2 Days Solo Trip in Rainy Phuket Last Part: Windy Phi Phi Island Day Tour

sightseeing the Phuket, Thailand best tourist attraction
September 21 to 23, 2017

2 Days Solo Trip in Rainy Phuket 1st Part: Patong Beach and Bangla Street


PHI PHI ISLAND DAY TOUR ITINERARY (September 22, 2017 Friday)

0730H Hotel pick-up
0845H ETA Sea Angel Pier
0930H ETD Sea Angel Pier 
Sightseeing around Phi Phi Lay Island by big boat. Due to strong winds and huge waves, we had only a very quick look to western side of the island. 
1200H ETA Tonsai Pier, Phi Phi Don Island; buffet lunch; beachbumming
1430H ETD Phi Phi Don Island
1630H ETA Sea Angel Pier
1800H ETA Hotel

Phi Phi Islands are some of the loveliest in Southeast Asia. The two main islands are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The larger and inhabited Phi Phi Don attracts hundreds of visitors to stay on its lovely shores while the smaller uninhabited Phi Phi Leh hosts stunningly beautiful bays and beaches, including the world-famous Maya Bay, which was the set where The Beach (with Leonardo Di Caprio) was filmed.
http://www.phiphi.phuket.com/

2 Days Solo Trip in Rainy Phuket Last Part: Windy Phi Phi Island Day Tour

2 Days Solo Trip in Rainy Phuket 1st Part: Patong Beach and Bangla Street

sightseeing the Phuket, Thailand best tourist attraction
September 21 to 23, 2017

"When people have compassion, friendship, and unity, they speak and think in a constructive way to ensure national independence and prosperity." - Bhumibol Adulyadej

My 54rd solo backpacking trip29th country to visit in Asian continenttotal of 62 countries visited so far and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. This trip served also as my 3rd visit to Thailand following the transit to Myanmar (2014) and 1st international solo trip (2010).

timezone - UTC +0700H

capital - Bangkok         language - Thai             currency - Baht (THB) 1 USD = 33 THB
visa - Philippine passport holders are visa-on-arrival and visa free-of-charge for 30 days

Phuket Island, is Thailand's largest at 48km in length and 21km at its widest. It's in Southern Thailand, on the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, suspended from the southern tip of Phang Nga Province by a pair of short but substantial road bridges. Phuket has a busy nightlife, second only to Pattaya among Thailand's beach resorts. Patong is by far the busiest, and seediest, of the lot, but in addition to go-go bars there are also plenty of other bars, discos and clubs.
https://wikitravel.org/en/Phuket_Island

2 Days Solo Trip in Rainy Phuket 1st Part: Patong Beach and Bangla Street

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Family Budget Overnight Tour

September 9 to 10, 2017 Saturday - Sunday in Bagac, Bataan, Philippines

My 22nd family outing initiated and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. This trip served as my 5th tour-visit in Bataan province, following the Mt. Mariveles Traverse Day-Hike (May 2016).

FAMILY BUDGET DIY OVERNIGHT TRIP IN LAS CASAS FILIPINAS ITINERARY
(composed of 1 adult, 1 senior citizen and 2 children (11-yr old and 5yr old)

Preparation: Advance booking made (with 25% discount) 3 weeks before the arrival schedule, paid online PhP 605.


​September 09, 2017 Saturday

0700H ETD Home Grab Car 380
0745H ETA Genesis Bus Terminal Cubao;
0800H ETD Cubao; a/c bus - 3 senior/student, 1 adult 160(3)+200=680
1015H ETA Balanga Bus Terminal; crackers / drinks 95
1100H ETD Balanga Terminal (Bagac); direct jeep - 2 adult / 2 children 70(2)+80(2)=300
1200H ETA Las Casa Filipinas de Acuzar; lunch 1,000
Payment for one night 6,895 + 3000(deposit)
Overnight Stay Package Inclusion: Set Breakfast at Marivent Cafe, Walking Heritage Tour includes hearing the historical and cultural significance of the heritage houses, Complimentary Wifi, Free Hop-On Hop-Off Jeepney Ride Within Las Casas area, Welcome drinks and cold towel, Beach Area, Swimming pool
1300H Room check-in
1430H Walking Heritage Tour; Snacks 275
1630H Carabao Race
1800H Cultural Dance Show; Swimming; Dinner 880
Total: PhP 10,505

September 10, 2017 Sunday

0800H Breakfast (2 kids) 650
0930H Hotel Check-out (3,000) claim deposit
Tricycle to Bagac Terminal 150; Jeep to Balanga Terminal 35(2)+30(2)=130; Snacks 65
1100H ETD Balanga Bus Terminal 760
1330H ETA Cubao; Grab Taxi Home 380
Total: PhP 2,135

Grand Total Budget: PhP 605 + PhP 10,505 + PhP 2,135 = PhP 13,245


Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Family Budget Overnight Tour

​Budget and Safety Tips in Solo Traveling Russia

12 Days Solo Backpacking in Summer Russia (Trans-Siberia Train Ride)

​1. Russia is very, very safe to travel especially the entire Trans-Siberia journey. Locals are very friendly too. Even there is too much language barrier, i.e. English-translation and English-speaking is rare, locals will try to assist you by action language, calculator and mobile applications. Don't be intimidated if they are raising their voice if they can't understand you, it's just normal and nothing personal. I even asked also roaming policemen frequently on my subway adventure, they are all approachable.


2. Russia Tourist Visa application is easy in the Philippines rather than in UAE as Philippine passport holder due to number of embassy requirements.


3. Book only your accommodation, train and plain tickets if you already received your confirm visa.


4. On my arrival in Moscow Airport (DME), Lady Immigration Officer did not ask any questions to me. She just give me Immigration card and stamp my passport and within 5 minutes she returned my passport. On my airport departure, again no questions asked except by the roaming Immigration Officer while I'm queuing. The Immigration Officer asked how much cash did I brought, I just told around 1,000 USD with Debit Card. He asked again "Less than 10,000 USD?", "Yes Sir" I replied. I thought he will asked about my visa registration. On my entire journey inside Russia, no one asked about my visa registration to police station.


​Budget and Safety Tips in Solo Traveling Russia (matryoshka dolls in Izmailovo Market)

Moscow City Tour Last Part; Side Trip to ​Sergiev Posad

12 Days Solo Backpacking in Summer Russia (Trans-Siberia Train Ride)

I made my side trip from Moscow to Sergiev Posad for the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is a unique, a monastery complex and the spiritual center of Russian Orthodox Christianity
 which is included to the UNESCO Heritage Site. Admission is free and open daily from 0900H to 2100H. You need to go to Komsomolskaya Metro Station the take Yaroslavsky Suburban Train to Sergiev Posad for 160 Rubles ($3) and takes around 1.5 hour. Photography is allowed inside.

The Golden Ring of Russia is an itinerary that runs along a series of cities of tourist interest, located on the northeast of Moscow. There is no official list of all the cities included in that route, with the exception of the 8 main cities: Sergiyev Posad, Rostov Veliky, Pereslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Ivanovo, Vladimir and Suzdal.

https://www.reg.ru/domain/shop/lot/russiaau.com

Moscow City Tour Last Part; Side Trip to ​Sergiev Posad

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