5 Very Unique Festivals in the Philippines

Home to over 180 local languages and dialects, the Philippines is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. It should therefore come as no surprise that it’s also home to several unique festivals open to both locals and foreigners. Here are five...

How to Apply Indian Tourist Visa for Filipinos

In the past, Philippine passport holders are eligible to enter India under visa on arrival arrangement. Some websites now state that it is still the case when arriving in major airports , but Wikipedia says otherwise. I tried checking with Indian government websites but...

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things to do in and around marina bay sands

Marina Bay Sands has been a go-to place if I need to show someone around Singapore. For the reason that it is convenient: it is accessible, everything is in one place, and it is fail-proof in terms of amusing SG virgins. It is a practical...

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THE BORDER CROSSING THAT ALMOST KILLED ME

Half asleep, my head bobbed foregrounding the blurred landscape of the Kenyan savanna. The view gradually transitioned from silhouette of the flat horizon to sprawling forest shrouded in pitch black night. It was close to midnight and the road was noticeably rough, no longer the smooth...

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why vlog?

In case you haven't noticed, I almost abandoned this space. Things got real and I guess people are outgrowing the travel blogging idea. Start an argument on traveler versus tourist and I will stick my finger up your descending colon so you know that the...

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CASABLANCA AND THE SQUALID HOTEL

We barely had a day to rest before our long-haul journey back home. An entire day of overland travel across the valley from the Atlas Mountains means miles after desolate miles of arid countryside, of which a warm bath and a homey bed could have...

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Things to Do in Bugis Singapore

People often ask me where Bugis is. Perhaps this is the area with a huge concentration of affordable hotels in Singapore that will not require you to sell an organ or two to afford. It is also the best and most practical choice of area...

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[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"]An hour by boat across the straight plus an hour by land through the gentle slopes of Bintan, hides a refuge that is Trikora.   At first, I thought it would be like the other resorts in the island of Riau Indonesia with generic stretches of average-looking...

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Dear passenger 19I

<<THIS MAY BE A FICTIONAL STORY>>   Dear passenger 19I,   I have been flying frequently and so often that a short ride in an aircraft no longer excites me. I can walk from departure hall through immigration barriers half drunk, and being assigned at the middle seat does...