March 2020

Filipinos Stuck in India due to Lockdown gets little to no response from the PH Embassy

Friday, March 27, 2020 5 min read

I'm stuck in India and I met another Filipina traveler who was asking help at a Filipino Traveler's community in social media to get the Philippine embassy's attention. Instead of getting support, she was bashed and was told that she deserves to be in this situation. Let me clarify that a lot of us stuck here are long term travelers. She has been i

Coronavirus Situation in India: Stranded in Udaipur as a Foreigner

Monday, March 23, 2020 9 min read

Janta Curfew Yesterday, I was awoken by the sound of the birds and some pigeons banging our window. It isn’t a typical morning when my alarm would be the sound rickshaws and motorbikes. The 22nd of March was Janta Curfew day or Voluntary Lockdown in India. The curfew has already started here in Udaipur the day before. It wasn’t new to us as we hav

Coronavirus Situation in Udaipur, India: Is my Asian appearance a Disadvantage in Hotel Bookings?

DISCLAIMER: With a country of more than a billion people, this post is not a generalization of India. This is just based on my experience while traveling in Rajasthan amid news of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases of travelers who visited Udaipur. I’m Filipino and I could easily look like an East Asian. In Southeast Asia, people think I’m a