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...

Siddhartha: Nepal in Retrospect

“It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed...

hello stranger: once unwritten stories

DISCLAIMER If you are not ready for a mature compilation of written accounts and still believe that swimming in public pools can get you impregnated, do yourself a favor and leave this page now. If you are not 18 years of age yet, PM me and...

of firsts and seconds…

It was one of those waking moments when I thought I was still trapped in la-la land because the text message that woke me up read something like, "we are being invited to guest on a TV show. Get your ass online." So I staggered in the middle...

pinoy travelers’ weekend

Who would have known that this September would be one of the most memorable months of our travel blogging experience. Years ago, we would never imagine getting within a hand-span distance from people who live and breathe travel. But the bug hit, and the rest of...

tips to save your millions

... Another stretch of walking was followed with more walking, the setting sun and cramped limbs reminded us that we have a cultural event to attend at 6:30 PM. Oh yes boys and girls, your folks here are no "all beer, no humanity" celebrities (celebrities?!)....

traveling solo, devirginized!

When people ask us why we travel together, our answer is plain and simple. We travel together because we complement each other in a lot of ways. We tell stories in our own styles, we crave different adventures stretching wide across the id-anal continuum; one has...

paoay, oh why?!

This is my entry to the 2nd Pinoy Travel Bloggers’s Blog Carnival with the theme “Quaint towns in the Philippines” currently hosted by RV ESCAT of livinginabackpack.blogspot.com. We entered the town of Paoay and I immediately noticed silence, like someone pressed the mute button. I checked my...