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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 10 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

India

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

Jaipur

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

Pasay

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

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

The Philippines

Earn 6% Interest on your BTC through BlockFi: How to Register, Review & Referral Code

What is BlockFi? BlockFi is a platform where you earn interest by lending your BTC, other cryptocurrencies, even gold and US dollars. I know there's a lot of sketchy platforms in the crypto space but we have tried and tested BlockFi, it's one of the few crypto lending platforms that we trust. It is backed by the Winklevoss twins (most would be fami

27 Dec 2020 3 MIN READ

Germany

Tips to Get a Schengen Visa for First Timers with No Strong Ties | Germany - Unmarried Couple VV

The visit visa which I applied for is for Unmarried Couples which is a new visa category in response to the Love is Not Tourism campaign. This made it possible for binational couples with a German partner to reunite with them in their country despite the travel restrictions. My Profile: First time Schengen Applicant, No Strong Ties, Newbie Freelan

26 Dec 2020 12 MIN READ

Delhi

What to Do When Caught in a Lockdown as a Tourist? Stranded in India

Back in March 2020, we were caught in India’s unpredictable total lockdown. My boyfriend and I arrived in India from Laos on the first week of February thinking we’ve avoided the new virus back then that was slowly spreading in China and Thailand. Everything was normal throughout India until news that a foreign couple got infected in March. Then th

21 Nov 2020 5 MIN READ

Metro Manila

Trusting the Unknown and Reaping Rewards

I didn't realize that it's been a year since I left my corporate job. I call this my freedom anniversary Don't get me wrong, I loved that job but I just tend to thrive outside the 9-5 structure. Quitting a career that I had for a decade was a struggle at first because I thought it defined me. It also took me years to get to that decision because

26 Aug 2020 2 MIN READ