Another new year has come and a new set of travel plans I’m making, so yes, I’m eyeing this year’s long weekends and vacation breaks while constantly saving for these anticipated travel plans for 2019. Maybe, you and I have the same plans in mind?
Cherry blossoms. The bright vermilion torii gates. Soba ramen. All these and more that will surely make me scream with happiness. Japan, I’m coming for you this Year of the Pig!
Taking advantage of visa-free travel.
Since hearing the news that Taiwan’s visa-free until July of this year (here in the PH), my sister and I both can’t help but plan to pack up our bags and get ready to see the National Palace Museum, Taroko National Park, Taipei 101 and the other amazing spots in this country.
For the love of japchae and kimchi.
Not a fan of KPop, but I find Korea as a very interesting country. I think its culture and history are something that entice tourists to go and experience this old yet modern country with underrated natural attractions.
The mere mention of Seoul is enough to tickle our bones! This remarkable city filled with hundreds and hundreds of restaurants, shopping areas and mind-blowing attractions is on every Filipinos’ travel bucket list. I’m pretty sure I’ll have countless selfies there, especially when I put on a gatekeeper costume at Gyeongbokgung Palace and when I’m taking a peek at Lotte Mart.
Going local, of course!
With our seven thousand plus islands, there’s no shortage of beaches, coves, mountains, waterfalls and other natural formations that will always blew us away. Haven’t tried swimming with whale sharks in Oslob and this year, I’m giving it a serious thought. I’m also planning to revisit one of my favourite provinces in Luzon, La Union and do what I always do there: sit on the beach while drinking a bottle of iced cold beer, watch the surfers and just worship the sun.
How about you? I’m sure you already have a list of travel plans for 2019. Better to plan ahead, save and enjoy your chosen destination. Remember, travelling is wonderful in so many ways.