How to Travel Southeast Asia For 2 Months on a Budget!

Find out how I went on a backpacking budget trip across Southeast Asia for 2 months with just 50,000Php, or just $1,000!

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8 Countries – 60 Days – 18 Destinations – 1 Adventure

  1. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  2. Legian/ Kuta Area, Bali, Indonesia
  3. Bangkok, Thailand
  4. Phuket, Thailand
  5. Yangon, Myanmar
  6. Bagan, Myanmar
  7. Singapore
  8. Vang Vieng, Laos
  9. Luang Prabang, Laos
  10. Vientiane, Laos
  11. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  12. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  13. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  14. Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  15. Danang, Vietnam
  16. Hoi An, Vietnam
  17. Cua Dai Beach, Vietnam
  18. Hanoi, Vietnam

Travel Dates: 09.13.2016 – 11.13.2016

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Hello dearest readers,

So it had been two awesome months across Southeast Asia – that’s a total of around 16 flights, 20+ hostels, 18 destinations, 8 countries, and a thousand miles and countless footsteps in just 60 days! Do you think you could do it?

Don’t worry, I’m here to share with you my itinerary along with many budget advice and travel tips that you could use should you decide to follow my journey in the future! Continue reading

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Preparing for a 2-month Backpacking Trip around Southeast Asia

I haven’t been anywhere but it’s on my list.

It had been quite sometime since I started contemplating on getting the Air Asia ASEAN pass to enable me to travel all throughout Southeast Asia for almost 12k, but with last year’s Air Asia 0.01Php seat sale, I was able to book the trip all for less thank 9k. Yay!

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You could find out more about the Air Asia ASEAN pass here. Tip: it’s a good buy if you plan on going across Southeast Asia, or just travel within the Philippines.

Why 2 months?

So you might be asking why travel for 2 months?

The answer is simply because I travel and work at the same time. I’m a freelance Virtual Assistant at Upwork.com, formerly Odesk, for 5 years already, and counting.

And YES. I DO NOT TRAVEL FOR FREE. This travelling of mine is ALSO NOT A PART OF MY WORK, and I DO SPEND MY OWN HARD EARNED MONEY FOR MY TRAVELS, contrary to what some people who knew me thought that this is all for free or part of my work. Hindi po. Kung sana lang po, eh di ang saya nang life. hehe.

Two months I think will be enough to give me ample time to be able to fulfil my weekly work hours requirements and at the same travel around.

The Destinations.

So many of you might be asking where am I headed?

Here’s a snippet of the destinations I booked based on the availability of promo fares from Air Asia upon booking last September 2015.

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All of the above flights cost me only less than 10,000Php.

The schedule is right there, so if you might be in one of these destinations by any of these dates, let me know. Perhaps we could meet, or maybe I could get a free accommodation from you. hahaha!

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My Route for my Southeast Asia Backpacking Trip.

Credits to my friend, Jerome of https://jeromeentredicho.wordpress.com/ for this illustration map.

Where to Stay?

Let’s be honest, a big chunk of your travel budget will be on your accommodations.

And since I am a budget backpacker, I opted to stay in the cheapest hostels and dormitels if possible for this trip. I booked my accommodations at Agoda.com. Thanks to their pay later and free cancellation features, you could book way ahead of time and if you change your mind it won’t cost you anything.

Here’s a list of my chosen hostels for my trip, range of cost per night varies and is roughly an average of 200 pesos, not to mention, several of that already comes with a free breakfast. Nice huh?

(Note: the most expensive one is in Singapore (considering that this is one of the cheapest na in that country), it’s highlighted in red because of the probability that I’ll no longer be booking it since I might be staying at a close friend’s place in Singapore. Another good news for that to save me roughly around 2k! Yay!)

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Total cost of my accommodations is around 13,000 Php for 60 days.

What travel backpack to use?

For this trip, I’ve considered several options on what piece of luggage should I bring. And after doing my research on a mission to find the best travel backpack, I chose to purchase and use the Osprey Farpoint 55L for this 2-month trip.

It had several excellent reviews online. Some of those bunch of features I came to like about it is its removable daypack with a laptop compartment, lockable zippers, suspension system, internal frame, adjustable shoulder straps, padded hip-belt and a bunch more.

The Farpoint 55 is actually a 40L backpack + 15L detachable daypack.

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The daypack can be zipped onto the back of the main backpack.

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The dimensions of the M/L size are:
In: 25 x 13 x 12 (height x width x depth)
Cm: 64 x 34 x 30

The Osprey Farpoint has a legit suspension system, so the backpack is comfortable to wear — which is great on those long walks to hostels and in your entire trip.

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As an added benefit, the shoulder straps and hip belt can be zipped away behind a flap so you can easily and safely check it on a plane or carry it without fear of getting a strap caught.

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Overall

So yeah, the Osprey Farpoint is a great backpack. It’s comfortable, it’s durable, it’s functional… it’s just an excellent travel backpack. (FYI, I’m not paid by Osprey for this. hahaha!)

Packing Light with Travel Cubes (aka Packing Cubes)

Another technique I’ll share with you on how to pack light is by the use of travel cubes such as this.

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They sure does magic in compressing your luggage and keeping them organized. Hence, why I was able to fit my life in the next 2-months in this single backpack.

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My Itinerary?

For the first time, this is perhaps one of the trips that I came unprepared with an itinerary.

In all my previous travels, I’ve always managed to create an itinerary on what to do, must visit places, must eats, etc., on the places I’ll be visiting, then print it out before heading to my trip.

But this time, with a lot of other things going one, including transferring to a new house, I’ve just been so busy that I haven’t had time to do my research and create an itinerary.

So I guess, I’ll just be planning upon arrival in my destination. Any suggestions if you happen to have visited the place already is very much welcome. =)

Lucky No. 13?

Just a little bit of thought that I’d like to share by the way.

I don’t know what’s with the number 13 – but I’ve noticed that my travel dates are both starting and ending on the 13th. My travel date starts today, September 13th, and I’ll be returning back here in the Philippines on the 13th of November, exactly 2 months after.

A little bit earlier in the airport as well, I found out my backpack weighed approx. 13kg.

And if you’ll notice, the number of destinations I have above (pic shown again below for reference) is 13.

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Anyway, since then I really haven’t considered this number as a bad luck, perhaps this will be my lucky number for this trip. 😉

My Travel Thoughts?…

This is by far my longest travel away from home to date since I started traveling.

I admit, I’m a bit scared, nervous, with no thoughts on what to expect, afraid that homesickness will struck me along the way. Yet, at the same time, I’m also flooded with excitement on the new places that I’m about to visit, new faces that I’ll be meeting, and a whole lot more.

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So for now, I guess, that’s it. This is it.

This is really is it.

Stay tune for more updates as I go about my journey. Follow me on Instagram @adventuroj , and on The Adventures of Adventuroj Facebook Page or my personal FB page if we are friends =)

Feel free to comment below if you have some suggestions on what to add to my itinerary, or any questions at all!

See ya! 😉

 

 

 

#EatIligan: Iligan Food Appreciation Tour 1.0

Background

‪#‎EatIligan‬ is an invitational Iligan Food Appreciation Tour organized by the Iligan Bloggers Society, Inc. in celebration of the annual Social Media Day. Social media influencers are invited to visit and experience the food scene in Iligan City.

In 2013, IBS, Inc. has successfully launched ‪#‎ExperienceIligan‬, a still ongoing unified online campaign to highlight Iligan City in the internet by encouraging Iliganons and visitors to use the hashtag in their social media activities.

Recognizing the power of online media to capture the attention of potential tourists and visitors and the notable fundamental shift as to how people utilize social media, this project was conceived to continue to crowdsource tips from locals and create global exposure for the local businesses.

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#EatIligan Weekend: July 2-3, 2016

This year, the Iligan Bloggers Society (IBS), Inc. held the first #EatIligan: Iligan Food Appreciation Tour last July 2-3, 2016. The 2-day event seeks to highlight in various social media platforms Iligan City’s food establishments as well as its local delicacies.

Awesome right?

Luckily, I was selected this year to participate and meet with new bloggers in Iligan City who is up for a weekend of foodie adventures.

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It is actually my first time to join a food blogger’s tour like this one, and I never regret my decision even if I have to travel miles and miles all the way from Davao just to be there in Iligan!

I’m a foodie, and food crawls like this ignites the adrenaline in me. I love exploring and trying out new restaurants in the city and sharing the experience with people who have the same passion with food as me. Isn’t it obvious in my body?! LOL.

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I never knew what the word “diet” meant during the #EatIligan food tour because of the overflowing amount of food being served from Breakfast 1 and breakfast 2, then Snack 1 and Snack 2, Lunch 1, 2, and even Lunch 3, until Dinner 1 & 2, all the way to midnight. Just imagine that! #NoSpaceForFoodinmyTummy

It is a 2-day [July 2-3, 2016] tour that really showed the best and the newest restaurants there is in Iligan City. Here’s our itinerary:

Event Duration:

Start July 2 (Saturday) @ 9AM
End: July 3 (Sunday) dinner time

Day 1 – July 2 (Saturday)

– ARUMA COFFEE LOUNGE

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– JACKO’S KAN-ANAN

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PIZZARELLA BISTRO

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– B.BU.Q BARBECUE HAUS

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– Edi’s Spicy Lechon

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Day 2 – July 3 (Sunday)

 – TEDT’S CAFE AND BAKERY

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 – Espasol from Dyl’s Homemade Delicacies –

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Ramen-yah

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– PATER AL-KUWAIT

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– Deliciosa Ice Cream

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– Am’s Chicken Haus

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 – CALDA PIZZA

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 – WISH YOU WERE HERE

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Wish you were here Iligan

Our accommodation:

 – HOMESTAY ILIHAN

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It was indeed one amazing, gastronomic foodie adventure weekend! I’m looking forward for more food tours in the future! Thank you #EatIligan and to Iligan Bloggers Society for this event. I’m truly grateful for the experience and for all the new friends I’ve gained and bloggers I’ve met.

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#EatIligan Foodie Bloggers and Friends!

Indeed, Iligan City is not just about chasing water falls, it’s also a place for food adventurers to explore, dine, and experience. Let your taste buds chase the various flavors that Iligan has to offer, from cakes, pastries, barbecues, crispy chicken, pizza, ice cream, Japanese foods, Pater, Palapa, Cheding nuts, lechon, and a whole lot more – you’ll be surprised how much choices there is! And how delicious they all are!

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I will be blogging each restaurant soon! Watch out for it! 😉

Getting Inked on February 29th! My First Tattoo Experience!

Tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul. Why not wear your heart on your skin in this life?

I’ve always wanted to get inked. But it took me a while to finally come up with a design that I really loved and something that will truly embody the real me. I wanted my first tattoo to be something simple, yet meaningful to me.

So I’ve come up with these designs..

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Placement will be on the wrist..

Why February 29?

Every 4 years, February gets an extra day—so I just thought why not make the most of it?

It’s a strange amazing day that comes only once every four years. For the rest of the time it does not “exist.”

In mundane terms, it marks a “leap” in time, when the calendar is adjusted to make up for extra seconds accumulated over the preceding three years due to the rotation of the earth. A day of temporal tune up!

Apart from that, this day also holds another secret—it contains one of those truly rare moments of delightful transience and light uncertainty that only exist on the razor edge of things, along a buzzing plane of quantum probability…

A day of unlocked potential.

Will you or won’t you? Should you or shouldn’t you?

So YES! I decided to use this day to do something daring, extraordinary and unlike myself. I bravely took a chance to shape a new pattern in my personal cloud of probability!

Getting BOGZified!

Getting your first tattoo is something very special, and I want nothing but the best tattoo artist to do this.

So months before, I already started my research, asked a couple of friends, and made up my mind to choose Bogz Flores of Tattoo Avenue to do it.

He’s quite popular in Davao and is often mentioned when you’ll search Google for the best tattoo artists here in Davao City, as a matter of fact he had even been featured in Mindanao Times Newspaper. His tattoo works are also amazing, check here. So why not?

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My First Tattoo Experience!

So yes! On the evening of February 29, 2016. Me, along with my travel buddy, got our first ink and tattoo experience in Tattoo Avenue!

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Here’s my travel buddy’s tattoo design –

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Is it painful?

So the question almost always asked is, “Is it painful?”

Well truth is, the pain I experienced is way LESS than what I expected it to be.

Yes, it is painful at first. Just imagine a thousand ants biting you, or a thousand needles altogether piercing through your skin! But hey, the pain is what makes every tattoo experience worthwhile & unforgettable. No pain no gain, right?

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On a pain scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest, and 10 the highest), I’ll rate my first tattoo experience on a scale of 7.

That’s not really painful actually! And believe me once you’ll get used to the pain, it becomes normal and natural, and can even be a pain na hahanap-hanapin mo!

And that splendid hum of the needle, oh boy, it’s just so good to the ears!

Perhaps these are just some of the reasons why they say, tattoos could get addicting!

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My Tattoo Design

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So here’s my tattoo design.. On the left side of the wrist, the word, ‘free‘ with a bird on it, to signify my freedom-loving soul.

Then the dashes (30 of them if you’ll count), since my favourite number’s THIRTY, connecting to form a heart with a letter ‘R‘ (for Rojae) on it ending in an airplane to signify my love for travel.

See also the placement of the heart, which is in my pulse, signifying that my love to travel is just soo deep that it runs in my veins! haha 😀

So what do you think? Do you wanna get inked as well?

“A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.”
― V. Vale

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Ultimate Camiguin Travel Guide: How to get there, Budget Itinerary, Attractions, and so much more!

Camiguin Travel Guide

It was with typhoon Lando that my third visit in this ‘favorite’ island of mine that I’m going to share with you today took place.

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I’m not sure why every time I set foot on this mystery island it seems to be accompanied most often with threatening clouds, skies, or seas and that the weather is likely to be bad. You see, my first visit here was when Typhoon Sendong came, and now, my third time, it’s Typhoon Lando.

A friend of mine even shared a story to me about this particular island, wherein according to him, it is in this island that all the negative energies in this side of the planet often converge and congregates.

