The Ultimate Survival Guide for Long-Haul Flights in Economy

There’s so much world to explore, but unfortunately, being a keen traveler means you inevitably have to take a lot of long-haul flights. I’ve had my fair share of this horror. My first long-haul, flying from the Philippines to Israel, it took us a total of 14 hours with 3 hours layover. Restless sleep, dry awful skin, aching body … and the best part? Jet-lag waiting to be served up fast and cold when you land. Bottomline: Long-haul flights are exhausting and a brutal test of endurance – more so when you’re flying economy!

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Photowalk: Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

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Akihabara is (in)famous as the headquarters of everything manga, anime, and games, a colorful paradise for every geek and otaku! Tokyo’s “Electric Town”, located on the eastern side of the central Chiyoda ward. The area houses thousands of shops selling every technological gadget you can imagine, from computers to gaming consoles and vacuums to DVDs, at rather reasonable prices.

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Mt. Pico de Loro in Maragondon, Cavite

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MT. PICO DE LORO (Day Hike)
Maragondon, Cavite and Nasugbu, Batangas
Jump-off point: DENR Station, Magnetic Hill, Ternate, Cavite
Date climbed: May 24, 2015

Mt. Pico de Loro is a popular destination for mountaineers, both by experts and newbies because of its lush green forest and challenging rock climbs to the top of it’s monolith a.k.a. ‘Parrot’s Beak’. It is part of the small mountain range known as Mt. Palay-Palay, aptly located in Ternate, Cavite and the boundaries of Nasugbu, Batangas. It is considered the highest mountain of the province of Cavite with an elevation of 664 meters above sea level (MASL), and a diffculty level of 3/9 which makes it an easy climb (since you may reach the camp site in 3-4 hours depending on your pace). Once you reach the top, you’ll have a 360-degree view of Manila Bay, Corregidor, far mountains of Nasugbu, the Limbones Cove and the rest of the West Philippine Sea.

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We’re ready! 😀

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