Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Visa What?" Countries that Filipinos can visit without a visa

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If you're a Budget Biyahera (or Biyahero) and a certified Filipino citizen just like me, then you should definitely check this list of countries that will allow you entry without getting any visa/s (for tourist visit only). Of course, you will still need a Philippine passport that is valid for six months beyond your date of entry.

Asia / ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

  • Brunei Darussalam - 14 days
  • Cambodia - 21 days
  • Indonesia - 30 days
  • Laos - 30 days
  • Malaysia - 30 days (you should at least have 500USD pocket money)
  • Singapore - 30 days
  • Thailand - 30 days
  • Vietnam - 21 days

Sunday, April 22, 2012

An African Revelation - Cirque Mother Africa!

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As you all know, I've recently been a part of an African adventure -- an African cultural show that is. I know that some of my readers have left wonderful messages, bidding me a pleasant travel to Africa, and to take lots of photos from my international trip (special mention to Patricia, Mrs. Kolca, and Philip). I had fun but I didn't get to take that many photos of the show itself (I was prohibited from doing so).

As I've said, I really didn't go to Africa. I was just invited to watch a show that would feature much of the continent's arts and culture. I recently won a Twitter contest that was sponsored by SOLAR's 2nd Avenue, and they gave away 2 tickets to 10 winners each. And what was given to me were 2 Premiere Left tickets to CIRQUE MOTHER AFRICA. Yes, I had front row seats, and we loved the view!

Banner taken from Ticketworld

On to the show then!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Taste Of Africa -- Real Soon!

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My tickets have been booked and confirmed! Budget Biyahera will be experiencing an African adventure this Thursday!!! Wooohooo!!

Can't wait to share every bit of detail to all of you real soon.. 

Getting into shapes, Cirque Mother Africa acrobats limber up. Photo: Paul Rovere

Explore & Be Free!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Seeing the world through others eyes

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I recently read through the comments of those who wanted to join World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship. Sadly, I came upon this confirmation that I am no longer eligible to join. A professional writer of any sort (travel writer or otherwise) won't be allowed to apply, especially if 25% of their income comes from writing.

All along I thought that I was exempted since I was writing for a different niche. Well, I already wrote my contribution. But instead of deleting it completely from the system, I decided to just post my entry here instead. In that way, I still get to share my story.

Anyway, the topic that I picked out was 'Seeing The World Through Others Eyes'. Enjoy!

Monday, April 2, 2012

How to apply for a Korean Visa here in Manila

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It's going to be a year from now since I last set foot inside the Korean Embassy. I am a QC resident so getting to the embassy in Taguig was a long travel. But since my brother and I needed a visa for a trip then, we braved the roads towards the south area.

My Kuya, my younger brother and I were invited to partake in Jeonju's International Film Festival, so we made sure to apply for our respective visa's right away. My boyfriend who's been to South Korea several times now (for work purposes), was able to help me compile all of our visa requirements. 

Now, the Korean Embassy has standard requirements. You will find a complete list below:

1) Application form duly filled in and signed. The form can be obtained on this link.
2) One passport sized colored picture
3) Original passport and a copy of the first page (not less than 6 months valid)
4) Photocopy and original of previous and valid visas to U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, or Korea.