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)
During my “Moving On Holiday” (yeah, moving on from a heartbreak haha) last July, I discovered IMO the best accommodation in El Nido, Palawan..the SPIN Designer Hostel. Just a five minute walk from the beach, this newly built hip hostel is perfect for young travelers who wants a decent place to stay that is affordable with … More SPIN Hostel – The best place to stay in El Nido Palawan
April 4, 2016. I’m so excited for today because I will be heading to Studio Shiki, an establishment service in Higashiyama, Kyoto that transforms you into a geisha or maiko. I love culture and the arts. I remember when I went to Thailand last June I dressed up like a traditional Thai dancer wearing their … More Japan Day 9 – Adventures of the Gaijin and the Maiko in Kyoto
April 3, 2016. Starting today I will not be traveling solo anymore. But there is nothing to be sad about because I am going with Elizio. He wanted to join me in my last 4 days in Japan whatever is in my itinerary. (Are you really sure about this Elizio? haha!) We woke up around … More Japan Day 8 – Spring in Kyoto (North and East)
April 2, 2016 This morning I had to check out from Furumaya House to head to my new host family in Takatsuki, Osaka. It’s a bittersweet feeling because I feel sad that I’m leaving this beautiful farm house and will miss the delicious homecooked meals by Sakaya-san but at the same time I am excited … More Japan Day 7 -Reunited in Osaka
April 1, 2016 It’s April Fools day but I’m not fooling around when I say that staying at this farmhouse called Furumaya House at Fukuchiyama,Kyoto is probably one of the best decisions I made in my life so far! Haha! Ohayougozaimasu! I had a very good sleep last night. It is my first time to … More Japan Day 6 -Fukuchiyama (Kyoto Countryside)
March 31, 2016 Today is my last day in Tokyo and I woke up at 9am (though still sleepy from last night) to pick up the pocket wifi that I rented from Global Advanced Communication, one of the leading internet provider company in Japan and to do some last minute shopping for souvenirs at Nakamise … More Japan Day 5 – Sayonara Asakusa, Hello Kyoto!