Inside the UAE Presidential Palace (Qasr Al Watan)

20-April-2019 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Qasr Al Watan is more than a place, it's a structural milestone. Home to the UAE Supreme Council and Federal Cabinet, it hosts state visits and official summits and is steeped in the nation’s history and culture.

How to Go to Qasr Al Watan;
Regular bus #34 and #69 from Abu Dhabi City. Entrance fee costs 60 AED for adults. Open 7 days a week, 0800H to 2000H. Amateur photography and video is allowed, wearing shorts also is allowed.

Inside the UAE Presidential Palace (Qasr Al Watan)

Solo Backpacker's Confession with Accomplished Bucket List Tasks

pushing myself beyond limits to define who I am, what I am capable of and how I value life !!

“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.” - Albert Einstein

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” - Muhammad Ali

"Solo backpacking is one of the most life-changing experience with definitely have an inspiring outcome. My experience cannot be replicated by anyone else. The experience you have will be your own and the journey you make will depend very much on your motivations..."

At first, traveling alone is indeed scary especially if you have tight budget to allot for. Since life without adventure is very boring, I gamble myself for that matter. In fact, I was too hesitant to do it but choice will not become a better decision (good or bad) unless trying it. Furthermore, maturity molds fast as you travel alone due you only depend on instincts and assessments made. On my case, I started this escapade last 2010 and a local online travel forum was my gateway to build that enough confidence. Since then, there was a huge difference who I was and I am very proud of those changes. Most of these are life-changing moment, it's like a light-version of "Into the Wild" movie thing. So my advise, start locally, then observe, contemplate and enjoy however you want it to be. All successful travelers are mostly on solo. Anyone interested in solo backpacking today has to challenge the leap of faith! Life without an adventure is very boring. In order to achieve something really great, you have to work hard for it ...

Subic Inflatable Island Family Day Pass

31 January, 2019 Thursday in Subic, Zambales, Philippines

My 26th family outing initiated and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. This trip also served as my nth tour-visit in the province of Zambales. Please take note that advance booking is necessary on this resort.

(composed of 2 adults, 1 senior citizen and 2 children (11-yr old and 5yr old))

Metrodeal booking (5 pax) 4,000
0600H ETD Home; van rent 6,500
0900H ETA Inflatable Island Subic Day pass
Boodle lunch + Lemonade 1,200
1430H ETD Inflatable Island; Gas + Toll fee 2,000
1730H ETA Home; Jollibee meal 800
Total: PHP 13,700

Subic Inflatable Island Family Day Pass

Budget Solo Day Trip in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

6 Days Budget Solo Trip in Samoa - Cairns - Papua New Guinea
January 25 to 30, 2019

2019 Annual Leave 1st Set flight hopping 5th part; bumped-off and sudden flight change ... 5th on oceania and 94th on #lakbay100 :) #brisbane #papuanewguinea

Day 5: January 29, 2019 Tuesday
1145H ETD Cairns CNS UTC +1000H; flight PX93
1310H ETA Port Moresby POM UTC +1000H; Visa on arrival - free visa fee
money exchanger $95 = 300 PGK; free sim + 500MB 16
Hohola Apartments (free pick-up) 150
Free Drop-off to Southern Town; Ela Beach to Waterfront Mall walk; snacks 22
Total: 188 PGK

Day 6: January 30, 2019 Wednesday
0600H Hotel breakfast; walk to Koki Fish Market
0730H ETA Koki Fish Market; wait for Dinggi (motorboat)
0830H ETD Koki Fish Market 10
0915H ETA Fisherman's Island (Daugo Island); beach shorewalk; refreshments 3
1100H ETD Fisherman's Island 20 (+tip)
1130H ETA Koki Fish Market; DFC lunch 33; walk to hostel
1330H ETA Hostel; drop-off to Airport 5
1430H ETA Port Moresby Airport; fridge magnet 10
1650H ETD Port Moresby POM; flight PX10
2010H ETA Manila MNL UTC +0800H
Total: 81 PGK

Solo Day Trip in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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