I thought Pai in Northern Thailand would be a small place where you can just walk or trek anywhere but I was wrong. There is so much to discover around Pai and even after making it a home-base for 5 weeks, there were still some places we missed to explore.
Motorbike for 100 Baht!
Once you arrive in
One of the best things I enjoyed in Thailand are their night markets. However, it can sometimes be too touristy and so prices tend to be higher than the local street food. While in Chiang Mai, we avoided the night market and found less popular and affordable street food. We thought of doing the same
Just dropping by to greet everyone a happy new decade! I also want to share my New Year’s Eve experience in Pakbeng, Laos. It’s not a place you travel to for a New Year’s countdown, Luang Prabang would have a bigger event that would cater to tourists.
We intended to get to Luang Prabang for the cele
Last month, @travelfeed provided some updates on the meetups that happened after SteemFest in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. By this time, I have re-joined the team to help in social media, PR and testing.
I wasn’t involved yet when the team organized these meetups. It looked as easy as posting an event in
Apo Whang-Od is one of the Philippines’ national treasures. Her skills and talent made Buscalan famous for the Kalinga tribe tattoo. I was starstruck to see a living legend, however, disappointed by what tourism has done to an icon. I usually write informative travel blogs but this is one of my crit
Note: I did not intend to post this here as this is my letter to the Banaue mayor. However, I made some mistakes today which resulted to a duplicate post of House of Ekolife. So as not to make my blog look worse, I will just re-publish this blog here.
I stayed for a week in Batad to rest and just b
This is probably one of my few blogs that centers on a restaurant. I guess that’s just not my niche and I find it challenging to describe food taste other than using the 5 basic tastes! However, I give exemption to outstanding restaurants and those with a story worth sharing.
Banaue was my home base
While in Batad, I stayed in a solo room at Batad View Inn & Restaurant as this was my most practical option. This lodging is under the same management as Mang Ramon’s Homestay who owns traditional nipa huts. It got me curious so I decided to upgrade for one night and sleep like a native Ifugao insid
Preserving the Ifugao Ethnic Tradition
Ramon Binalit, owner of Mang Ramon’s Homestay, is known in the Philippines for all the work he does to preserve Batad and its tradition. He has been featured in several articles and documentaries. We can call him a legend not only for showcasing their Ifugao tr
Day 4 Pancakes and Beer
It was so tiring after 3 days that we woke up late. We still made it on time for pancakes! That was my first time to try Dutch pancakes and I must say it was good.
A big group went out and I got separated from the @travelfeed team. You may have seen me with them most of the t
Day 2 Conference
It wasn’t difficult waking up. There was a loud bird residing on the tree near our hotel. It was annoyingly loud but useful as an alarm clock! The day started fun riding a boat to the venue and found others at the boat station. It was quite far but we made it just on time.
The Travelfeed team and I are now in Chiang Mai to prepare for meet ups and have just had the time to finally contemplate on what just happened! I have just attended my first Steemfest and I could not wrap up my experience in words. It was educational and fun at the same time for someone like me sti