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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 […]


W Bangkok – An Extraordinarily Hip Hotel in the Thai Capital

Stepping into the lobby of W Bangkok after an evening flight from Thailand’s rural heartland, the contrast between countryside charm and youthful decadence could not have been any more apparent. Still decked in rugged shorts and sandals, I entered via the hotel’s automatic sliding doors that revealed lounge chairs, a DJ booth and purple lighting. […]


The River Resort Champasak – The Most Stunning Hotel in Southern Laos

Crossing the border into the rural but scenic countryside of Southern Laos from Thailand, one would normally not expect to find anything more than paddy fields, farm animals and the odd village. Compared to the northern part of this landlocked country, fewer tourists venture all the way here despite the presence of several attractions, including […]


3 Islands in Spain That Should Be In Your Bucket List

Spain may not be known as an archipelagic country but with its famed sunny weather, laidback culture and varied nightlife, its islands are among the most renowned in Europe. I have visited Spain in the past but never ventured outside the main towns of Andalucia, the capital, Madrid and of course, Barcelona. For my future […]


Talad Rot Fai – Bangkok’s Hipster Night Market

In the Bangkok itinerary I recommended in an earlier post, I listed Talad Rot Fai as one of the Thai capital’s hidden gems. Whether you’re a shopaholic or simply a curious tourist, a visit to this suburban weekend night market is definitely worth your time. While I frequent Chatuchak for its immensity, Talad Rot Fai […]

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