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Nevertheless, like every adventure story there is, nothing’s stopping the characters in venturing out the rough seas and stormy weather, amidst whatever story there is behind this majestic island.

So what’s the island I’m talking about? Yes, it is CAMIGUIN ISLAND (you probably guessed it already in the title! haha).

How to Go to Camiguin?

This is the route me and my friends took coming from Davao city.

Davao >> Cagayan De Oro >> Balingoan Port >> Camiguin

Here’s our Camiguin Weekend Itinerary

  • Oct. 16, 2016 (Friday): Boarded 9pm Bus from Ecoland Terminal Davao City to Cagayan de Oro (6-7hrs travel time).
  • Oct. 17 (Saturday):
    • 5am arrival in CDO, head to Balingoan + ferry to Camiguin,
    • 12noon arrival at Camiguin
    • Afternoon Camiguin DIY tour
  • Oct. 18 (Sunday): Camiguin inland tour (White Island tour’s not available this day due to Typhoon Lando)
  • Oct. 19 (Monday):
    • Morning tour to White Island (pwede na mag tour! yay!)
    • 12 Noon: Check out from homestay in Camiguin
    • 2pm: Took ferry to Balingoan
    • 4pm: Van from Balingoan to Cagayan de Oro
    • 6pm: Head back to Davao

  1. Take Rural Transit or Bachelor Express bus. They ply the BuDa route (Bukidnon-Davao). It will take you around 6-7 hours. Aircon nonstop first class with toilet will cost you 600 Pesos. There are discounts for students. It is best to take the bus at night and just sleep it off. When you wake up in the morning, voilah! you’ll already arrive in Cagayan de Oro!
  2. Upon arrival at Agora Bus Terminal in CDO, take a bus heading to BALINGOAN. There will be buses available in the same terminal. Take note that there are a lot of pesky van barkers who’ll follow you and insist to take you where you are heading. Just ignore them though. I always felt more safe riding in a bigger bus than a smaller van anyway.
  3. The trip from Cagayan de Oro to Balingoan will take you around 2 hours with multiple stops (no nonstop buses). Just enjoy the view though. Tip: Pick a seat on the LEFT SIDE of the bus to enjoy the scenic coastal view along the way!
  4. Upon arrival at Balingoan Bus terminal, no need to take a tricycle, you could just walk to the Balingoan Port, head left, cross the main road and in 300-500 meters you’ll reach the port.

  • Direct ferries ply from Balingoan to Camiguin daily, almost every hour. Fare is at 170 Pesos + environmental tax of 5pesos and terminal fee of 15pesos.

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Here are some wacky snapshots while aboard the ferry.

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After an hour or two, you’ll disembark at the Port of Benoni (Camiguin’s main Port for ferries coming from Cagayan de Oro). You could arrange a multicab or van from your accommodation to fetch you from Benoni Port as this is 30 minutes away from Camiguin’s center in Mambajao and an hour away from Yumbing (where most accommodations I recommend are located). Rates are usually from 450-600 per vehicle.

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How to go from Benoni to Mambajao and Yumbing in budget?

If you are in a budget travel though, you could take a public multicab outside Benoni Port to take you to Mambajao (fare is 30 pesos only), then from Mambajao take a tricycle or motorella to Yumbing for 10 pesos only. Not recommended though if you have a lot of hand carry baggage as the motorella is a bit small that you’ll share with other passengers.

Where to Stay in Camiguin?

Having visited Camiguin for the third time already, I’ve stayed in various budget accommodations. Below are some of my recommendations based on experience. I suggest choosing an accommodation located in YUMBING in Camiguin (30 minutes away from Mambajao, Camiguin’s center). This area’s near the beach if you’d like to go strolling on your free time, various recommended resto’s are also walking distance. This is also where the famous Paras Beach Resort in Camiguin is located. In front of it are lined with these affordable accommodations though for budget backpackers like us:

  • Paguia’s Cottages (stayed here on my first visit on 2011)
    • Location: Rocky Village,Yumbing,Camiguin
    • Tel#: (088) 387-9018 / Call/Text : (+63) 09173107085
    • Email : roel.paguia@yahoo.com
    • Rates: P800-1,000 per night for a room for 4pax. (Almost 200-250 pesos per person).
  • Pabua’s Cottages (stayed here on my second visit in November 2013)
    • Address: Rocky Village, Yumbing, Camiguin Island, Mambajao, 9100 Camiguin, Philippines
    • Phone:+63 88 387 9033 / 09064152557
    • Owner: Mr. Puloy Pabua
    • Rates: P1,000-1,200 per night for a room for 4pax. (Almost 3oo pesos per person).
  • Tabada Homestay (stayed here on our visit this time in 2015)
    • Location: Rocky Village,Yumbing,Camiguin
    • Contact No: 09186306672
    • Booked at Agoda (Pay later option!)
    • Rates: 1,200 for room for 4 pax. GOOD WIFI connection!

Camigun Fast Facts and Trivia

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  • The name “Camiguin “ is derived from the word “Kamagong,” the name of a tree in the ebony family. Original inhabitants of the island were the Manobos from Surigao.
  • Do you know that Camiguin is the smallest island with the most number of volcanoes per square kilometer than any other island on earth?
  • It is also the only place in the Philippines which has more volcanoes (7) than towns (5).

Amazing isn’t it?

Camiguin Island

Camiguin Island Tour

With only 64.5 kilometers of concrete circumferential road, the visitors are wowed by the accessibility of all the tourists spots. In a day, one can experience the sense of awe and wonder the scenic spots evoke.

Camiguin, the island, borne of volcanic fire, is a paradise. The geologic events of the past have carved the island perfect for adventure seekers. Here, one could trek the Mt. Hibok-hibok, or bathe in the natural hot spa in Ardent Hot Spring, swim in the cool waters of Sto. Nino Cold Spring, the Soda Water Pool, and the three falls – Katibawasan, Tuasan, and Pamonglo.

Camiguin Inland Tour

It has two famous islets, the White Island and the Mantigue, both endowed with white and powdery sands, and pool-like water forms where the weary can dip and relax. So many wonders, so many scenic spots, yet taking only few hours of your precious time to experience them all.

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Camiguin Mainland Tour Rates

So how much is an inland tour in Camiguin? Note that this DOES NOT include the White Island tour (that goes for a separate fee ber boat).

Inland tour in Camiguin are usually done in vans and multicabs (my preferred option coz I just love the open air and the scenic views!). A full day tour will usually cost around 1,500 to 2,000 Pesos for each multicab.

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We were able to haggle from 1,700 offered price to 1,500 (divided by the 5 of us, that’s 300 pesos for each person, not bad!)

So what are you waiting for, let’s go explore & experience Camiguin one by one!

Must Sees in Camiguin!

  • 10:00 am –pick up from accommodation
  • 10:30 — Tongatoc Cove
  • 11:00 — Walkway to the Old Volcano (entrance fee is 5/head)
  • 11:30 — Cross Marker and Sunken Cemetery (100 pesos per boat of 5-6pax)
  • 12:30 – Lunch (and swim!) at Soda Water Park (entrance fee is 30/head)
  • 2:00 pm – Tuasan Falls ( no entrance fee )
  • 3:00 pm – Sto. Niño Cold Spring (entrance fee is 30/head)
  • 4:00 pm – 16th Century Guiob Catarman Church Ruins
  • 5:00 pm – Ardent Hot Spring Resort (entrance fee is 30/head)
  • 6:00 pm – back to accommodation

Magic Number is 30!

Just something I’ve noticed, here in Camiguin, almost all entrance fees to resorts, hot springs, cold springs, etc. cost 30 PESOS! This is something implemented by their local government. So when you’re in Camiguin, just remember the number 30 (happens to be my favorite number too!)

Camiguin Attractions

1 . Tongatoc Cove Overview Spot

Just a quick stop here for a photo opt on this overlooking spot. The view’s simply amazing and stunning (add to that the boulder like waves below brought by typhoon Lando during our visit).

Tongatoc Cove Overview

2. Walkway to the Old Volcano

Walkway to Old Volcano and Stations of the Cross is an 8 kilometer path with 14 human-sized stations situated at Mt. Vulcan in Barangay Bonbon, Catarman. The spot is actually one of the famous tourist destination in Camiguin Island especially during the Lenten Season as it serves as a pilgrimage site to Roman Catholic devotees.

Camiguin Walkway To Old Volcano

3. Cross Marker and Sunken Cemetery

The Sunken Cemetery of Camiguin Island marks the swept remains of the island’s rested locals. Driven underwater when Mt. Vulcan Daan erupted in 1870’s, the large cross has served the town’s people, as well as the tourists, a scenic spot to memorialize the departeds buried there.

Sunken Cemetery of Camiguin Island

Only the crosses of the tombs can be seen above the water, as a reminder of the doomed cemetery, though some of the tombs may be visible during low tide.

Camiguin Sunken Cemetery

Tip: For fun photos and shots to add to your album, I tell you most boatmen here in Camiguin that will accompany you to the cross marker do know amazing fun poses and camera tricks! Just give them an extra tip!

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4. Soda Water Park 

A pool filled with natural streaming soda water from the volcanic springs of Bura. It’s probably the only Soda spring in the Philippines. It has great scenery as its cold water provides a refreshing splash to bathers and picnickers.

Soda Water Park

Here I am and below me is source of the soda water flowing in this pool. I just love this shot! Pardon, I’m an Aquarian and a water lover at heart! haha 😀

Soda Water

5. Tuasan Falls

Tuasan Falls is the newest tourist attraction in the province of Camiguin. During my previous visits, mainland tours do not include a visit to Tuasan Falls, not until now. I found Tuasan Falls more beautiful though than Katibawasan (another waterfall in the island which had been included in tours since 2011, my first time here).

I love the falls’ rugged beauty and the natural setting of big rocks that complements with the flow of shivering cold crystal-clear water surrounded by rich flora. The water is really refreshing!

Camiguin Tuasan Falls

6. Sto. Niño Cold Spring

And when we couldn’t get enough of the cold from Tuasan Falls, we headed to another much colder water attraction in the island of Camiguin, the Sto. Nino Cold Spring!

The Sto Niño Cold Spring is a natural cold spring that flows down from Mt. Mambajao and is filtered by layers of minerals from the mountain, therefore it is clean. The temperature is naturally maintained from 20-25 degrees celsius.

Camiguin Sto. Niño Cold Spring

Here’s more, during our visit to Sto Nino Cold Spring, me and my friends also discovered another activity!

FREE FISH SPA!

Oh yes! you heard that right! While me and my buddies were sitting by the pool, we noticed small fishes trying to come close and bit our toes! It was really ticklish and we couldn’t help ourselves from laughing and giggling! But boy, who can’t resist a free fish spa right?

Fish Spa in Camiguin

7. 16th Century Guiob Catarman Church Ruins

The Old Church Ruins of Camiguin, built in 16th century is one of the oldest and unique structures in the island. Unique because it is made from coral stones. The Church was later destroyed to ruins because of the 1871 Mount Vulcan eruption.

Before, during my visit in 2011, there used to be a small chapel inside the ruins compound. However during our present visit, the chapel’s already gone.

Old Church Ruins of Camiguin

At the back, there is a huge tree there that is said to be more than a century old. Nice to take photos below the tree.

8. Ardent Hot Spring Resort

Ardent Hibok-Hibok Spring Resort is a natural hot spring heated by Mt Hibok Hibok, an active volcano in the country.

This is by far my favorite destination in all of the spots offered in the Camiguin inland tour! I believe it is because of its calming effect it can give to an individual, a visit here is a great way to release stress after a day or week of work.

Camiguin Ardent Hot Spring Resort

Backpackers and adventurers like us will surely love soaking in this hot spring after a long travel, island exploration and adventure in the Island of Camiguin. A perfect way to end Camiguin’s mainland tour!

Camiguin’s White Island Tour

And to save the best for last, our last day in Camiguin is spent exploring the popular White Island.

Luckily, the weather cooperated and we were allowed to set sail to White Island. Rate is at Php 450.00 for the boat that could accommodate 5-6 passengers to take you to the island, and Php 20.00 for environmental fee.

camiguin island

Camiguin White islet

Camiguin beach

Camiguin indeed is a majestic place. Perhaps it is why it’s my and my travel buddy’s favorite island destination here in the Philippines. An island so small yet almost all kind of wonders are here – whether you are looking for a dip in the beach, a plunge in a cool water pool, a relaxing hot spring, everything’s already right here! It’s remote and simple yet warm and diverse. Nature lovers will surely enjoy it.

I love Camiguin and I am sure you will love it too. Hope this travel guide helps.

Camiguin Travel Guide

Cheers to more travels! Happy trails! ^^

List of Coffee Shops in Davao City

They say you can’t buy HAPPINESS,

but you can buy yourself a CUP OF COFFEE,

and that’s pretty much the same =)

So as my own way of sharing happiness, and for someone who just loves coffee (and a freelancer who tambays most often in coffee shops in search for fast wifi, hehe), here I am, compiling a list of all coffee shops in Davao city.

Davao Coffee Shops

I’ve also added some side comments for those with recommendations, must try, etc. This list will be constantly updated so feel free to add any coffee shop you knew that wasn’t mentioned here.

Those in BOLD are those I’ve often read with good reviews!

