIA & LAOS TRIP: SEPANG, VIENTIANE [11.04-05.2016]

DAY 1: SEPANG  This trip had a rough start. I had a really terrible morning. I didn’t have a lot of time before I had to leave the house. (FYI: I came from my shift at work.) It rained when I left the house – I didn’t bring an umbrella cause I only had a…

HOW I SURVIVED A 10-DAY TRIP WITH MY 6KG BACKPACK.

I saw this article on Buzzfeed Australia and thought I’d write about my experience, too. I remember Aly telling me the same thing after our Palawan trip – to share my tips on how to pack light. I’ve always traveled light. Usually for a 5-day trip (whether domestic or overseas), I would bring my floral…

KOTA KINABALU, DAY 4 [11.10.2014]

It’s our last day and since our flight back is at 11:30 AM, there isn’t really much that we can do. We thought that our hotel accommodation includes breakfast but we were wrong, we had to order it separately. But when we went down, we were informed that they can’t serve breakfast on that day…

KOTA KINABALU, DAY 3 [11.09.2014]

Since we weren’t able to do the city tour during our first day, we did it on Sunday morning. We ate breakfast inside our hotel room again but we ended up leaving at 9:00 AM because we ended up watching The Voice on AXN. Hahaha! We went to Centrepoint to get a taxi that will…

KOTA KINABALU, DAY 2 [11.08.2014]

We woke up at around 6:00 AM to have our breakfast, which consists of prawn noodles, bread and yogurt. It definitely saved us a lot of time because we could eat our breakfast while waiting for our turn to shower. One of our concerns before leaving was whether we’d bring a change of clothes or…

KOTA KINABALU, DAY 1 [11.07.2014]

It’s November again, which means it’s my birth month, which means it’s time for a trip again! This year, our destination is Kota Kinabalu. My two friends Rina and Celine, and I booked our tickets a year ago (Nov 2013) and the time the return ticket was just around 1,400 PHP. I kept checking the…