schengen visa application for philippine passport holders

Applying for a Schengen Visa in the Philippines   I've always told the significant other that I choose my battles carefully and I don't choose them if I won't win. And when it comes to Schengen visa application, the chances are always 50/50. Oh, the horror stories I've...

funding your wanderlust

  I once heard a reader asked a well known travel blogger, "How can I travel with a minimal financial damage?" The travel blogger replied with full composure and a matter-of-fact infliction "If you don't have money, don't travel!"   I swear, it still cracks me up until...

the day i gave up biking

My knee joints wobbled as Ron's rear-end disappeared on the bend. It was early in the morning when we decided we wanted to roam around Pai on bicycles. Everyone on it seemed to be enjoying and I thought, "How hard can it be?" and that...

first slice of pai

The past couple of days in Singapore, Manila and Bangkok took a toll on us, the metro-urban visuals of Chiang Mai pretty much saturated our wanderlusts that we wanted to spontaneously puke asphalt and concrete at any given time. We decided to go somewhere rustic and laid...

bhaktapur: history and faith’s perfection

The taxi driver revved and stirred dust as we pulled away from the chaos that is Kathmandu with his outdated Suzuki hatchback. Somewhere in the middle of the trip, he turned his DVD player on, the first time we ever saw one since arriving in...

nepal in philippine pop culture

If Nepal and Philippines were friends on Facebook, what will they be talking about? What will they be posting on each other's timelines? Will they be tagging each other with photos from the past? I am not really sure if there really are any documentations of...

hello stranger: cebu

I went to Cebu in December 2009 on a trip that was supposed to be with a 5th grade sweetheart I reconnected through Facebook. Everything was set, the dates, the itinerary and she bought the tickets too. Until, a few weeks before going home, she...