Monday, November 28, 2016

Flytpack My New Travel Buddy


Hello everyone! I just got back from my Japan trip alone. Yes, another solo trip in an Asian country. What's new? Right? If you are following me on instagram: @jewelclicks you'll see my updates. Just like my previous trips in Singapore and Thailand, I also have friends based in Japan for more than five years and fluent in speaking in Japanese, gosh! I am so lucky to have them. 

Manila - Narita - Osaka


Narita Airport Terminal 3 flying to Osaka


"You are so brave to travel alone in a non-English country."

An agent from a travel agency told me this and I was like "okay, then what?" I was confident to travel alone because I found a new travel buddy to be with me. I ended up not booking with them and decided to go DIY for my itinerary.

Unlike my previous trips I had difficulties on navigating destinations that I would like to go from train stations down to the name of the streets.

Backstory:

When I was in Singapore, I had a SIM card to text my friends for directions. I know less hassle, but I might disturb them and annoyed them with questions ended up receiving a response of "Jewel, you will not get lost here in Singapore."

In my Thailand trip, when I went to Grand Palace alone, I had to search for it from the place I was staying before going out, then download offline maps that didn't work and take down notes from my friend on what to ride and how much it will cost and other than that I have to figure it out myself by getting a map displayed in their train station in Bangkok.




My trip to Japan is exciting. I was supposed to go with my cousin, unfortunately he cancelled it. Good thing I found Flytpack. I was thinking to subscribe a mobile data from my network, which will cost me PHP550/day and that is a big NO for me. I don't want to scream when I received my bill. Nobody wants that.

Meet Flytpack - your wifi router travel buddy!



Affordable and Unlimited Data Access

For Japan it will cost you PHP240/day with unlimited internet access. Really affordable as I go to check and go online whenever I am in trains and navigating the place I rent via Airbnb.

Portable Charger 

I only have a Huawei P9 phone with me for taking photos and browsing my social networking sites. I didn't worry about my battery life while traveling because I can charge it using the wifi router, isn't amazing guys?! 

Hassle Free 

It can fit in your pocket of your coat or sling bag. So slim, no need to worry about the space. :)

Connectivity 

You can connect up to five devices, since I am alone, all data is mine. HAHAHA :D

New Travel Buddy is Love


Contact Friends via Messenger 

I had no issues on contacting my friends in Osaka, Tokyo and Narita because I am online all day! So I met them all and catch up with dinner and a tour around the city.

Rustan, I and Joel



with Yvonne




with Ryan




Social Media Updates 

I loved sharing photos with my family and friends on what's happening in my travel. I receive messages asking guides in Japan and how much I spend, who's taking my photos and what internet I am using because I am always online.




Google Maps 

I am so done with the offline maps, I got lost many times, but who cares! I was confident that I will find the place I rented in Airbnb in Tokyo and the hostel I booked in Osaka. I also politely asked Japanese people too, just to make sure. HEHE

I got lost in Namba



The biggest station in Tokyo

How to rent Flytpack?


Me looking tired traveling since 5:20 AM

As easy as 1-2-3 go to their website: www.flytpack.com book and pay online. The router will be delivered to you a day before your flight and will collect a day after you back from your trip. 

Easy peasy huh? Now that my secret is out! If you are planning your out of the country trip soon bring Flytpack as your travel buddy. :)

My first night in Osaka


For more information visit:
https://www.facebook.com/flytpack/
Instagram and Twitter: @flytpack
Viber: +63 926 018 2272


More photo diary about my trip soon!

Have a great day everyone!
xx

IG ./ Twitter / Snapchat: jewelclicks
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Thursday, November 24, 2016

VLOG: My Solo Trip in Thailand

Tadaaah! Long overdue post. I should have published this before I leave to Japan, but I know it's never too late to share my life adventures with you guys!

Here's my video blog about my trip to Thailand. Hope you enjoy! :)


Have a great day everyone!
xx
Let's follow each on IG / Twitter: @jewelclicks

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Get ready to run for reading at McDonald’s Stripes Run 2016


Registration now open for Manila and Cebu
Now on its 7th year, McDonald’s will once again host its much-awaited annual family-friendly event. Join in the fun with family and friends while helping children learn how to read at this year’s McDonald’s Stripes Run: Run for Reading.
Runners all over Metro Manila and Cebu will get a chance to don their red and white socks in support of children’s literacy on November 26 at 30th St. corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig and onDecember 3, at Garden Bloc, Cebu IT Park, Cebu City, a first for Cebuano runners.
Proceeds of McDonald’s Stripes Run 2016 will go to one of Ronald McDonald House Charities’ flagship program, Ronald McDonald Read To Learn. In partnership with the Department of Education, this program aims to help Grade 1 and 2 public school students improve their literacy skills. Since it was established in 2002, Read To Learn has reached over 8,000 partner schools, trained 21,000 educators, and helped more than 11 million students all over the Philippines.

To register, simply fill-up the registration form available at select McDonald’s stores. You can sign-up online at mcdostripesrun.com.ph, settle the registration fee at select McDonald’s stores, and claim your race kit. Each race kit includes a pair of the iconic red and white striped socks, a singlet, a race bib, and a stub for a free McDonald’s breakfast meal at the venue.
Categories for this year’s run are as follows:
Kiddie Stripes
1 kilometer run for ages 8 years old and below
Young Stripes
3 kilometer run for ages 8-15 years old
3K Stripes
3 kilometer run for ages 16 years and up
Team Stripes
3 kilometer run for teams with 2 adults (aged 16 and up) and 2 kids (aged 15 and under)
5K Stripes
Available for participants 16 years old and up
10K Stripes
Available for participants 16 years old and up
Exciting booths and activities await the entire family at McDonald’s Stripes Run: Run for Reading in Manila and Cebu. Sign-up today and tell your family and friends all about it on social. Don’t forget to tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram! For more information, visit mcdostripesrun.com.ph or follow McDonald’s Philippines’ Facebook page, facebook.com/mcdo.ph.

Have a great day everyone! 
xx
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