tamsui-taiwan-travel-guide

If you have limited time in Taiwan, the are a lot of day trips you can do outside of Taipei.One of these places is Tamsui.There are tons of things to do in Tamsui and this simple guide may give you a glimpse on what to expect and what to do in this part of Taiwan.For our third day, I wanted to visit the most famous destinations in the Northern part of Taiwan like Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen and Shifen. But we only had limited time, so we only visited Yehliu. (P.S. if you want to visit the…

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road-trip-in-siargao-island

Back in Paradise!The first time I’ve been to Siargao, I was in awe how laid back the vibe and the people were. Also, I was surprised how much beauty it offers aside from its famous waves. The place left a mark in my heart and maybe that’s the reason why I keep on going back. It’s like a summer fling I want to experience again and again.In every visit, I can see big changes on the island, which for me is too fast. For example, I was in Siargao last November, then I’m back…

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meet-nadia-traveling-with-minimal-impact

Another Mermaid Tales that I want to share with you.This girl has been exposed to so many different cultures and environments, and she has grown a deeper appreciation for the environment. That’s why the focus of her blog is about Ethical Traveling. It will be about traveling with minimal impact, enjoying different cultures and allowing nature to blossom simultaneously.Get to know her advocacy. Read on!Tell us a bit about yourselfHi! My name is Nadia, I currently run a blog called Nomadic Nerd. I’m in love with travelling and exploring and I’m a huge…

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speechless-in-taiwan

We started our day with a beautiful weather. Before coming to Taiwan, they said that the weather was not nice since it was raining almost everyday. But luckily, it was sunny. Too sunny though, I was happy that we visited at the right time with a good weather.We went first to Longshan Temple. This temple was founded in 1738 by Han immigrants from Fujian.There were a lot of people, but according to Paula, it was not that crowded like most of the days. I guess luck is on our side. The temple has a great architectural structure…

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taiwan-shilin-night-market

Taiwan is one of my unexpected trips this year.We booked a trip to Taiwan last June knowing that our visa exemption will last until July 31, 2018. During that time, they did not announce yet when the visa exemption will be extended (it was extended July 31, 2019) and we wanted to visit Taiwan so bad, and as soon as possible.We have a friend from Spain who we met in Cebu. She is currently studying in Taiwan so we wanted to visit her.All I can say is that Taiwan is AMAZING!!I want to share with you…

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mermaid-tales-meet-paula-beauty-and-brain

Tell us a bit about yourself.I’m Paula, I used to think I was a sea turtle but since no one would believe me, I just became a Rebel Mermaid and Miss SCUBA International 2013 First Runner up. Kidding aside, I am a social enterprise & crypto enthusiast, community builder, and a public speaker.  A self-confessed tech geek, who is highly involved in the startup scene with years of experience in growing communities. Also, currently the Chapter Director for Startup Grind Cebu, Couchsurfing Manila moderator, a 2030 Youth Force of the Philippines Representative for Central Visayas, a Climate…

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mermaid-tales-meet-jillien

Just this year, I told myself to commit to making good habits. One of these is not using straws. I know that it is bad for the environment, and it is totally useless, and obviously human beings can live without it. But half a year later, I am still struggling and failing to commit to give up plastic straw. But every time I saw my friend posts on how she did it every single day in instagram, she inspired me to strive and push myself more.My boyfriend, gave me this idea to interview her in my blog and to…

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4-day-travel-guide-in-coron-palawan

Coron, Palawan has been in my list of places to visit here in the Philippines.As I intended, I should visit El Nido first (which I already did last year) then Coron (which I have done this year) *insert happy dance. I got this advice from a lot of people who already visited both destinations. You might know that these two beautiful places will always be compared with each other. They are both wonderful, but as I always say, travel and experiences will always be subjective.Like for me, I can’t compare both since when I visited El Nido…

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how-to-have-some-funds-and-make-extra-money

Last June 24, I attended “Learn how to “have some FUNds” with Sun Life Financial” at the Ayala Center.Spectrum “partypreneur” and Rhipstop CEO Kaz Onozawa, architect and Blind Clothing owner Kathrynn Dawn Sy, and Sugbo Mercado partner and marketing and communications manager Karlo Lim discussed these talks’ topics “Money after graduation”, “Girls just wanna have funds” & “Money under 30”.They share their unique stories involving success, managing their money and tips on how having insurance is an advantage and not a burden to young professionals. To complement their stories, Sun Life Trainer Danah Mae Latonio, and Sun Life…

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youre-selfish

“You’re selfish”A statement that we can easily throw to someone we know or we barely know.I asked myself “Why?”Why people say that, and why I say that to other people as well.Assessing myself, I think it’s because of heightened emotions and words that were just coming out of our mouth like an unstoppable train.A lot of people told me the same statement a hundred times and I always answer them with “Yes, I am.”I’m blessed that I am surrounded with people who love me, who encourage me, support me in everything…

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