Taipei Zoo Family Guide

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My kids and I fell in love with Taipei Zoo the first time we went there.   The place is huge!  165 hectares with 90 hectares open to the public, it is the biggest zoo in Asia.  The landscape is rich in foliage, so if you are not looking at the glorious animals you are […]

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Guide to a Day Trip at Yilan with Kids (Part 2)

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Just 1.5-2 hours away Taipei City,  Yilan has a lot to offer.  We were able to go to 7 places in one day but there are still a lot of places to discover.  For the meantime,  here are the places we were able to visit in a day and that includes travel time from Taipei […]

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Guide to a Day Trip at Yilan with Kids (Part 1)

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Just 1.5-2 hours away Taipei City,  Yilan has a lot to offer.  We were able to go to 7 places in one day but there are still a lot of places to discover.  For the meantime,  here are the places we were able to visit in a day and that includes travel time from Taipei […]

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Top Trails for Families at Taroko National Park, Taiwan

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Since my husband is currently based in Taipei,  my kids and I have gone to Taiwan several times in the past few years.  We always enjoyed our day trips and our food binges.  This time my husband took us East of Taiwan and I must say, as an outdoors person, Taroko National Park in Hualien,  […]

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7 Reasons to Visit Taiwan: Asian Traveller Edition

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When one thinks of Taiwan they think of rows and rows of factories with little albeit no tourist areas to boast of. I had no intention of visiting the place but since my husband is currently Taipei based I had the pleasure of calling “Ilha Formosa,” the beautiful island, our second home. Here are my […]

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Experience the Magic as Hongkong Disneyland Turns 10

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Imagine the most wonderful time of the year, in the happiest place on Earth with all the festivities of a 10th year anniversary! It’s hitting the jackpot thrice! It seems like yesterday when the nearest Disneyland closest to home opened it’s door to Asia.   And just as you would expect from Disneyland, such a celebration […]

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When is the best time to go to Hongkong with the Kids/Family?

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Since I came out with my travel blog on Hongkong Disneyland and Ocean Park on a Budget (Part 1) and Part 2, I have received some questions on the best time to go to Hongkong.  Given that we come from hot, hot Philippines,  you would want to go to Hongkong at the time it is […]

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Hongkong Disneyland and Ocean Park on a Budget (Part 1)

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It has been 8 years since the kids visited Hongkong.  They hardly remember what it was like.  With the memory of Hongkong almost blank plus a new toddler sibling in tow,  it was almost like a new experience for everyone. My husband only has Friday to spare so we went on technically a 3 day/2night […]

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Hongkong Disneyland and Ocean Park on a Budget (Part 2)

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It has been 8 years since the kids visited Hongkong.  They hardly remember what it was like.  With the memory of Hongkong almost blank plus a new toddler sibling in tow,  it was almost like a new experience for everyone. My husband only has Friday to spare so we went on technically a 3 day/2night […]

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Himalayas: 6-Day Langtang Valley Trek

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I’m alive. And I’m back! 48 kilometers of combined gentle and steep ascents.  13,000 feet that is high enough to kick off Altitude Sickness.  6 Meatless Days just when you need all the protein. Public Asian style bathrooms that rivals marathon Portalets.  The journey was long and arduous but the views and the company were […]

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8-Day Backpack Tour of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka: Day 2 – Tokyo

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We took a leisurely breakfast in Namba and purchased our one way Shinkansen (bullet train) ticket to Tokyo at the JR office there.  I made a major mistake and should have bought a JR pass instead:(  The JR pass would have allowed us to use unlimited JR trains for 5 days for only Y22,000/person.  Compare […]

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8-Day Backpack Tour of Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka: Day 1 Namba, Osaka

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I love Japan!  The mix of beautiful gardens and nature, rich culture, high tech stuff, cool weather, good food and kind people makes it my best place to visit in Asia.  Here is my recommended Day 1 (complete with expense breakdown) of backpack trip to Japan with the fam. My family of 8 (including extended […]

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Konichiwa

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I just came back as the tour group leader of a one-week backpack tour across Osaka, Tokyo and back to Kyoto.  My ward,  my family of 7 including my 2 kids (aged 9 and 11), one senior citizen with rheumatitis (my mom), one senior citizen with a cane (my dad), one 5 month pregnant sister-in-law […]

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Bali Restaurants: Potato Head, Mamasan, KU DE TA, Ibu Oka

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My trip to Bali  was a vacation of sheer eating pleasure after another.  Needless to say, I gained a few pounds.  But that is not the subject of this post.  I want to share with you the hip restaurants my high school buddies and I dined in through the course of our stay. Potato Head, […]

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Bali: Getting Acquainted with Bali

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I was astounded to know that Bali stretches a good 140km from East to West (like Manila to Tarlac).  I was kinda picturing the likes of Boracay from station 1 to 3.  But I was wrong.   It’s a region!  Therefore,  choosing the place you will choose to settle in depends on what you are looking […]

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