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Stories about places I’ve been to, travel tips, visa information, etc.

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Turkish Embassy in Manila Does Not Issue a Turkish Tourist Visa for Single Transit

After almost a year of vacation in my home country, the Philippines, I am now going back to Serbia, my husband’s home country. For this trip, we booked through Turkish Airlines because they are the most affordable and I specifically asked my husband to choose the flight with a very long layover (13 hours!!) even …

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Going to Serbia

I wrote a more detailed guide to getting a Serbian visa. Click here if you want to skip the story below. I am married to a Serbian and I now live with him and our daughter in Serbia. But before this, I had to go through hoops and loops before getting a visa to Serbia. I …

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Anawangin, Zambales

People I know have this habit of canceling at the last minute when plans have already been laid out. It really is very frustrating when you get excited then suddenly someone cancels, and the trip’s off. I remember, back when I was in Ilocos, a friend of Babes shared to us that sometimes when he …

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Sagada, Mountain Province

This trip was decided in the Faculty lounge back in Summer 2014, while teachers were all busy checking papers and giving grades. We were all stressed out that we wanted to just find a way to get away from it all. One of my co-teachers found a travel promo from a group buying website, CashCashPinoy. …

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Ilocos Norte

This was the second part of our Ilocandia Escapade back in 2014. On our second day in Vigan, we decided to pack up at 6:00 am to start the day early. We didn’t want to waste time because there are so many places that we wanted to explore. We checked out at around 7:00 am, …

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Baguio City

This is the second trip out of twelve trips I made when I was trying to find myself in 2014. This was when I learned to impose travel rules upon my very impulsive self. My first travel rule: “Never EVER do it to woo someone (especially if you know deep in your heart, that the …

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Mt. Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna

I’ll never get tired of saying it again and again: School Field Trips is more fun in HEDCen! I’ve never joined anything as fun and educational as this back when I was in grade and high school. I’m just glad that I get to experience this while I work there. Last January 2014, I was …

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