* For months, I’ve been telling everyone that they can get the best exchange rate from their home country’s currency to the local currency by simply bringing their ATM card and withdrawing money wherever they are. In Bali, for example, the rate I got through the ATM was nearly equivalent to the actual exchange rate, meaning […]
* Somebody asked me how I fit 10 days’ worth of clothes into a single backpack, considering my beloved Northloom Miguee isn’t that big. There are a lot of articles containing packing tips out there, so I’m just going to list down a few tips that aren’t as publicized. Compress your clothes in Ziploc bags. […]
“Where to eat” is one of the last things I research for a trip, if at all. I usually eat wherever I happen to be at mealtime as that just makes sense to me time-wise. Plus, it seems to me an exercise in heartbreak to hunt down the area’s most raved-about restaurants only to realize […]
* * For those who take them day in and day out, trains are probably as romantic as, oh, lawnmowers. And when they’re not running as well as they should, they’re often a source of consternation (and/or mini-heart attacks) for regular commuters. In fact, I’d probably be hard-pressed to explain to people who have to take trains […]
How does a girl from a tropical island prepare for an 18-day winter trip? By raiding the ukay-ukay, of course.
* Alright, I get that secondhand clothing is not for everyone. Some people cringe at the thought of wearing clothes previously owned by strangers, while others simply think it’s beneath them. (That’s okay; I’m not here to tell you how to live your life.) For me, though, living in a country where temperatures rarely go […]