Tag: Euro trip

11 Days in Europe: Paris, Venice and Rome Sample Itinerary (and Insider Tips)

11 Days in Europe: Paris, Venice and Rome Sample Itinerary (and Insider Tips)

Updated January 2017 * You know how it is. You’ve finally saved enough to go on a 2-week trip to Europe — yay!!! You don’t want to go on one of those big bus tours where you’re herded around like cattle with 40-60 other tourists. […]

How to Tell If A Tour is Good Value or Not

How to Tell If A Tour is Good Value or Not

We break down an $850 11-day tour of France, Switzerland, and Italy — its real costs, pros and cons — and discuss the questions you have to ask before signing up for any tour. * Yesterday, a friend asked me to take a look at a tour […]

Sample Affidavit of Support (for Visa Application)

Sample Affidavit of Support (for Visa Application)

* When I first applied for a Schengen visa, my bank account balance was not impressive at all. I could pay for my trip — I travel frugally, for the most part — but I figured the people at the French embassy would be happier […]

Munich’s delightful contradictions

Munich’s delightful contradictions

When I think of Germany, I think of cars, I think of discipline, I think of science and technology, I think of…oh, all sorts of unromantic things that aren’t exactly the stuff of travel dreams. I found myself in Munich only because my companion wanted to […]

#ParisIsPossible: KL-Paris v/v for only SGD 709 (PHP 23k+)

#ParisIsPossible: KL-Paris v/v for only SGD 709 (PHP 23k+)

* Getting discounted tickets from the Philippines to Kuala Lumpur is fairly easy, with two budget airlines (Cebu Pacific and Air Asia) flying to KL from Manila/Cebu, so Expedia’s discounted fare from KL to Paris and back is a pretty good deal. Just go to Expedia and enter the […]

The Road to Chateau d’If

The Road to Chateau d’If

_ While waiting for a boat to take us from the Chateau d’If to the rest of the Frioul islands, my sister and I fell into conversation with a Taiwanese lady named Sophie, who was in the south of France to select wines for her […]