August 15, 2015

Hawk Bag: My New Travel Companion

One day, I received a Red Hawk Bag from Cyrus Villarosa, Sales and Marketing Manager of Hawk Bags. I wasn't so sure about trying another brand (since I was using Herschel or North Face for the longest time). But, as soon as I opened the package, I knew that I would be using it in my next travels. If you love a bag that looks clean and simple on the outside, but has multiple compartments on the inside, you may consider Hawk Bag as one of your options. 

See what makes Hawk Bag the perfect companion
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April 6, 2015

El Nido, Palawan: A Quick Guide to Paradise

There is nothing more homey than a town like El Nido and its heartwarming people.  Of all the trips I've had in 2014, I could probably say that this trip is my most favorite.  Here is a quick guide to planning your trip to paradise, that is El Nido, Palawan:

Paradise is inexpensive as you may otherwise think

March 18, 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: What to do for a day or two?

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a mix of the old and modern times.  The government has done a tremendous job when they decided to preserve old buildings built by the colonizers from the 19th century.  I first came here when I was 7 years old, when I thought their mosques and buildings were very similar to those of the movie, Aladdin.  So, when my mom decided to book a short trip to this lovely country, I couldn't help but feel nostalgic about the heritage sites I've seen before.

If you're a fan of history and culture, Malaysia should be your destination.  But what can you do when your days are limited to a day or two?  Here are some tips to make your stay worthwhile:

February 2, 2015

Explore Singapore

I was 7 when I first came to Singapore. Back then, everything felt larger than life because of its tall buildings and busy-looking people. This year, my family and I decided to visit this country to explore its beautiful landmarks, authentic Singaporean cuisine, and the fast paced multi-culture of this first world country.

Here is a summary of my 3-day visit to the Lion City. Enjoy!

Explore Singapore from Justine Galvez on Vimeo.

What amazed me most was their diverse culture. You could see it in each district, the way each dish was cooked and presented in every hawker, or the way people interact while waiting for their train stop. Everything felt like it was in motion. That when you stop and observe, you get every piece of Singapore's culture.

In these 3 days, I felt that there was so much too see, and yet I had so little time. This trip felt like a day full of non-stop walking. My feet was sore... and it was worth it.

Check out the Boho Travels' interesting take on Singapore.

January 10, 2015

Oslob, Cebu: Swimming with the Whale Sharks

Planning a summer vacation is as easy as scouting for cheap airfares. The only problem is, when to score a good deal. There are many good beaches in the Philippines that I can suggest. But, among these places is a spot I recommend, not because of its fine sands, but the whale sharks you can swim with, endless shorelines you can relax in, and the gateway you can embark towards other islands . For this vacation, my family decided to explore the southern part of Cebu: Oslob.

Be charmed by the hidden gems of Oslob.

January 7, 2015

Quezon City, Metro Manila: The Best Burga in Town is at Pepe's Meat

NKKLK - (adverb) or Nakakaloka means mind-blowing. That was how I felt when I first found out that I no longer have to go all the way to U.P or Maginhawa to eat at Snack Shack because Pepe's Meat, a small burger joint in Kamuning, has just opened.

These meat patties are Pepe's Meat's grilled Burgas

December 27, 2014

Bali, Indonesia: 10 Reasons Why Bali is the Perfect Cure for Burnout

There is so much to see in Bali other than the beach. For one, it is a melting pot of culture, people, sights, and of course, food. Let me take you to a journey around and the other things you need to know before visiting the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia.

Find out why Bali is the perfect cure for burnout