Opening of a Large River ~ Da Nang

How to get here (from Hanoi) By Bus click here Duration: 14 hours and 54 minutes Price: VND 350,000 up By Train click here Duration: 16 hours and 40 minutes Price: VND 750,000 up You will save up to 20 % if you purchase the ticket on the railway station but soft berth bed is often fully booked…

Bay of the Descending Dragon ~ Halong Bay

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The City of Lakes ~ Hanoi, Vietnam

Getting There Noi Bai International Airport Customs was at the second floor and baggage carousels were at the first floor. ATM’s, Sim Card kiosks, food stalls and travel agencies are at the main exit, right-wing. The best prepaid Sim cards are Viettel and Mobifone. VND 220,000 was the cheapest we found with 10 gigabytes, free calls and text…

Land of the Atis ~ Boracay Island

Going There By Air Manila ( NAIA) or Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Godofredo P. Ramos Airport  ( Caticlan Airport) Duration: 1 hour ♦ Shuttle bus to the arrival area Duration: 10 – 15 minutes Arrival Area Left side is the carousel for your check in baggage and a few steps from it is the exit….

City of Angels ~ Bangkok

There are two airports in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) and Don Muang Airport ( DMK ).   Don Muang Airport ( DMK)  Guide:  click here Arrival from Krabi / other local flights Baggage carousel   Exit Airport Transportation from Don Muang Airport ( DMK) TO BANGKOK Taxi Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour ( depending on…

Ban Thai Samor ~ Krabi, Thailand

To Krabi From Phuket to Krabi  At the exit, there are a lot of taxis and a couple of local buses (songthaew) outside. The cheapest transportation to Krabi town is the local bus ( 20 baht / person ). The taxis would cost you 200 baht / ride  → I am not sure if there are…

The Pearl of the Andaman ~ Phuket, Thailand

Phuket From Philippines (NAIA) : Travel Tax is PHP 1,620.00 Travel time: 3 hours and 50 minutes Phuket International Airport Immigration – write down the complete address of your accommodation. Some immigration officers are strict. Baggage Carousel Exit – before the exit, you will find stalls that sell SIM cards for tourists. The best ones are…

Thailand Scams

Local Thai people are one of the nicest people I’ve met. Most of them helped us find our way when we got lost and were full of smiles even if they can’t understand what we were talking about… …but just like in any other country, there are also a few bad seeds lurking around in…

Vigan – Laoag – Pagudpud ~ Ilocos

How to get there By bus Partas Bus Schedule click here Florida Bus Schedule click here   By plane The nearest airport is only in Laoag. You can either take a bus to and forth going to Vigan or rent a van to tour both Vigan and Pagudpud. By car via TPLEx = 7 hours to 8…

Capital State of Sabah ~ Kota Kinabalu

Going There A plane ride to Kota Kinabalu International Airport ( KKIA) Terminal 1. Our plane ride from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA T3) to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI T1) was only 2 hours. Expenses: Round trip ticket for two of AirAsia : PHP 5,965.60 ( including the terminal fee from BKI T1) Terminal fee…

Apo Island

How to get there From Dumaguete City to Malatapay By private vehicle Drive going South of the Negros Island. You will pass by 3 major towns, Bacong, Dauin, and Zamboanguita. You will see a signboard to Malatapay Pier. Travel time: 30 minutes By Bus All buses going to the South of the Negros Island like Bayawan…

Tourist Visa for Japan ( with Philippine passport)

Recommendation Friedship Tours Website Main Office: 3F Dusit Thani Manila Ayala Center Makati city Philippines 1226 If you are not living in Manila, Cebu or Davao City and you can’t personally go to their office, you can contact this person: I went to their main office to inquire about the documents I need to submit and…