I’ll also be writing an individual blog post for those coffee shops I’ll find interesting. It is my wish to visit them ALL 😉 *wink

Coffee Shops in Davao City

Coffee Shops Davao

1. 128 Ostrich Steak Hauz & Coffee Shop – Airport View Tower, Catitipan
2. 51 Coffee Shop – Victoria Plaza Mall
3. Agong Cafe – Duterte St.
4. Au-Alit -Davao Doctors Hospital
5. Basti’s Brew – Legazpi St.
6. Basti’s Brew – Victoria Plaza Mall
7. Bigby’s Café – SM City
8. BluGre Café – Landco Corp. Tower [Must try: Durian Coffeeccino]
9. BluGre Café – Matina Town Square Mall [Open 24/7]
10. BluGre Café – SM City
11. Bo’s Coffee Club – SM City
12. Bo’s Coffee Club – Torres St. [Open 24/7]
13. Bogser’s Java & Jazz Coffee Shoppe – Bangkal, Davao City
14. Brew Crew’s Coffee House – Juan Luna St.
15. Brewedcasters Café – Car Park Building, G-Mall
16. Brewhaha – Davao
17. Brewtique – Bo. Obrero
18. Bruegger’s Café – Autoshop, Bajada
19. Bryan’s Grill & Café – Obrero
20. Café 54 – Victoria Plaza Mall
21. Café Andessa – Cabantian Road
22. Café Barcellis – J.P. Laurel Avenue
23. Café Breizh – The Venue Complex
24. Cafe Demitasse – F. Torres St [Must try: banoffee pie, creamy carbonara, moist chocolate cake, and mudslide frappe]
25. Cafe Firenzo – Damosa Market Basket [Must try: Lavazza cheesecake]
26. Cafe Firenzo – Quirino Ave
27. Café Juna – Juna, Matina
28. Café Marco – Marco Polo Hotel Davao
29. Café Palma Gil – Palma Gil St.
30. Café Uno – Waterfront Insular Hotel
31. Caffe Vivere – Mt. Apo St.
32. Calle Cinco Coffee – Roxas Avenue
33. Calle Cinco Coffee – Victoria Plaza Mall
34. Chicco Di Caffé – Poblacion District [Must try: Coffee Halo-Halo]
35. Claudes’ Café de Ville – Rizal St.
36. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf – Abreeza
37. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf – SM Lanang
38. Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf – The Peak, Gaisano Mall [RECOMMENDED FOR GOOD AMBIENCE]
39. Coffee Dream – Damosa Gateway Mall
40. Coffee Dream – DMSF
41. Coffee Dream – Market Basket
42. Coffee Dream – SM City
43. Coffee For Peace – Matina
44. Coffee Grounds by Golden Lion Dormitel – Roxas Blvd
45. Coffee Monster – Ilustre St.
46. Coffee Plus – Davao
47. Coffee Pod – Torres St.
48. Coffee Spot – C.M. Recto
49. Coffeecat – Jacinto Ext [Must try: Durian Tapioca, Avocado, Coconut, and Mango are just some of CoffeeCat’s Avalanche drink and Pearl Milk Tea variants]
50. Coffeecat – Sutherland Compound (Quirino)
51. Coffeecat – Torres Street – NOW CLOSED
52. Copa Bossa – Quimpo Boulevard
53. Corum Coffee Shop – Bajada
54. Cups and Lowercase – Torres St.
55. Darcy’s Place – Lapu-lapu cor. Sobrecarey Street
56. Davao Coffee Express – NCCC Mall Matina
57. Dayaw Coffee & Tea – SM Lanang [24/7]
58. Dulce Manos Café – Juan Luna St.
59. Fabulous 50’s Cafe – Crown Regency Hotel
60. Fagioli Coffee Club – Lanang
61. Fagioli Coffee Club – Quirino Ave.
62. Figaro – Chimes Mall Davao
63. Figaro – J.P. Laurel Ave, Bajada
64. Figaro – SM City
65. Fiscalizer Restaurant and Coffee Shop – Ponce Reyes Street corner D. Suazo Street
66. Formula Pete’s Café – Bajada
67. Gloria Jeans – Grand Regal Hotel
68. Green Coffee – F. Torres St, [Open 24/7] [Must try: Blueberry Ensaymada, Freeziccinos]
69. Green Coffee – J.P. Laurel Bajada Ave [24/7]
70. Green Coffee – Marfori Hts
71. Hazel Coffee Shop – Buhangin-Cabantian-Indangan Road
72. Hazel’s Café – Bajada
73. Hue Cafe – Ateneo Business Center
74. JavaJive – Quirino [24/7]
75. JavaJive – Wheels N More Drive, J.P. Laurel Ave, [24/7]
76. Jelly Citea – Juan Luna St. and Matina Town Square
77. Jose Rafael Fine Coffee – Lanang
78. K1 Coffee – Ecoland
79. K1 Coffee – Torres St.
80. Kalakoa Coffee Hut – 3/F Abreeza Corporate Center [RECOMMENDED FOR FAST WIFI]
81. Kamayo Café – Palma Gil St.
82. Kangaroo – Central Bank, Quirino St. [Must try: Kape Balos, a local version of the world’s most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, made from civet droppings]
83. Kape de Bohol – Jacinto St.
84. Karl’s Koffee Korner – Dacudao [24/7]
85. Karl’s Koffee Korner – SM
86. Karlo’s Coffee – Jack’s Ridge [Must try: Kape Marang, Durian Coffee Gelato, Mangosteen Frappuccino, Guyabano Coffee Freeze, and Kape Langka]
87. Kasagingan Kapehan – Torres St.
88. Koffie-pauze – Palmetto Place, Talomo
89. Kopi Roti – Jacinto St.
90. Le Grandeur Café – Grand Menseng Hotel
91. Miko’s Brew – Chavez St
92. Mini Air Dog Cafe – Mabini St, Poblacion District [RECOMMENDED: first dog-friendly cafe]
93. Mon Bebe Café – Chinatown
94. Mon Bebe Café – Lopez Jaena Street [Must try: authentic Italian coffee]
95. Mon Bebe Café – Seawall, Ecoland
96. Monster’s Café – Ilustre St.
97. Net Front & Coffee Shop – C.M. Recto
98. Nezz74 Café – Obrero
99. PeaceBuilders Community Café – University Avenue
100. Pia’s Café – Davao
101. Port Café – G-Mall
102. Pronto Mario – Sta. Ana Avenue
103. Purple Bean Coffee – Star Oil, Cabantian [RECOMMENDED FOR FAST WIFI]
104. Roadhouse Café – SM CIty
105. Rolls & Buns Bake House-Coffee Shop – Buhangin
106. Sarimanok Coffee Shop – Agdao
107. Scott & Cates Coffee Express – Doña Vicenta
108. Sea Green Cafe – Circumferential Rd, Poblacion District
109. SilverCup – Mt. Apo St.
110. SkyGo Cafe – Davao International Airport
111. SouthBrews – NCCC Mall Maa
112. Spro Coffee Shop – Gen. Luna St.
113. Starbucks Coffee – Abreeza Mall
114. Starbucks Coffee – SM City Ecoland
115. Starbucks Coffee – SM Lanang [RECOMMENDED FOR GOOD AMBIENCE]
116. Street Café – Juan Luna St.
117. Tata Benito’s A Whole Latte Love Coffee – J.P. Laurel Av.
118. Tata Benito’s A Whole Latte Love Coffee – World Palace
119. The Café Mediterranean – Sales St.
120. Tump Café – NCCC Mall
121. Turkish Coffee Shop – Bonifacio St.
122. Twosome Palace Coffee Club – Victoria Plaza Mall
123. Woodberry Cafe – (Beside The Paper Tree) Sta. Ana Avenue
124. Yellow Hauz / Coffee at Yellow Hauz – V. Mapa St, cor Mabini St [RECOMMENDED FOR GOOD AMBIENCE] [Must try: Chai Tea Latte,Wintermelon Milk Tea, or the Matcha Green Tea]
125. Zabadani Layered Coffee – Ponciano St., Davao City

Additions:

126. Cafe Amoree – Damosa [Open 24/7]
127. Cafe Tavera – Avanceña St, Torres area
.

So what are you waiting for? Tara mangape ta!
.

AdventuRoj Wins Best Upcoming/Newcomer Blog in the Philippines

Almost a month ago, we were surprised to know that The Adventures of Adventuroj is nominated as Skyscanner’s Best Newcomer Blog (read the full article here).

With crossed fingers we dared to venture for the competition.. then now, the results are out..

Here’s something from Skyscanner Philippines Official Announcement of Winners Statement:

The votes are finally in! We reveal the five Philippine winners of

Skyscanner’s first travel blog awards.

The Travel Bloscars 2013 are Skyscanner’s first travel blog awards, recognizing the excellent work of travel bloggers on informing and inspiring travellers by sharing their adventures and travel experiences, and honoring the very best of the travel blogosphere.

Here at Skyscanner, we spent countless hours reading travel blogs. It was a tough job. The standard of travel blogging is very high and there are many, many travel bloggers out there who deserve recognition, but eventually we narrowed down the field to five nominees in four categories.

Then it was down to YOU, the people, to decide which Bloscar nominee should be chosen as the “Best” Travel Blogger from the Philippines in each category. Thank you to everyone who voted.

And the winners are (drum roll please!):

Travel Blog Oscars Best Upcoming/Newcomer Blog: Adventuroj!

Travel Blog Oscars Best Upcoming/Newcomer Blog: Adventuroj!

Congratulations to all our winners. Each winning blogger receives a Kindle Fire HD.

Our five (Philippine) winners go into the grand finale, competing against the winners from across the world to determine the Best International Travel Bloggers of the Year!

The winners of each category, chosen by Skyscanner’s International judging panel, will receive Php30,000 worth of flights.

The winners will be announced on the 4th March

Source: Sky Scanner Philippines (Click here for the full info)

Congratulations Adventuroj and to all of us!

My utmost gratitude for everyone! We’re all in this journey together! Maraming maraming salamat po!

New Beginnings: Celebrating One Year of Travel Blogging

The start of the year marks the first anniversary of this Blog. I could still remember that one quiet and fateful day of January 1st, 2012 when my first blog post was published and Adventuroj.com went live.

And born on that day – a new fantastic journey to a place that I had only imagined before, a journey towards the realization of my dream to travel around the world, starting of course in my beloved homeland, the Philippines quest for the #80 provinces.

2012: A Year of Colorful Memories

2012: A Year of Colorful Memories

How AdventuRoj Started?

Fueling my Dream to Travel

Looking Onwards to 2013

Looking Onward to 2013

I had long wanted to travel. I want to be a location independent freelancer traveling the world with a backpack to carry my stuff, a camera to capture thy precious moments, a laptop to fund my travel (yes I’ve been an Odesk Freelancer for almost 2 years now), an adventurous feet willing to venture into anything, and an open heart to absorb all the world has to offer and in return, give back to it by sharing the travel experiences I’ve had. And that’s why I’ve decided to put up a travel blog.

Why I Blog?

Serving as an ‘Eye’ for Others

There’s just too much beauty in the world to see, that I just can’t afford to experience it on my own and let it pass by without sharing what I saw to other people.

Travel Quote

I SOMEWHAT admire those individuals who have the luxury of time and money to travel the world with ease and comfort, for they could go wherever they want, BUT I PITY more the fact that they go around exploring WITHOUT sharing what they see. What selfishness there is!

To travel is to share. I like to believe it that way. Probably the most that we could do when we travel is to advocate the beauty we’ve experienced, not just for the sake of having bragging rights to our friends, nor of being able to upload Facebook photos to let everyone know how lucky you are.

I also knew that there’s a lot of souls out there, who like me, also share that same desire to travel the world but cannot because they are restricted usually by their career or family responsibilities. At least through my blog I could let them see through my eyes the experience of going into places where they wanted to.

Traveling Need Not Be Expensive

Backpacking: A Budget Friendly Way of Traveling

Backpacking: A Budget Friendly Way of Traveling

Lastly, I want to blog to let everyone know that YOU DON’T NEED TO BE RICH TO BE ABLE TO TRAVEL. That’s why here in my blog I also wrote of budget travel tips and tricks for everyone. And if you’re thinking that traveling cheaply is ain’t fun, YOU’RE WRONG! Actually it is a whole lot more fun – for when you travel cheap it follows that you get to interact with the locals more, sleep with them in terminals, eat with them in local carenderias, talk to them, ask for directions when lost, learn how to live like them, ride with them in public transportation vehicles instead of availing tour packages, and even sleep with them rather than staying in luxurious hotels.

Travel #3

Why AdventuRoj?

Now you may ask why AdventuRoj?

Simply because of my love for ADVENTURE.. plus my branding, none other than my name ROJ, from Rojae (which I loved so much for its uniqueness, mysteriousness, and ambiguity. (Haha. Why? Do you know of any other person who goes by the name ROJAE? If yes, lemme know!).

Therefore, ADVENTURE + ROJAE = ADVENTUROJ (pronounced as ‘Adventure+roj’ or somewhat like that. I hate it when people don’t know how to read my domain properly, usually the ‘Ad-ven-to-roj’ pronunciation they tell me. Strict ano? haha!

Journeying Down Memory Lane

Drive down memory lane

In honor of my one year blog anniversary I thought I would like to share with you the feats and notable memories we’ve had in the past year. I hope you all enjoy!

My Year Ender Video Special

If you haven’t watched my video nor read my blog post of my year ender special of all the travels I’ve had for 2012, here’s a recap. It is actually my first time to create a year ender, and I’m really excited for this brand new year 2013’s year ender!

Read more at https://adventuroj.com/2012/12/28/2012-adventuroj-year-of-firsts/

My First Major Blog Award

I started blogging for travel and self sake, not for glory nor fame nor riches (yes, I don’t earn a single penny out of my blog contrary to what others believed. I fund my own travels, no sponsors whatsoever, I wish! *wink).

I have never claimed to be a good writer, but I know it has helped for me to have a place to get my thoughts and feelings out. I love this little blog world. I thought this could be my personal scrapbook / diary / album of travel memories so when I get old I have something to look back to, something that can never be robbed from me nor destroyed.

But there was a time in July 2012, when my home province, South Cotabato hosted a Blog Writing Competition.

Through my father’s and friends’ encouragement I joined. I also wanted to blog and tell the world about the lovely beauty of my province, contrary to the usual mindset of other people upon the place ‘Cotabato’ as being a place of war and terrorism.

I also want to let them know that SOUTH COTABATO IS DIFFERENT FROM COTABATO.

So I submitted my entry, a product of venturing out and experiencing the T’nalak Festival first handedly…

And with much luck, prayer, and effort, yes! We were able to get hold of the crown. Adventuroj won the T’nalak Blog Writing Competition!

The Most Anticipated Announcement of Winners

The Most Anticipated Announcement of Winners

Recognized as Top 10 Filipino Travel Bloggers

The year didn’t end there for AdventuRoj. Come the month of November 2012 when I got an email from one of the administrators of the group Filipino Bloggers Worldwide, better known as the FBW, informing me that my blog was one of the nominees for the Top 20 Filipino Travel Bloggers. I just can’t imagine the joy I’ve felt hearing that unexpected news!

