Schengen Tourist Visa for Filipinos: Preparation and Application Process

Visa Application Series: How to Apply for Schengen Tourist Visa in Austrian Embassy for Filipinos Part I   Have you ever dreamed of flying to Europe, breathing the European air while you casually eat Sachertorte in a traditional and world famous kaffeehaus (coffee house) in Albertinaplatz, Vienna with musical notes of Mozart playing sweetly in the background? Have you ever fancied yourself walking along the Tuileries then later climbing up the Arc du Triomphe to have the best view of Paris and Tour Eiffel at night? If yes, I am sure you have more vivid pictures in your head where you want to Read More …

Travel Guide | My 15 Helpful Tips Before Traveling

The holidays are fast approaching and some of us are already planning where to spend our next vacation. As the year is drawing to a close, why not have at least one more trip with family or friends? A new travel tour is certainly appealing, but we can’t just pack our bags and book the earliest flight available, can we? As Benjamin Franklin one said, “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.” True, we don’t want to waste our hard-earned cash and much awaited break, but how can we make our travel worth it? Easy peasy. To Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary: Day 6

Apologies for the long instalment of my Thailand Travel Diary. I have been procrastinating in blog writing these days and I blame the summer heat in my tropical country for this. Nevertheless, I still plan to continue and finish my first ever travelogue here in my site, so I hope you can still bear with me. I have few more days left for this to be done, so without further ado, let’s go back to what I did on my sixth day in Thailand. After last night’s heavenly two-hour, full body Thai massage from Health Land, I woke up refreshed Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary Day 5.2

Hello, friends! Since Day 5 seems too long, I am writing the second half of my travel diary here. To recap, I went to see the Maeklong Railway Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, The Grand Palace, Emerald and Lying Buddhas in the morning. After that interesting and exhausting trips, Kimchi Man and I went back to Nuovo Hotel in Khao San Road for check-out. It was time to go to Modern Bangkok. Since we went to Thailand when there was a political turmoil between administration and opposition parties, many main roads were blocked by protesters. There were also some rumors/news Read More …

Thailand Travel Diary: Day 5

I still can’t believe that I am diligent enough to write my entire Thailand trip. After a visit to Ayutthaya, the Ancient City, and a romantic dinner cruise along Chao Phraya, let’s continue re-visiting my adventures in Bangkok on my fifth day. As mentioned in Travel Diary Day 4, Kimchi Man and I went to a Korean travel agency to book us some slots in tour groups. For today, we availed the “Floating Market Tour” because he knew this was included in my bucket list. As always, I am touched by his thoughtfulness. MAEKLONG RAILWAY MARKET The tour guide told Read More …

日本が大好き: My Japan Experience

Last Saturday, my friend and I dined in a local Japanese restaurant in Quezon City. The ambience transported me back to Japan with those paintings depicting lovely cherry blossoms in bloom. The meal served was mediocre – perhaps because I’m always partial to authentic Japanese cuisine. We downed our food with sake, a choice I surprisingly made. I admit I was tempted to go for avocado juice, but with the atmosphere being so Nihon (Japanese), I suggested a bottle of sake could improve the mood. Okay, some of my readers know that I am not a drinker. You’ll be glad Read More …