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  • Practical Tips to Save on Flights ThailandHow to Travel Cheap in the PhilippinesIn traveling, three of the most expensive expenses are transportation, accommodation and food. Imagine saving atlas 30% from flights. This savings can be used to book tours or hostels. 1. Book on a Tuesday (or Wednesday). Airlines usually have cheaper flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays compared on weekends since there are more people looking for flights on weekends. This is just simple economy, the more the demand, the higher the price. Insider Tip: It is also cheaper if you book 45 days +/- before your intended departure. I don’t know the reason for this. But this worked for me a lot of times already. 2. Bring your ...
  • Photo Essay: 25 Things I Love About Pretty Pai (3 of 3) Art in Chai It is interesting that Pai from where I live means “friend.” “Kamusta na pai?” (How are you friend?). Palawan’s version of the Visayan bai. And maybe that name has some cosmos power that it divides the barrier of culture and indifference among those who visit the town of Pai in Northern Thailand. So different when you compare to Bangkok where you also meet interesting travelers. But Pai, Pai is going inside a cafe alone and going out with at least an invitation to go here or meet later for beers. You will never be alone. I don’t know how that happens but the vibe is just something. You bet, it was ...
  • How I Got my Schengen Visa from Switzerland Embassy switzerland I am indebted from friends’ blogs and experiences about applying for Schengen Visa and I thought of recounting my experience for those who wants to apply for a Schengen Visa. First of all, let me get this straight, if you are among those who wants to apply for a tourist visa and then look for a job anywhere in the Schengen area, please don’t. A lot of Filipinos who just want to tour Europe get denied because of people like you. That goes the same way to those applying for a US Visa. Second, I have a valid Philippine passport and I travel a lot. I have been to 10 Asian countries for ...
  • I’m going to Europe! I’m going to Europe! #100DaysEurope Schengen Visa Edited I’m going to Europe! I’m going to Europe! It has really been a dream for me to set my foot on European soil and I still can’t believe that a time will come when I would be writing about my travels to Europe in this blog. It makes me kinda emotional thinking about how this blog and my travels has brought me to places I once dreamed of as a child, seeing  each dream destinations one by one. Surreal! Dream after dream fulfilled before my very eyes, my world getting bigger and bigger. Last week, I got two European visas. The E-VISA from the Republic of Armenia and more importantly the Schengen ...
  • Important Travel Documents You Need While Traveling Long Term Different currency and cards You don’t want to get hassled when transiting from airport to airport or while crossing borders with immigration officer looking for this and that right? So I prepared something that can save your ass of while you are traveling. This would be helpful for you to organize not only yourself but also your stuff. You can download a checklist at the end of the article for FREE. Other than your PASSPORT, here are the documents you should bring: Hard Copy /  Photocopy / Cards: Photocopy Passport/Travel Document. Of course this is given, you need your passport when traveling abroad. It’s easier to replace a lost or stolen passport, vouchers, or rail pass if you ...
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  • Cagayan’s Yummy Pancit Batil Patung Pancit Batil Patung Tuguegarao Pancit Batil Patung (sometimes Patong). How come people name a pancit as complicated as that? According to my history teacher in Elementary, pancit came from the ...
  • Davao City Food Trip davao food tour Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival in Style Series The Welcome- Kadayawan Festival at Marco Polo Davao City Food Trip The Parades- Kadayawan Festival Davao City Food Trip It was a festival of ...
  • 10 Food Destinations in Dumaguete City Everybody <3s Silvanas If you haven’t been to Dumaguete and planning to visit soon, you would ask, “Where to eat in Dumaguete City?” So we prepared “10 Food Destinations ...
  • Local Breakfast in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Trying the local breakfast for the second time in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi If there is one thing I miss in my jaunt in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi it is the breakfast served in their local cafes. In Jolo and Bongao ...
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  • How To Stay Healthy When Traveling? Fresh fruits in ThailandA lot of people ask me how I stay fit and healthy while doing long-term traveling. With so many things to do, long bus trips, sleepless nights and heavy backpack you ...
  • How to Make Your Own Itinerary 100 days planning SPECIAL NOTE: This post is not intended for my clients who make inquiries about Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. Time is gold. Forgive me for being blunt but I continue to receive ...
  • How to Travel Cheap in the Philippines One way of volunteering? Helping roast lunch later... So you’re done with your research and itinerary. You are excited but having doubts at the same time. Worry not, I know how you feel ‘coz I was in your ...
  • Make Your Trip ‘UNFORGETTABLE” I would not have experience this Grand Feast after the Mosque Inaguration if I I believe this would raise some eyebrows but I’m writing this anyway. If you are guilty at one point, please forgive me, I meant it- believe me, its for your ...
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  • 10 Travel Tips When Exploring Angkor Wat Complex Ta Phrom 2I previously said this on my Instagram account (@journeyingjames) and thought of republishing it here for those who doesn’t have IG. This blog is part of my #100DaysSEA journey where ...
  • My Top 10 Fave Things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand Monks inside the temple I just started this 3-month Southeast Asian journey and now on my 2nd week. Like many travelers I met say, “travelers gets stuck in Chiang Mai.” And I have to ...
  • Nagtabon Beach at Puerto Princesa City Nagtabon Beach Sunset It is hard for me to write about this beach because of the many memories it brings to mind. I also find it hard because I don’t want to be ...
  • 3D/2N Puerto Princesa City Tour Luli Island, Honda BayTour includes: Underground River, Honda Bay and City Tour Optional: Firefly Watching and Ugong Rock Caving Good bye Boracay, Hello Palawan! As more and more travel networks focus their attention to the ...
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  • Lombok Indonesia Photo Essay Selong Belanak Morning Reflections I wanted to share my lovely memories of Lombok particularly in the beach about 30minutes away from Kuta, South Lombok- Selong Belanak. The tourist map ...
  • Dahican Beach, Mati City Quickie Dahican Beach Cove I wanna revive the QUICKIE section of my blog. I have been here in one of my favorite beaches in the Philippines- Dahican Beach in Mati ...
  • Tabaco City, Albay Quickie Tabaco Padjak and Mayon The more I travel the more I realize that there are more places of interest that I need to explore. Being a first-timer in Tabaco ...
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  • Spyder Vapor Jacket Review Biking under the rain Rainy season should not stop you from doing outdoor activities right? Traveling is not limited to summer and if you are not that type of someone who would sing and ...
  • Spyder Shades Review Air at Jomalig Do you know that shades or sunglasses are important part of everyone’s summer outfit. Glad I had new shades courtesy of Spyder Philippines, just in time for my endless summer ...
  • Zem Gear Terra Review Look at the grip on its sole and its not stiff. ZemGear Terra Review Once in a while I get new travel products to try and Zem Gear Terra arrived last year. I’m using it for almost half a year now and ...
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  • Practical Tips to Save on Flights ThailandHow to Travel Cheap in the PhilippinesIn traveling, three of the most expensive expenses are transportation, accommodation and food. Imagine saving atlas 30% from flights. This savings can be used ...
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