Author: Gaya

Passport Renewal with Senior Citizens and/or Minors at DFA Cebu

Passport Renewal with Senior Citizens and/or Minors at DFA Cebu

Most of us in the family had passports expiring in the middle of the year so we all trooped down to DFA Cebu today to have our passports renewed. There were four of us — two senior citizens, a 5-year-old minor, and me — so we got to use the Courtesy Lane; that is, we didn’t have to secure an appointment and were able to just walk in.

Airport Immigration Requirements for Filipinos: A Checklist and the One Rule You Have to Remember

Airport Immigration Requirements for Filipinos: A Checklist and the One Rule You Have to Remember

♥ Since starting this blog, I’ve written a whole bunch of articles about the documents required by airport Immigration authorities for Filipinos who want to travel abroad. In those articles, I’ve tried to explain as clearly as possible what the basic requirements are and the […]

Silvergrass, a Sea of Flowers, and Hot Springs: A Private Guided Tour of Taipei

Silvergrass, a Sea of Flowers, and Hot Springs: A Private Guided Tour of Taipei

On our last day in Taipei, we went searching for silvergrass at Yangminshan National Park, waded into a sea of flowers at the Guandu Flower Festival, and had a wonderful soak in Taipei’s famous hot springs.

Tours from Taipei: Sky Lanterns, Waterfalls and Wishes in Shifen

Tours from Taipei: Sky Lanterns, Waterfalls and Wishes in Shifen

Various legends surround the origin of sky lanterns in Taiwan. One says that a well-known general, surrounded by foes in a desperate battle, once used sky lanterns to call for help from allies beyond the enemy’s perimeter.

Taipei Night Tour: Huaxi, Longshan Temple, Taipei 101 and Din Tai Fung

Taipei Night Tour: Huaxi, Longshan Temple, Taipei 101 and Din Tai Fung

Our Edison Tours “Taipei Night Tour” started at the infamous snake alley & ended with an enormous delicious dinner at the Taipei 101 branch of Din Tai Fung.

Tours from Taipei: Tea Houses and Red Lanterns at Jiufen Old Street

Tours from Taipei: Tea Houses and Red Lanterns at Jiufen Old Street

Our Edison Tours¬†“Chiufen Village & Northeast Coast Tour” included a stop at Jiufen, an old gold mining town famous for lantern-lined streets & tea houses.