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Money saving tips for Tokyo: Accommodation and sightseeing

Minnasan konnichiwa, We’ve reached the end my money saving tips for Tokyo series. This time, I will share with you how to save on accommodation and sightseeing so you can see more and do more in the capital. [My previous tips include how to save on transportation as well as food and drink.] Saving on accommodation Cheap hotels in bad locations Hotel Maruchu where I … Continue reading Money saving tips for Tokyo: Accommodation and sightseeing

Stayed: Loc Phat Homestay, Hoi An review

I spent four nights at Loc Phat Hoi An Homestay during my trip to Hoi An. The place is runned by Linh–who deserves her Superwoman title–her husband (Quoc) and the two kids Billy and Tony. It’s a terrific place for a solo travelling female since being in a homestay feels safer than a generic hotel or a backpacker’s place where you meet drunk kids on their … Continue reading Stayed: Loc Phat Homestay, Hoi An review

Stayed: Pacific Tradewinds Backpacker Hostel, San Francisco review

Pacific Tradewinds Hostel was my second hostel in San Francisco but I booked it a lot earlier than I did San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Hostel. I spent seven nights there and loved the location. It’s between Chinatown and the Financial District. Plus, Union Square and Market Street is within walking distance. For the facilities and location, the less-than-US$30 rate is darn cheap. The area’s also … Continue reading Stayed: Pacific Tradewinds Backpacker Hostel, San Francisco review

Stayed: San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Hostel review

During my San Francisco trip, I had the chance to stay at two different hostel. Well, “chance” doesn’t really describe my situation. I had to book separate places because I misinterpreted my work schedule. Since I had already booked Pacific Tradewinds Hostel for seven nights so I thought that I should give San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Hostel a try for my first night in San … Continue reading Stayed: San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Hostel review