Tim and I took 14 days off of work; actually to be precis, we took 10 working days off to finalise personal errands in the Philippines and then continue our holiday to other destinations.
So our itinerary of 14 days covered, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong and Macau. I guess being a full-time employee to a huge organisation restricts our travels because of the limited days off.
In UAE, we are entitled for 22 working days off but being an expatriate, our holidays include visiting families abroad which means travelling to the same destination quite often. We don’t mind it at all because we really do miss them. So our current travel mission is to cover as much places as we can in a short period of time.
Here is how our itinerary looked like (not detailed)
Day 1: Landed late night in Philippines
Day 2: Makati, Philippines
- Bonifacio Global City, Philippines
- Travelled to Japan
Day 4: Landed in Narita Airport and took a bullet train to Kyoto
Day 5: Kyoto
Day 6: Nara & Kyoto
Day 7: Kyoto and took a bullet train to Tokyo
Day 8: Tokyo
- Travelled to Philippines
- Landed in Philippines and spent 5 hours at a nearby hotel
- Travelled to Hong Kong
- Explored Kowloon Island
Day 11: Macau & Hong Kong Island
Day 12: Lantau Island – travelled to Philippines
Day 13: Eastwood, Green Hills, Pasig, Marikina and Antipolo.
Day 14: We woke up an hour before check out and had breakfast in Pasig and headed straight to the airport.
Day 15: BACK TO THE OFFICE
PHEW!!! Typing the itinerary was as tiring as the trip but worth it. LOL. I really want to dedicate time to write about it because we’ve learned a lot and observed a lot and I’m dying to share everything with you.
Unlike most of my other posts, I want to put a lot more effort into writing about our experiences and stories, particularly Japan. I’ve visited 20+ countries and Tim has been to 30+ countries and by far our favourite country is Japan and I can’t think of any other place that can beat it. It was Tim’s third visit and that says a lot and I can’t wait to go back.