12 Festivals in The Philippines That You Shouldn’t Miss

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Experience the colorful culture of the Philippines by joining the vibrant festivals around the country. There are a number of holidays, long weekends and top festivals that happen throughout the year. These vibrant events are characterized by the history, artistry, creativity, and passion of the people. While some of them take place for just a day, a lot of them are celebrating for a week and even for an entire month.

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The Importance of Personal Space When Traveling

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Each and every culture the world over has a concept of personal space. Every being has an idea of how much personal space is needed for them to feel most comfortable. Even plants have an optimal amount of space to be planted from the next plant so they can thrive.

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Learn A Language: Russian

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The Russian Language is without a doubt a very interesting language to study. It is the native language of some of the greatest authors, artists, musicians, scientists, and filmmakers. Having read the classics like Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, it made me want to read it in native tongue. Aside from literature, I’m also a fan of their culture and traditions. Russia has a very visual cultural past, from its colorful folk costumes to its ornate religious symbols. It is truly fascinating!

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Learn a Language: French

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The French language, for me,  is the most romantic and sophisticated language. The way they pronounce the words even if you’re insulting someone it would still sound beautiful like whispering some sweet nothings. Kidding aside, it is a language for poets and writers, for wine lovers and foodies. It is a language that is embraced by scholars, teachers, and students the world over, and it is spoken between world leaders in business, politics, and social justice. And on top of all that, it is one of the most beautiful, musical languages the world has ever known.

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Learn A Language: Filipino or Tagalog

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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE FILIPINO LANGUAGE

  • Tagalog (or Filipino) belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian branch of the Austronesian language family. The name of the language is derived from taga-ilog, from taga (native) + ilog (river).
  • Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, is named after a mangrove tree that has white flowers called nilad.

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5 Tips for Getting A Travel Refund Amidst COVID-19

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I’m one of those travelers whose travel plans were cancelled or impacted by COVID-19. Locally here in the Philippines, the government is enforcing strict stay-at-home orders and travel bans. Traveling for business and pleasure is currently unforeseeable in the future. Continue reading “5 Tips for Getting A Travel Refund Amidst COVID-19”