Author: Polly Amora

2019 Visa-Free Destinations for Philippine Passport Holders

Planning on traveling soon? Going to France, US, or Japan? It can be quite discouraging knowing that these countries have strict visa requirements. Applying for visa is time-consuming and costly and there’s no reassurance that you’ll get one – plus you wont get your money back when you get denied.

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20 Useful Japanese Phrases for Travelers

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Many people visit Japan and don’t speak or understand the Japanese language. If you find yourself wandering around the city and you feel like you have no way to ask directions, you don’t have to be afraid. From public transportation to tourist sites, there will be signs in English. If you approach the Information Booths, most of the people there are good at speaking English.

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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Oslob, Cebu

Oslob is a small town near the southern tip of Cebu Island that encompasses 21 villages, including Tan-awan. It has become a domestic and international hotspot for tourism since 2011 due to the whale sharks that swim close to the coast.

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Travel Guide: Whale Shark Watching in Oslob, Cebu

I do not really support animal tourism. I have friends who already tried swimming with these gentle giants and came back home with exciting stories. I’ve been to Cebu several times but I’ve never been attracted to it. The only reason I did this is because I want to witness/experience first-hand how they operate the whale shark watching activity in Oslob.

 

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Mt. Talamitam in Nasugbu, Batangas

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MT. TALAMITAM (Day Hike)
Nasugbu, Batangas
Jump-off point: Sitio Bayabasan, Brgy. Aga, Nasugbu

Mount Talamitan is located in Nasugbu, Batangas and is considered to be the ‘younger sister’ of Mt. Batulao, partly due to the close proximity between the two mountains, and because both can be hiked in tandem in a single itinerary, as a ‘twin dayhike’. Before, there was an abundance of Talamitam trees on the mountain, hence its name. Now, the mountain is surprisingly bare and missing its once lush trees. Despite the sudden baldness of the mountain, it does not stop climbers from visiting. Mt. Talamitam boasts a quick hike of just about two hours, a challenging 60-degree trail to its peak and a view of Batulao, Tagaytay, Taal Lake and its neighboring towns.

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