DAY 13 – Missed flight to Barcelona, Las Ramblas and Nightout in Barcelona April 23, 2017 Sunday. I missed my flight to Barcelona…Damn! This is my worst misadventure so far. I have my boarding pass but I arrived late in the boarding gate because I took my time and had breakfast not knowing that it will take … More EUROPE: 21 Days Solo Traveling ~ Hola Barcelona!
Day 11 – Duomo di Milano (Milan Cathedral) and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II April 21, 2017 Friday. I took the Frecciarossa high-speed train to Milan Centrale Station from Firenze Sta. Maria Novella Station where I bought the ticket for 55 euros. In less than 2 hours, I arrived at Milan Centrale and for me it’s the … More EUROPE: 21 Days Solo Traveling ~ Weekend in Milan
Day 7 – Journey to Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo and Mercato Centrale April 17, 2017 Monday. It’s sad that I’m leaving IL Maraviglio today, though wish I could have stayed longer but I ‘m off to stay in Florence for the next 4 days. So I arranged to hitch a ride with Matteo and Serena since … More EUROPE: 21 Days Solo Traveling ~ Florence and Pisa
DAY 5 – Journey to Tuscany April 15, 2017, Black Saturday and I’m off to Tuscany! From Roma Termini Station I took the Frecciargento high speed train to Firenze Sta. Maria Novella Station. I bought my ticket online at Trenitalia website for 47 euros. It only took about 2 hours then I arrived at Firenze Santa Maria Novella … More EUROPE: 21 Days Solo Traveling ~ Easter Weekend in Tuscany
DAY 1 – Arrival in Rome, Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain April 11, 2017 Tuesday around 1am when I left Manila and traveled for 9 hours to Abu Dhabi Airport for a short layover. Then I flew to Rome for 7 hours and landed at the Rome Fiumicino Airport around 1pm on the same day. … More EUROPE: 21 Days Solo Traveling ~ Holy Week in ROME
March 6, 2017 when I found out my Schengen visa was refused by the Italian Embassy. I was sad and worried. Sad that my trip will not push through after everything I have done and worried that this refusal will be recorded in the centralized Visa Information System shared by all schengen countries, which might … More How I got my Schengen Visa thru the Italian Embassy (Part 2 – Visa Approved!)
I’m writing this blog to share my roller-coaster experience in the application of Schengen Visa at the Italian Embasssy in Manila. What is a Schengen Visa? A Schengen Visa is the document that Philippine passport holders like me needs in order to travel to majority of Europe (except for UK, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Ireland) … More How I got my Schengen Visa thru the Italian Embassy (Part 1 – Visa Denied)