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

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

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

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

Friday, June 11, 2021 10 min read

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 02, 2021 14 min read

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

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

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

Saturday, May 29, 2021 3 min read

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

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

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.

Digital Nomad Jobs and Where to Find Work

Digital Nomad Jobs and Where to Find Work

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11 min read

A laptop and a stable internet connection are all you need to get started as a Digital Nomad. Absolutely not! You also need a job that pays. There’s a lot of jobs out there waiting for you but the question is… Can you take your work anywhere? One of the most common question I get is what kind of job should one get ...and an equally important questi

Non-OFW Return Procedure at NAIA & List of Quarantine Hotels 2021| My Experience From DE to PH

Non-OFW Return Procedure at NAIA & List of Quarantine Hotels 2021| My Experience From DE to PH

Thursday, March 04, 2021 16 min read

May 2021 Update: The Philippines now require 10 days of hotel quarantine + 4 days of home quarantine, if you test negative. RT PCR test will be administered on the 7th day from the previous 6th day.List of Quarantine Hotels has been updated as of 27 May 2021 DOH inspected facilities. Jump on the Table of Contents.June 2021 Update: Shorter hotel qu

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 15, 2021 11 min read

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