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Why Pangasinan May Just Be One of the Philippines’ Most Underrated Provinces

Within the last decade, many of Luzon’s central provinces have garnered quite a bit of attention among travelers who enjoy the balance between majestic natural attractions and proximity to the Philippine capital. Zambales has its many coves such as Anawangin and Nagsasa while Pampanga had in the early 2000’s successfully repositioned itself from a lahar-filled […]


Hotel Review: El Pescador Resort in Bolinao, Pangasinan

The default area when it becomes to beach resorts in Pangasinan it seems, is Bolinao, a small town at the northwestern tip of the province. During our time in Pangasinan, I stayed in El Pescador Resort which is located right at the main town and a short distance from the iconic Bolinao Church.


Countries Which Will Be a Whole Lot Cheaper to Visit in 2015

Last year, I listed among others, Iran and Japan as must-visit destinations for 2014. The same destinations were later also cited by other publications such as the Financial Times in their 2014 travel recommendations. For 2015, I foresee another exciting year for travel. The predominant theme will be cheaper air tickets brought about by cheaper […]


What I Discovered at Duck & Buvette in Shangri-la Plaza Mall (D&B)

The space where Duck & Buvette now stands is hard to miss. Located at the main atrium of the original building of Shangri-la Plaza Mall, I remember eating there when it used to be Cafe Provencal, an establishment that existed in that space for well over a decade. Taking the restaurant business into context, that’s […]


Best Autumn Viewing Spots in Tokyo, Part 2

In my previous entry about autumn viewing spots in Tokyo, I highlighted the expansive Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa as the best place to see fall foliage in the Japanese capital. Tachikawa is located in Western Tokyo and is about a 45 minute train ride away from the city center plus a 15 minute or […]


What to Expect From the New Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons Pasig

Manila’s newest upscale mall, Estancia at Capitol Commons, finally opened its doors just last week. This particular area of Pasig has generated a lot of buzz in recent years due to the many independent restaurants that have opened in the area. Now, it has its own mall. Several stores have yet to open in this […]


How to Do Tokyo Comfortably For Just $35 a Day

Although Tokyo no longer ranks as the world’s most expensive city, the stereotype is somehow hard to shake off. The thought of $250 airport to city taxi rides alone is enough to turn off the budget-conscious traveler. The good news is that Tokyo is no longer the ultra expensive city that it once was. Economic […]


Get 15% Off Best Available Rates at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

For stays between 22nd December 2014 to 11th January 2015, get 15% off the total room rate by emailing reservations.cpca@ihg.com with the special code “BINO 15 OFF” applicable only for readers of I Wander. If you are coming to Singapore over the Christmas and New Year holidays or simply wish to enjoy a relaxing staycation, […]


Funniest & Most Bizarre Travel Encounters, Part 1

They say that the best thing about traveling is that one gets to have rich and vivid encounters with all sorts of people. I could not help but agree more. For the most part, I’ve met some really amazing and kind folks which have left me with a lasting and positive impression about humanity. I’ve […]

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