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Traveling the True North: Batanes, Philippines

Traveling the True North: Batanes, Philippines

It’s the Philippines’ northernmost province, but beyond that fact not many, until recently, knew much about Batanes. The few privileged to have paid a visit to this singular string of islands extolled its myriad virtues, but still Batanes hovered below the average traveler’s consciousness. Until 

Let’s plan a trip to London!

Let’s plan a trip to London!

Because why not. Libre ang mangarap, we say in the Philippines. I’ve never really dreamed of going to London, but then again, I had never really dreamed of going to Paris, or Europe in general, and now all I do is dream of going back. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Traveling by Train on Your Next Trip Abroad

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Traveling by Train on Your Next Trip Abroad

* * For those who take them day in and day out, trains are probably as romantic as, oh, lawnmowers. And when they’re not running as well as they should, they’re often a source of consternation (and/or mini-heart attacks) for regular commuters. In fact, I’d probably 

How does a girl from a tropical island prepare for an 18-day winter trip? By raiding the ukay-ukay, of course.

How does a girl from a tropical island prepare for an 18-day winter trip? By raiding the ukay-ukay, of course.

* Alright, I get that secondhand clothing is not for everyone. Some people cringe at the thought of wearing clothes previously owned by strangers, while others simply think it’s beneath them. (That’s okay; I’m not here to tell you how to live your life.) For 

Love at First Sight: Paris

Love at First Sight: Paris

_ By the time I’d asked the bus driver how much the fare was to Pont de Rungis… * Excusez-moi, monsieur. Combien?* _ …and bought two RER C tickets to the 7th arrondissement… * Bonjour madam! Champ de Mars, deux billet. _ …I felt like 

Getting a UK Visa in Cebu: What You Need to Know

Getting a UK Visa in Cebu: What You Need to Know

* * Thinking of traveling to England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, or Wales? The United Kingdom has a Visa Application Center (VAC) in Cebu City. (Yay!) . Here’s the catch: you’ll have to shell out an additional service fee of USD 92. It’s a bit heavy on