Presenting the Nominees for the Top 20 FBW Travel Blogs

Source: http://www.filipinobloggersworldwide.com/2012/11/presenting-nominees-for-top-20-fbw.html

Came December, after the votation was done, Adventuroj unexpectedly emerged triumphantly again, coming out as TOP 2 Filipino Travel Blogger. A BIG WOW!!!

Being nominated is a blessing enough, what more belonging to the Top 10! Maraming maraming salamat po!

My Most Precious, Highly Acclaimed Award

However the most rewarding feat that matters most to me is not the awards nor the recognition, but the people whom my blog is intended for – my dear readers, friends, family, fellow travelers, and all the amazing people I met on this journey.

You became a part of my support system. You fuel my desire to travel and to continue blogging. I had to be honest that there had been times when I feel like giving up this dream, lazy enough to post my adventures, to stop writing and just rest my pen, but I cannot.

You ask me why, and the answer is YOU.

I just couldn’t stop knowing that I have my blog readers waiting for updates, or lost individuals seeking answers through my blog.

And so today I would like to offer my heartfelt gratitude to all of you. Thank you to all of my readers and to those that have offered their support over the last year. Your friendships mean the world to me.

Thank you also to fellow travelers whom I met along the way, to the PTB (Pinoy Travel Bloggers) group, travelers who had already lived the dream of conquering the #80 Phil Provinces, or are still on their way like me. They had been truly an inspiration.

And to my wonderful travel buddy, Kathy, (na may ma-‘kathy’ ring paa (Itchy feet), who ventured out in the wild with me, and together we’re conquering the world starting from the Philippines, one province at a time! Thank you!

Adventuroj and Travel Buddy, Kathy

Adventuroj and Travel Buddy, Kathy

Launching of a Brand New Website

As a matter of fact, we’re planning to launch a new website – the travelers in red and blue, contradicting colors, contradicting personalities, age, but complimenting in dreams on travel and adventure. Not your ordinary travel website, for this site will blog more of PHOTOGRAPHY AND POETRY, instead of the usual stories, paragraphs, etc. (But of course, my Adventuroj.com site will take care of that so you don’t get short of budget travel tips and tricks.)

The new blog will probably go live along with our launching of Project #80 Around Pinas, as we plan to go, leave our homes, and live on an on-the-road-around-the-world-nowhere-to-be-found quest to cover the entire country, traveling and working online at the same time.

We’ll probably even meet you on the road!

Wishing you the best adventure to come!

Wishing you the best adventure to come!

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In this brand new year for AdventuRoj, I’m definitely looking forward to new opportunities, to travel, to give, to share and to love. I really hope that this quarter will be the one that makes all the difference, in the name of travel and adventures. After all, this is a new season, which means new beginnings.

Happy New Year to all and Cheers to More Travels for the Year 2013!

Adventuroj Wishes You All a Prosperous and Travel-ful 2013!

Adventuroj Wishes You All a Prosperous and Travel-ful 2013!

64 Movies About Travel: Best Travel Films to Inspire Wanderlust

movies about travel

Do you have a particular travel movie that moved you so much and urge you to hit the road? Movies about travel that will make you want to travel and inspire the wanderlust in you?

From inspiring backpacking movies, movies like Under the Tuscan Sun, or movies like Wild that can inspire a road trip and can make us want to go out and explore the world. As such, they’ve inspired many of us to live out our dreams to travel and go on our own adventures.

So without further ado, here’s my ultimate list of 64  travel movies and films I’ve compiled from all the best travel films listed all over the web   just for you my dear readers and friends.

Movies like Under the Tuscan Sun

That will give you breathtaking views of  Tuscany, Italy. Have you ever traveled to a place and liked it so much you wanted to live there forever? Well, for Frances Mayes (Diane Lane), that is exactly what happens. While on a 10-day trip to Tuscany, Frances impulsively purchases an abandoned villa. This movie is filled with humor, romance, and plenty of gorgeous vistas of Tuscany. This movie will have you packing your bags for Italy.

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: Italy

travel movies

More Movies About Traveling

In this list also are:

Into the Wild

One of my favorite movies about travel! Based on a true story, this film takes after Christopher McCandless as he tries to connect with real life and nature. After graduation, Christopher sets out on a road trip through the USA before winding up in Alaska. It reminds us that we all could simplify our lives and that travel is not about what we carry with us but about what we carry inside.

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: USA, Alaska

3 Travel Films: Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: Europe

Regarded as one of the most significant films of the 90s, and starring a young Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, the film tells the story of an American travelling by train around Europe, and a French girl travelling home from Budapest. After striking a conversation on the train and having an instant chemistry, they decide to get off together in Vienna. The couple establish an intense intimacy, share stories, opinions jokes and discover love, all surrounded by backlit buildings, racing against time before sunrise. This is one travel film classic!

best travel movies

The Bucket List

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: France, India, China, etc.

An all time best travel movie with a message to live life to the fullest, the Bucket List is a tearjerker, and more importantly, a heart-warming film that will inspire you to do all the things that you want to do before you kick the bucket, including traveling. To me, the film also reminds us that life is too short, and we should enjoy it to the fullest.

Tracks (2013)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: West Australia

This travel movie talks of a young woman who goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog. More amazing is that it is a travel film based on a true story.

The Lover (1992)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: Vietnam

Another classic movie about traveling set in Vietnam! The heroes are a Vietnamese man and a French school young lady, who start a relationship together in Saigon. It’s an exquisite, air film, despite the fact that it’s more character-centered than anything.

Movies like Wild…

movies about traveling

Out of Africa (1985)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: Kenya and the UK

If you want another Meryl Streep travel film that is often considered one of the best travel movies, you should try Out of Africa. Ok, I know it’s an old one, but it definitely deserves a place in the all time favourite travel movies list. Filmed in Kenya and the UK, this classic that has won 7 Oscars and countless other prizes will definitely get you dreaming of Africa. It’s one of those movies that you can watch again and again.

The Hundred Foot Journey (2014)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: France, India

Here’s another one of my all time best favorite travel movie, the Hundred-Foot Journey is a feel-good movie that takes place in what just might be the most picturesque village in all of France with scenic locations of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val and the equally enthralling shots of Indian and French cuisine. This travel movie will  show you that indeed “Life has its own flavor.”

Wild (2014)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: Pacific Northwest in the U.S

Based on a true story of a young lady who sets on a voyage of over a thousand miles with a couple of sick fitting hiking boots and a huge backpack planning to recuperate after the passing of her mom. Wild is full of beautiful scenes throughout the Pacific Northwest in the U.S, a travel movie that will surely make you want to travel!

backpacking movies

In Bruges (2008)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: Belgium

This is awesome in light of the fact that many people never have motivation to travel to Bruges, despite the fact that it’s an amazing and noteworthy city. As Brendan Gleeson took in the history and read the guidebooks admiring the city, Colin Farrell just kept talking about how much he hated Bruges, which made me love it more.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: Iceland, Himalaya and Afghanistan

This is a carefree story for a travel movie night with friends. This movie about traveling includes not your ordinary travel destinations. Many of the scenes (even the ones from Himalaya and Afghanistan) are shot in Iceland. The incredible undertakings of Walter Mitty will leave you yearning for an extraordinary adventure of your own.

movies about travel

On The Road (2012)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: United States

A youthful author with two companions sets off by stolen autos visiting the United States looking for freedom and insane undertakings. Difficulty, misfortune, and liberality drive the lust to wander in this travel film adaption of the original Kerouac novel. As with all movies about travel, it’ll never satisfy everyone. But it does expose how a life where you need to travel is … just … messy sometimes.

Up in the Air (2009)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: United States

George Clooney stars as Ryan, organizations contract him to fly all across the country to inform strangers they’ve lost their job. An obsessive frequent flyer, he’s going to achieve his objective of getting a million miles. This travel movie gives you a glance into corporate America and the domestic airports that shuttle workers around the country is in. An emotionally deft movie about travel that will give you one hilarious look at life on the road.

 

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The Beach (2000)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: Thailand

This travel movie follows Leonardo DiCaprio (before he had a dadbod :D) in the gorgeous crystal clear waters of Ko Phi Phi Lee, Thailand. Those beaches, those parties, those people. It appeared to be superb. Backpackers in Asia are always reading the book, and the travel film plays in all the guesthouses. It says something about our hopes for the road: we want to find our own idyllic, romantic paradise. The one we all think won’t be destroyed, but will. It is a great reflection on the hopes and realities of travel.

Midnight in Paris (2011)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: Paris, France

There have been a lot of travel movies shot in Paris, however not very many can nail it like Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Owen Wilson strolling around Paris moves to another world. In the same way as other travelers in the City of Light, he backtracks the means of Parisian creatives past, drinking coffee in the same places they once did—until, late one night, an auto of these extremely symbols shows up, clearing him back so as to a night of celebration among the literati of the 1920s. Sure it’s time travel, but past or present, Paris always enchants.

travel movie

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: California, USA

Lovely, cute, inappropriate and hilarious, Little Miss Sunshine tells the story of a dysfunctional family that went on an unusually blissful and funny road trip to California, to fulfill the dream of their sweet little girl.

The Rum Diary (2011)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico

This movie about travel tells the increasingly unhinged story of journalist Paul Kemp (Depp) as he travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico. It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.

travel films

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: United Kingdom

Confronting widowhood, and the realities of aging, a group of British retirees travel to India to move in what they thought is a newly restored hotel. And find it to be not exactly what they expected, they get a great cultural lesson and immersion experience. It just goes to show you what expectations can do, and how much fun you can have when you have a great group of people.

Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Where this Travel Movie Takes you: New York City (United States), Rome and Naples (Italy), Delhi and Pataudi (India), Ubud and Padang-Padang Beach at Bali (Indonesia)

The book-turned-travel film motion picture Eat Pray Love, since its release has been moving people to travel, and look for a life or profession outside the huge humming cities. Yet another travel movie of the genuine story and diary by Liz Gilbert, Julia Roberts plays her and outwardly takes us through her transformational journey to self-disclosure through eating in Italy, praying in India and loving in Bali. A travel movie for all senses.

Have you seen these movies? Which travel films here are your favorite of all time?

Did we miss anything? And if you have any movies about traveling that were not mentioned, feel free to leave a comment and let me know.Cheers!

11-11 Lazada Online Revolution – Flash Sale Schedule – November 11, 2017

lazada online revolution 2017

Hi everyone!

Let me share to you Lazada’s complete FLASH SALE SCHEDULE to guide you on their biggest ONLINE SALE this NOVEMBER 9-11, 2017

Flash Sale – November 11, 2017 – PART 1 of 4

Timeslot Category Product SRP Flash Sale Price
12nn Mobiles & Tablets O+ Compact Pro 16GB (Rose Gold) 11,990 2,999
12am Fashion Keds  WF53400 CH Metallic Native Dot Women’s Sneaker Shoes (Magenta) 1,955 1,200
12am Sports & Outdoors Spinning Bike (Black/Red) 14,999 3,799
12am Watches Sunglasses Jewellery Casio Youth Men’s Black Resin Strap Watch AE-1000W-1B with 1 Year Warranty (T1Y) 1,495 6,99
12am Health & Beauty Olay Night Ritual Set 3,498 999
12am Health & Beauty Colourette Halloween Supramatte in Harley 499 250
12am Home Appliances EZY ES-66F 1.7 Cu. ft. Refrigerator (Green)  5,999 3,499
12am Tools, DIY & Outdoor Bosch GLM 25 Laser Measure 4,500 2499
12am TV, Audio/Video, Gaming & Wearables JBL T450 Headphone Black 3,299 599
12am Computers & Laptops Asus Vivo Book E12 E203NAH-FD010T Intel Dual-Core Celeron N3350 Windows 10 11.6″ HD Glare   14,995.00 11,699.00
8am Baby & Toys Philips Avent SCF694/23 Feeding Bottle 9oz Twin Pack (Pink) 1,200 696
8am Home Appliances Basketball Popcorn Maker 1,799 549
8am Media, Music & Books Kid’s Fruit Guitar Set of 4 (Kiwi, Orange, Strawberry, Watermelon) 799 349
8am Kitchen & Dining Slique Easy Stack Rectangle Food Container 3pc Set 500ml Green 200 99
8am Mobiles & Tablets Infinix S2 Pro X522 32GB (Opal Blue) 8,990 5,899
8am Cameras A7 Action Sports Camera (Black) 2,200 439
8am Computers & Laptops Zeus M-710 Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Bundle   1,299 349
8am Sports & Outdoors XiX XT-999 29er Alloy Mountain Bike Green 12,999.00 6,499
8am Fashion CLN Tyra Flip Flops Slippers (Blue) 499 199
10am Home Appliances Matrix MX-MW20PY78-L Microwave Oven 20L  4,599 1,999
10am Furniture & Décor Beverly’s Christmas Tree 5ft. 130S (White) 4,797 899
10am Mobiles & Tablets Cherry Mobile Cubix Cube Play HD 8GB (Black)  3,499 2,199
10am TV, Audio/Video, Gaming & Wearables Ace 24″ Super Slim Full HD LED TV Black LED-802 with Tempered Glass 7,999 3,899
10am Computers & Laptops Toshiba Canvio Ready 3.0 1TB Portable Hard Drive   6,999 2,398
10am Bags and Travel CLN Ferrer Shoulder Bag with Pouch (Navy) 1,899 1,111
10am Watches Sunglasses Jewellery Timeless Manila Charlotte Chrono Crystal Watch (Bronze) with free Slim LED (Navy Blue) 499 199
10am Baby & Toys Chicco Liquid Sterilsystem 1000ml 379.75 199

