First Solo Trip to Tokyo! (+ some tips)

My first ever solo trip to a foreign country!

Imagine how excited I was– of the freedom, independence, and adventure; and how frightened I was– of being alone with no one to depend on but myself. Of being in a place where it’s the total opposite from where I live (California). I guess you can say I did experience culture shock.

Konnichiwa, Tokyo!

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7 hours of hiking

📍 Mt. Ulap –  Benguet, Philippines

I’m not keen on hiking, mostly because sometimes my heart can’t take it– which is also the reason why I don’t go to the gym much. But the minute I start to think of it as an adventure, I didn’t hesitate even for a second. I knew I wouldn’t get this opportunity again so I jumped on the chance, even when it’s with people I don’t know.

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12 Hours in Korea

Our MNL-LAX flight had a 12-hour stopover in Seoul. Where to go? Myeong Dong, of course, one of Seoul’s main shopping districts.

Checked our bags into storage, exchanged our dollars to won, rode the subway, walked some, and we have arrived.

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