japan trip budget and quick guide for first time travelers

japan visa requirements for filipinos. japan trip budget and quick guide for first time travelers OK, before I blabber about my Japan adventure and spontaneously spew sakura petals out of my orifices, let's do this trip planning and budget shiitake once and for all. Last week I wrote...

first-timers’ guide to myanmar

VISA When we visited Myanmar exactly a year ago, Filipinos were required to apply for tourist visa prior to travel. Recently, both countries agreed to scrap the requirement and give Filipinos 14 days of stay without the stress-inducing sticker in the passport. So that's P1,100 and...

nepal for first-timers

MOUNT EVEREST Don't ask me about climbing the Everest Base Camp, I can't even climb our building's stairs to start with. But the most popular trail for non-pro enthusiasts should be the Annapurna Circuit. It is relatively easier and realistic trek especially if you have limited...

20th Travel Tour Expo 2013: Pinoys’ Gateway to the World

Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), in cooperation with the Tourism Promotions Board, brings back the 20th Travel Tour Expo 2013 at the SMX Convention Halls in Pasay City. Dubbed as Gateway to Getaways, Chairperson (20th Travel Tour Expo) Aileen Clemente and President (PTAA) John Paul Cablaza promise...

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...

mui ne motorcycle diaries

Previously, on Fliptravels: We were both drifting fast to La-la land when I asked Monette… Ron: We booked a round trip ticket right? Monette: Yeah...

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?"...

beauty and madness

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots and spring rain. ~t.s. eliot, the waste land It was late afternoon in 1991, when I noticed that the window in my room is covered with what seemed to be like...

flip pockets: kota kinabalu

After our Kota Kinabalu stint last April, we were asked the question "How much was the damage?" for God knows how many times. So we stole this idea of post trip accounting from Nina Fuentes of justwandering.org So here you go, once and for all ;-) PART...