Flash Sale – November 11, 2017 – PART 2 of 4

Timeslot Category Product SRP Flash Sale Price
12nn Cameras Xiaomi Xiao Fang Yi CCTV MI IP Cam Night Vision 1080P Full HD (White) 1,249 839
12nn Computers & Laptops Lenovo IdeaPad 320-14IAP N4200 QC Quad Core 14in Win10 Home EM 18,495 14,299
12nn Mobiles & Tablets Pineng PN-969 20000mah Powerbank (Black/Red) 2,699 649
12nn Fashion New York Sneakers Pixe Slip On Shoes(WHITE) 998 349
12nn Sports & Outdoors Bestway Inflatable Double Person Air Bed (Blue)   1,299 699
12nn Health & Beauty Maybelline Hypercurl Mascara – Black 199 99
12nn Health & Beauty Slimina Weight Loss Capsules 1,300 910
12nn Mother & Baby  Chicco Wellbeing Bottle 330ml 599.75 278
12nn Media, Music & Books 61 Keys Digital Music Electronic Keyboard Piano 1499 699
12nn Home Appliances American Legacy (Halogen Oven) Turbo Broiler (Black) 2,499 1,299
12nn Tools, DIY & Outdoor Dremel Rotary Tool 3000 N/10 with free Dremel 110pc. Accessory Kit 5,499 1,999
2pm Bags and Travel Happy Travel 520# ABS Hard Case 20+24 Ultralight Luggage Sets of 2 5,999 2,699
2pm Fashion Loose Korean-style cotton men’s short sleeve round neck T-shirt  (Chusihai panda gray) 4,536 579
4pm Health & Beauty L’OREAL PARIS COLOR RICHE MOIST MATTE BP501 PEACHY BROWN 400 200
4pm Furniture & Décor Tickle Children’s Folding Wardrobe Organizer 1,999 749
4pm Health & Beauty Cardinal Electronic Blood Pressure Monitor 105  1,999 599
4pm Home Appliances Nikon Tough Mama NTM-IC3 Ceramic Induction Cooker (Black) with FREE Induction Stainless Pot 1,599 799
4pm Kitchen & Dining Slique Extendable Rack 1,099 319
4pm Kitchen & Dining Slique SLQ-0703-24-PU 24pc Cutlery Set (Purple) 1,709 399
4pm Mobiles & Tablets Romoss Sense 4P 10,400mAH Dual Output Display LED Power Bank ( White ) 1,799 429
4pm Mobiles & Tablets Alcatel Shine Lite 2GB RAM 16GB ROM (Satin Gold) 6,999 4,499
4pm Computers & Laptops Acer Chromebook 5 in 1 Bundle 18,999 14,499
4pm Cameras APPO V380s Home Wireless Smart Security Surveillance IP Camera (White) 3,599 739
4pm Bags and Travel Urban Hikers Lash Tab Casual Backpack (Plain Brown)  Buy 1 Take 1 (color may vary) 899 459
4pm Watches Sunglasses Jewellery Geneva Elizabeth Women’s Leather Strap Watch Buy 1 Take 1 700 229
 Flash Sale – November 11, 2017 – PART 3 of 4
Timeslot Category Product SRP Flash Sale Price
6pm Home Appliances American Heritage 1.5 L Rice Cooker AHRC-6073 (Stainless) 799 599
6pm Motors RXR 007 Open Face Motorcycle Helmet (Flourescent Red) 1,799 795
6pm Kitchen & Dining Palmer 8pc Stainless Steel Cookware Set with Glass Lid and Bakelite 2,499 1,199
6pm Tools, DIY & Outdoor Stanley 40 pcs Home Tool Set with Bag 2,499 1,799
6pm TV, Audio/Video, Gaming & Wearables Sparc 32″ Slim Smart LED HDTV with free Wall Mount Bracket 8,999 5,999
6pm Mobiles & Tablets APPO A10s  10.1″ Wi-Fi Plus Dual SIM Cellular HD Screen Metal Case Tablet 16GB (GOLD) 6,798 2,529
6pm Cameras 2.7″ Car DVR Camera Full HD Parking Video Recorder Dash Cam Night Vision 1,599 419
6pm Computers & Laptops Canon IP2870S Pixma InkJet Printer (Black) 3,999 1,369
6pm Sports & Outdoors Upright Stationary Bike (Black) 5,500 1,799
6pm Fashion Cotton Republic Classy Denim Ripped Denim Jeans – Selena (Denim Blue) 1,288 345
6pm Health & Beauty Puritan’s Pride Milk Thistle Silymarin 4:1 Extract 1000mg 90 softgels Set of 1 Bottle 740 463.2
6pm Health & Beauty GLUTA-SLIM XTRIM GOLD 30s 5,990 1,248
6PM Fashion zanzea Women Long Sleeve Blouse Casual Loose Shirt (Pink) 1,400 559
6PM Furniture & Décor Hot air balloon Shape Wall Living Room Background Wall Stickers – intl 978 341
6PM Furniture & Décor Romantic wedding table candle holder candle Sets 4,480 1,083
6pm Fashion Sexy female Slim fit slimming dress skirt  (8859 black) 4,536 780
8pm Cameras W8 4K Ultra HD 2″ Wi-Fi Sports Action Camera (Black) 2,999 1,199
8pm Mobiles & Tablets ODSCN 108 1.77”Basic Mobile Phone Dual Sim (Black) 998 355
8pm TV, Audio/Video, Gaming & Wearables KingDo Brand M165 Bluetooth Earphone(Black) with Free LED Watch (Pink) 799 189
8pm TV, Audio/Video, Gaming & Wearables Samsung 49″ UA49M6300AGXXP FHD Curved Smart TV Series 6 49,999 27,999
8pm Computers & Laptops Acer Aspire VX15 VX5-591G-532R Intel Core i5 NVIDIA GTX 10-Series Windows 10 Gaming Laptop with free Laptop bag and 16GB Flash Drive 54,999 39,999
8pm Watches Sunglasses Jewellery Glamorosa Organic Glittered Couple Ring (Gold) 1,400 299

Flash Sale – November 11, 2017 – PART 4 of 4

Timeslot Category Product SRP Flash Sale Price
8pm TV, Audio/Video, Gaming & Wearables Sound Bytes N10 Extreme Bluetooth Speaker (Blue) 288 209
8pm Bags and Travel Kingslong KLB1131350 and Techno Tamashi TH780 2,599 1,199
8pm Fashion Tanggo Kathy Fashion Sneakers Women’s Rubber Shoes (navy blue) 998 349
8pm Health & Beauty Skin-A-Peel One Day Peeling Solution for Face and Body 60ml 2,900 1,295
8pm Health & Beauty Indoplas Arm Type Full Automatic BP Blood Pressure Monitor 1,999 599
8pm Motors YAMAHA Genuine Parts&Accessories Side Mirror 899 199
8pm Home Appliances Fukuda FSW62 6.2kg Single Tub Washing Machine (White) with FREE Fukuda FI99D Dry Iron 4,599 2,799
8pm Home & Living Sleep Essentials Premium Limited Collection Dark Brown Plain Bedsheet 3 Piece Bedding Set (1 Fitted Bedsheets with 2 Pillowcases) (Fits 3″ to 6″ Bed Cushion) 1,000 399
8PM Furniture & Décor 5d Diy Diamond Painting Rhinestones  Cross Stitch Home Decor L615 956 369
8PM Furniture & Décor Peony Pattern Voile Curtain (Brown) 1,839 582
8pm Fashion Valon men’s s running-shoes-black 1,633 1,474
8pm Fashion BYL lattice ladies long sleeve T-shirt loose shirt gablue 357 308
10pm Sports & Outdoors RockBros Polarized Cycling Bike Bicycle Sunglasses Glasses Goggles (Black) 1,899 459
10pm Bags and Travel Herschel Packable Daypack Backpack (Red/Black) 1,890.00 1,299
10pm Watches Sunglasses Jewellery NARY 6125 Lovers’classical Steel-belt Quartz Couple Watch 799 299
10pm Health & Beauty Durex Invisible Extra Thin, Extra Sensitive Condoms 10s Set of 2 1,099 449
10pm Home Appliances Matrix MX-I1812 Dry Flat Iron (White) 699 299
10pm Kitchen & Dining Slique 30-pc Complete Bakeware Starter Set (Green) 5,999 999
10pm Mobiles & Tablets X-BO M1 32GB ROM 2GB RAM QUAD-CORE 1.3GHZ(Black) 14,999 3,335
10pm Cameras Sricam SP012 1280×720 720p P2P Wireless Security IP Camera (Black) Set of 2 6,299 2,199
10pm Mobiles & Tablets APPO A7 Wifi Upgraded HD Screen 512MB RAM 8GB ROM Quad-Core Cortex A7 1.5G Hz Tablet (Black) 3,118 1,245
10pm Computers & Laptops Acer TravelMate TMB117-M-C4WR 11.6″ Intel Celeron N3160 2GB Windows 10 Netbook (Black) with Free Acer Sleeve   18,990.00    13,699.00 
10PM Fashion NIKE MEN AIR FORCE 1 ULTRAFORCE LTHR BLUE 845052-400 US7-11 10′ 7,884 4,599
10PM Fashion NIKE MEN AIR PEGASUS ’89 EGD SHOE ELECTROLIME 876111-300 US7-11 01′ 6,800 4,399
10PM Health & Beauty Miss Hana Brightening Cream 30ml 938 549

lazada online revolution 2017

Online Revolution

Lazada Philippines holds the biggest online sale in the Philippines each year called Online Revolution. It starts on Nov. 11 and ends on Dec. 12. This year, it starts earlier on November 9, 2017.

Shopping at Lazada offers the following options:

  • Cash on Delivery
  • No Sign-ups needed
  • Express Delivery
  • Free & Easy Returns
  • Free Shipping
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Lazada Online Revolution – Flash Sale Schedule – November 10, 2017

lazada online revolution 2017

Hi everyone!

Let me share to you Lazada’s complete FLASH SALE SCHEDULE to guide you on their biggest ONLINE SALE this NOVEMBER 9-11, 2017

Flash Sale – November 10, 2017 – PART 1 of 4

Timeslot Category URL SRP Flash Sale Price
12am Computers & Laptops  Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 for Windows and Mac (Black)     3,700 2,745
12am Sports & Outdoors Foldable Stationary Bike (Black/Red) 7,999 2,299
12am Sports & Outdoors KOREAN VOGUE KV7001 Student  2 Pieces Backpack Ladies Set Bag (Dark Blue) 1,999 449
12am Watches Sunglasses Jewellery Casio Youth Men’s Stainless Steel Strap Watch A159WA-N1D with 1 Year Warranty (T1Y) 1,495 499
12am Health & Beauty Olay Total Effects Daytime Glow Collection 1,598 799
12am Mother & Baby Huggies Dry Pants XL – (60 pcs) 678 508
12am Mother & Baby  Cradle Baby Bottle and Nipple Cleanser / Wash Refill Pack (500mL x 3) 717 499
12am Health & Beauty Elite Compact Nebulizer (w/ complete accessories) 2,999 599
12am Tools, DIY & Outdoor Dremel Rotary Tool 3000 N/10 with free Dremel 110pc. Accessory Kit 5,499 1,999
12am Media, Music & Books Serenata S101 Digital Keyboard (Black) 2,199 1,099
12am MOTORS Rear View Mirror Car Camcorder 4.3 Inch 1080HD (Black) 1,899 799
8am Sports & Outdoors XiX XT-777 27.5 Alloy Mountain Bike White 11,999 5,999
8am Fashion Vargaux Stanley Men’s Regular Fit Jeans 1,299 350
8am Watches Sunglasses Jewellery Timeless Manila Cheska Classic Linear Metal Watch (Oldrose) with free Slim LED (Navy Blue) 629 199
8am Mother & Baby Tickle TMN- 002 4-in-1 Multi-function Baby Diaper Tote Handbag Set (Dark Blue) 1,299 382
8am Mother & Baby Mamypoko  Extra Dry Skin Tape Diaper XL 30pcs 460 322
8am Kitchen & Dining Slique Easy Stack Square Food Container 3pc Set 500ml Pink   213 99
8am Motors NFSC – Auto-Gard Microfiber Starter Pack 3’s 149 99
8am Home Appliances Demotech Portable USB Juice Blender 380mL (Black) 1,499 299
8am TV, Audio / Video, Gaming & Wearables RD-805 800 Lumens Mini LED Projector (Black) 4,000 1,999
8am Computers & Laptops Zeus MK-220 Basic Keyboard with Ten Multimedia Function Keys  899 129
8am Cameras ENLAN A11 Sport-MRE 3G Smart Digital HD Camera Phone (Black) 3,800 2,199
8am Computers & Laptops Lenovo Miix 3 (80JB0003PP) Intel Bay Trail Z3735F 7.85in Black 9,495 4,999
8am TV, Audio / Video, Gaming & Wearables JBL Trip Portable Speaker 4,995 1,599

