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Welcome to Wanderous!

by on February 25, 2008

While we’ve already been on a soft launch for the last week or so, I thought I’d write a post to officially launch the blog.

Wanderous was born of a desire to experience new things, whether it be a hole-in-the-wall restaurant or a hidden beach that rivals Boracay but at half the price. What can you expect from us? Aside from scouring the airlines and resorts for promos you can take advantage of, we’ll be trying out restaurants around the city and maybe even taking short drives out for weekend trips. We’ll stay at hostels and hotels and give you our honest opinions on them to help you decide whether or not you want to stay there. We’ll give you the tips and tricks that we learn along the way, and hope that you’ll do the same, since we’ve also got a lot to learn.

This year, we’ve already got a few trips planned:

  • Samal in March
  • Hanoi in April
  • Hong Kong and Macau in May
  • Kota Kinabalu in August
  • Kuala Lumpur and Angkor Wat in November

We’ll also have retrospectives on some of older trips with the first on on Bohol coming this week, and in the future we’ll talk about Angeles city and the trip that started it all, Shanghai. We’ve got that and a whole lot more things in store, so do come back soon, and let your friends know about us too!


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  1. Hi Ryan, So you are going to Hanoi in April. I’ll be going there on May 8 with my friend. I’m now on the planning stage of the hotel, tours etc… Probably I’ll book everything one month before our flight.

    Is it your first time in Vietnam? This will be my second time in Vietnam but it would be my first in Hanoi.

    Hope to hear from you regarding your plans and actual Hanoi trip since you will be the first to visit.

  2. Oh, by the way… Just in case you have any questions on your Samal, Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur trips feel free to drop by at my blog and ask. All are great choices for the year. Try to squeeze in Brunei in your Kota Kinabalu trip, I love the serenity of that small but rich country.

  3. Hey thanks dude, I’ll definitely let you know if we have questions. The kota kinabalu trip is a few months in the future pas so we’re not really worried about it.

    Samal’s pretty much set. We’re looking at it as more of a rest and relaxation trip than a tourist trip, but if there’s anything there that you reccomend we see do let us know.

    And Hanoi, well we’ll promise to TRY to come up with a post sooner than we usually do, or at least before your trip hehe. If it helps any we’re looking to stay here:

    It’s a cute little hotel in the old district with very affordable rates.

  4. I see, we plan to stay at Hanoi Dream Hotel ( They charge $17+ for a standard room. Actually I only plan to book for 1 night so if we don’t like that hotel we can look somewhere else. A friend once told me that there are at least a million small hotels in Hanoi 🙂 I’ll just check out here in your blog for your hotel review.

    I guess you are staying in Pearl Farm? That place is expensive but it’s worth it. I only availed their day tour for 1,500 and stayed in Paradise Resort which is also in Samal.

  5. I’m also considering Hanoi Holiday Hotel (, their standard rooms are as low as $19 at Reviews at TripAdvisor are more favorable so its has a better ranking than most 2 star hotels.

  6. Well pearl farm does look nice it’s just too expensive. We’d rather stay somewhere cheaper and maybe discover something new that doesn’t get as much press as pearl farm so we’re staying at the hof gorei beach resort. 🙂

  7. Hey you know those hotels don’t look too bad, and they’re cheaper than hanoiplaza pa! WE might have to reconsider our hotel arrangements. thanks for the tip!

  8. If only based on TripAdvisor reviews I’ll go probably with Hanoi Holiday Hotel. Well, even reviews at are also favorable.

    When will be your Hanoi trip? via Cebu Pac? It’s good that they added Vietnam in their destinations. I love Vietnam because everything their is cheap. I’ll try to reminisce my Saigon trip and will give you tips in the coming days.

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