fliptrip: pinoy vs. the vietnamese tour guide

  FLIPTRIP is a collection of stories of non-blogging travelers that are just too good not to be told. Every  week  now and then we will be giving them the spotlight while we take our time to break our sobriety. To give you a sampler, here's...

fab finds giveaway

Oh yeah baby! We are in a good mood to channel a noontime show and throw out some giveaways! We will be giving away our top three fab finds during our epic Thailand-Laos-Vietnam trip last month. Yes boys and girls and everybody in between (majority), there...

Life is a ripe tomato

We signed up for a contest sponsored by Heinz and United Airlines, and the peg is to write about our Heinz Fun experience. Instead of writing the usual strokes in article, I was inspired to hit two birds in one stone and write a letter instead--A letter...

funda fatale

It took more than 30 minutes of open highway motorbike ride to head off to our final stop of the day. But the old school asphalt road and the feel of isolation in the driest place in Asia made the joy ride seem shorter than...

mui ne motorcycle diaries

Previously, on Fliptravels: We were both drifting fast to La-la land when I asked Monette… Ron: We booked a round trip ticket right? Monette: Yeah...

tips to save your millions

... Another stretch of walking was followed with more walking, the setting sun and cramped limbs reminded us that we have a cultural event to attend at 6:30 PM. Oh yes boys and girls, your folks here are no "all beer, no humanity" celebrities (celebrities?!)....

saigon random narratives

9:13 AM I stepped out of Tan Son Nhat International Airport arrival exit. I spotted Monette in the middle of the crowd of friends and families of arriving passengers. That particular moment felt like a halftone vignette in 30 degree-sephia, captured in slow motion. Slow-mo mainly because...

time stops in Saigon

My life in Manila, and I’m sure Ron experiences the same thing in Singapore, is a terrible whirlwind that can toss the nicest hairdo I can ever pull with my long hair. I wake up, take a shower, go to the office, work, work some...