Published July 30, 2016
Tags: asia, Japan, skytree, Tokyo, travel
I had a week off in July, so we decided to go to Japan. Specifically, Tokyo, with a short trip to Osaka. Naturally, Tokyo Disneyland and Universal Studios were on the menu. But first and foremost was the Ghibli Museum, located in Mitaka, Chiba. Unlike some of my other travels, we paid for everything besides transportation and food before we left. This was an interesting difference. After talking with a friend who is currently living in Japan, we decided to use AirBnb for the whole stay. This proved somewhat trickier than I thought, but it allowed me to sort out a Taiwanese PayPal account connected with the only bank in Taiwan that supports PayPal, E.Sun Bank.
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Published May 3, 2016
Tags: GPS, ktm, motorbiker, motorcycle, naked, riding, SDR, sdr1290, superduke, taipei, taiwan
Since I haven’t bought a RAM mount yet for my KTM Superduke, I decided to try a different way of navigating. On a scooter, it’s always easy to pause and check directions on a phone. On a motorbike, it’s a lot more difficult.
I paired my Bluetooth headphones with my phone, and started the navigation directions by Google Maps. I have to say that it worked very well, especially on the expressways, where it’s actually not possible to stop in Taipei.
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Published February 20, 2015
blogs , travelogue
Tags: asia, backpacking, blogs, hcmc, ho chi minh city, manila, Philippines, saigon, taipei, taiwan, travel, travelogue, vietnam
I left my hostel at about 5:30PM in order to catch the last bus to the airport. For some reason, all buses stop at 6AM, making it quite difficult to get around Saigon. At the bus station, near the market, it took me about 15 minutes to figure out that there weren’t any more buses. So reluctantly, I took a motorcycle taxi to the airport. I negotiated a fair price in my opinion of 50,000 Dongs, which was 10x the price of a bus ride.
Continue reading ’31 Hours In 3 Airports In 3 Countries’
I’m not exactly sure what I was thinking, but I ended up booking red-eye flights for my whole vacation for CNY this year. It was what was available on the dates that I wanted to fly, and I was in no position to complain much about it, because I had booked the flights in January.
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After having taken it easy for a few days, especially getting detoxed from all of the bad instant coffee and food I drank and ate in the Philippines, I decided to take a half-day tour of the Cuchi Tunnels near Saigon.
Continue reading ‘Cuchi Vietcong Tunnels, Near Saigon, Vietnam’
I arrived back in Dumaguete on Wednesday, took a while to get settled and planned out the next few days. Since I had spent my time here scuba diving, I hadn’t explored the surroundings much. I planned to go on a day trip to the Casaroro Falls and The Twin Lakes.
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After having completed my Open Water Diver Scuba Certification, I decided to join some friends on the search for some new beaches.
Continue reading ‘The White Sand Beaches of Anda, Bohol, Philippines’