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Turkey e-Visa Requirements for Eligible Filipinos and 2021 Entry Requirements

Istanbul

Turkey e-Visa Requirements for Eligible Filipinos and 2021 Entry Requirements

I visited my partner in Germany early this year. We were supposed to fly back to the Philippines together but we went to Turkey instead. Until now, the Philippines won't recognize unmarried couples so my partner still can't enter my home country. This experience is based on exiting Germany, and not the Philippines. More preparation is needed when l

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07 Oct 2021 6 MIN READ

Kuang Si Waterfalls & Bear Sanctuary in Laos  Virtual Tour | Things To Do near Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Waterfalls & Bear Sanctuary in Laos Virtual Tour | Things To Do near Luang Prabang

This video was taken in January 2020. It's longer than my usual video so here's a  TIME STAMP: Moon Bears 1:03 Kuang Si Waterfalls 3:33 Hiking area & a dog guide 7:58 One of the most popular places to visit in Luang Prabang, Laos is the Kuang Si Waterfalls. I previously thought it was a tourist trap due to its popularity but I was wrong. It's

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21 Jul 2021 1 MIN READ

Luang Prabang Laos Day Market Virtual Food Tour | Walking Tour

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Laos Day Market Virtual Food Tour | Walking Tour

This video was taken in January 2020. In my previous video, I showed the night market in Luang Prabang. Now it's the day market's turn. We woke up before sunrise for the day market. We also checked out the alms giving ceremony before this but we were disappointed because the flocks of tourists from arranged tours were disrespectful of the monks (I'

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10 Jul 2021 1 MIN READ

Luang Prabang Laos Night Market Virtual Tour | All-You-Can-Eat for $2!

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang Laos Night Market Virtual Tour | All-You-Can-Eat for $2!

This video was taken in January 2020 on New Year's Day. After taking the slow boat for 2 days, we finally reached Luang Prabang, Laos. They have an interesting night market with a big selection of grilled food. We tried the vegetarian buffet which was only $2! We also had grilled catfish, rice noodles, banh mi and rice cakes. On my next video, the

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08 Jul 2021 0 MIN READ

Crypto.com Review, Pros, Cons: International Visa Card for Digital Nomads & Travelers
Crypto.com Review, Pros, Cons: International Visa Card for Digital Nomads & Travelers

If you're interested in Crypto.com, chances are you are already familiar with cryptocurrencies. However, this review will not focus on the crypto side of Crypto.com such as their trading platform but will focus on the usability of their product in our daily financial transactions. As a digital nomad, I've been looking for ways to be cost effective

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11 Jun 2021 10 MIN READ

Common Philippine Immigration Interview Questions to Non-OFWs | Tourism & Meeting a Foreign Partner

The Philippines

Common Philippine Immigration Interview Questions to Non-OFWs | Tourism & Meeting a Foreign Partner

Going through Philippine Immigration can feel like going through a job interview. And some say it's a matter of luck because there are some super strict Immigration Officials and some who won't even ask a single question. It can be stressful when you do not know what to expect but it doesn't have to be if you're prepared and clear with your travel

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09 Jun 2021 5 MIN READ

Filipino Repatriation India to Philippines via Navy Ship for 39 days | May to June 2020 Part 2 of 2

The Philippines

Filipino Repatriation India to Philippines via Navy Ship for 39 days | May to June 2020 Part 2 of 2

Filipino Repatriation India to Philippines via Navy Ship for 39 days | May to June 2020 Part 2 of 2 Part 1 Delhi to Cochin 3 days by land This video is the 2nd part of my repatriation experience in 2020 when India went on lockdown due to the pandemic. There were no flights and our only option was to get in the military ship. After traveling for 3

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08 Jun 2021 1 MIN READ

Stranded Filipino Repatriation from India to Philippines Part 1 of 2 | Delhi to Cochin  | May 2020

India

Stranded Filipino Repatriation from India to Philippines Part 1 of 2 | Delhi to Cochin | May 2020

We were stranded in India last year after several months of traveling. India has one of the strictest lockdowns in the world and there wasn't a warning. They only advised of a day of experimental curfew and they suddenly went on lockdown canceling all flights. No flights were allowed except those arranged by embassies. We were only a few Filipino t

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05 Jun 2021 1 MIN READ

List of DOH-BOQ Stringent & Mandatory Quarantine Hotels with Estimated Price 2021 | NAIA

Metro Manila

List of DOH-BOQ Stringent & Mandatory Quarantine Hotels with Estimated Price 2021 | NAIA

As of May 2021, returning Filipinos and eligible foreigners entering the Philippines are required 10 days of hotel quarantine and an RT PCR test on the 7th day.  If tested negative, quarantine should be continued at home for another 4 days. The list below has been updated based on the DOH inspected facilities list as of 27 May 2021. You can cross c

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02 Jun 2021 14 MIN READ

Outbound Travel Requirements for Filipino Non-OFW during the Pandemic May 2021
Outbound Travel Requirements for Filipino Non-OFW during the Pandemic May 2021

Traveling Internationally as a Filipino Non-OFW? Make sure you prepare these. ✔️Requirement Checklist ✔️BOI (Bureau of Immigration) Declaration Form to be signed by airline staff ✔️Travel Medical Insurance with COVID19 Coverage For affordable insurance, I recommend either SafetyWing for most countries or Provisit-Visum by Dr-Walter for Germany boun

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29 May 2021 3 MIN READ

Affordable Travel Health Insurance for Schengen Tourist, Visit, Student & Au Pair Visa I Germany

Germany

Affordable Travel Health Insurance for Schengen Tourist, Visit, Student & Au Pair Visa I Germany

One of the most common questions I get regarding Schengen visa application is getting the right insurance. Why? Because the wrong insurance can lead to a visa denial. (Ouch!) A Schengen visa application requires you to get an insurance that meets their requirements such as having a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, an insurance that would be availabl

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21 Apr 2021 5 MIN READ

Starting the Digital Nomad Life in my 30s
Starting the Digital Nomad Life in my 30s

I have dreamed of traveling the world full time since my 20s but I got busy with my corporate career and post grad studies. I didn't realize a decade has passed since that dream was planted. And when I reached my 30s, I told myself to be content with working, saving, traveling for a few weeks and then going back to my life as a corporate employee.

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14 Apr 2021 6 MIN READ