Flash Sale – November 10, 2017 – PART 2 of 4

Timeslot Category URL SRP Flash Sale Price
10am Mother & Baby Tiny Buds Organic Baby Wipes Set of 4 (65 Pulls) 600 480
10am Mother & Baby Avent Natural Feeding Bottle 9oz Twin Pack 1,100 638
10am Home & Living Christmas Tree 8ft. 280S (White) 7,497 1,899
10am Home Appliances Electric Barbecue Grill Outdoor BBQ  2,299 399
10am Home Appliances American Legacy Ceiling Fan (Wood Blade) 2,799 1,499
10am Mobiles & Tablets ET-POP E-103 Sweet Cookie 20000mAh Power Bank with LED Flashlight (Orange) 3,000 319
10am Computers & Laptops Lenovo 110-14IBR (80T60052PH) Intel Quad Core N3160 Windows 10 14″ Laptop (Black) 16,999 12,699
10am Cameras GoPro Hero5 Black 12MP 4K Ultra HD Action Camera 22,999 16,999
10am Mobiles & Tablets SAMSUGN GALAXY J3 SMJ320Y 8GB (Gold)  7,990 4,290
10am Watches Sunglasses Jewellery Curren Stainless Steel Strap Unisex Watch 8023 (Silver/Black) 1,312 389
10am Fashion New Balance N34Q417 FUEL CORE COAST REFLEC Men’s Lifestyle (Black) 3,995 2,299
10am Furniture & Décor Home Retro Double Bell Desk Alarm Clock – intl 1,273 458
10am Men’s Jewelry Spring Made by fashion titanium steel men’s stud 4,424 257
12nn Motors PRO-BIKER Sports Racing Short Gloves Gloves Motorcycle Racing Motorbike Motorcycle Fingerless Outdoor Sports Gloves M (Black) 800 199
12nn Home Appliances Imarflex TY-2400G 8 in 1 Health Grill 11″ Diameter Ceramic Plate  1,999 1,299
12nn Furniture & Décor Tailee Furniture #1503 Dressing Table with Stool and Mirror (Wenge)   4,242 2,199
12nn Special Promotions Digital LCD Electronic Tempered Glass Bathroom Weighing Scale 8mm (Square) 1,300 199
12nn TV, Audio / Video, Gaming & Wearables Toshiba 40L1600EE 40-inch Full HD 1080p LED TV 15,999 13,999
12nn Cameras Sricam SP017 1280×720 720p HD Security IP Camera (White/Black) 5,199 1,389
12nn Mobiles & Tablets Lenovo Vibe K6 Note 4GB RAM/32GB ROM (Gold)  11,999 6,299
12nn Computers & Laptops ASUS VivoBook Max X441NA-GA038T Intel Celeron N3450 14″ LED backlit HD Glare Panel Windows 10 Laptop (Chocolate Brown) with FREE ASUS Nereus Backpack and Accutone Aquarius 102dB In-Ear Headphone with Mic 20,999.00 14,399.00
12nn Computers & Laptops Acer Switch One Intel AtomTM X5-Z8350 Quad Core 10.1″ Multi Touch Screen Win 10 12,999.00 10,199.00
12nn Bags and Travel BENCH- BGE0397BK3 Men’s Postman Bag (Black) 500 325
12nn Health & Beauty  Mistine White Spa Summer UV3 Lotion with Arbutin and Glutathione 200mL 349 199
 Flash Sale – November 10, 2017 – PART 3 of 4
Timeslot Category URL SRP Flash Sale Price
2pm Computers & Laptops  WD My Passport 2017 1TB  (Orange) 5,999 2,699
2pm Mobiles & Tablets  Lenovo Tab3 Essential 7-inch 8GB Wi-Fi Only (Black)   4,999 2,699
2pm Cameras Nikon D3400 Kit with AF-P 18-55mm VR lens 24,999 18,499
2pm Computers & Laptops  Asus VivoBook E402NA-GA251T, Slim 14-inch Celeron Quad Core N3450, 4GB DDR3, 32GB eMMC, Windows10 18,999 12,999
2pm Mobiles & Tablets  Cherry Mobile Flare A3 8GB (Gold) 3,299 1,899
2pm Special Promotions  NARY 6104 Couple’s Digital Stainless Steel Quartz Watch 1,200 299
2pm Mother & Baby  Chicco Natural Feeling Bottle 150ml Regular Flow – Blue 550 357
2pm Special Promotions  Tickle DM-300 Non Contact Infrared Body Thermometer (White) 1,799 449
2pm Health & Beauty  FIT ME MATTE PORELESS FDT 128 WARM NUDE 399 279
2pm Home Appliances  Matrix MX-KC1509 0.6 HP Window Type Air Conditioner (White) 8,999 5,199
4pm Fashion New York Sneakers Cody Rubber Shoes(GREY/RED) 1,598 629
4pm Health & Beauty  Warts Removal Cream -Organic  1,500 600
4pm Mother & Baby  Philips Avent Classic Feeding Bottle Pack of 3 9oz 1,500 870
4pm Mother & Baby  Tiny Buds Laundry Powder 1kg Set of 2 (Blue) 530 415
4pm Health & Beauty  Indoplas Electronic Blood Pressure Monitor 105 1,999 599
4pm Home Appliances  American Heritage AHOT-6179 8L Oven Toaster (Black) 999 649
4pm Kitchen & Dining  Ikea Steka Frying Pan (Black) Buy 1 Take 1 950 239
4pm Kitchen & Dining  Pyrex 9.5″ Easy Grab Pie Plate Baking Dish (Atlantic Blue) 765 499
4pm Cameras  KODAK PIXPRO FZ43 4x Optical Zoom 16MP 2.7in LCD Black  3,499 2,499
6pm Mother & Baby  Pampers Premium Care Diaper New Born 26s – 8 Packs 1,992 1,593
6pm Home Appliances  Tough Mama NTMBG-3 Glass Blender 1.25L (White)  1,159 549
6pm Kitchen & Dining  Slique 25pcs Stainless Steel Kitchen Sets (Black) 3,499 999
6pm TV, Audio / Video, Gaming & Wearables  Avision 40″ Full HD LED TV Black 40K785 with FREE Wall Bracket 27,999 10,699
6pm Mobiles & Tablets  Pineng PN-999 20000mAh Power Bank (Gold) 2,899 769
6pm Computers & Laptops  Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 510-23ISH 42,990 27,499
6pm Watches Sunglasses Jewellery  Athena & Co. 18K Gold Plated Diamond Cross Pendant Necklace – gold 1,499 299
6pm TV, Audio / Video, Gaming & Wearables  Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Smart Bluetooth Wristband (Black)  2,932 1,199
Flash Sale – November 10, 2017 – PART 4 of 4

 

Timeslot Category URL SRP Flash Sale Price
8pm Home Appliances EZY ES-88F Refrigerator 3.2 cu.ft. (Stainless Gray)  8,999 5,999
8pm Motors Marvel Open-Face Helmet Kawaii Series Group 191 (White) 2,095 1,495
8pm Kitchen & Dining Slique 3pc Bakeware Set (Gray) 7,875 399
8pm Mobiles & Tablets Doogee X20L 5.0″ Inch 2GB ROM 16GB RAM Quad Core 1.25GHz (Black) 4,995 3,109
8pm TV, Audio / Video, Gaming & Wearables The Platinum Kool Sound Junior Lite KS-5 DVD Karaoke Player (Black)NBuilt-in 6900 Songs with Free High-End Wired Microphone and Strontium Pollex Series 8GB Flash Drive 2,999 1,999
8pm Computers & Laptops ACER EXTENSA 15 EX2519-C49F Intel Celeron Dual Core N3060 Windows 10 Home Single Language 16,999 14,499
8pm Watches Sunglasses Jewellery Geneva Classic Round Ladies Bracelet Strap Watch (Rose Pink/Gold/ Silver) and with Geneva 179 Watch (White) 999 449
8pm Health & Beauty Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipstick 3.2g (More Better) 1,200 497
8pm Health & Beauty Snow Caps L-Glutathione 500mg Capsules 30’s 1,199 899
8PM Watches Sunglasses Jewellery Thomas Earnshaw LONGITUDE ES-8006-09 Men’s Green Genuine Leather Strap Watch – intl 12,754 3,099
8PM Sports & Outdoors ADIDAS MEN Manchester United Fc Home Jersey SHIRT AC1414 S-XXL 10′ 5,797 2,299
10pm Computers & Laptops Lenovo Ideapad 310-15IKB i7-7500U 15.6″ HD LED 12GB Ram 1TB Windows 10 45,000 28,499
10pm TV, Audio / Video, Gaming & Wearables Tesla Invader III 240W Variable Box Mod Electronic Cigarette (Black) 2,999 1,487
10pm Bags and Travel Barrel Spinner Set of 3 Luggage Set – Red 9,000 3,999
10pm Watches Sunglasses Jewellery WI061OTAA5H6NNANPH-11579561 3,000 598
10pm Fashion Skechers Ladies Bra Sally (Black) 595 200
10pm Health & Beauty Tongkat Ali Root Capsules – Nature’s Best Testosterone Booster and Most Potent Aphrodisiac 500mg 999 699
10pm Health & Beauty GLUTA-TIME X-TRIM GOLD 30s 5,990 1,187
10pm Home Appliances  Union UGSD-88 8.8kg Spin Dryer 3,199 1,999
10pm Bedding & Bath Sleep Essentials Premium Limited Collection Black Plain Bedsheet Single 36″ x 78″ 999 399
10pm Watches Sunglasses Jewellery Daniel Wellington Dapper York 38mm – intl  10,300 5,599

lazada online revolution 2017

Online Revolution

Lazada Philippines holds the biggest online sale in the Philippines each year called Online Revolution. It starts on Nov. 11 and ends on Dec. 12. This year, it starts earlier on November 9, 2017.

Shopping at Lazada offers the following options:

  • Cash on Delivery
  • No Sign-ups needed
  • Express Delivery
  • Free & Easy Returns
  • Free Shipping

11-11 Lazada Online Revolution – Complete Flash Sale Schedule – November 9, 2017

Hi everyone!

Let me share to you Lazada’s complete FLASH SALE SCHEDULE to guide you on their biggest ONLINE SALE this NOVEMBER 9-11, 2017

Flash Sale – November 9, 2017 – PART 1

 

Time Category Product SRP FLASH SALE
12am Motors Motorcycle Dry Fit Jersey Longsleeve with Gear Set  – Small (Black) 1,299 599
12am Home Appliances Fukuda SF164XS 16″ Banana Blade Plastic Stand Fan (Black) Buy 1 Take 1   2,399 1,199
12am Tools,DIY & Outdoors Bosch Promoline 108pcs Multi function Hand Tool Set (Blue) 2,750 1,799
12am Mobiles & Tablets Cherry Mobile OnRev Astro 2 4GB (Red) 1,699 999
12am TV, Audio & Video & Gaming Ace 32″ Slim LED TV Black LED-808 DN4 9,999 4,999
12am Cameras GoPro Hero4 Session 9,990 6,349
12am Mobiles & Tablets Phoenix WinTab 7 Intel Quad-Core 1GB+16GB 7-inch 800 x 1280 IPS LCD Display Windows 8.1 Wifi Tablet   5,999 3,599
12am Computers & Laptops Sandisk OTG SDDD2-032G 32GB with Sandisk Micro SD Class 10 32GB 2,170 949
12am Computers & Laptops HP Deskjet 1112 2,500 899
12am Bag & Travel Travel Basic Ciao Neal Small Hard Suitcase (Black) 2,000 999
12am Watches, Sunglasses & Jewels Casio G-Shock Men’s Black Resin Strap Watch GA-100-1A4D with  1 Year Warranty (T1Y) 5,995 2,995
12am Mother & Baby Huggies Dry Diapers Newborn – (40pcs) 238 111
12am Health & Beauty Snow Caps L-Glutathione 500mg Capsules 30’s 1,199 899
8am Mobiles & Tablets Romoss Sense 6P 20000mAh Dual Output LED Display Power Bank (White) 4,599 749
8am Computers & Laptops Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C4NW N2840 2.16Ghz  Celeron 11.6″ Chrome OS   12,999.00      9,499.00 
8am Computers & Laptops VINOVO V4  5.5 inch Touchscreen Quad Core 1GB RAM 8GB ROM  Super-Slim Smart Phone (Black) 4,998 1,779
8am TV, Audio & Video & Gaming Cordya YG-500 1200 Lumens Home Theater 1080p Full HD LED Portable Projector (Black) 6,800 3,239
8am Cameras  Sricam SP012 1280×720 720p P2P Wireless Security IP Camera (Black) 3,400 1,119
8am Mobiles & Tablets Cloudpad XTAB 32GB (Black) with Free Halo Keyboard and Case     4,899.00      3,799.00 
8am Sports & Outdoors Nitecore Extend BMX#20 Folding Steel Bike (Green) 7,999 3,799
8am Watches, Sunglasses & Jewels Yazole Men’s Blue Ray Glass Chronograph Style Brown Leather Strap Watch 1,000 248
8am Fashion Sebago Ryde Two Eye Sneakers (Black Leather) 4,500 1,999
8am Health & Beauty VEET Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer for Women  2,999 899
8am Mother & Baby Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash and Shampoo (Paraben Free) 230 ml Set of 2 1,200 749
8am Mother & Baby Huggies Dry Pants Medium (Holiday Pack) – 34 pcs x 4 packs (136 pcs) 1,020 663
8am Kitchen & Dining Slique Easy Stack Round Food Container 3pc Set 600ml Green 225 99

Flash Sale – November 9, 2017 – PART 2a

Time Category Product SRP FLASH SALE
10am Fashion Kamisa By Kultura Baseball Cap and Tee (L)  300 150
10am Sports & Outdoors Decathlon Quechua ARPENAZ 10L DAY HIKING BACKPACK 1,288 199
10am Watches, Sunglasses & Jewels Silverworks X3239 Heart Pendant Necklace and Earrings 850 199
10am Health & Beauty Healthy Choices Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor 750 600
10am Health & Beauty Maybelline Color Sensational Powder Matte Touch of Nude 299 199
10am Mother & Baby Chicco 2 in 1 Sterilizer 2,499 1,798
10am Mother & Baby Wyeth® BONAKID PRE-SCHOOL® 3+ Powdered Milk Drink for Children Over 3 Years Old, 1 Can x 900g   516 258
10am Home Appliances American Legacy Handy Vacuum Cleaner (Blue) 1,799 999
10am Furniture & Décor DIY 5-Cube Shoe Cabinet with Doors (Yellow Green) 3,999 519
10am Cameras Xiaomi Yi 720P HD Smart WiFi Home IP Camera (White) 3,500 1,799
10am Mobiles & Tablets Infinix Note 4 X572 3GB RAM 32GB ROM (Champagne Gold) 18,000 5,799
10am Computers & Laptops ACER ASPIRE ES1-332-P1N4 PEN-N4200/4GB/500GB/13.3/W10 (BLACK)   18,450.00    14,999.00 
10am Computers & Laptops SanDisk SDDD2-032G 32GB OTG Flashdrive 999 505
12nn Mother & Baby Pampers Baby Dry Diaper New Born 40s 283 226
12nn Health & Beauty Aim Global Burn Slim 30 Tablets (Buy 1 take 1) 2,200 749
12nn Home Appliances Demotech Portable Garment Steamer (White/Gray) 1,199 299
12nn Tools,DIY & Outdoors 24pcs Portable Flashlight Tool Box Set 1,200 199
12nn TV, Audio & Video & Gaming Microsoft Xbox 360E 4GB and Kinect Sensor Camera Set with Free Kinect Adventures and Kinect Sports Ultimate Collection 22,999 10,499
12nn TV, Audio & Video & Gaming Modoex M9 Phone Quad Smart Watch (Black) Buy 1 Take 1 (Silver) 1,885 699
12nn Mobiles & Tablets Asus ZenFone 3 Laser 4GB RAM 32GB ROM with Fingerprint Sensor (Gold)  11,995 7,299
12nn Mobiles & Tablets MOTOROLA MOTO C 4G 1GB + 16GB LTE (BLACK)  4,299 2,899
12nn Cameras  Nikon Coolpix A10 16.1MP 5x Optical Zoom (Black) with FREE 8GB SD Card 4,999 3,999
12nn Computers & Laptops Asus X541NA-GQ079T Intel Quad-Core Celeron N3450, 4GB, 500GB, 14 “, Win 10 (Silver)   20,999.00    15,799.00 
12nn Fashion Tanggo Leo Fashion Sneakers Men’s Rubber Shoes (black) 998 349
12nn Bag & Travel Portable single shoulder diagonal four-piece retro bags (beige) 2,699 999

