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ruthdelacruz | Travel and Lifestyle Blog

ruthdelacruz | Travel and Lifestyle Blog

Ruth dela Cruz is a travel and lifestyle blogger in the Philippines. She loves writing about her travels. Drop her a note at admin@ruthdelacruz.com. The internet knew her as @ruthilicious.

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September 21, 2018

DIY or Packaged Tours + Klook Travel Fest 2018


DIY or Packaged Tours + Klook Travel Fest 2018

One of the things I love about traveling is the planning stage - that includes searching for the best flights, accommodation, and places to see and things to experience. Most of our travels are DIY because it gives us time to plot the schedule and insert church duties in between (the most important thing!). 

September 18, 2018

The Crazy House in Da Lat, Vietnam (Hang Nga Guesthouse)

The Crazy House in Da Lat, Vietnam (Hang Nga Guesthouse)

The Crazy House in Da Lat, Vietnam (Hang Nga Guesthouse)


Before we even arrived in Da Lat from Mui Ne, Crazy House (Hang Nga Guesthouse) is already on top of our must-visit places. 

A quick search on google describes the place as a  Gaudi-inspired building. I always admired Antoni Gaudi's one-of-a-kind style and architecture design so I was excited to explore the Crazy House

September 15, 2018

5 Brain Hacks to Easily Learn New Things + Spike Dietary Supplement Review

Spike Dietary Supplement Review

5 Brain Hacks to Easily Learn Things + Spike Dietary Supplement Review


Learning doesn't stop even after I got my diploma and landed a job chose what I wanted to do in life. 

I will always remember what my English Grade School teacher once shared - when they were students, they would wake up at 3:00 in the morning to study for their exams - that is when our brain has rested and everything will be easier to understand and memorize. I followed her advise -even if sometimes it translated to me cramming to write a reaction paper - and studying last minute for an important exam. Surprisingly, it works. I still follow the best practice when I need to write a blog or prepare for an important task.


September 11, 2018

Vietnam Travel | A Day in Mui Ne: Fairy Stream + The Famous White & Red Sand Dunes


Mui Ne Tour: Fairy Stream + The Famous White & Red Sand Dunes 

When I looked at our itinerary and checked Mui Ne online, Google presented me with photos of red sand dunes and fairy stream. 

I didn't know Vietnam has sand dunes!?

Sleeper Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

Sleeper Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne via Sinh Tourist Bus

Sleeper Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne via Sinh Tourist Bus

We woke up early to check out from our hostel in Ho Chi Minh and dragged our luggage to the Sinh Tourist office. 

We were out early to catch our 7:00 AM bus ride from Saigon to Mui Ne. I couldn't believe I functioned that morning without caffeine. I decided to continue my sleep in the sleeper bus. 

September 9, 2018

New Favorite Sling Bag + Hedgren 2018 Fall Collection

hedgren shoulder bag

New Favorite Sling Bag + Hedgren 2018 Fall Collection

I always try so hard to bring a smaller bag. but I always end up bringing a bigger bag than I planned.  I always feel the need to bring everything essential (especially during travels) - tissue, wet ones, alcohol, powerbank, lip balm, etc. 

Now, I am committing to smaller bags with my new sling bag from the Hedgren 2018 Fall Collection.