Hi everyone! Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Carlo Ople. I work in a digital creative agency in the Philippines and I absolutely love gadgets, TV shows, and movies. Recently though I’ve been bitten quite badly by the “travel bug”. A few days ago my wife and I read an article on Huffington Post entitled “The Top 50 Cities to See in your Lifetime.” Personally I was so moved with what I read that I ended up selling tons of my toys and collectibles to be able to fund trips. I’ve made it a mission to visit all the cities in that list in the next 5 years!

This site, UnPacked, is the perfect platform to capture all of our adventures (or misadventures) as we go around the world. Other than details and journals of our trips, we’ll be featuring travel-related products and ideas. We’ve also invited a lot of our friends who are travel junkies to contribute entries as well. So please do check out the site, read the articles, and leave a comment or two. 🙂


July 19, 2014

The 50 Cities We Need to Visit in the Next 5 Years

1.) Venice, Italy
2.) Seville, Spain
3.) New York City, USA
4.) Lhasa, China
5.) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6.) London, England
7.) Marrakech, Morocco
8.) Petra, Jordan
9.) Rome, Italy
10.) Varanasi, India
11.) Florence, Italy
12.) Havana, Cuba
13.) Kyoto, Japan
14.) Jerusalem, Israel
15.) Paris, France
16.) Beijing, China
17.) Lalibela, Ethiopia
18.) Granada, Spain
19.) Athens, Greece
20.) Bagan, Myanmar
21.) Kathmandu, Nepal
22.) Vatican City
23.) Lisbon, Portugal
24.) Tokyo, Japan
25.) Istanbul, Turkey
26.) Hội An, Vietnam
27.) Amsterdam, Netherlands
28.) Luxor, Egypt
29.) Berlin, Germany
30.) Jaipur, India
31.) Lyon, France
32.) Oia, Greece
33.) Siem Reap, Cambodia
34.) Vienna, Austria
35.) Cusco, Peru
36.) Cartagena, Colombia
37.) Zanzibar, Tanzania
38.) Mexico City, Mexico
39.) Singapore
40.) Las Vegas, USA
41.) Samarkand, Uzbekistan
42.) Sydney, Australia
43.) San Francisco, California
44.) Mont Saint Michel, France
45.) Dubrovnik, Croatia
46.) Bangkok, Thailand
47.) Buenos Aires, Argentina
48.) Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
49.) Prague, Czech Republic
50.) Budapest, Hungary

Me and my wife, Michelle, somewhere in Barcelona, Spain.

Me and my wife, Michelle, somewhere in Barcelona, Spain.