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Amazing Sunrise at Jal Mahal "Water Palace"

Amazing Sunrise at Jal Mahal "Water Palace" in Rajasthan, India. Jal Mahal is a palace in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. There is no entrance fee and has one of the best sunrise view near Jaipur with so many birds singing. It's a good starting point if you plan to see other sites in Jaipur such as the Amer Fort. This video was taken on February 2020

25 Feb 2021 0 MIN READ


Jaipur's Tourist Attractions on a Budget | Pink Stepwell, Albert Hall & White Marble Temple

Time Stamp 0:00 Pink Stepwell (FREE) 1:05 Albert Hall (Not free but included in the Composite Ticket) 2:44 Birla Mandir Temple/ White Marble Temple (FREE but be mindful of the religious ceremonies. It is not a tourist place. Outside the temple is a good place to watch the sunset and hear the Hindu prayers) Royalty Free Music from Bensound https:/

23 Feb 2021 0 MIN READ


Inside Jantar Mantar in 3 Minutes! India's Astronomical Wonder

Inside Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, Rajasthan | India's Astronomical Wonder It houses the largest sundial in the world. This video takes you inside Jantar Mantar, plus entrance fees and open hours. This video was taken on February 2020 before the lockdown. Royalty Free Music from Bensound https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/clear-day

17 Feb 2021 0 MIN READ

A Year as a Digital Nomad: The Things I Miss & Do Not Miss Working in an Office

It's been over a year since I started my digital nomad journey. It took me years to decide and finally submitted that resignation paper. For over 10 years, I worked in an office. It was a difficult decision to leave as it was my sense of identity and my stability. But the dream of traveling the world without worrying about limited vacation time was

04 Feb 2021 9 MIN READ

Why Travel Alone? Thoughts About Solo Female Traveling 10 Years Later

A disclaimer before anything else. I'm no longer a solo traveler as I found my other half while traveling and we prefer to travel as a couple now. This write up was from my very first blog reinforest.wordpress.com from over 10 years ago. Back then solo female traveling was unusual especially for Filipinos who like traveling as a group.  While I'm n

18 Jan 2021 6 MIN READ

How to Quit Your 9 to 5 Job to Become a Digital Nomad | 9 Things to Do Before You Go

I published this while it's not advisable to travel yet. It may not be a good time to be a digital nomad but it's definitely the best time to prepare if you want to become one. Most digital nomads I met are from rich countries and this is still an uncommon path for us, Filipinos. But I'm here to tell you that it is doable for us. One of the most di

15 Jan 2021 11 MIN READ

Vientiane Province

Getting Bitten by a Dog while Traveling | My Anti Rabies Shot Journey

We were strolling in a peaceful street in Vang Vieng, Laos when a hyper puppy saw us and decided to approach us. The puppy seems to be in his teething stage and wants to bite on anything and that day he decided to cling to my pants. I slowly tried to get out and shoo the puppy away. I thought everything was fine until I took a shower in the evening

13 Jan 2021 7 MIN READ


VLOG: Street Food at Pahar Ganj, New Delhi & Inside a Sleeper Bus from Old Delhi to Jaipur

Street Food at Pahar Ganj, New Delhi & Inside a Sleeper Bus from Old Delhi to Jaipur | India Travel Pahar Ganj was our first destination when we arrived in India. It's located in Delhi and is popular for its busy market. Walking on the streets of Pahar Ganj is an experience of traffic sounds and smell from the street food, as well as the crazin

13 Jan 2021 1 MIN READ

SafetyWing Review: Why it’s the Best International Travel Medical Insurance for Filipinos

We, Filipinos, have a weak passport, we can get offloaded when an immigration officer decides to. We have local banks that charges exorbitant fees for international transactions. I can put up with these during my travels but I can’t risk leaving the country without an insurance. Before I started my long term and indefinite trip, I thoroughly resear

13 Jan 2021 5 MIN READ


VLOG: Inside Hawa Mahal "The Palace of Winds" | Pink City Jaipur | India Travel

Inside Hawa Mahal "The Palace of Winds" | Pink City Jaipur | India Travel

10 Jan 2021 0 MIN READ


Avoid Getting Offloaded 2020 | Tips to Pass Philippine Immigration During the Pandemic

 This blog is an updated guide based on my recent experience with Philippine Immigration. Non-essential travel was allowed late October 2020 but Philippine Immigration remains very strict. Sadly, I still see several stories of people getting offloaded by our Immigration Officers. I have a separate post on tips on passing the Philippine Immigration

29 Dec 2020 9 MIN READ


Germany Visa Application Cover Letter Template

<Date> Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany 25/F Tower II, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Ave 1200 Makati City, Metro Manila Subject: Visit Visa Application for Unmarried Couple Dear Madam/ Sir, 1st paragraph: Introduce yourself (provide full name as written in passport), purpose of letter, name of partner, requested number of days with dates,

28 Dec 2020 2 MIN READ