Friday, October 31, 2014

Japan Expenses: 7 Days, 4 Cities, in less than 22K

People say Japan is one of the most expensive places to travel to. I've talked to several people and asked how much they've spent in Japan and responses I got were between 50,000 to as high as 100,000. So we took on the challenge to experience Japan on a low budget while still enjoying the same quality of experience during our travel.

Here's what we've spent for EACH person (for 7 days, 6 nights, 4 cities):

We spent total of 40,000 which is similar to what others' spent, but this is already all in including airfare, travel taxes, visa, shopping, and accommodation!

If you remove all these, here's what we've really spent on daily expenses:

My 400 Peso Room Experience in Japan

It was our first time to try Airbnb even though we were hesitant to try it at first because we're (sometimes) paranoid travelers. Well, you can't blame us because crimes, modus operandi and other unpleasant news are all over the internet, radio, TV, and newspaper. Also, we grew up not trusting strangers at all times so choosing Airbnb is quite a bold move for me and my boyfriend when we visited Japan (Osaka and Kyoto). 

What is Airbnb?
Airbnb is a trusted community for people to list (rent their place) and book unique accommodations around the world. I like the way they describe their service and it stated in their website: "Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions"

Osaka Room: Value for Money, Convenience, and Unforgettable Experience
The room (or rather bed space) we rented was our cheapest accommodation ever! The total per day is only Php 833 (inclusive of Airbnb service fee already) then we even shared the cost so I only paid Php 416.50 per day!!! Imagine below 500 pesos for accommodation in Japan? What a deal right? :) 

The room is small and not fancy or cozy but it sure is functional and is located in a convenient location.

Here are the top 3 reasons why we've decided to book the room:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Adventures of WooTi and Friends in Japan


Our Japan video is finally done YIPIEEE!!!

Check the link below to watch The Adventures of #WooTi and Friends in Japan :) 

We visited 4 different areas in the land of the rising sun. Our starting point...Osaka! Then we travelled to Kyoto, Nara and ended our trip in Tokyo where we met my high school barkada (who coincidentally was in Tokyo). We did all of these in 7 days but technically, it was only about 5 whole days :)

I can't wait to share in detail our Japan adventures. Will post it one by one very soon!
Watch our Same-day edit AVP here ENJOY! >> click here <<

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gardens By the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay is Singapore's largest garden spanning a total of 101 hectares of prime land right beside the spectacular Marina Bay. It is also known as the "City in a Garden" because it is really humongous and grand! :) 

There are 10 different areas or attractions on which you can visit as of today. These are:

1. Cloud Forest Conservatory
2. Flower Dome Conservatory
3. OCBC Skyway
4. Supertree Grove
5. Bay East Garden 
6. World of Plants
7. Dragonfly and Kingfisher Lakes 
8. Far East Organization Children's Garden
9. Sun Pavilion
10 Heritage Gardens
Note: #s 1 to 5 are the main attractions.
How to get there? 
I) Walking:

From the Helix Bridge towards the Art Science Museum:
Follow the footpath which leads under the ECP, that will bring you directly into Bay South Garden along the waterfront.

From Marina Bay Sands:

Walk across the overhead bridge (Lions Bridge) located at Marina Bay Sands Hotel (open daily from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM), or take the underground linkway via Bayfront station (Exit B).

II. MRT: (This is the route we took)
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