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Knowing Yogyakarta Indonesia

Most Filipino travelers would go to nearby countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau (Visa free country) but very few would go to Indonesia. Most Filipinos would only know Bali and Jakarta but little did we know that Indonesia has so much to offer for all types of travelers.
In July 2016, I got invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia together with 50+ other South East Asian bloggers and influencers to travel around Indonesia for 12 days. I extended my trip to Jakarta for 3 days and was not able to do so much because of the traffic jam. Few from our batch went to Yogyakarta and seeing their amazing photos made me want and eager to go back to Indonesia and visit Yogyakarta.
Luckily Last January 2018, I was able to go back in Indonesia, had a 4-day trip to Jakarta with AirAsia and finally extended my trip for another 4 days just to see the wonders of Yogyakarta. I always wanted to visit temples and palaces in this region and finally, I did. Let me share you where we s…

Change The Way You See Travel - Mobile Photography

When I was younger, I thought traveling is only for rich and fortunate ones. Who has big accounts, but nahhh you have to be creative, you have to research and plan your travel - inshort DIY so you can save money.
I always enjoy traveling to our province in Bicol and Pangasinan. These are the two provinces in the Philippines I frequently go and Tagaytay which is a 1.5hr drive from my house here in Manila. A few years back, when I still don't own a good SLR and I only rely on my mobile phone so I can capture my memorable memories to places where I travel. And now that I own an SLR, I still use my mobile phone for an unexpected capturing of a subject. 
I enjoy traveling via airplane and enjoying the view on the window seat. Capturing clouds, the tail of the plane, wing of the plane and landscape is priceless for me.

Because of traveling, I became an active person again! I now enjoy hiking, searching for falls, volcanoes and great scenery on top of a mountain.

One of the many things …

Head Turner: How to be a Selfie Expert #OPPOF1s #SelfieExpert

Let me first say that I am no way a Selfie Expert nor a Selfie Addict but I have few secret photos on my phone that I rarely post on my social media accounts. Now, I am showing you how I do Selfie Pose. 
I know many of you would agree that women are very concious with our body esp on a photograph. I hate my body after being pregnant twice and it became hard for me to get back my old slender shape body and weigh 100lbs. Over the years, I learned to accept and love my body now and just work on knowing my angle at the camera. 
One trick I always do is the "top view" angle. This is the best angle if you wanna look slim. Also, it shows your whole body esp if you wanna showcase your #ootd. 

If you're also having a bad day and didn't have enough sleep and that causes you to have eye bags and zits - I suggest to filter your photo or perhaps change it to Black&White
So there, these are my two tricks I do. Hope this helps you too. But most importantly love yourself and …

Benefits of Having Foot Reflex at FOOTZEEZ

Traveling is my way to relax and refocus my mind, and after a tiring day of swimming or perhaps hiking, there's only one thing that I am craving and wanting to have - FOOT MASSAGE or BODY MASSAGE. I'm a sucker for massage and at home, I am having a weekly body massage with my lovely daughter. Massage is actually one of our mommy-baby bonding aside from shopping and eating, lol.

But do you know that there's a huge difference between a Foot Reflex and Body Massage?
Yup! Body Massage is giving you whole body relaxation from head to toe. A 2-hour massage for me makes me want to sleep right after and I need to really sleep because I feel so weak and totally relaxed and just wanting to lie on the bed and savor the massage. 
However, Foot Reflex is the applying (gentle) pressure on your feet on a specific pressure point and it is believed that every pressure points is connected to our body organs. And pressing those points is beneficial for our body and general health. It genera…

BGC Hostel that Gives Great Comfort to all Travelers

BGC Hostel and Dorm Makati is one of the 3 three-branch of BGC Hostel. BGC (Be at your Greatest Comfort) offers daily and monthly accommodation for all local and foreign travelers. They opened October 2015 and they are 0n their 10-month operation.  Situated in Makati and just a few steps away from EDSA. Located at 2855 Danlig street, Pinagkaisahan Makati City, Philippines. 

Hostels are becoming popular now in the Philippines and one of the few hostels here in Makati is BGC that has cutesy wall art, unique and rustic clock, colorful themed wall and doors will welcome you here.

This common lounge are is located at the second level of the building. 

A touch Filipino public utility figurines to add vibrant art on their 2nd floor. 

For only 499PHP / 10.61 USD, you can book a bed from an 8 or 12 mixed dorm bedroom. Check in time is 2pm and check out is 12 lunch. They have 8 mixed dorms, 12 mixed dorms, a dorm for Ladies and 1 private room. All bedrooms are fully air conditioned, has an ensu…

What to Expect in Kawah Putih?

Bandung Indonesia is the last leg of my 12-day Indonesia tour c/o the Tourism Ministry of Indonesia. Bandung is the capital of West Java province in Indonesia, about 180 km south-east of Jakarta. Before we head back to Jakarta, Kawah Putih is one of our last destination in Bandung. It is our second volcano to see during our 2 weeks stay in Indonesia. Kawah Putih (White Crater) is 50 km south of Bandung and is one of the most popular tourist attraction by the locals and especially for us foreigners. Since it opened to the public on 1987 - many tourists have been visiting this bluish crater. 
What can we expect in Kawah Putih?
1. Weather Bandung's weather is like Tagaytay or Baguio in the Philippines so expect a bit colder temperature and sweater or jackets are advised to wear.  2. Vendors When you get to the main car park, you will see lots of food vendors, gift shops and some are selling blueberries and strawberries for an affordable price of less than 100PHP per small tray. 3. Mu…

A Trip to Sasak Sade Traditional Village

Sasak Sade Traditional Village is located in Lombok Indonesia, the village's primary source of living is weaving and farming, they make one of the best cloth in Indonesia (as far as I know), from the regular sarong to the highest and softest cloth you can purchase it here. Upon entering the village, we were welcomed by loud traditional music using gongs, drums, and other Indonesian musical instrument. 
Every family helps build their house using the traditional bamboo, clay and cow feces. The tribe is one of the inhabitants here in Lombok where farming and weaving is their main livelihood. 

We witnessed their traditional dance. These dance rituals are done before circumcision, a comedy act and a fighting act where two men fought. 

TEAM PHILIPPINES - Vins, Kenneth and Hannah

I was able to watch how these women weave these threads (silk) and after 1 week or 1 month they were able to make a beautiful and colorful sarongs, table runners, and bed covers. 

Price range is from 100,000 ID…