schengen visa application for philippine passport holders

Applying for a Schengen Visa in the Philippines   I've always told the significant other that I choose my battles carefully and I don't choose them if I won't win. And when it comes to Schengen visa application, the chances are always 50/50. Oh, the horror stories I've...

kathman-do’s and don’ts

Alone and confabulated, I dumped my backpack on a corner, slipped in my ribbed jacket and stormed-out the room faster than a receptionist can utter the word "Namaste" on a bad hair day. What's my plan? I do not have a plan. So I wandered aimlessly, crossing...

the tagbanua tribe of coron island

We pulled away from the port and, as if by divine providence, the sky cleared. If not, we would not have risked the visit to the northern part of Coron Island while the clouds beat the crap out of the ocean. But he was too...

motherpacker!

No matter where we go, whether it is a short or long road adventure, be it a business trip to Dubai holidays in the Caribbean or backpacking in South East Asia, packing is the single most essential thing that could either make or break our escape....

flying in style

Flying in style is something that we always admire. We have seen chic travelers in transit whose couture efforts gain attention when they sashay in these busy public ports: Bulgari coat complete with a full Louis Vuitton luggage ensemble is just one of the classic scenes we have...

of firsts and seconds…

It was one of those waking moments when I thought I was still trapped in la-la land because the text message that woke me up read something like, "we are being invited to guest on a TV show. Get your ass online." So I staggered in the middle...

a break from the hostel dorm

When we travel, most often than not, there will be days that we prefer staying in the hostel lazily rocking our knees and watch the time pass by...

funda fatale

It took more than 30 minutes of open highway motorbike ride to head off to our final stop of the day. But the old school asphalt road and the feel of isolation in the driest place in Asia made the joy ride seem shorter than...

incessant proposal

There is one thing that ticks me off when I travel, and that is being asked the never ending question of why I am alone (except, of course, when I travel with Ron, then WE suffer the question: "how long have you guys been dating?"...