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…

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…

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…

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…

Japan ~ The Land of Rising Sun ( Basic Guide)

Things you need √ Passport √ Japan Visa click here √ Japan Rail Pass ( known as JR pass)  If you are planning to travel to multiple cities. For more details click here or here Tip: Cheapest JR pass is at Discovery Tour Inc., Location: 301 G/F Sagittarius Bldg., HV Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati City, for less than Php 11,000 ordinary pass…

Japan ~ The Land of Rising Sun ( Tokyo Part 1)

   Shinagawa More Photos click here 25 minutes away from Shibuya by subway, this place is a suburb / residential area .A great city if you want to relax after visiting the busy and colorful streets of the major cities in Tokyo. From Oimachi Station, near JR line You will see a whole block full of local…

Japan ~ The Land of Rising Sun ( Tokyo Part 2)

  Chuo   Tsukiji Market More Photos click here Location: 5 Chome-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan While some say better to go there as early as 4 in the morning to see tuna auctions and bidding, we went there around 6 in the morning not only check out the place but also make UA’s longtime dream coming…