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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…

BAG DILEMMA? Backpack or Luggage

Are you a LIGHT or Heavy packer? Either way, it will always be where you will go and how long will be your trip. I love to travel, like every month I wanna go some place new and take tons of photos using my camera and my drone. Ever since I had my own drone about a year ago, I had this urge to always find a great place to fly. But having a drone is not easy to carry especially if you are traveling abroad and some countries will need a drone permit before you can fly your expensive toy/gadget. I have a hard case backpack for my DJI Phantom and it's quite heavy and super bulky, good thing I got a CABINZERO 44-Liter Backpack - my drone, DSLR and few clothes can all fit in whenever I'm on a short trip. 

Last month I went to Australia with my kid for 3 weeks, we brought 2 BIG trolley luggage and my Cabinzero Violet Backpack. If you're a mom traveling with your child/children, a handbag or a tote bag is not enough to bring all your stuff as your hand carry, trust me! Traveling with kids makes you look like you're bringing half of your house stuff, lol. I have a 7 year/old child and whenever we travel especially long flights/drive, I make sure I bring enough toys to make her busy and never get bored while on a trip.

Here are the things you MUST bring on your hand-carry when traveling with young children:

- small toys 
- gadget (iPad, tablet)
- neck pillow
- blanket
- snacks (cookies, tetra pack juice)
- bottled water
- wet wipes
- alcohol
- emergency kit 
- clothes and underwear (I always bring clothes and underwear for my kid on my hand-carry bag because kids are very clumsy especially when they're eating so make sure you bring extra shirts for them.)

For solo travelers and backpackers, I guarantee you that having a 44-Liter Cabinzero Backpack will fit a 2-week clothes. After our 3-week vacation in Australia, I went on a 2-week South East Asian trip with my blogger colleagues. From Singapore - Malaysia - Thailand - Cambodia - Vietnam. Yep! I'm able to fit in a 2-week clothes in my backpack.

Tips on how to fit in a 2-week clothes in your backpack:

- Bring versatile clothes that you can mix and match 
- Bring light clothes 
- Bring a kimono/sarong/cover up (especially if you are entering a temple)
- ALWAYS roll your clothes when packing
- Use a zip lock bag/vacuum bag 

Because I only brought a backpack during my 2-week ASIAN trip I'm able to save extra fee for check-in baggage and I'm able to buy lots of fridge magnet as a souvenir, lol

(Cabinzero sponsored my bag but review are honest and been using the product since November 2016)

BAG DILEMMA? Backpack or Luggage


  1. Thanks for the tip, I am a backpacker, but will definitely add your above tips specially the zip locks! :)

  2. Great tips! I'll be bookmarking this as my husband and I are planning to bring our baby on our trips soon! :)

  3. Three weeks is really hard to pack for unless you have access to a washer-dryer. I still prefer bringing a bigger luggage than what I need in case to leave room for things I buy. I bring a sling bag or small backpack for day trips.

    1. I did 2-weeks backpacking. I was able to wash my clothes in a hotel we stayed in where there is a washing machine in our room.

  4. I prefer backpack since its more flexible to carry. I also have a pack able bag whenever I need a more handy bag.

  5. I'm hearing a lot about CabinZero these days. Let me check out their site on what they have to offer!

  6. I prefer a small carry-on suitcase as they travel well and carry enough items to make the journey comfy. I did the backpack thing in HS. No more!

  7. It probably depends on the purpose of your trip, how long is your stay and where you are going. Maybe a luggage that can also double as a backpack seems like a good idea.

    ❀ Grace ❀

  8. I've only dreamt about backpacking, but I'm always a luggage person because I know how tedious it will be to be carrying along a backpack all the time.


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