2013 Goals: Year-End Evaluation

I believe that having goals is important.  They force us to envision the future and prompt us into following through.  Ten years ago, I evolved from having “New Year’s resolutions” into setting New Year’s goals for myself.  The way I see it, having goals to meet instead of resolutions to…

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Staycation at Acacia Hotel Manila

Staycation at Acacia Hotel Manila

Whenever I travel, I am never one for 5-star hotels.  I always go for the cheapest places that offer basic but decent accommodations.  I believe that my money would be better spent on tours and experiencing the local vibe rather than on a room that would only serve as a…

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Hotel Review: Amaris Thamrin City Hotel

Amaris Thamrin City Hotel

The last phase of my research for my Going Solo in Indonesia trip consisted of looking for a hotel in Jakarta.  I decided that I would do 3D/2N in Bali then stay overnight in Jakarta.  And for that, I needed another hotel.  Thus, I thought that it would be a…

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Hotel Review: Pop! Hotel Kuta Beach

Hotel Review: Pop! Hotel Kuta Beach

Traveling solo and on a budget requires a lot of preparation, research and advance booking.  And after spending weeks reviewing the budget hotels in Bali as listed at Agoda.com, I settled for Pop! Hotel Kuta Beach because of the price ($69.64 for two nights), location (in Kuta but very near Legian) and the…

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