Flash Sale – November 9, 2017 – PART 2b

Time Category Product SRP FLASH SALE
2pm Motors HNJ 518 Open Face Safe and Convenient Motorcycle Helmet (Black) 1,699 499
2pm Home Appliances Union UGSF-1639 WindPlus 16″ Stand Fan (Black) 1,499 749
2pm Home Appliances iSAFE iSF-10BEI Safe Electronic Digital Hotel Safety Vault (Beige) 2,899 1,099
2pm Media, Music & Books Jazz Drum and Chair Set Kids Early Education Toy Percussion Instrument (Blue) 599 299
2pm Cameras APPO W9 12MP 2″ 1080P Ultra HD  Plus WIFI Waterproof Sports Action Camera (Black) 2,598 969
2pm TV, Audio & Video & Gaming ZEUS A-120  2.1Speaker (Black) 999 559
2pm Mobiles & Tablets ETtab C10 10.6″ Wi-Fi + Cellular Tablet 16GB (White) 7,200 2,580
2pm Computers & Laptops Epson L360 Multifunction Printer (Black) 12,999 6,495
2pm Bag & Travel Ukiyo-e Travel 3-Piece Set – S 900 549
2pm Mother & Baby Philips Avent Combined Baby Food Steamer and Blender 12,000 6,960
2pm Health & Beauty Japan Ishigaki Amino Classic White (60 capsules/bottle) (FDA Approved)  1,720 999
2pm Health & Beauty Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette for Women 699 349

Flash Sale – November 9, 2017 – PART 3

Time Category Product SRP FLASH SALE
4pm Mobiles & Tablets Doogee MIX 4G Phablet 5.5″ inch Android 7.0 6GB RAM 64GB ROM Octa Core 2.5GHz (Dazzle Black) 16,995 7,830
4pm TV, Audio & Video & Gaming Sharp 50″ Full Hd Led Tv Lc-50Le275X   29,999 19,799
4pm TV, Audio & Video & Gaming Oontz Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker Black 4,699 999
4pm Cameras ET V380 Smart HD 720P P2P Night Vision IP Camera with 2 antenna 3,000 759
4pm Computers & Laptops Lenovo 110-14IBR (80T6007RPH) Intel Quad Core N3160 14″ Windows 10 Laptop (Black)   16,999.00    13,099.00 
4pm Sports & Outdoors Rowing Machine 9,999 3,299
4pm Mother & Baby MamyPoko Extra Dry Diaper Newborn, Pack of 28+2 303 151
4pm Health & Beauty Indoplas Arm Type Full Automatic BP Blood Pressure Monitor 1,999 599
4pm Home Appliances Matrix 1.5 HP Split Type Aircon with 3m Copper Tubing  18,500 11,799
4pm Bedding & Bath B&D Bathroom Rack Cut-out 80 cm 1,499 699
4pm Kitchen & Dining Pyrex 1.5 Quart 1.4L Easy Grab Loaf Baking Dish (Atlantic Blue) 765 499
6pm Bag & Travel Elena X-519 5 in 1 Premium Bag Set (Red)With Mini Teddy 1,699 559
6pm Sports & Outdoors Thenice M2096G Full-Face Easybreath Snorkeling Mask With Camera Holder Size S/M 4,399 999
6pm Health & Beauty Benefit Roller Lash Curling Mascara 1,500 1,199
6pm Health & Beauty NIVEA Body Oil in Lotion Cocoa and Macadamia Oil 178 99
6pm Home Appliances American Legacy 12 cups Coffee Maker (Black) 799 479
6pm Tools,DIY & Outdoors Bosch Cordless Screwdriver IXO III 0601960 2K0 2,349 1,439
6pm Kitchen & Dining Slique 25pcs Aluminum Kitchen Sets (Red) 4,999 999
6pm Computers & Laptops Epson L120  with FREE Universal Audio Splitter 4,999 4,269
6pm Computers & Laptops Zeus All-in-One PC 22″Superslim Quad Core 4GB RAM 128GB SSD Full HD Win10  with Wifi Function with Free Zeus Mk500 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse 19,999 14,999
6pm Mobiles & Tablets 3T Mobile KKP F6 Mini Car Cellphone 10.9cm (Gold) 1,499 625
6pm Computers & Laptops Acer Aspire E5-475-30ZC 14″ Intel Core i3-6006U 4GB Windows 10 Laptop with Free Acer Laptop Bag   28,299.00  24,799
6pm Cameras  SJCAM SJ4000 12MP Wi-Fi Action Camera (Black) 3,599 2,299
6pm TV, Audio & Video & Gaming Ace 19″ Super Slim Full HD LED TV Black LED-505 7,799 3,199

Flash Sale – November 9, 2017 – PART 4

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Time Category Product SRP FLASH SALE
8pm Health & Beauty Cardinal Compact Nebulizer (w/ complete accessories) 1,999 599
8pm Toys & Babies Tickle Kiddie Castle Tent (Pink) 599 299
8pm Home & Living Ikea Lerberg Shelf Unit(Grey) 3,999 1,299
8pm Bedding & Bath Sleep Essentials Premium Limited Collection Black Plain Bedsheet Full/Double 54″ x 78″ 999 489
8pm Home Appliances Demotech 12-piece High Speed Power Blender/ Juicer 4,999 999
8pm Motors HNJ 002 Tail Trunk Luggage Motorcycle/Scooter Top Box (Black/Red) 1,099 699
8pm TV, Audio & Video & Gaming LP-08 2.0CH Bluetooth Multimedia Soundbar Speaker System (Black) 2,299 897
8pm Cameras  iSAFE HD4CHKITP3-DOME CCTV Kit Security System with 8 Channel High-Quality DVR and 4 PCS HD Indoor Dome Cameras 720P – 1.0-Megapixel with High-Definition Night Vision, Smart Phone and IOS Remote View Access and easy USB port Back-up (Black) 8,999 3,959
8pm Mobiles & Tablets Sunsonic L08A 7″ 3G Dual Sim Cellular Tablet 8GB (Black) with Free 10400mah Power Bank 4,900 1,665
8pm Computers & Laptops Apple Macbook Air 13-Inch 128GB, MQD32   59,999.00    43,399.00 
8pm Computers & Laptops Gaming USB Keyboard and forev ST-18 USB GAMING Mouse Combo   1,999 535
8pm Bag & Travel Philippine Scratch Map   1,500 399
8pm Watches, Sunglasses & Jewels Outperformer Chronology Series Santorini Couple’s Watches with Luminous Set of 2 with Wooden Gift Box 6,000 1,699
8PM Home Appliances PUPPYOO UV Mattress Vacuum Cleaner Home Collector Mites-killing WP602A 19,816 3,649
10pm Home Appliances Samsung ME-711K Microwave Oven 20L 3,795 2,999
10pm Motors LDNIO C301 2 USB Car Charger  for Iphone (White/Silver) 699 259
10pm Bedding & Bath Sleep Essentials Premium Limited Collection Black Plain Bedsheet Queen Size 60″ x 78″ 999 499
10pm TV, Audio & Video & Gaming Xtreme XP-8800 2.1CH Soundbar Speaker System & Sub-Woofer (Black) 5,995 3,596
10pm Computers & Laptops Lenovo Yoga 300-11 IBR 17,995 11,599
10pm Mobiles & Tablets APPO HSP12 Ultra-thin One Button Erase 8.5 inch LCD Writing Tablet (Black)   1,918 615
10pm Cameras ETCAM C5 Underwater HD DV 5MP Waterproof Action Sports Camera (Black) 2,500 549
10pm Mobiles & Tablets Leagoo M8 Pro 5.7″ Inch 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Quad Core 1.3GHz (Champagne Gold) 8,990 3,865
10pm Mother & Baby Tickle Baby Food Maker Blender (Light Green) 2,499 898
10pm Toys & Babies FC-POCKET Classic 8 Bit Game Portable Console Family Computer 600 Games(Maroon) 1,999 399
10pm Sexual Wellness Titan Gel 50g With Instruction Manual FDA 2,995 999

Online Revolution

Lazada Philippines holds the biggest online sale in the Philippines each year called Online Revolution. It starts on Nov. 11 and ends on Dec. 12. This year, it starts earlier on November 9, 2017.

Shopping at Lazada offers the following options:

  • Cash on Delivery
  • No Sign-ups needed
  • Express Delivery
  • Free & Easy Returns
  • Free Shipping

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Give More and Save More with Lazada Philippines’ Online Revolution

MANILA CITY, PHILIPPINES – Southeast Asia’s biggest online shopping event, the Online Revolution Sale, brings to the spotlight over 28 million local and international products from its most trusted brands and sellers. Customers can expect jaw-dropping offers, flash sales and exclusive launches up to 95% off.

Now on its sixth year, Lazada.com.ph expects over 150 million visits combined during the sale period, which begins November 9 in the Philippines. The combination of millions of sellers and buyers makes this year’s theme: Shop the Universe a perfect fit.

Shoppers looking for more will get more choices as items on sale during Alibaba’s single’s day (11.11) will be available through the Taobao Collection. Digital goods such as prepaid load, mobile data and restaurant & lifestyle vouchers are also available at 5% off.

Christmas gift-seekers will be treated with more options at even better prices. Top deals include the Cherry Mobile OnRev smartphone for only Php 999, the Olay Night Ritual at Php 999 and the Casio G-Shock watch for only Php 2,995.

Bargain hunters will also love to the 11 Peso deals and flash sales every two hours. Some flash sale items include a Matrix microwave oven for Php 1,999, an A7 Sports camera for Php 439 and Mamypoko Extra Dry Skin Tape Diapers (30 pcs) for only Php 322.

Christmas shopping wouldn’t; be complete without raffle promos. Lazada has that too! Avent is giving away a cash prize of Php 1,000,000 to one lucky customer buying any Avent product. Lazada is also giving away free trips from Philippine Airlines and Star Cruises, as well as one Isuzu SUV to lucky shoppers. Each transaction entitles shoppers to an electronic raffle coupon. Through a collaboration with Freenet, the free internet platform of Voyager Innovations, customers using the Lazada mobile app can browse and shop without being charged for data consumption.

To get additional discounts, sign-up for a PayMaya account and enjoy additional 20% off (max. discount of P400) with the code PYMYNOV upon checkout for the whole month of November.

“With this year’s Online Revolution Sale, the best of the world is truly at everyone’s fingertips. Lazada has been working closely with the top brands and sellers in the country and across the globe to offer the best products at the most affordable prices. We believe that campaigns such as Online Revolution will someday set the Philippines to be the online shopping capital of not only Southeast Asia but also the world” said Lazada Co-Founder and CEO, Inanc Balci.

Christmas can’t get better than this! Visit www.lazada.com.ph/online-revolution/ and make your Christmas shopping merry and bright. The biggest sale of the year, Online Revolution, will be from November 9 to December 12, 2017. Watch out for the mega days on November 9 to 11 and December 7 to 12.

Lazada Offers

Lazada offers the following:

  • Cash on Delivery
  • No Sign-ups needed
  • Express Delivery
  • Free & Easy Returns
  • Free Shipping

About Lazada Group

Lazada is the number one online shopping & selling destination in Southeast Asia  present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Lazada helps more than 135,000 local and international sellers as well as 3,000 brands serve the 560 million consumers in the region through its marketplace platform, supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data, and service solutions. Lazada offers an excellent customer experience through a wide network of logistics partners and its own first- and last-mile delivery arm.

 

Top 4 backpacker destinations in the Philippines

So you read here about Boracay, and realized that it is the place you want to visit in the Philippines. This is the best place in the Philippines for backpackers for certain, and we advise anyone to start his vacation there. You can meet many cool people, with some you’d like to continue traveling, and some will tell you stories and share their knowledge with you.

After having the time of your life in Boracay, there will come a moment that you’ll feel ripe enough for the continuation of your trip, as you cannot stay in heaven forever. And then what? Read below to get a clue on how the rest of your vacation is going to be like. All of these destinations work great with Boracay and each other, and a month backpacking in the Philippines is hardly enough for all, but if you want to push it through in such a time window you can use the services of a travel agency such as PhilippinesTravelPackage.com

#1 El Nido

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The best place in the Philippines after Boracay, so it’s one you definitely want to visit. Even try to make it on the wet season May-October, be attentive to the weather and keep your schedule flexible. El Nido is the crown jewel of Palawan, and it’s easily accessible from Boracay.

Why El Nido? The most beautiful beaches in the world. Not the beach, as in singular, but many, popular or hidden, long or short, whatever! El Nido is the only competition for Boracay in the Philippines. Stay in the center in Mad Monkey El Nido, or in one of the most beautiful beaches around in Mad Monkey Nacpan if you feel like having a quieter time, and we’ll make sure you enjoy your time there to the max.

What to do there? Island hopping is a must! You can choose between 4 tours, but if you have the time why don’t you do all? Snorkeling and scuba diving is also great there. If you go on an island hopping tour, don’t forget to bring a snorkeling mask. It is the perfect place if you’re traveling as a couple, as not many places are as romantic as El Nido.

Where to stay? Mad Monkeys of course!

Where to eat? Breakfast local: Silog Republic – serve cheap Filipino Breakfasts. That’s not a bad place to start your day, especially if you had a lot to drink the night before. Breakfast: V and V Bagel – great Italian coffee, and freshly baked bagels. The classic: Art Café – this place serves good food to tourists for yours now. Great pizzas! Seafood: The unanimous opinion is Squidos. You can tell by the ever present long line of guests. Drinking: Pukka bar in Corong Corong beach is very close to Mad Monkey and one of the liveliest bars in town.

#2 Coron

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Coron is very easy to get to from El Nido, and if you’re already close by (3 hours away by a fast ferry), it’s important for you to know that Coron is a backpackers’ paradise. Almost as beautiful as El Nido, and so much cheaper. It is the second most beautiful place in Palawan in our opinion.

Why Coron? Because you’re already in El Nido, and it will be a crime not to hop by in this amazing place. Because you want to get away from the crowd that flock to El Nido during the high season.

What to do there? Island hopping again. Like, it’s really that good that you should go island hopping in El Nido and then in Coron right after. For the scuba divers among you, Coron is a place you must dive, for some of the world’s best wreck dives are here. The lagoons of Coron (the Twin Lagoons) and Barracuda Lake (which has a mix of fresh and salt water) are a must visit.

Where to stay in Coron? Fat Monkey Hostel. This neat place is 10 ride from town situated in a mango grove. The Fat Monkey also organizes a 3 day castaway tour of sailing, camping on isolated islands, eating food cooked over a bonfire, feeling like pirates.

Where to eat? Breakfast: Fika Indulgence – excellent waffles and pancakes, as well as Filipino breakfast dishes. Cheapest eats: Lolo Nonoy’s – one of the oldest establishments serving home-cooked local food. Lunch: KT’s Sinugba sa Balay – a Filipino style grill house, which is affordable and supposed to be the best one in Coron. Nice ambience but long waiting time so come prepared. Diner: Trattoria Altrov’e – best pizza in town, wood oven baked of course. Also famous for their seafood pasta dishes which are generous and filling. Drinking: Hangover Bar is your best bet – probably the best in town.

#3 Cebu

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You can reach Cebu from El Nido, Coron, Boracay, and actually all places in this post, and most destinations in central and southern Philippines. It is a travel hub for many destinations in the Philippines, and an adventure packed island by itself. Spend some time in Cebu when you transfer here, and you will definitely not regret doing so.

Why Cebu? Why not, you’re already there… and it’s cheaper here than many other places in the Philippines. Plus, it’s very easy to get around the island.

What to do in Cebu? Diving in Malapascua is one of the highlights, as there are thresher sharks present all year around in Monad Shoal. It attracts divers from all over the world, so if you’re into diving don’t miss it under any circumstances. Whale shark snorkeling in Oslob is another famous attraction. Going to Kawasan Falls in Moal Boal is another. Those are the 3 basic attractions that you should cover, and there are more things you can do. Trekking from Dalaguete (Nearby Oslob) through Osmeña Peak is a good idea for you who love a little bit of trekking.

Where to stay? Tr3ats Guesthouse is by far one of the best hostels in Cebu City – Very affordable, cool atmosphere, and in the most central location. Sharky Hostel in Oslob is one of the cheapest and offers the best quality for the price. They also have affordable private rooms. Chief Mau in Panangsama Moalboal is the newest and coolest hostel around. It’s also famous for its vibrant bar open till the wee hours.

Where to eat? In Cebu City just go round the city center and the malls. You will be fine because there are endless options for all budgets. The Pleasure Principle Resto-bar in Panangsama is one of the best restaurants on the beach, as well as Kockonuts (this one has a great ambience, romantic and intimate). For drink’s head to Chili Bar, the liveliest one on the beach. Well, besides of the whale sharks there isn’t much to do, so just pick any of the restaurants in the northern part of the beach, and get ready to move on.

#4 Siargao

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This is the next hot place in the Philippines. A place that started as a surfers’ place, became a backpacking paradise and will soon be one of the most popular places in the country, along with Boracay and Palawan.

Why visit Siargao? Be among the first to visit here, before it will change due to overflowing tourism. It is still virgin, affordable, fun, and accommodating!

What to do? Learn how to surf, as it is after all the surfing capital of the Philippines. Visit Sugba Lagoon and the tidal pools of Siargao, explore the white beaches, and go island hopping in breathtaking islands. Party every night of the week. The parties are far from what you’ll have in Boracay. Let’s put it this way, the nightlife scene is premature, but wild!

Where to stay? The Smiling Pig – one of the newest, friendliest, and cheapest in Tourism Road, Siargao. This is truly a place to hang out with new friends. They only have dorms, and no private rooms. If you want a hostel that does offer private rooms, try Jing’s Place, also in a central location close by. Not as fun, but very good value.

Where to eat in Siargao? Breakfast: Shaka Siargao – fruit bowls, muesli, acai, fruit shakes. Their powerbowls will give you enough energy for the rest of the day. Lunch: Mama’s Grill – very affordable Filipino grill that make fresh seafood and meat. One of the busiest in the island because it’s really that good. Dinner: Kermit – genuine and high quality Italian food. Drinking: Bravo – a Spanish restaurant with really good food and a great lounge, very suitable for group, drinking into the night and meeting new people.

 

Photobook Philippines Review: How to Create your own Travel Album

Hi everyone!

Several months ago, I happen to stumble upon PHOTOBOOKS, and have instantly fallen in love with them. As a matter of fact, I’ve had several Photobooks personalized and ordered already to capture photos in print of my travels all over the world.

Believe me, printed photos are just way cooler than just having them in your digital gadgets or social media accounts like Facebook!

So as I was saying, I was posting photos of my Photobooks and sharing it to my friends, and as time goes by, a lot had been asking me on how is it done. So here I am, creating a guide on how to create your own Photobook.

Check this out!

What is Photobook?

So what is this ‘Photobook’ I’m talking about?

Well, it’s simple really; it’s basically a photograph book you make online. You get to pick a size, choose your paper type, then upload your pictures and customize each page with backgrounds, content, clip art and frames.

With a photo book it’s easy to put your personality onto every page. Anything goes, so you can make your book your way.

All the templates are there and you just have to drag and drop your photos. EASY!

Hot to create photobooks

Take a look at some of the Photobooks I created!! 🙂

How to make your own Photobook?

  1. Sign up an account at PhotobookPhilippines.com
    • Click ‘My Account’ on the upper right corner.
    • Then Click ‘REGISTER’
  2. Now that you’ve already created an account, let me share to you a Photobook Deal.

Get your Photobook for only 20 PESOS!

Yep, that is so right.. I’ll share to you an online deal of having a Photobook for only 20 Pesos rather than paying its original srp price of 1,200Php?

How?

  1. Buy this PHOTOBOOK DEAL from METRODEAL.
  2. Pay for your order and after successful payment, you will get a VOUCHER CODE.
  3. Activate your Metrodeal Voucher code in this online form during the voucher validity period. [IMPORTANT TO DO THIS FIRST, BEFORE YOU CAN USE YOUR DISCOUNT VOUCHER]

The online form will look like this:

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Fill out this part on the left side. Use the EMAIL you used for signing up in step 1.

After which, you will be taken to a confirmation page like this.

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Now click back and you’re all set to start designing your Photobook!

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You will be given choices on how you’d like to do your Photobook. I usually do mine using the 3rd option, ONLINE READYBOOKS.

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Now if you’ll choose the ONLINE READYBOOKS, you will be taken to choose your template. NOTE THAT IF YOU PURCHASED THE 20php DEAL, they are only good for the MINI SQUARE 6″x 6″ Photobooks. So CHOOSE THIS OPTION.

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After clicking it, you can now CHOOSE YOUR TEMPLATE.

Example for me, I’ll be picking ‘TRAVEL’

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After which, this page will appear. Make sure to check that it is MINI SQUARE 6×6, SOFT COVER.

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If all is set, then, click PERSONALIZE! A LOG-IN PAGE will appear, and you will have to enter your login details.

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You will be taken to the ONLINE PHOTOBOOK EDITOR. Click this button on the upper left corner, to upload your images. You can also import images from your Facebook albums.

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After uploading your photos, you can have the option to AUTO FILL if you’re not in the mood to one by one drag and drop the photos in the gray boxes.

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If you’re all done and finished with your Photobook. Click ORDER.

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This will be the prize that will first appear, don’t worry as we have not applied our discount voucher yet.

You can also change the paper choice, personally I like the cheaper one. The 70php is way thinner.

Click ‘CONTINUE’ then select shipping. By default it is set to Express Shipping. This is already good. Takes 10 working days or 2 weeks for your order to arrive.

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Click CONTINUE.

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Here you will now enter the VOUCHER CODE you ACTIVATED earlier.

See, the 1,200Php will no be ZERO and the only amount that you will have to pay is the shipping only.

Note that you CANNOT have multiple orders and have all of them shipped together to save from shipping fee. This is just how Photobooks’ rule is.

Anyway, who wouldn’t be happy for a Photobook of only 270Php (20php + 250php)?

Amazing deal and surely when you receive your Photobook you will be all smiles!

Here’s my Photobook of my Southeast Asia Backpacking Trip for 60 days. 🙂

 

 

Travel Guide: Surviving CARAMOAN 2017

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Popularly known being one of the premier shooting locations of Survivor (PH and US) reality TV shows, CARAMOAN boasts a lot of enchanting islands and amazing limestone cliff rock formations!

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Even with the hype of these shows, Caramoan is ironically a very peaceful and lax community where people thrive in living a quiet and simple life. If I may compare to other PH hotspots, it’s like a miniature El Nido minus the mayhem of tourists and with a more peaceful atmosphere.

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Caramoan islands is a famous tourist destination located in the farthest coast of the province of Camarines Sur. Unknown to many, it can also be reached via Virac, Catanduanes which only takes about 1 hour of travel by land to Codon Port, the jump-off to the islands – which is was shorter than getting off from Sabang Port in CamSur!

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Stops of this island hop includes:
– Lahos Island
– Matukad island (where you can find the ‘Enchanted Bangus’ at nagulat naman kami na may ROCK CLIMBING pala dito :D) – Tip: BRING HIKING SHOES
– Tinago beach
– Cagbalinad Island
– Minalagos Island
– Catanaguan Island
– Busdak Beach

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Unexpected to.. Di kami ininform ni kuya tour guide  na may Rock Climbing pala dito sa Matukad Island 😀 (TRAVEL TIP: BRING HIKING SHOES)

 

Itinerary:

– Ride to Codon, San Andres Port
– Start of Caramoan Island Hopping (7 islands)
– Lunch at the Islands (BYOB)
– Resume the Island Hopping
– Back to Codon Port and to Virac Downtown

 

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Beach bumming at Lahos Island

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And on our way home we saw this rainbow from afar! ❤ a perfect day indeed!

Random Travel Thoughts: #Day8 of my 60 Days Southeast Asia Trip

09.21.2016, 10:41pm, Thailand time.

Today had been GREAT. 🙂

Woke up in BALI. Early morning walk at Kuta beach.

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Watched some surfers. Brunch at McDonald’s.

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Yung mas malaki pa yung Rice nila kesa sa Chicken? hahaha!

Then by serendipity, stumbled upon fellow Pinoy Travel Bloggers who are also in Indonesia for an all-expense paid + a $1,000 pocket money 😲 sponsored trip by the Indonesian Tourism Board.

I kept on seeing some of their posts in my newsfeed as we were friends in Facebook, but I didn’t expect to see and meet some of them here. Perhaps a sign? Hopefully next time I could get to join them. 😉

Got a FREE taxi ride to the airport (thanks to Uber). 😄

But got unlucky upon airline check in – was forced to check in my bag, had to pay double right on spot for a baggage allowance. 😭😭

Good thing I have my credit card with me.

Bade GOODBYE to my memories of Bali. ❤

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Until next time Bali!

Took a FOUR-HOUR plane ride (the longest perhaps I ever took).
But time ain’t waisted, I decided to blog while on thousands of miles above sea level. (watch out for the post soon). 😉
First time to write while on a plane ride.

Arrived in BANGKOK, THAILAND at their budget terminal.
Quite smelly I should say.
Long queue at the immigration. 😪

Tried saving money by taking the bus to my hostel, but eventually got lost.
Ended up hailing a taxi and paying almost 300 Baht. (The bad side of traveling solo, you get to pay for the entire ride). 😰

Checked in at GLUR BHARANI HOSTEL.

 

Eventually made friends with my roomies immediately – two of which are female solo travelers also.

One’s a SOUTH AFRICAN who tried escaping home to prove that Africans can and should travel too. And had been traveling for 3 years and counting now.

Another’s a girl about my age residing here in Thailand, but had been traveling within the country for sometime now. And now awaiting her flight to EUROPE after getting her Schengen Visa. An inspiration that Asians can do it too.

Met also a Chinese guy who had just RESIGNED FROM HIS JOB to travel the world – going solo as well.

Went out to have DINNER. But finding that most foods are beyond budget for today, I decided to just buy a meal from a sidewalk vendor, only for 30Baht.

 

Then tried out this street food as well, perhaps a Thailand version of our Pinoy Sorizo – but sorry I don’t like this Thai food. *ulk!

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Went to STARBUCKS and was happy to purchase two more Starbucks Cards to add to my collection. Now, I’m about to complete the Starbucks Fall Collection Leaf Cards, the right one in green’s from Bali. Then the other two’s from here in Bangkok.

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Also, I found out SB cards are way cheaper here in Thailand. Each card costs only 100Baht, and you could even combine the balances of all the cards when making a purchase, something you cannot do in the Philippines.

Good news also came to most of my friends who are licensed physicians now – after they passed the medical board exams.

Kudos! And congratulations to all of you! I’m proud of you all! 👍

I still wonder what if before I made a different choice, and decided to take up medicine? I guess I wouldn’t be here to where I am right now. Oh well, everything happens for a reason. 🙂

What a day it had been.
It’s raining really hard right now.
I’m here all cozy and warm in our hostel, working as the night passes by.

I hope tomorrow will be a better day.
Good night. ❤

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